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Black Grace - From Cannon's Creek to Jacob's Pillow

Television (Full Length) – 2005

Aileen O'Sullivan's and Toby Mills' documentary follows Black Grace as they prepare for an appearance at premier dance festival Jacob's Pillow, in Massachusetts. The film also charts the personal journey of the dance group's founder, choreographer Neil Ieremia, from the community halls of Porirua to the global stage, powered by an unrelenting perfectionism that makes for some heated rehearsal footage. Shortly after the performances shown here, Ieremia fired the entire touring company, rebuilding his vision from scratch. Ken Sparks' editing won an NZ Screen Award.

We’re not going there [Jacob’s Pillow] because we’re some f***ing novelty from the South Pacific.
– Neil Ieremia

Produced by

  • Tawera Productions

  • Seannachie Productions

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Seannachie Productions