Ballet Black return to the Barbican for the fourth consecutive year following their previous sell-out seasons.
Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, recent recipient of the Freedom of the City of London for her contribution to diversity in ballet, the company celebrates dancers of black and Asian descent.
This year, forming the first half of the Double Bill, is Ingoma, created by company dancer and choreographer Mthuthuzeli November. Through a fusion of ballet, African dance and singing, the piece portrays a milestone moment in South African history and imagines the struggles of black miners in 1946, when 60,000 of them took courageous strike action.
Completing the Double Bill is another original work, a light-hearted and engaging narrative ballet by Italian choreographer and Co-founder of Protein Dance, Luca Silvestrini.