Carlos Acosta

Cubanía

Monday 21 July 2014 - Wednesday 23 July 7.30pm
Royal Opera House
Bow Street. Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD
020 7240 1200
roh.org.uk

Carlos Acosta curates and stars in an exciting mixed programme of dance inspired by his homeland. The first half of the evening sees Acosta collaborate with two Cuban dance stars, Miguel Altunaga and George Céspedes. Altunaga piece is a world premiere danced by Acosta while Céspedes stages his thrilling La ecuación. Acclaimed Cuban dancer Alexander Varona dances Russell Maliphant’s Flux, followed by a world premiere from the acclaimed dance group Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. The first half concludes with Edwaard Liang’s Sight Unseen, danced by Acosta and Zenaida Yanowsky.

In the second half of the evening Acosta presents his Tocoroco Suite, a selection of highlights from his hugely popular 2003 dance work completely re-imagined for the Royal Opera House main stage. Acosta is joined by members of Danza Contemporánea as he weaves a part-autobiographical narrative told through classical, contemporary and Afro-Cuban dance – all to the accompaniment of a live house band.