Over 90 minutes, which simply sped by, Cassa spoke about founding the company, its funding and the multiple aspects involved in running it. These included commissioning new work, building audiences, developing the school, and providing artistic and supportive leadership to the dancers.
She talked about how she measured success and reflected on the potential of the Black Lives Matter movement to provoke more conversation/thought and help change perceptions in the ballet world. The Company had worked remotely during ‘lockdown’ and had also become more innovative in reaching audiences via film.
While not being sure when physical performances might be possible again, Cassa looked forward to the time when the two new works, which were ‘ready to go’ in March, could be presented at the Barbican and touring could begin again.
THE FULL REPORT IS NOW IN THE REPORTS SECTION AND A VIDEO RECORDING IS IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION