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Black Grace Performs at Pulse Event Feb. 9
New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance group, Black Grace, will perform at 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center. The performance is part of the Pulse Performing Arts Program, presented by Student Activities, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs. Tickets are available at the Schine Box Office at $5 for SU students with SUID, $16 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $20 for general admission.
Black Grace was founded in 1995 by Neil Ieremia, who draws from his Samoan and New Zealand roots to create innovative dance works that reach across social, cultural and generational barriers. The company features some of New Zealand’s finest dancers and has toured internationally to Europe, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia and New Caledonia.
Ieremia, the artistic director and choreographer of Black Grace, is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished choreographers, a creative entrepreneur and inspirational leader. He also owns countless “firsts” as a New Zealand choreographer, including sell-out performances at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (U.S. debut 2004 and 2005), a four-week season performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and performances as part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad in Vancouver.
In addition, Pulse is offering reduced-price tickets to select Famous Artists Broadway Theater Series shows to SU students only, and reduced-price tickets to select Syracuse Opera, Syracuse Stage and SU Drama shows to faculty, staff and SU students.
For more ticket information and availability, contact the Schine Box Office at 315-443-4517 or boxoffice.syr.edu. Group rates are available by emailing email@example.com. Watch the Black Grace dance video here.