Ballet Black
Triple Bill

18 - 19 March 2016 / 19:45

 Sold out

Ballet Black, a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, collaborates with three bold and inventive choreographers to present an irresistible trilogy of narrative and abstract dance.

As the centrepiece, Christopher Hampsonís Storyville is the bittersweet fable of Nola, a farm girl who falls prey to unscrupulous characters and worldly desires in 1920s New Orleans, set to the haunting music of Kurt Weill.

British-Trinidadian Artistic Director Cassa Pancho has attracted a loyal following for her classically trained troupe, reinvigorating ballet with an indomitable energy and inspired versatility as well as promoting original work. Her first programme to be performed here also includes two newly devised pieces, by Christopher Marney, fresh from McQueen, and a duet by Arthur Pita, who previously choreographed a hit version of A Midsummer Nightís Dream for Ballet Blackís eight-strong ensemble.

1 hour 30 mins/including an interval

Age guidance 7+

19 Mar
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance


Presented by the Barbican


why not try

Transpose: Barbican
8 - 9 Dec 17 / The Pit
Information info

Too Young For What?
7 Oct 17 / Barbican Centre
Information info

Magnum Photos Now
26 Sep 17 / Frobisher Auditorium 1
Information info