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Black Grace is one of New Zealand's leading contemporary dance companies.
Founded by Neil Ieremia in 1995, Mr Ieremia draws from his Samoan and New
Zealand roots to create innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural
and generational barriers.
The work itself is highly physical, rich in the story telling traditions of the South
Pacific and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty and power.
The Company features some of New Zealand’s finest dancers and has toured
internationally to Europe, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia and New
Caledonia. In 2004 Black Grace made its USA debut, performing a sold out
season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, with a subsequent return to the
Festival in 2005. Since then, the Company has performed regularly throughout
North America earning audience and critical acclaim.