Home / Events / Dance / Black Grace

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

 
 
Other events in Dance

Boredom is the Ultimate Weapon

Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

Boredom is the Ultimate Weapon will be a series of improvised structures constructed from material at hand inside and outside of HQHQ Project Space by Los Angeles artist Don Edler. Each of t ...

The opening will be a summer party on July 3, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. A grill will be available; bring your own protein. Local artist-made cups will be sold for $10 each. Each cup supports HQ Objective and allows for free drinks during the event.
HQHQ Project Space 232 SE Oak St. Portland Web | Map

Theory of Achievement

Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

This summer, Portland's Yale Union and the Parisian art collective Castillo/Corrales will swap houses, share people and exchange money. On Aug. 1, Castillo/Corrales will open its group exhibition � ...

Through Sept. 6. Opening 7–9 pm Saturday, Aug. 1.
Yale Union (YU) 800 SE 10th Ave., Portland Web | Map

Cedar Jocks and Sergei "Sm@ck" Khlopoff

Sunday, Aug 02, 2015

A two-person show featuring Contingent Memory, a video work by Cedar Jocks in a black-box installation, and a series of new paintings exploring our common ancestors and potential cousin ...

Through Sept. 13.
Mark Woolley Gallery @ Pioneer 700 SW 5th Ave., 3rd floor, Pioneer Place Mall Portland Web | Map
Also At Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Move Live on Tour

Monday, Aug 03, 2015

Mormon dance superstars and brother-and-sister duo Julianne and Derek Hough are trying to make a dance show that feels like a rock concert. They just received an Emmy nomination for their choreogra ...

7:30 pm Monday, Aug. 3 | $59-$91.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 1037 SW Broadway Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close