Black Grace + Friends

Black Grace + Friends

Raised in Porirua, NZ icon and Arts Laureate Neil Ieremia, founded cultural phenomenon Black Grace in 1995. Acknowledging his own narrative, he is touring Black Grace to Porirua to connect with the community. In September, Black Grace will collaborate with current dance students from Whitireia, students from local high schools, and massive youth strings orchestra Virtuoso Strings, to present Black Grace + Friends. Taking over Te Rauparaha Arena on 20th - 21st September, this beast of a programme will also feature a significant excerpt from CRYING MEN.

Exploring masculinity through a Pacific lens, CRYING MEN is the vital new work choreographed by Neil Ieremia.

Through dance, CRYING MEN traces the journey of three generations of Pacific men, living in a new land and dealing with the impact of the loss of a matriarch who brought balance to the traditional expectations of masculinity with compassion, tolerance and strength.

Utilising gesture, elements of traditional Pacific storytelling, song and dance, CRYING MEN sees Ieremia collaborate with acclaimed Pacific playwright Victor Rodger for the first time. Rodger has created an original narrative framework which underpins the production. Black Grace has commissioned new music from Hip-Hop legends Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu and Submariner aka Andy Morton; their work will drive percussively powerful movement from an impressive cast of dancers and singers.


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Doors Open: 6:30pm

Ticket Prices: *
Community (Proof of Adress or Community Services Card) - $30.00 (not avail online)
Single (Adults 18 +) - $55.00
Concession (Seniors 65 + , Children under 18, Students with valid student ID)- $50.00

Groups 6 + Adults special ticket offer - $270 ($45pp) Minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased. To add aditional tickets to this simply select Add Adult

Groups 6 + Concession special ticket offer - $240 ($40pp) Minimum of 6 tickets must be purchased. To add aditional tickets to this simply select Add Conc

For wheelchair bookings and enquiries please contact Te Rauparaha Arena on (04) 237 1521

Food and drink available at the venue.

Eftpos available for door sales, food & drink purchases.

Physical Address: Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua City, Wellington

Tickets can be purchased from the Arena between these hours:
Monday to Friday: 6:00am - 9:00pm
Sat, Sun and Public holidays: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Buy tickets for Black Grace + Friends at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua, Porirua City 5024

Ticket Pricing (NZD)

Zone 1
Adult $55.00
Concession $50.00
Group of 6 Adults $270.00
Group of 6+
Group of 6 Concession $240.00
65 + or under 18

Other Charges and Services

Tickets purchased for this event online will incur the following fees:

$5.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.

$8.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.

$12.00 Per transaction for NZ rural deliveries.

A fee from $2.88 will apply on the total value of all electronic transactions including credit and debit cards.

Tickets may incur a per ticket service fee.

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price except as required by Law.

All Prices and all Other Charges are Inclusive of all taxes, if any.