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Ballet Black present
Running time: approximately 90 minutes including interval First half (Mixed Bill, 3 ballets): 35 minutes Interval: 25 minutes Second half (Storyville): 30 minutes Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black, a company with a passion to highlight and celebrate the talents of black and Asian dancers from around the world, has garnered praise from all quarters, with recent accolades including the Dance Europe Award for Outstanding Dance Company (2009). Having established a huge following in its inaugural decade, Ballet Black has been appointed Associate Company of the Royal Opera House. For their return visit to the Lakeside Arts Centre, the Company are delighted to present a mixed bill of premieres from the latest in British choreographic talent: Jonathan Goddard (Rambert Dance Company); Jonathan Watkins (The Royal Ballet) and Martin Lawrance (creator Pendulum for Ballet Black, 2009). They will also debut Storyville, a dark tale of love, corruption and survival set in the nightclubs of 1900's New Orleans, by renowned choreographer, Christopher Hampson. Image credit: Cira Robinson of Ballet Black. Image (C) Bill Cooper