Ballet Black – Triple Bill
Monday 5 June at 7.30pm
"It's impossible not to like Ballet Black, a small company with big ideas" - Evening Standard
"I don't know much about ballet, but I know what I like. And I like Ballet Black" - London City Nights
"dash, daring and joie de vivre" - The Guardian
"This was my first experience of Ballet Black so I didn't know what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. These are 8 very talented classically trained dancers and, with imaginative choreography, they were a joy to watch" - Audience feedback on Ballet Black's 2015 Festival performance
"The grace, athleticism and poise of Ballet Black was breathtaking" - Audience feedback on Ballet Black's 2015 Festival performance
Ballet Black, now celebrating its 16th year, has been delighting a new generation of dance fans with its “dash, daring and joie de vivre” (The Guardian). The company of British and international dancers of black and Asian descent returns to the 2017 Festival with an all-new triple bill, blending classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract.
To begin, Captured ebbs and flows to the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance’s edgy choreography, set to a Shostakovich string quartet, whilst the music of Debussy is the focus of celebrated British choreographer Michael Corder’s new work. To close, South Bank Sky Arts Award-winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa turns a popular fairy tale on its head, as she gives her story-ballet a surprising twist: this time, the wolf will truly regret ever meeting Red Riding Hood.
Tickets £18 - £16 (under 18s £5 off)