Dance Xchange, Birmingham

Date: 23 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Dance Xchange (The Patrick Studio)

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BALLET BLACK – DOUBLE BILL

Celebrating their eighteenth year there’s always an excitement when Ballet Black takes to the stage. Their popular programme contrasts dramatic and inventive storytelling in a lively showcase of modern ballets, returning for their second year at DanceXchange.

Join us for, Ingoma (meaning song) a specially commissioned piece by Company dancer and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November, which imagines the struggles of black South African miners in 1946 – the same year in which 60,000 of them took courageous strike action. Through a fusion of ballet, African dance, and singing, the performance by Ballet Black’s dancers portrays a milestone moment in the country’s history.

In addition, a light-hearted narrative ballet by renowned choreographer Luca Silvestrini – another original work for the mesmerizing ensemble whose dancers are of black and Asian descent.

Artistic Director Cassa Pancho is the recent recipient of the Freedom of the City of London for her contribution to diversity in ballet.

Choreography: Mthuthuzeli November and Luca Silvestrini
Lighting design: David Plater
Designer: Yann Seabra
Composer Ingoma: Peter Johnson

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