03 May 2018
The new performances at leading international space Tramway stars a new ballet by renowned British chorographer Cathy Marston based on South African writer Can Themba’s moving fable, The Suit, which was banned by the then apartheid regime on its publication.
This work is paired with acclaimed Portuguese choreographer, Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The piece mixes classical and contemporary to distil the essence of Shakespeare’s comedy, unfolding to an eclectic soundtrack that includes Eartha Kitt, Barbra Streisand and Yma Sumac, a soprano famed for her extreme vocal range.
British-Trinidadian Artistic Director Cassa Pancho has attracted a loyal following for her classically trained troupe, reinvigorating ballet with an indomitable energy and inspired versatility as well as promoting original work.
Councillor David McDonald, Chair of Glasgow Life and Deputy Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Ballet Black’s Double Bill looks set to be a highlight of the summer for dance lovers in Glasgow, with two pieces incorporating elements of classical and contemporary dance.
“Alongside commissioning and presenting work from choreographers and performers based in the city, Tramway continues to bring leading UK and international dance artists to Glasgow, to entrance and exhilarate.”
Cassa Pancho MBE, Founder & Artistic Director, Ballet Black, said: "Everyone here at Ballet Black is delighted to be returning to Tramway this year. Glasgow is one of the company's favourite city's and we can't wait to share our new double bill with audiences in Scotland!"
Tramway is supported by Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland.
To find out more visit www.tramway.org
Ballet Black The Suit / A Dream Within A Midsummer Night’s Dream
25 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE
8 and 9 June
Recommended for ages 12+ To buy tickets and for more information visit www.tramway.org or phone 0845 330 3501
Tramway is a leading international art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects and has been at the heart of the changes that have seen Glasgow re-born as one of Europe’s leading centres for contemporary visual arts. Based in the south of the city and a former tram depot, Tramway has a high quality, agenda setting, experimental and dynamic programme; it is one of the most sought after and prestigious spaces in Scotland for artists to present new work. Tramway enjoys a very strong reputation for working closely with and being artist led in its approach. Follow Tramway @GlasgowTramway and www.facebook.com/Tramway
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