Black Grace

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This work is a mixture of excerpts from older repertoire that utilise body percussion influenced by traditional Samoan Sasa (seated dance) and Fa’ataupati (slap dance).  Movement segments, phrases and motifs have evolved from past full-length works, including; Relentless (1998); the self-titled debut season Black Grace (1995); Fia Ola (1998); and Amata (2007).



Black Grace is an aesthetic delight, it is even more so an elemental experience of the magic of rhythm.