On Stage: Inspirations For Black Grace

The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand

The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand

 

 

When New Zealand’s Black Grace came to Pittsburgh, the group brought its history with it, but in a contemporary context that gave the program a true originality, which you can read in my review from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  But take a few minutes to see two of the inspirations, The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand by Louis J. Steele and Charles F. Goldie and The Raft by Bill Viola, for the hour-long Vaka (above) how they translated to the stage on a German tour (below and incorrectly spelled Waka).

 

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