Highlights from Black Grace's 'Waka'


"Powerfully elegant and possessed of technical finesse of almost archaic rawness."
Nahe-Zeitung, Germany 2012

Exploring the idea of a raft as a metaphor for hope, Waka is inspired in part by "The Raft," video installation by Bill Viola, as well as a response to "The Arrival of the Maoris in New Zealand" by Louis J. Steele and Charles F. Goldie 1898, influenced by Theodore Géricault's famous ‘The Raft of the Medusa' depicting the terror of a shipwreck.