The Marlowe
Ballet Black
The Canterbury Festival present

Ballet Black

A delight for dance fans.

Since forming in 2001, Ballet Black has been delighting a new generation of dance fans with its “dash, daring and joie de vivre” (The Guardian). This show is no exception with bold choreography which blends the classical and the contemporary. This exciting ballet company comprising international dancers of black and Asian descent has commissioned the three works by some of the most celebrated choreographers of this generation; Ludovic Ondiviela, Martin Lawrance and South Bank Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa.

Dopamine (You Make My Levels Go Silly) is a brilliant pas de deux set to a specially composed score by British composer, Fabio D’Andrea. Captured is filled with edgy choreography providing propulsive energy that ebbs and flows. The final piece Red Riding Hood takes its name-sake fairy tale and turns it on its head with a surprising twist.

This is part of Canterbury Festival.


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