In the 2014 Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture, Marianne Schultz, a PhD candidate and tutor in the History Department, University of Auckland, talked about Rona Bailey as a member of the New Dance Group. The New Dance Group played a key role in pioneering modern dance in New Zealand in the 1940s. Photos and excerpts from the documentary Dance of the Instant (2008, director Shirley Horrocks) were shown. The evening also included a live performance by students from the New Zealand School of Dance in a short reconstruction of the 1945 New Dance Group work, Sabotage in a Factory.
The Rona Bailey Memorial Lecture commemorates activist Rona Bailey (1914-2005) and is held every two years by the Labour History Project.