By Louise Levene
A March 8th article for the Financial Times discusses Ballet Black’s (UK-based) founder Cassa Pancho. She began the troupe as an 8-person endeavor when she was a mere 21 years-old. Her company were spotted by a Covent Garden director, who gave the group residency. According to the Financial Times, funding arrived at this point via private donors and grants.
Today, the London Arts Council’s NPO award has praised the company for bringing in a diverse range of choreographers. Next up on the roster, we hope, will be female choreographers getting the start artists like Liam Scarlett got from the company.
Read the article in the Financial Times.