Ballet Black are back

Posted on 14 May 2018 in News, Performance

​It’s under a month now before Ballet Black return to Tramway. 

Led by their Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, Ballet Black celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision and grace in specially commissioned pieces.

The company first performed at Tramway last autumn with a Triple Bill including Chirstopher Hampson’s Storyville.

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June the company bring an unmissable double bill to the stage of Tramway 1.

The Suit a new ballet by renowned British chorographer Cathy Marston based on South African writer Can Themba’s moving fable, The Suit, which was banned by the then apartheid regime on its publication.

This work is paired with acclaimed Portuguese choreographer, Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a piece mixing classical and contemporary to distil the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy, all unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac, a soprano famed for her extreme vocal range.

British-Trinidadian Artistic Director Cassa Pancho has attracted a loyal following for her classically trained troupe, reinvigorating ballet with an indomitable energy and inspired versatility as well as promoting original work.

Cassa says: "Everyone here at Ballet Black is delighted to be returning to Tramway this year. Glasgow is one of the company's favourite cities and we can't wait to share our new double bill with audiences in Scotland!"

To find out more and book your tickets visit the shows’ page