Leeds favourite Ballet Black returns to the city for the sixth year running to present a new Triple Bill of bold and inventive dance at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre on 17 and 18 November.

Ballet Black’s Triple Bill includes a new ballet by South Bank Sky Arts Award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa (co-commissioned by the Barbican and dramaturgy by Patricia Doyle), who turns a popular fairytale on its head as she gives Red Riding Hood a surprising twist.

French choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela presents Dopamine (you make my levels go silly), a beautiful pas de deux about love and passion with an original score created by acclaimed British composer Fabio D’Andrea. Captured displays the fiery emotion of Martin Lawrance’s edgy choreography, characterised by intricate detail and propulsive energy set to a Shostakovich string quartet.

Led by Artistic Director Cassa Pancho, Ballet Black’s Triple Bill blends classical, contemporary, narrative and abstract in a programme performed by her company of world-class international ballet dancers of black and Asian descent. The Company aims to bring ballet to a more culturally diverse audience by celebrating the talent of dancers from around the world.

Tickets for Ballet Black at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre are on sale now and can be booked online at theatreleeds.com or by calling the Box Office on 0113 220 8008. Tickets are priced at £17.50.


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