Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone: Double Bill
Date: 24 May 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
As part of Ballet Black’s latest bill, Cathy Marston, renowned for her expressive and beautifully crafted work, choreographs a new narrative ballet based on Can Themba’s South African fable The Suit.
Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, a heady piece of dance-theatre for which the Portuguese choreographer earned an Olivier nomination following its premiere. Described as a ‘sexy, cheeky frolic’ by londondance.com, the production mixes the classical and contemporary to distil the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac. Performing it, ‘the company have never looked better’ (Independent).