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

Student Matinee: Black Grace

Nov 2019
About the Event

Kiona and the Little Bird Suite
As Night Falls - excerpts
Method

Includes narration between works and a Q&A
Recommended for grades 5-12

Influenced by their Pacific Island heritage, Black Grace of New Zealand blends stomping, Samoan slap dancing, group singing and modern choreography for a unique fusion of contemporary and traditional movement. Explore modern-day cultural themes such as the impact of colonization and the concept of masculinity through dance with Artistic Director Neil Ieremia and his company.

Teacher and Student Resources

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.

Part of the 2019-20 Student Matinee series

BlackGrace Student Matinee FullSlideshow 10min

BlackGrace Student Matinee FullSlideshow 10min
Student Matinee Pre-Performance Slideshow

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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

BlackGrace Student Matinee FullSlideshow 10min

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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

deep-far-1.jpg

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

red-duet.jpg

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

red-lift.jpg

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

red-men-jumping.jpg

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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