Black Grace presents the premiere of
AS NIGHT FALLS
Dance by Neil Ieremia
1 - 5 November - Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
A poetic ode to our troubled world, As Night Falls is a beautiful new work choreographed by Artistic Director Neil Ieremia, which premieres in Auckland for a limited season at the Herald Theatre, from 1-5 November.
“As Night Falls is bold and bright like the colourful muumuu dresses worn by my mother without shame or ceremony. I had initially wanted this work to be the expression of my concerns and fears of the darkness that seems to be eroding the value of equality and human life. Instead, I feel compelled to respond with a contrasting beauty and physical vitality, musicality and hope. It is my offer of beauty for ashes.” – Neil Ieremia
As Night Falls sees the Company embracing contemporary dance in its purest form, set to the timeless and passionate sound of Antonio Vivaldi.
This is Auckland’s last chance to see Black Grace in action this year as they head to Taiwan the day after season close. The company then prepare for a 6-week American tour before returning to NZ to perform in 2017.
Black Grace celebrated their 20th year anniversary in 2015, the same year that Artistic Director Neil Ieremia was awarded the Senior Pacific Artist Award from Creative New Zealand. Ieremia continues to collect accolades for his work and earlier this year made the Queen’s Birthday Honours List becoming an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Black Grace has continued to be at the forefront of New Zealand dance for the past two decades and has taken the world by storm with their powerful and highly acclaimed productions. The group has toured throughout North America, playing to audiences of thousands and making their 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.
As Night Falls plays 1 - 5 November
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
Tickets: $39-$45 (booking fees apply) through Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz