04 Dec 2017
Following a sold-out season in Auckland in 2016 and a highly successful tour through the United States, dance company Black Grace and Tour-Makers received funding from Creative New Zealand to tour As Night Falls to an additional seven venues in Aotearoa New Zealand.
As Night Falls is the latest evening-length work by Black Grace founder and artistic director Neil Ieremia. Set to the timeless and passionate sounds of Antonio Vivaldi, it was funded through Creative New Zealand’s National Touring Fund to ensure more New Zealanders experience high-quality arts.
“The predominantly classical soundtrack allows the dancers to perform in an extraordinary fluid fashion, with a mixture of contemporary and classical with occasional baroque flourishes.”
– John Daly-Peoples, NBR
“I had initially wanted this work to be the expression of my concerns and fears of the darkness that seems to be eroding the value of equality and human life. Instead, I feel compelled to respond with a contrasting beauty and physical vitality, musicality and hope,” said Neil Ieremia.
As Night Falls played to strong audiences throughout the country in June and July 2017.
Artform – Dance
Location – New Plymouth, Nelson, Dunedin, Gisborne, Tauranga
Funding – National Touring Fund $82,800
This is one of 10 stories from our Annual Report 2016/17 about the diverse range of arts projects and organisations that Creative New Zealand funded.
For a quick visual overview of how much revenue was received and how it was invested see Our Year in Review: Creative New Zealand
For detailed information see Arts Council of New Zealand (Creative New Zealand) Annual Report 2016/17 (PDF 1.7MB)