Mthuthzeli November – interview

Ballet Black
Interview by: Christina Nicole
Published: Monday 03 April 2023, 5:30pm

Now in their 21st year, Cassa Pancho’s Ballet Black is excited to present award-winning choreographers, Will Tuckett and Mthuthuzeli November in a double bill of new and original work. Will Tuckett’s Then Or Now, originally created in 2020, blends classical ballet, music and the poetry of Adrienne Rich to ask the question: in times like these, where do we belong?

“…the piece feels above all like a call for respect across any and all divides.” The Telegraph, 2021

Mthuthuzeli November makes his third mainstage commission for the Company, By Whatever Means, a love letter to musician, performer and activist, Nina Simone that combines ballet, jazz and the blues in a moving and inspiring piece of dance theatre.

Tour Dates:
PREMIERE – Barbican Centre, London: 8th -12th March 2023
Oxford Playhouse | Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th April
Theatre Royal Stratford East | Wednesday 10th May – Saturday 13th May & Wednesday 17th May – Saturday 20th May
York Theatre Royal | Tuesday 6th June
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June

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