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Ballet Black Double Bill at the Barbican

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Time 19:45
Date 15/03/18
Price £16.3
  • Produced by Ballet Black
  • Price £16.30
  • Get ready a double bill of technique, elegance and contagious energy.
  • Bring along pointe shoes.
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A double bill of works created by choreographers Cathy Marston & Arthur Pita for Ballet Black, a company that celebrates dancers of black & Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision & grace.

Running from: Thu 15 - Sat 17 Mar 2018.

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

Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s 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 Shakespeare’s comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac. Performing it, ‘the company have never looked better’ - Independent.