Ballet Black in Rehearsal – Part 2

Awesome neoclassical ensemble Ballet Black is premiering a new version of Orpheus by William Tuckett at the Linbury Studio Theatre this Wednesday. Having seen the first choreographic stages last November we had the opportunity to catch up with the company a few days ago and take some new shots of rehearsals, see costume fittings and observe how the entire piece comes together. Orpheus was specially commissioned to celebrate Ballet Black’s 10th anniversary:

(Click on thumbnails to enlarge & see as slideshow)

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All photos by The Ballet Bag ©

Congratulations to Cassa and her dancers. Toi toi!

With many thanks to Cassa Pancho and Will Tuckett.

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Ballet Black performs Orpheus and previous hits A New Beginning, Pendulum, Da Gamba & Shift at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, 9 – 12 February 2011. For tickets & booking visit the ROH website.

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  • February 8, 2011


    Thanks!! Glad you enjoyed them, they are a bunch of beautiful dancers :)

  • February 8, 2011


    These photos are great, everyone looks amazing.

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