Acosta was arguably THE ballet superstar of his generation. Cuban-born and trained, his rags-to-riches story is well known, from mischief making street urchin in Havana to Principal Dancer on all the major international stages. He is the recipient of a raft of prestigious awards, far too numerous to list.
His bravura athleticism, combined with a noble and gracious stage presence, selfless partnering and a wicked sense of humour, created a charismatic package.
His heart was always in Cuba, though, and upon retirement he set about creating a new Cuban dance company, Acosta Danza, which had a triumphant UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells in the Autumn of 2017.
And now, still mesmerising at 40+, he’s back! The programme for this return visit includes Sidi Larki Cherkaoui's Mermaid, a pas de deux where Acosta and Marta Ortega truly impressed in Acosta Danza's UK debut programme; Rooster, a joyous and cheeky work by Christopher Bruce on music by the Rolling Stones, which was for a long time a staple of Rambert's repertoire, Al Rededor No Hay Nada, by the Spanish contemporary choreographer Goyo Montero, and a reworked version of Acosta's own Carmen.
A glittering occasion, not to be missed!
General Booking opens: 6 February 2018 at 10 am
|What||Carlos Acosta, A Celebration – Thirty Years in Dance|
|Where||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
02 Oct 18 – 05 Oct 18, 19:30 Dur.: TBC
|Price||£20-£100 (booking fee applies)|
|Website||Click here to book via the RAH website|