Black Ballet at Derby Theatre
Black Ballet will be at Derby Theatre, for one night only on the 26th April and standard tickets are available from £20.00 and tickets for under 26s are £16.50.
Celebrating twenty years, we are delighted to present two new works for our return to the Barbican in 2022. Black Sun by acclaimed South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma (Vuyani Dance Theatre) featuring an original score by Michael 'Mikey J' Asante (Boy Blue) is a work that draws energy from the sun and the moon that gives rise to the descendants of ancestors. These forces only meet to blacken, allowing us to draw from their powers as we prepare for life after life.
The second ballet in this double bill, Say It Loud, is choreographed and directed by our Founder and Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho, a ballet created by her and the BB Company artists that charts the struggles and inspiration behind the formation of our pioneering company, from the uncomfortable reasons behind the need for a Ballet Black to the frenetic, creative energy that has seen us create an enviable repertoire and build a reputation as a necessary part of the British ballet industry.
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes including a 20-minute interval
Performance time: 26th April, 7:30pm
Age guidance: 7 years +
Caution: language (fleeting), themes of racism
We will also be visiting Edinburgh, Oxford, Newbury and Cambridge– follow this link for details here!