Black Grace

amata

Premiering at the Auckland Arts Festival in 2007, Amata marks a significant change in the history of Black Grace.  With a cast of 12 women, Amata explores the theme of change.

The compositional structure and floor patterns are based on Samoan fine mats known as “ie toga”.  Its linear nature and weave pattern can also be found in the movement vocabulary, which is composed of various versions of a basic language phrase derived from letters, spoken conversations, arguments and apologies.

This production is most certainly a new beginning for Ieremia, and a brave one at that.  It is no mean feat to endure harsh public criticism, especially when it concerns the politics of race and gender, and to press forward regardless with even greater conviction

2007

Touring
Schedule

Date Show City Venue Country
21–25 Mar Amata Auckland SKYCity Theatre New Zealand
29 Mar Amata Kerikeri The Centre New Zealand
4–5 Apr Amata Hamilton WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts New Zealand
18–22 Apr Amata Wellington Te Whaea Theatre New Zealand
28 Apr Amata Tauranga Baycourt Theatre New Zealand
8–9 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Whangarei The Barn Theatre New Zealand
10 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Kaikohe Memorial Hall New Zealand
11 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Dargaville Epi Centre New Zealand
12 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Wellsford Community Hall New Zealand
13 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Thames Thames War Memorial Civic Centre New Zealand
16 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Hamilton WEL Energy Trust Academy New Zealand
17 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Napier Napier Boys High School New Zealand
18–19 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Dannevirke Dannevirke High School New Zealand
28 Oct The Grass Roots Tour North Island, New Zealand Manukau TelstraClear Pacific New Zealand