Upcoming Performances

Barbican 2024, Ballet Black: HEROES

Date: 15 May 2024 - 19 May 2024
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Barbican Centre


Now in their 22nd year, Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black return to our stage with a double bill featuring new and innovative work.

Award-winning choreographer, Mthuthuzeli November contemplates the purpose of life in The Waiting Game, his exciting and energetic work about the meaning of life originally created in 2020, infused with a dynamic soundtrack featuring the voices of the Ballet Black artists.

Sophie Laplane, Franco-British artist and Choreographer in Residence at Scottish Ballet creates a new piece for Ballet Black, after her dazzling 2019 BB ballet. Laplane’s new work explores the complexity of humanity, heroism and self-acceptance in this celebratory and original piece.

Ballet Black has transformed the landscape of British ballet, creating a prominent platform for dancers and artists of Black and Asian decent, as well as establishing a new canon of ballet repertoire that resonates with audiences around the world.

Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes, including an interval

Age guidance: 7+

Post-show talk
Fri 17 May, Theatre
Free to same-day ticket holders


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