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Black Grace: Pacific Contemporary Dance

By Julye Huggins

The Banff Centre just wrapped up its July 15th through 17th run of Migration, a Canada/New Zealand Aboriginal dance collaboration between Red Sky (Toronto) and Black Grace (Auckland). Black Grace is a renowned indigenous dance company that blends Pacific and contemporary dance. This video shows a sample of its repertoire from the the past fifteen years. The company’s founder and artsitic director, Neil Ieremia, has twice been artist-in-residence of the Centre’s indigenous dance program. For Migration he collaborated with Sandra Laronde, artistic director of Red Sky and director of the Centre’s Aboriginal arts programming.
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