Ballet Black

  • Main Auditorium
  • 29 June 2021 - 30 June 2021

This event has been postponed indefinitely from 29 July 2021. Our Box Office team will be in contact with affected bookers. 


★★★★ 'Ambitious, atmospheric work' - The Guardian
'Ballet Black is sure-fire, hot-rod, cool, a crucible of simmering talent punching proud and taking no prisoners' - The Reviews Hub

Dance so thrilling and imaginative that it packs the auditorium every time – the hugely popular Ballet Black is back with a double bill full of lyrical contrasts and beautiful movement.

For her latest programme, Artistic Director Cassa Pancho brings us two original works: The Royal Ballet’s Olivier Award-winning choreographer William Tuckett's Then Or Now blends classical ballet, music and the poetry of Adrienne Rich to ask the question: in times like these, where do we belong? Recent Olivier nominee Mthuthuzeli November contemplates the purpose of life in The Waiting Game, an exciting and energetic work about the meaning of life, infused with a dynamic soundtrack featuring the company dancers' voices.

Ballet Black is transforming the dance landscape by giving a platform to artists of black and Asian descent as well as to new and established choreographic voices whose unexpected stories and themes come from the heart to resonate with modern audiences. 

Rehearsal Photos: Camilla Greenwell
Studio Photos: Holly McGylnn


Event Details

Age Recommendation: 7+
Running Time: 1hr 30min (incl. interval)

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