Verse 3 | Black Grace
“Strong explosions of dance that are so characteristic of the company and the creativity of Ieremia”
During Holland Dance Festival 2003 Black Grace impressed with ‘physical, earthy and compact, power that sometimes almost felt square’, according to the Volkskrant.
Thirteen years later Holland Dance Festival brings the leading company from New Zealand back to the Netherlands. Even now that women also dance in the formerly all-male dance group, the performances are still ‘packed with power’. Choreographer and founder Neil Ieremia will put together a diverse program from his body of work, especially for the festival, that is characterized by raw finesse, power and beauty. In Verse 3 he places narrative dance about existential questions next to pure, physical expressions of vitality in a mix of Samoan and Maori styles and contemporary dance.