Monday, October 24

Carlos Acosta new dance company to premiere in London next September

Carlos Acosta's new dance company to premiere at Sadler's Wells.  The  company will  tour across the UK to venues including Salford, Birmingham, Southampton, Brighton and Edinburgh with further dates to be announced.

The fabulous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta will bring his new contemporary dance company Acosta Danza to the UK for the first time in September 2017 at Sadler's Wells. The show will  include a guest appearance by Acosta, and include performances by ballet bad boy Sergei Polunin. The Ukrainian, who became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal aged 19 but stunned the dance world when he quit the company in 2012 saying he wanted a normal life, will perform Project Polunin from March 14 -18.

The dance company's debut programme will feature  a mix of ballet and contemporary choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as well as Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero and Cuban choreographer Marianela Boan.

Acosta said today: "The company will develop its contemporary work, whilst also using elements of classical ballet. ...It incorporates everything I have learned during the past twenty-five years of my professional career. Coming to this country helped me grow as an artist. All of a sudden there were these artistic choices... it was an essential part of me becoming the dancer I am today."

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