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Dance Review

Black Grace dances reflect Samoan roots

The Black Grace Dance Company performed “Minoi’’ at the Paramount Theatre. It epitomizes cultural fusion with a traditional song. The Black Grace Dance Company performed “Minoi’’ at the Paramount Theatre. It epitomizes cultural fusion with a traditional song.
By Karen Campbell
Globe Correspondent / March 13, 2010

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When an economist reportedly said that Polynesians suffer from “enduring underachievement,’’ choreographer Neil Ieremia’s response was a dance, “Gathering Clouds.’’ However, the excerpts presented in last night’s Celebrity Series engagement of Ieremia’s Black Grace Dance Company show a work grounded not in anger, but in pride and affirmation reflective of Ieremia’s Samoan descent and New Zealand upbringing. (Full article: 356 words)

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