Ballet Black ©Bill Cooper

Then or Now / The Waiting Game

37 November 2021
The performance lasts about 1 hour 40 minutes, including one interval.
Linbury Theatre
Ballet and dance
These works are performed together:
  • Then or Now
  • The Waiting Game

Ballet Black celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Cassa Pancho’s company of Black and Asian classical ballet dancers continue their long association with the Linbury Theatre with a programme of dance very much of the here and now.

Two new works by Olivier-award-winning choreographers provide a showcase for the unique character of this leading dance company: The Waiting Game by Mthuthuzeli November (supported by The Linbury Trust) and Then Or Now by Will Tuckett, a co-comission with the Barbican.

Approximate running times
Then or Now: 35 minutes
Interval: 25 minutes
The Waiting Game: 40 minutes

Then or Now

A co-comission with


The Waiting Game

Supported by

The Linbury Trust



Then or Now

CompanyCassa Pancho's Ballet Black

ChoreographyWill Tuckett

MusicHeinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Daniel Pioro

RecordingDaniel Pioro

Costume designerYukiko Tsukamoto

Lighting designerDavid Plater

PoetryAdrienne Rich

Poetry recordingsHafsah Bashir, Natasha Gordon and Michael Shaeffer

The Waiting Game

CompanyCassa Pancho's Ballet Black

ChoreographyMthuthuzeli November

MusicEtta James, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mthuthuzeli November

Costume designerPeter Todd

Lighting designerDavid Plater

Vocal recordingsCassa Pancho's Ballet Black


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