Wednesday 9th October
7:30 PM
From £18.50 to £32

Ballet Black Ltd

Ballet Black Double Bill: Heroes

9 Oct 2024

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.

Run-time: Act 1 “If At First” 36 mins apprx, Interval 20 mins, Act 2 “The Waiting Game” 31 mins apprx. Total: 1 hour 27 mins apprx

Age guidance: 7+ advised

Access: Companion tickets are available, please follow the link for info. 

Contains haze and bright lights reflected off mirrors shining into the auditorium.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

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