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8 members of the Ballet Black company. They are positioned together in a group, posing in varying dance positions.

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A whirlwind of a company bringing new and exciting dance to Birmingham.”
Culture Bab

Now in their 22nd year, Cassa Pancho‘s Ballet Black return to The Rep with a new double bill, HEROES, following its triumphant visit last May.

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, infused with a dynamic soundtrack featuring the voices of the Ballet Black artists.

Exhilarating in effect and full of ideas, The Waiting Game feels like a hit, confirming November’s talent and this remarkable company’s strong sense of itself.”
The Guardian

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! 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.


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Age guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Running time

Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes including an interval

Please note

This performance contains haze and bright lights reflected off mirrors shining into the auditorium.

Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break,  approximately 14 minutes into the first act.

Post show discussion

A post show discussion will take place after the performance on Thu 13 Jun.


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