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Isabela Coracy and Jose Alves in Captured by Martin Lawrance (Photo: Bill Cooper)

Isabela Coracy and Jose Alves in Captured by Martin Lawrance (Photo: Bill Cooper)

Ballet Black back in Stratford

Published 21 August 2017

Dazzling dance group Ballet Black will return to the Theatre Royal Stratford East this November with another triple bill this Autumn, it has been announced.

In keeping with their new partnership with the company, which launched last year, the venue will host another mixed bill between Wednesday 8 November – Saturday 11 November, starting at 8pm each nights.

The programme sees Artistic Director Cassa Pancho commission bold choreography once more, blending the classical and contemporary, narrative and abstract, for her ballet company comprising British and international dancers of black and Asian descent.

It opens with a four-hander characterised by intricate detail and propulsive energy. Captured ebbs and flows to the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance’s edgy choreography, set to a Shostakovich string quartet. First premiered in 2012, the piece was an instant audience and critical success.

French choreographer, Ludovic Ondiviela, then presents Dopamine (You Make My Levels Go Silly), a beautiful pas de deux about love, lust and passion with an original score created by acclaimed British composer, Fabio D’Andrea.

Finally, South Bank Sky Arts Award-winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa turns a popular fairy tale on its head, as Red Riding Hood is given a surprising twist – the Wolf might just regret messing with Red Riding Hood!

Tickets can be purchased through the venue’s website.


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