Dispelling the Myths
Black Grace is in Aspen where founder and artistic Neil Ieremia is helping the American public come to grips with a dance company “from a place not especially known for dance.” Ieremia has long left behind the notion that a company from an outpost of the dance world can’t make an impact. “Our stories, ideas and expression of these are just as valid and important as those from Europe and America. Why can’t a New Zealand dance company be the best in the world?” he says on the company’s website. Black Grace returns to New Zealand for the 2008 season of Grass Roots, a collection of Black Grace performances from the last decade.