The University of Texas at Austin

Black Grace

Choreographer, Neil Ieremia

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance and KUT-FM

New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company returns to Bass Concert Hall with an all-new program!

Under the direction of choreographer Neil Ieremia for over two decades, Black Grace performs with distinct dynamism sparked by Pacific Island and Māori heritage. Their work is highly physical, rich in the storytelling traditions of the South Pacific and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty, and power. Mr. Ieremia draws from his Samoan and New Zealand roots to create innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural, and generational barriers.

‘Mighty impressive’ would be among the first things to say about this collage of excerpts from the work of the Samoan choreographer Neil Ieremia. Next would come words like dynamic, layered and propulsive. 

— The List, Edinburgh, 2014