Moana Arts Profiles: What does it take to be a Black Grace Dancer - Leki Jackson Bourke and Aisea Latu
Young performing artists Aisea Latu and Leki Jackson-Bourke took up the huge challenge of joining the renowned 'Black Grace' dance troupe for their 'O Le Olaga' show, which toured the U.S and Aotearoa to mass acclaim.
We profile the work of these young artists in the high impact dance show, which pushed them to new limits of endurance and expanded their performance skills to new heights.
Aisea Latu is a young Tongan creative who sings, acts and dances and Leki Jackson Bourke is a Niuean multi disciplinary artist who works across cultural performance, film and theatre.
In this profile piece we explore the journey they went on in hitting the stage with one of the world's most famous indigenous dance groups and their demanding physical routines.