Carlos Acosta – Classical Selection

Tuesday 30 July 2013 - Sunday 4 August - 7.30pm 30 & 31 July, 2 & 3 August; 3pm 4 August (No show on 1 August)
London Coliseum
Saint Martin's Lane
London
WC2N 4ES
020 7845 9300
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Indisputably one of the greatest male dancers of this generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for five performances only, with a new show presenting highlights of his glorious career.

Carlos Acosta has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his breathtaking performances, including principal roles in almost every ballet in the classical repertoire. Performing a range of pas de deux from the classical canon, Acosta is joined on stage by some of his favourite dance partners in this awe-inspiring evening.

Currently performing as a Principal Guest Artist with The Royal Ballet, Acosta’s past productions have played to sell-out audiences and have been lauded by critics and audiences alike. In 2007 he won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his performance in his 2006 programme, Carlos Acosta with Guests of The Royal Ballet.

“Carlos is a man absolutely at the top of his game, someone to tell your children and grandchildren that you actually saw, live, on stage. Just go” The Daily Telegraph.

For Classical Selection Carlos will be joined on stage by some of his past dance partners and stars of The Royal Ballet including principal dancers Marianela Nunez and Nehemiah Kish, first soloist Ricardo Cervera, soloists Melissa Hamilton and Eric Underwood and first artist Meaghan Grace Hinkis.

The evening’s programme includes a number of the most famous pas de deux from the classical and neo-classical canon. Extracts performed include Winter DreamsMayerlingGloria and Requiem by one of the greatest ballet choreographers of the 20th century Kenneth MacMillan.

Also part of the evening’s programme is an extract from George Balanchine’s ballet about the Greek god Apollo and an extract from one of Frederick Ashton’s last works, the playful, romantic, and elegant Rhapsody. The evening’s programme also includes fellow Cuban choreographer and dancer with RAMBERT, Miguel Altunaga’s 2009 solo Memoria.

The evening’s programme is accompanied by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy. MacMillan’s Gloria and Requiem is accompanied by The Pegasus Choir.

Currently performing as a Principal Guest Artist with The Royal Ballet, Acosta’s past productions have played to sell-out audiences and have been lauded by critics and audiences alike. In 2007 he won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his performance in his 2006 programme, Carlos Acosta with Guests of The Royal Ballet. His debut novel Pig’s Foot, released on 30 October 2013, was recently named as one of the Waterstone’s Eleven, an annual list of some of the most promising debut novels.

Full programme details, cast and line-up to be announced.

Photo: Angela Taylor Photo Johan Persson
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