A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream

Following acclaimed performances in 2013 Cassa Pancho’s company of black and Asian classically trained dancers highlight and celebrates the talents of dancers from around the world. Founded in 2001 Ballet Black has achieved great success and garnered numerous awards, including the 2012 Critics Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.

For their debut at The Atkinson the company are delighted to present a triple bill of new work with exciting ballets from two of Britain’s best choreographers, Christopher Marney (Gothenburg ballet, New Adventures), and Martin Lawrence, Richard Alston Dance company) Award winning dance maker , Arthur Pita ( Showboat, The Metamorphosis ) creates A Dream Within a Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Balletblack’s newest narrative ballet.

“This is repertory that any large company would be happy to own. And the heroic Ballet Black have managed it on a shoestring.” The Guardian, February 2014



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