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Black Grace

HEATHER WISNER
7:30 pm Tuesday, Feb. 19, Tuesday February 19 | $26-$64.
 
The Samoan and Maori dancers of New Zealand Black Grace company make their Portland debut for one night only, performing a blend of ceremonial and contemporary movement by artistic director Neil Ieremia. The program, presented by White Bird, includes Pati Pati, which incorporates body percussion influenced by traditional Samoan Sasa (seated dance) and Fa’ataupati (slap dance). It also mines past full-length works inspired by children’s clapping games and gestural language. Additionally on the bill: Amata Act 3–“o le amataga fou” (a new beginning), an excerpt from the full-length work Amata, which derives its movement vocabulary from variations on a language phrase drawn from letters, conversations, arguments and apologies. The evening concludes with Vaka, informed by the history of Maori explorers and using a raft as a metaphor for hope. The company’s appearance fits into White Bird’s Outreach Project with Portland Public Schools; as part of a unit on “Indigenous Cultures in New Zealand and Australia,” local students will be treated to a performance the next day.



Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Phone: 248-4335
Address: 1037 SW Broadway
Website: www.whitebird.org

 
 
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