Acosta Danza Up Close: Carlos Acosta’s acclaimed company bring five dynamic works to the Linbury Theatre
Former Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet Carlos Acosta brings his acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza to the Royal Opera House this February. Making their debut in the Linbury Theatre, The Royal Ballet’s international stage for dance, the company present a varied bill of five contemporary works created by internationally acclaimed choreographers.
Rafael Bonachela presents Soledad, an evocative pas de deux set to music by Chavela Vargas and Gideon Kremer which receives its UK premiere during this run. Maria Rovira’s Impronta, a work created specifically for Acosta Danza is also performed for the first time in the UK alongside Marianela Boán’s El cruce sobre el Niágara [The Crossing Over Niagra], based on Alonso Alegría’s play about 19th-century tightrope walker Charles Blondin, who famously crossed Niagra Falls bearing his friend on his shoulders.
Russell Maliphant’s acclaimed solo Two also features and is performed by Carlos Acosta, and the bill is completed with the world premiere of Mundo Interpretado (Interpreted World), a new work by Juliano Nunes, returning to the Royal Opera House following his 2019 debut with Two Sides Of…, presented as part of New Work New Music.
Creative Producer of The Royal Ballet, Emma Southworth, comments: ‘I’m delighted to be welcoming Acosta Danza to the Linbury Theatre for the first time with this wonderfully varied programme of work. It’s fantastic that audiences will get to experience the unique style and repertoire of the company here at the Royal Opera House, and each piece being presented is a real showcase of Acosta Danza’s virtuosity, energy and skill.’
Acosta Danza will also tour the UK with their Evolution programme during spring 2020.