Auckland Arts Festival 2019 presents

As It Stands

Ross McCormack / Muscle Mouth

8 MAR - 10 MAR 2019 — Dance



Auckland Arts Festival


ASB Waterfront Theatre


70 minutes, no interval




A bold, breathtaking, bracing new dance work.

As It Stands is a powerful, awe-inspiring new dance work from New Zealand dance visionary and recent Arts Laureate, Ross McCormack, and his company Muscle Mouth.

Influenced by the monumental creations of iconic American sculptor, Richard Serra, this immersive show places eight world class dancers in a majestic sculptural landscape. Made up of formidable steel-like monoliths, which tower upwards from the floor, the setting imposes a striking contrast between the order of design and the chaos of human nature. In an electric performance space, hard structural lines and fragile sinuous movement meet.

Technically astonishing and visually arresting, As it Stands unites impressive scale, lighting, and soundscapes with McCormack’s renowned choreography into a remarkable work that pushes the limits of virtuosic dance and design.

Commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival

As It Stands

As It Stands