Princes of Darkness

Black Grace was invited to perform again at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival after being the surprise hit of the event last year. “Never before has this reviewer seen a group of male dancers who seemed so gentle yet breathtakingly virile,” raved Boston Globe correspondent Karen Campbell. “The NZ-based all-male troupe can rock the house with thundering stomps, macho body slaps in syncopated rhythms, and acrobatics that send the dancers crashing into one another. Yet they can just as convincingly sing in sweet three-part harmony, accompanying their vocals with gestures that softly curve and dip.” Artistic director Neil Ieremia admits to being “humbled” by the response his troupe has received from US audiences in an interview with the Boston Herald: “It’s certainly a great honour for us to be invited back.”

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