New Zealand’s contemporary dance company, Black Grace has electrified audiences around the globe. Led by celebrated choreographer Neil Ieremia, the company has earned phenomenal critical and audience acclaim for its unique fusion of Pacific Islander and contemporary dance. Extraordinary and dynamic in form, their work is eloquent and elemental, athletic and spiritual. “Black Grace performs exciting, high-octane dance that is bruising and punishing in its physicality – an explosive combination of Samoan ritual, martial arts and daredevil risk-taking,” raves Toronto’s Globe and Mail. The performance includes Pati Pati, an excerpt from Amata, and the Seattle premiere of a new piece, Vaka.
Amata (Act 3 — “o le amataga fou”)