Say It Loud / Black Sun

Wednesday 19- Sunday 23 October

Ballet Black brings two new works to the Royal Opera House in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

These works are performed together:

  • Say It Loud
  • Black Sun

Acclaimed South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma (Vuyani Dance Theatre) presents Black Sun, set to an original score by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asanté. It is followed by Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Black, Cassa Pancho’s, Say It Loud – an autobiographical work that charts the story of the pioneering company and its journey to becoming one of the British ballet industry’s best-known names.

Concept and direction: Cassa Pancho

Choreography: José Alves, Charlotte Broom, Isabela Coracy, Alexander Fadayiro, Sayaka Ichikawa, Rosanna Lindsey, Marie-Astrid Mence, Mthuthuzeli November, Cassa Pancho, Cira Robinson and Ebony Thomas

Music: Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, Jon Batiste, Flowdan, Etta James, Lord Kitchener, Steve Reich and Soweto Gospel Choir

Lighting: designDavid Plater

Costume: designJessica Cabassa

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