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Jack Gray: Exploring Lenapehoking Adventure

An exploration and interactive mapping exercise through the streets of New York with Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu), A/P/A Institute at NYU Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence.

10AM: Meet at Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street) to view Timescapes (22 min.).

11AM: The Exploring Lenapehoking Adventure Tour sets groups off on a multi-directional, cross-town walk, mapping the past, present, and future of Mannahatta. Meet promptly at the steps at the main entrance to the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street).

To register, please email manahatta.apa@gmail.com and indicate any mobility or access needs.

Admission to the Museum of the City of New York: IDNYC card holders, teachers, educators, Columbia University and NYU students, employees of the City of New York, American Association of Museums members, employees of other museums, and active military all receive free admission to the Museum (with valid I.D.). Other guests can review suggested admission details here.


Jack Gray (Ngati Porou, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahungunu) is an acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and scholar. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Gray first connected to his cultural roots through traditional Māori dance, Kapa Haka, and later discovered contemporary dance. In 2000, he founded the Atamira Dance Company, an all Māori contemporary dance theatre, which has since become one of the nation’s premiere dance companies. Gray is committed to developing Indigenous epistemologies as a crossover into mainstream practices of dance and theatre. Since 2012, he has fostered an intercultural network of communities in the United States, activating cultural awareness and promoting strategies for Indigenous empowerment. He has collaborated with Dancing Earth Creations (New Mexico), Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (Hawai‘i), University of California, Riverside, and University of California, Berkeley, among many organizations and institutions. He is the Spring 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.


Photo by Jinki Cambronero.

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY United States
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