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Black Grace celebrates 20 years

Published: Fri 9 Oct 2015 10:53 AM
BLACK GRACE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN 20 NZ CENTRES THIS SUMMER!
Black Grace presents
20 for 20
For the past two decades Black Grace has taken the world by storm with its powerful and highly acclaimed productions. This summer the company invites you and the family to join their 20th Anniversary celebrations, as they tour throughout our beautiful country starting in Kaitaia on the 10th November and finishing up in Oamaru on the 6thDecember.
The tour, called 20 for 20 performs in 20 venues for just $20 tickets at the door (no bookings required). This is Black Grace unplugged, returning to their touring roots to honour NZ, their people, their past and their future.
Audiences will see some of Black Grace’s most popular and iconic short works choreographed by founder Neil Ieremia, including Minoi, Method and Human Languageto mention but a few. The programme will also feature brand new works by original Company members Sean MacDonald and Siaosi Mulipola, presented in a relaxed and informal setting but with the company’s trademark energy and breath-taking physicality ever-present.
“Black Grace have clinical accuracy and jaw-dropping physicality. Their finely-honed bodies exude an inspirational energy and move seemingly without the usual constraints of time and gravity.” - Otago Daily Times, New Zealand, 2013
Don’t forget to feed the dog, grab the kids and get to a show near you to celebrate one of our country’s most exciting exports!
For twenty years the explosive and pioneering work of of Black Grace has taken local and international audiences on an epic journey into the very best of Pacific Contemporary dance, touring throughout North America, playing to audiences of thousands and making its mark at prestigious venues and festivals such as The Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts and on New York’s 42nd Street. The Company has also toured to Europe, Japan, Australia, New Caledonia, Guam, South Korea and Mexico.
For more information visit www.blackgrace.co.nz
Or contact michelle@elephantpublicity.co.nz (09) 3684180 / (027) 2956450
Full Touring Schedule
North Island
10th Nov Kaitaia – Te Ahu Civic and Community Centre
11th Nov Dargaville – Dargaville War Memorial Hall
12th Nov Waipu – Waipu Celtic Barn
13th Nov Matakana – Matakana Hall
14th Nov Whitianga – Whitianga Town Hall
15th Nov Whangamata – Whangamata War Memorial Hall
16th Nov Thames – Thames War Memorial Civic Centre
17th Nov Raglan – Raglan Town Hall
19th Nov Auckland – Mangere Arts Centre
20th Nov Hamilton – The Meteor
21st Nov Tauranga – Welcome Bay Hall
22nd Nov Whakatane – Whakatane War Memorial Hall
24th Nov Napier – King George Hall
26th Nov Wanganui – Wanganui War Memorial Centre
27th Nov Otaki – Otaki Memorial Hall
28th Nov Porirua – Pataka
South Island
1st Dec Motueka – Motueka Memorial Hall
3rd Dec Christchurch – Hei Hei Community Centre
4th Dec Ashburton – Tinwald Memorial Hall
6th Dec Oamaru – Scottish Hall
All Performances, 7:30pm
Tickets available from 6:30pm
No bookings required, $20 on the door
ENDS

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