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Ballet Black: A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream & The Suit – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho Choreography: Cathy Marston, Arthur Pita Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho MBE, in order to provide role models (and opportunities) to young, aspiring black and Asian dancers. Additionally, the company aims to bring ballet to a ...

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Ballet Black – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Music: Philip Feeney (The Suit) Director / Choreographer: Cathy Marston / Arthur Pita Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Pioneering Ballet Black return with a thrilling double bill, which contains two very diverse pieces of modern ballet. Now in their 17th year, Ballet Black was founded under Cassa Pancho’s vision to create an inclusive company that represents artists of black and Asian descent. ...

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Ballet Black – Barbican, London

Director / Choreographers: Cathy Marston and Arthur Pita Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s time to forget everything you think you know about ballet, put aside any pre-existing notions about form, classical styling and storytelling because Ballet Black are redefining its contemporary relevance. The highly acclaimed company returns to the Barbican for a brief run of its new double bill, borrowing steps ...

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Ballet Black Triple Bill – Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Founder &Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Music: Steve Reich, Dustin O’ Halloran, Kurt Weill Choreographer: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Founded in 2001 by Cassa Pancho with the intention of providing a platform for dancers of black and Asian origin, Ballet Black has become much more than this, carving out a niche for themselves. As a ...

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Ballet Black: Triple Bill – The Lowry, Salford

Ballet Black (C) Bill Cooper

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho MBE Choreography: Arthur Pita, Christopher Marney, Christopher Hampson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black, established by Cassa Pancho in 2001, is a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent with a focus on classical ballet styles. The company has from the start collaborated with inventive choreographers to create a repertoire of new classical-based work that ...

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Ballet Black – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Director: Cassa Pancho Reviewer:Val Baskott [rating: 4.5] Cassa Pancho founded Ballet Black in 2001 to provide a solo platform for black and Asian dancers in an era where mainstream recognition is still sadly lacking. Surviving on a shoestring with just a little support from the Royal Opera House the award winning company aims to bring ballet to a more culturally ...

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Ballet Black – Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Choreographers: Jonathan Goddard, Christopher Hampson, Martin Lawrance, Jonathan Watkins Music: Alex Baranowski, Mark Bowden, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kurt Weill Reviewer: Katie Lee [rating:4.5] Ballet Black are in their eleventh year of operation, so as a comparatively small and new company they are really making waves. For this sold out performance, they present a mixed programme of three short pieces before the ...

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