Upcoming Performances

Watford Palace Theatre 2023, Ballet Black: Pioneers

Date: 17 Oct 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Watford Palace Theatre


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 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.

Running time:
Act 1 – Then Or Now: 34 minutes (approx.)
Interval: 20 minutes
Act 2 – NINA: By Whatever Means: 40 minutes (approx.)

Advisory: contains special effects (haze)

Age suitability: 7+

Please note that Nina: By Whatever Means contains scenes of racism and fleeting domestic violence, also loud music.


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