Upcoming Performances

Watford Palace Theatre 2024, Ballet Black: HEROES

Date: 09 Oct 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Watford Palace Theatre


Now in their 22nd year, Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black return to Watford Palace Theatre with a new double bill, Ballet Black: HEROES.

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, and infused with a dynamic soundtrack featuring the voices of the Ballet Black artists.

The double bill is completed by Sophie Laplane, the Franco-British artist and Choreographer in Residence at Scottish Ballet, who creates a new piece for Ballet Black, If At First, following her dazzling 2019 BB ballet, CLICK! “The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.” (Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus). Sound the fanfares! The conquering hero returns, bathed in glory, but not always… If At First explores a more subtle heroism, a quieter triumph over adversity, in a struggle that unites us all. Humanity, heroism, and self-acceptance combine 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 descent, as well as establishing a new canon of ballet repertoire that resonates with audiences around the world.

Age recommendation | Ages 7+

Special effects | Haze

Cautions | Bright lights shining into auditorium.

Late comer policy | Entry is only permitted at the time mark 14min 25sec in Act 1. After this point, entry will not be allowed until the interval.

Running Time 

Act 1 | 36 mins (approx.)

Interval | 20 minutes

Act 2 | 31 mins (approx.)

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