Ballet NEWS| Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists, casting update

Full details of the cast and programme for Carlos Acosta and Guest Artists at the London Coliseum are now available.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Nina Kaptsova of the Bolshoi Ballet will not be able to participate in the run of Carlos Acosta & Guest Artists. Nina Kaptsova was due to dance the Pas de Deux from Spartacus.

Kapstova is dancing with Ivan Vasiliev in Spartacus at home with the Bolshoi, which means that Acosta is performing two solo pieces from Spartacus instead. These don’t appear in the official release below. I’m sure Kapstova’s absence will be missed – not least because when Acosta danced the role in the UK, he did not perform the one-arm lifts in the pas de deux (he had a different partner), as he did with Kapstova in Paris – so this would have been an opportunity for anyone who missed the Paris shows to see the original & famous choreography. Such a shame the programming can’t be worked out.

The confirmed guest artists for the evening are as follows:

Florencia Chinellato – Hamburg Ballet
Amilcar Moret – Hamburg Ballet
Begoña Cao – English National Ballet
Arionel Vargas – ENB
Roberta Marquez – The Royal Ballet
Steven McRae – The Royal Ballet
Miguel Altunaga – Rambert Dance Company
Pieter Symonds – Rambert Dance Company
Veronica Corveas – Ballet Nacional de Cuba

The programme for the evening consists of the following:

PART ONE
Overture
Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes
Ivan Tenorio’s Ritmicas
Frederick Ashton’s Rhapsody
John Neumeier’s Othello
Azari Plisetski’s Canto Vital

INTERVAL (20 mins)

PART TWO
Kim Brandstrup’s DK60
Derek Deane’s Summertime
Michel Descombey’s Dying Swan
Ramon Gomez Reis’ Over There
Miguel Altunaga’s Memoria
Georges Garcia’s Majisimo

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