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Black Grace's Waka in Auckland

 

Black Grace recently returned from a whirl-wind tour of Germany, where they performed a 35 minute version of Waka, among their other works and were met with standing ovations and rapturous applause. Waka has now evolved into a stunning 60 minute masterpiece since its return to New Zealand and further demonstrates the incredible choreographic work of Neil Ieremia.

Exploring the idea of a raft as a metaphor for hope, Waka is inspired in part by The Raft, video installation by Bill Viola, as well as a response to The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand by Louis J. Steele and Charles F. Goldie 1898, influenced by Theodore Gericault’s famous The Raft of the Medusadepicting the terror of a shipwreck.


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Art Week Auckland 2014

Art Week Auckland 2014

10 Oct 2014 → 19 Oct 2014
Festival, Auckland
Now in its fifth year, Art Week 2014 unites eight neighbourhoods in a city-wide celebration of art.