Who Are You | UrbanYOUTHMovement

Who Are You?

Black Grace is proud to present a new dance work by UrbanYOUTHMovementWho Are You?

I told these young people that my perception of their generation is that they binge drink, are impatient and want everything NOW. They are unable to make a lasting commitment, are generally lazy and wouldn’t know what a hard days work was if it kicked them in the backside. Then I told them to prove me wrong. – Black Grace Artistic Director, Neil Ieremia

The result is the latest work created by Neil Ieremia and performed by UrbanYOUTHMovement.

From nearly every walk of life, from all over Auckland, young dancers between the ages of 16 – 21 are led through a demanding and often life changing creative process to voice their concerns, face their fears and express their hopes for their generation.

“UrbanYOUTHMovement … engaging and entertaining, but potentially transformative and ultimately uplifting.” – Theatreview, 2009

Musgrove Studio, Maidment Arts Centre
8 Alfred Street, Auckland, New Zealand
2 – 4 March, 7.30pm
5 March, 12.30pm & 7.30pm
Bookings: phone Maidment (09) 308 2383

Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden
15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
8 – 10 March, 7.30pm
Bookings: phone iTICKET (09) 361 1000

Mangere Arts Centre
Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive
Mangere Town Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
16 – 19 March, 7.30pm
Bookings: phone iTICKET (09) 361 1000

Ticket Prices
$30.00 Adults
$20.00 Concession

* Booking fees may apply

* Schools matinee performances are available in each venue, please go to www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/for-school-.aspx

About UYM

Led by Neil Ieremia since 1998, UYM embodies the commitment Black Grace has to engaging a youth voice in its Pacific Contemporary dance style, and a philosophy that relates specifically to New Zealand youth culture.

UYM has a core focus of excellence, providing an affirmative vehicle for young people to learn the discipline and invaluable life skills required to overcome the day-to-day obstacles of life.

UYM gives young people a unique opportunity to work closely with professionals at a highly intensive level, in a safe, fun and challenging environment. UYM is a rich and complex mentoring programme culminating in the creation of a new work by the company.

Source: Black Grace

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off on March 2,  a spectacular line-up of theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and special events, the Festival brings the world’s best to Auckland over 19 exciting days.

Our Festival programme celebrates the infinite possibilities of the human imagination, the thrill of discovery, and the excitement of travel to exotic places – both in this world, and in the worlds of creativity, ideas and dreams. Auckland Arts Festival 2011 is your passport to an incredible universe of performance, entertainment, arts and ideas.”

-Artistic Director David Malacari

Source and Images: The Auckland Arts Festival

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