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Ballet Black

13–15 June 2019
Linbury Theatre

Cassa Pancho's virtuoso company of black and Asian classically trained dancers returns to the Royal Opera House, with a dynamic mixed programme of two ballets from leading choreographers.

When to see it

Background

Ballet Black, founded by Cassa Pancho, is dedicated to diversifying classical ballet. Since its founding in 2001, this company of black and Asian classically trained dancers has been much acclaimed for its virtuoso and bravura dance and its showcasing of technique, precision and grace in specially-commissioned pieces.

This mixed programme features The Suit, choreographed by Cathy Marston, who is renowned for her expressive and beautifully crafted work. Inspired by Can Themba’s South African fable of the same name, Marston’s ballet is set to music brought together by composer Philip Feeney. Completing the evening will be a new ballet, to be announced.