Immersive dance experience The Art of Black Grace 2/5 comes to Britomart

The Art of Black Grace 2/5
Bringing contemporary dance to a new audience via new mediums, New Zealand Pacific contemporary dance company Black Grace is delivering the second in a series of state-of-the-art, architectural, digital and immersive dance experiences.

Last year audiences experienced The Art of Black Grace 1/5 within a 360-degree cylindrical structure at Wynyard Quarter in Auckland, surrounded by 288 square metres of LED panels. The technology was used to take visitors on a journey through the world of dance, art and music. It was hugely well received, being referred by one reviewer to as a ‘innovative dance dreamscape’.

Similarly this year The Art of Black Grace 2/5 uses screens to bring a colourful and inspiring new work to life within Britomart’s Atrium on Takutai in Auckland city. The work will run for a week, from November 27 until December 3.

The Art of Black Grace 2/5 is based on a series of kinetic movement paintings by Black Grace Founder Neil Ieremia, ONZM and the Black Grace dancers, inspired by memories of Neil’s mother’s colourful mu’umu’u dresses, his father’s aloha shirts, as well as the vibrant flora and fauna of the Pacific Islands.

The Art of Black Grace 2/5

Displayed on large LED screens in the atrium where audiences can wander past and enjoy at their own pace, the free, multi-sensory experience is again designed to captivate audiences young and old.

“It’s exciting to be presenting the next instalment of The Art of Black Grace, which has been in development for a number of months,” says Neil Ieremia.

“We’ve worked with some of the best in the business of film and post production to bring our art to life in a unique way.”

In the future, The Art of Black Grace 2/5 will be able to travel across the motu, popping up in all sorts of places and bringing Pacific-inspired art to life for all to experience.

  • The Art of Black Grace 2/5 will run continuously at the Atrium on Takutai, Britomart in Auckland city from Monday, November 27 until Sunday, December 3. The experience is free of charge and suitable for all ages.


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