If you’ve seen Yuli, you’ll love this show. The film about international ballet star Carlos Acosta shows just what an inspiration he is. The dancer launched Acosta Danza in Havana, after retiring from The Royal Ballet in 2015. The company focussed on a mix of ballet and contemporary Cuban dancing. Performances from Acosta Danza were woven throughout the film, which was nominated for five Spanish ‘Goya’ awards, including best new actor for Acosta, best cinematography and best adapted screenplay.
Dance Consortium are now bringing Evolution to Bradford, an exciting addition to their 2019-2020 performance schedule. The tour marks the company’s 46th tour since 2000.
Acosta Danza’s Evolution bill includes Faun by twice Olivier award-winning Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (who choreographed Beyonce’s Grammys performance in 2017), and Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, a celebration of the 1960s and ‘70s in which Carlos Acosta will make a guest appearance. The piece, originally created for Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve, is set to songs recorded by The Rolling Stones.
Completing the programme is Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg.
Acosta Danza are a big deal. That’s Big Deal. They welcomed Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to their Havana studios as part of the first British royal visit to Cuba in March 2019. The company are accessible and diverse, and not just to hit buzzwords. The tour includes seven audio-described performances for blind and visually- impaired patrons.
Catch the show at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March 2020.