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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia
Photo by Neil Ieremia
Northrop Presents

Black Grace

2019-20 Northrop Season
Nov 2019
About the Event

Kiona and the Little Bird Suite
As Night Falls— Excerpts
Crying Men
Method

Influenced by their Pacific Island heritage, Black Grace’s unique fusion of contemporary and traditional movement has earned acclaim from audiences and critics across the globe. Their first Northrop appearance will feature a wide variety of works that are eloquent, yet elemental; athletic, yet spiritual; accompanied by body percussion and live drumming. In Crying Men, artistic director Neil Ieremia explores the impact of colonization and the loss of matriarchal balance in Pacific culture, with a focus on the concept of masculinity.

 

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Northrop Season Group Discount: Groups of 10+ save 15% off original ticket prices or 25% off for schools and educational groups to Northrop season events. Remember, tickets are always 50% off for children 17 and under when purchased with at least one adult ticket. Simply fill out the Group Ticket Reservation form.

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Neil Ieremia
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Neil Ieremia

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Neil Ieremia
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Neil Ieremia

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Duncan Cole
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Duncan Cole

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Duncan Cole
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Duncan Cole

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Scott Venning
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Scott Venning

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Neil Ieremia
Photo by Neil Ieremia

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Neil Ieremia
Photo by Neil Ieremia

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Duncan Cole
Photo by Duncan Cole

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Duncan Cole
Photo by Duncan Cole

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, Scott Venning
Photo by Scott Venning

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Photo by John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Photo by John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Photo by John McDermott

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Black Grace Artistic Direction, Neil Ieremia; Photography, John McDermott
Photo by John McDermott
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Black Grace Performance Preview

Thu, Nov 7, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program with Black Grace Founder and Artistic Director Neil Ieremia, Kirisitina Sailiata of Macalester College, Vincente Diaz and Christine DeLisle of the U's American Indian Studies program, and Northrop’s Director of Programming Kristen Brogdon.


 

Lobby Musicians

Thu, Nov 7, Before the performance, after the Q&A, and during intermission.
Memorial Hall

Hocheol Shin, cello (Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, U of M School of Music)
Hsu Yu-Chia, violin (Doctor of Musical Arts candidate, U of M School of Music)

Photo by Neil Ieremia
Download the Program
2019-20 Northrop Season Fall Program