Remembrance Sunday Past Event Sun 13 Nov 2016, 11am, 11.30am and 12.30pmWWI Sanctuary, Level 2 Commemorations in WWI Sanctuary, Auckland Girls' Choir.Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. To commemorate Remembrance Sunday this year, at 11am the dance troupe Feisty Feet will perform ‘Keepsake’, a ceremonial dance piece exploring a community’s impression of remembrance. The performance will end with the ringing of the SS Ionic bell at 11.11am, and a minute's silence. At 11.30am and 12.30pm, the Auckland Girls’ Choir will sing to remember those who lost their lives in the First World War. Prior to this special day, on Friday 11 November we commemorate Armistice Day. Join us for this commermorative memorial service remember those who served and those who gave their lives in the First World War. About Feisty Feet 'Keepsake' is a ceremonial dance piece: a gift that evokes remembrance, and invites contemporary reflection; interpreted and performed by elders who know (Feisty Feet). The work has come from a collaborative process where the dancers have been invited to explore their understanding of remembrance in its fullest sense, not just remembrance of war and declaration of peace. Using dance and ceremonial elements Feisty Feet seek to suggest through artistry and imagination a community’s impression of remembrance; the joy and the accompanying heartache, the role of marking a place or event and the place for silence. Feisty Feet is a senior’s community dance class run in partnership by The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) and Inspirita_Dance. Feisty Feet is led by Kerry-Ann Stanton (NZDC Community & Education Manager) and artistically supervised by Shona McCullagh (NZDC CEO & Artistic Director). About the Auckland Girls’ Choir The AGC’s choir is made up of 42 young women ranging in age from 8 to 16 years. Director of Music, Leonie Lawson MNZM, says the choristers come from a “truly diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, and work incredibly hard to attain their high standards”. The popular choir have performed in many public arenas, including Remembrance Day and Armistice Day at the Auckland Museum, Rugby World Cup 2011, and performed alongside the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Auckland Choral Society. "Our repertoire is carefully chosen to reflect the many elements that we consider important to our choir: cultural integrity, spirituality and respect for the arts. It is our desire that this balance, together with the desire to excel and raise the bar with each performance, will enrich and enhance our choir performances."