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The Independent, 2nd March 2012

Ballet Black, Linbury Studio Theatre, London Zoë Anderson Now eleven years old, Ballet Black has a confidence and spark. Initially founded to promote black dancers in classical ballet, the company has become an end in itself. This is a taut evening of new work by rising and established choreographers, fluently staged and danced. The main…

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2012

Ballet Black – review Royal Opera House, London by Judith Mackrell Sex and corruption … Storyville, performed by Black Ballet at the Royal Opera House Ballet Black may have been founded as a platform for black and Asian classical dancers, but you have to love it, too, for the opportunities it gives to choreographers. Martin Lawrance…

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Evening Standard, 2nd March 2012

Short Dance Works/Ballet Black – review by Clifford Bishop – 02 March 2012 Now over ten years old, Ballet Black showcases four energetic and inspired new dances at the Royal opera House Six decades after George Balanchine first cast the black dancer Arthur Mitchell opposite a white ballerina, and in the process gave his Agon…

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The Observer, 4th March 2012

Ballet Black – review Linbury Studio theatre, London by Luke Jennings, The Observer, Sunday 4 March 2012 Creating repertoire for a chamber ballet company is tricky. How do you ring the changes, given sparse resources and a mere handful of dancers? Ballet Black, now in their 11th year, have had successes and failures in this…

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Independent on Sunday, 4th March 2012

“Ballet Black is a small miracle of a company..”

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Dance In Devon, 3rd May 2012

“Ballet Black’s vivid choreography experiments with the delicate paradoxes of the orchestrated and the discordant…”

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Somerset County Gazette, 15th April 2011

“… the company evoked classical ballet with plenty of piroutes, pas de deux, and stunning point work, without the formality and stuffiness of traditional ballet…”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

“the brand-new work of the season, Orpheus, by Will Tuckett – the first narrative work Ballet Black have staged – is a triumph.”

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