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“...the most positive, living expression of any New Zealand art.”
Sunday Star Times

An inspiring weave of South Pacific traditions and modern dance, Black Grace, founded 20 years ago by Neil Ieremia—a then 19-year-old New Zealand bank clerk—moves with a dynamic athleticism and rhythmic intensity that brings worldwide audiences to their feet. With an international array of superb, risk-taking dancers from Maori, Samoan, and New Zealand cultures, the much-honored Black Grace is rich in storytelling expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty, and power.

POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSION: Join us after the show for a conversation with Neil Ieremia and Professor Diana Looser.

Bridging Cultures Through Music and Dance

By Mark Rudio


  • Minoi (1999)

    Pati Pati (2009)

    Crying Men – Excerpt (new work)

    Mother Mother (premiered 2013)

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