Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection

July 30, 2013

Ballet News

Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection @ the London Coliseum

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

One of the greatest male dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for a limited run from Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August 2013, with Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from Carlos’ career in celebration of the year of his 40th birthday.

Carlos Acosta has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his breathtaking performances, including principal roles in many ballets in the classical repertoire. 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, Leanne Benjamin who recently retired from the Royal Ballet where she was a principal dancer, first soloists Ricardo Cervera and Yuhui Choe, 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 Manon, Winter Dreams, Mayerling, Gloria 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 Rubies set to score by Stravinsky. Also performed is 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 and extracts from Mikhail Fokine’s Diana and Actaeon and Christopher Wheeldon’s Tryst.

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

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Full programme and line-up

Winter Dreams            MacMillan    Carlos Acosta & Marianela Nunez

 

Dying Swan                 Fokine          Melissa Hamilton

 

Rhapsody                    Ashton           Yuhui Choe & Ricardo Cervera

 

Sheherzade                 Folkine            Carlos Acosta & Marianela Nunez

 

Manon                        MacMillan        Leanne Benjamin & Nehemiah Kish

 

Diana and Actaeon     Vaganova        Carlos Acosta & Marianela Nunez

 

Mayerling                    MacMillan        Carlos Acosta, Leanne Benjamin & Ricardo Cervera

 

Gloria                          MacMillan        Nehemiah Kish & Melissa Hamilton

 

Requiem                      MacMillan        Carlos Acosta & Leanne Benjamin

 

Rubies                         Balanchine      Ricardo Cervera & Meaghan Grace Hinkis

 

Apollo                          Balanchine      Carlos Acosta & Marianela Nunez

 

Tryst                            Wheeldon        Eric Underwood & Melissa Hamilton

 

Memoria                      Altunaga          Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

 

Carlos Acosta Classical Selection is in rep at the Coliseum until Sunday

Performances: Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm; Sunday 4 August at 3pm (no performance Thursday 1 August)

Tickets: £10 – £85

Ticket office: 020 7845 9300 or 0844 412 4300  

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade.  Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

 

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4 Responses to “Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection”

  1. Ballet News Says:

    Deborah Fielding commented : Saturday. Can hardly wait!

  2. Ballet News Says:

    Gina Milroy commented : It was fantastic – can’t recommend it highly enough.

  3. Ballet News Says:

    Che Steele commented : wow! ..photos are beautiful!

  4. Ballet News Says:

    Thank you Che!