Born in New Zealand and of Samoan heritage, choreographer NEIL IEREMIA has developed a powerful movement aesthetic and a sensitive, yet fearless approach to confront societal issues through dance. His outstanding provocative and honest work has been presented worldwide. ICONS spoke with Neil about his philosophy, artistic identity and vision for leading his own company, Black Grace, which tours North America this fall.
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- Molissa F. - Dance composition classes in an academic setting usually offer a pretty solid foundation.
- Rebecca T. - There are multiple layers of education a choreographer - including improvisational skills, composition, and use of structural elements, as well as intellectual skills such as conducting research and knowledge of the art form.
- David P. - There are no recipes of how to create --- the only way to learn how to choreograph is to choreograph.
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