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Carlos Acosta at Sadler's Wells Oct.23-Oct.28 /07

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From the Sadler's Wells official site, this is the information about Carlos Acosta's upcoming London performance with guests artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba:

Sadler's Wells.

Rosebery Ave. EC1R Islington.

23 Oct. 2007 and 28 Oct. 2007

Carlos Acosta with Guest Artists from Ballet Nacional de Cuba.


"Le Corsaire" - chor. Alicia Alonso after M.Petipa

"El río y el bosque" ("The river and the forest")-chor. Alberto Mendez

"Muñecos" ("Toys")-chor. Alberto Mendez

"Paso a tres" ("Pas de trois")- chor. Alberto Méndez

Plus additional choreography by Carlos Acosta , featuring live music by Aldo Lopez Gavilan and his band .

Carlos Acosta is one of ballet’s superstars, known for his extraordinary athleticism and remarkable technical virtuosity. Now, for the very first time in London, he will join forces with guest dancers from the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, in a programme of classical ballet which has a distinctly Cuban feel.

From the age of nine Acosta trained at the National Ballet School of Cuba. Inspired by Alicia Alonso's Ballet Nacional de Cuba he went on to become the greatest ballet dancer of his generation; and a national hero in Cuba.

The Ballet Nacional de Cuba is renowned for its unparalleled technique. Watching Carlos Acosta dance with artists from this remarkable company, including Viengsay Valdes, Anette Delgado and Javier Torres, promises to be a breathtaking experience, not to be missed.

Press Reviews:

"Technical fireworks with brilliant charm and awesome ease...":

THE TELEGRAPH on Ballet Nacional de Cuba

"Cuba has consistently produced wonderful classical dancers... bringing a joyful flair to ballet which is comparable to the Brazilian genius for football..."

THE OBSERVER on Ballet Nacional de Cuba.


I hope that we can have some attendants from BT to report back.


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Here's an update on Carlos performance...

Renowned Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta is presenting his show "Carlos Acosta and Friends" with Cuban National Ballet members in London in late October. The show mixes classical dance techniques and choreographies with Afro-Cuban drum rhythms and live music. Acosta, a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet since 2003, is taking top dancers of Cuba's National Ballet to London for six performances of his program that promises to bring a distinct Cuban flavor and energy to the European city.

While in Havana in August, the dancer rehearsed a program with seven members of the Cuban National Ballet that will be performed at London's Sadler's Wells Theatre. "Carlos Acosta and Friends" tells the contemporary story of a young woman, played by Yolanda Correa, who wears jeans and dark glasses as she reads a book of stories to her uninterested boyfriend -- Javier Torres. They quarrel and he leaves.

The four classical pieces arise from stories she imagines in her book that include "El rio y el bosque," "Muñecos" and "Paso a tres" by Cuban choreographer Alberto Mendez. Acosta and Cuban National Ballet Company principal dancer Viengsay Valdes will also dance Acosta's favorite pas de deux: Petipa's "Le Corsaire."

The program ends with an energetic samba played by its Cuban composer Aldo Lopez Gavilan and his band.


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