Based in National Genre Dance

Black Grace

New Zealand's leading contemporary dance group.

Founded by Neil Ieremia in 1995, Neil draws from his Samoan and New Zealand roots to create innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural and generational barriers.

The work itself is highly physical, rich in the story telling traditions of the South Pacific and expressed with raw finesse, unique beauty and power.

The Company features some of New Zealand’s finest dancers and has toured internationally to Europe, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia and New Caledonia. In 2004 Black Grace made its USA debut, performing a sold out season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, with a subsequent return to the Festival in 2005. Since then, the Company has performed regularly throughout North America earning audience and critical acclaim.

"Black Grace is the most positive, living expression of any New Zealand art."
- Sunday Star Times

Black Grace's Projects

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Black Grace

For twenty years the explosive and pioneering work of Black Grace has taken local and international audiences on an epic journey into the very best of Pacific Contemporary dance. This summer the company would like to invite you to join the 20th Anniversary celebrations as they tour 20 for 20 throughout 20 venues in our beautiful country starting in Kaitaia on the 10th November and finishing up in Oamaru on the 6th December.