Theatre Royal Stratford East 2023, Ballet Black: Pioneers
Date: 10 May 2023 - 20 May 2023
Time: 7:45 pm
Location: Theatre Royal Stratford East
Now in their 21st year, Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black is excited to present award-winning choreographers, Will Tuckett and Mthuthuzeli November, in a double bill of new and original work in BALLET BLACK: PIONEERS.
Will Tuckett’s Then Or Now, originally created in 2020, blends classical ballet, music and the poetry of Adrienne Rich to ask the question: in times like these, where do we each belong?
“…the piece feels above all like a call for respect across any and all divides.” The Telegraph, 2021
The second piece on the bill is devised by award-winning choreographer, Mthuthuzeli November. NINA: By Whatever Means, is inspired by the artistry and activism of Nina Simone. November weaves a skilful picture of Simone’s turbulent and influential life to take us on an emotional and empowering journey.