Ballet Black: Double Bill




Audiences just cant resist the joyously unpredictable (Guardian) programmes danced by Ballet Black, back for their third consecutive year here following two sell-out seasons.

Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, this company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision and grace in specially commissioned pieces.

As part of the Barbicans latest bill, Cathy Marston, renowned for her expressive and beautifully crafted work, choreographs a new narrative ballet for all of Ballet Blacks artists, based on Can Thembas South African fable The Suit.

Completing the evening is Arthur Pitas A Dream Within a Midsummer Nights Dream, a heady piece of dance-theatre for which the Portuguese choreographer earned an Olivier nomination following its premiere. Described as a sexy, cheeky frolic by, the production mixes the classical and contemporary to distil the essence of Shakespeares comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac. Performing it, the company have never looked better (Independent).

Age guidance 7+

Fri 16 Mar
Post-show talk
Free to same-day ticket holders

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