Performing a “strikingly imaginative fusion of traditional Samoan/Maori dance and contemporary styles" (The Boston Globe), New Zealand's Black Grace makes its Joyce debut with a selection of works choreographed by founder and artistic director Neil Ieremia spanning the company’s 24-year history. A US premiere, Kiona and the Little Bird Suite, draws from signature pieces (Pati Pati and Gathering Clouds), utilizing body percussion and incorporating live drumming, singing and chanting. Excerpts from recent full-length works include Crying Men, which explores masculinity from a Pacific perspective, and As Night Falls, set to music by Vivaldi.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Oct 30
The Joyce’s presentation of Black Grace is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.
1 hour and 31 min with one intermission. Late seating will be at the discretion of house management and latecomers are not guaranteed they will be seated in their purchased seats.