Theatre Royal Stratford East: Double Bill
Date: 31 October 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Theatre Royal Stratford East
The acclaimed dance company BALLET BLACK return to Theatre Royal Stratford East with a stunning Double Bill.
Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, this company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent, showcasing technique, precision and grace in specially commissioned pieces.
As part of their latest double bill, renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston, choreographs a new narrative ballet for the Company. Based on Can Themba’s South African fable The Suit, this is the first dance adaptation of the affecting short story.
This is followed by Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream, described as ‘charming and hilarious’ by Dance Europe magazine. The production mixes classical and contemporary to distil the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac. Performing it, ‘the company have never looked better’ (Independent).
★★★★★ ‘It’s a knockout and the whole company is marvellous in it’ The Indepdendent
★★★★ ‘Enchanting Double Bill’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Classy popular entertainment .. drama and some altogether glorious romantic fun’ The Times
‘Bold and wholeheartedly daring choreography’ Exeunt
Price: From £10
Age Guidance: 12+ due to a scene in The Suit that is unsuitable for younger children and which some audience members may find upsetting, as it deals with suicide. The evening contains adult themes.
Concessions: Available at many performances for children and under 26s. If you can’t attend a show without the support of a companion or carer, you can get a companion ticket free of charge – click here for details.
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