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Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell

March 8, 2016

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ballet dancer from The Royal Ballet Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta The Classical Farewell Royal Albert Hall, SW7 Monday 3 – Friday 7 October 2016 Performances: Mon – Fri at 7.30pm Ticket Office: 020 7589 8212   Carlos Acosta bids farewell to classical ballet with his final performances at Royal Albert Hall for a limited run from Monday 3 – Friday 7 October 2016. […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON

February 6, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SPRING SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   Two of Sir Frederick Ashton’s classic ballets pair up for a double bill; The Dream, and for the first time ever performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet, A Month in the Country A revival of Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet   Venue and booking information: Birmingham […]

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Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest

January 10, 2016

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What Lies Beneath

Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest With a foreword by Tamara Rojo, What Lies Beneath is a large photography book with dancers as its subject, by international photographer Rick Guest that aims to go beyond the immediately obvious. Guest explains, “I became obsessed with the grace and poise of these creatures […]

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Sadler’s Wells announces 2016 UK Tour Dates for Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Farewell

November 12, 2015

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade in London

Sadler’s Wells announces 2016 UK Tour Dates for Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Farewell Sadler’s Wells presents world renowned dancer Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Farewell, at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham (Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 May), Birmingham Hippodrome (Friday 6 & Saturday 7 May), part of the award-winning International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016, Mayflower Theatre, […]

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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen

October 29, 2015

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The Royal Ballet | Carlos Acosta’s Carmen This caught my eye on twitter the day after the premiere of Carlos Acosta’s new production of Carmen. The bareness of it made me laugh out loud : No polite way of putting this: #ROHcarmen is a disaster. Slap bang into the iceberg. No survivors. — Luke Jennings (@LukeJennings1) October 27, 2015 […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet

October 22, 2015

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in rehearsal with Carlos Acosta

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet Photo books are notoriously tricky to get just right. Expensive to produce, getting a commercially viable price point is a difficult balancing act between cost and quality. The incomparable Kirsty Mitchell has been brave enough to forego several offers from publishers for her Wonderland book that […]

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BBC Young Dancer Award

May 10, 2015

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Archie Sullivan - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

BBC Young Dancer Award A 17-year-old contemporary dancer from Northumberland has been named the first winner of the BBC Young Dancer award. Connor Scott beat five other finalists after they all performed before a panel of leading dance experts at Sadler’s Wells in London. The award was presented by Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta – […]

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season

April 16, 2015

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season Four World Premieres headline The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season announcement. They are : a new production of Carmen by Carlos Acosta (though this is a one act ballet programmed alongside Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux), Liam Scarlett’s first full […]

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Ballet News Previews | Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night

December 23, 2014

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

Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night Ballet’s mega star, Carlos Acosta, hails from (if you didn’t already know) Cuba. When he’s not dancing at The Royal Ballet then he likes to produce shows that incorporate his Cuban heritage of mambo, salsa and jazz, and this programme was recorded earlier this year at the Royal Opera House. Acosta […]

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BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer

October 2, 2014

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(L-R) The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall and internally renowned Ballet star Carlos Acosta launching BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Carlos Acosta has been named as an Ambassador for the Award. BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance – and will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sim Cannety-Clarke

BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final Judges today announced as: Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding Carlos Acosta announced […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan

September 30, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Natalia Osipova Becoming A Swan Photographs by Andrej Uspenski What makes you return to a photography book ? Reviewing countless such books, I find myself asking this question often, and only this time, reviewing this book, have I found an answer. Some photography books are coffee table tomes to be displayed […]

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World Ballet Day | What you’ll see

September 24, 2014

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World Ballet Day | What you’ll see THE ROYAL BALLET OPENS ITS ‘VIRTUAL DOORS’ FOR AN INSIDE VIEW OF THE WORKING DAY AS PART OF A GLOBAL FIRST: WORLD BALLET DAY ONE DAY OF LIVE STREAMING ON WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER The Australian Ballet | Bolshoi Ballet | The Royal Ballet | The National Ballet of […]

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet

July 8, 2014

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet production has broken a 54-year box office record. This world famous production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers, with guest appearances by international ballet stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and […]

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English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures

June 11, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures English National Ballet’s in-the-round version of Romeo & Juliet opens tonight, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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English National Ballet | Full casting for Romeo & Juliet

June 4, 2014

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English National Ballet | Full Principal casting for Romeo & Juliet Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present English National Ballet from June 11th-22nd with Derek Deane’s breath-taking production of Romeo & Juliet, the world’s greatest love story. Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta will perform in the lead roles accompanied by dancers, actors and […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

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THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

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Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews And Yuriko Kajiya

May 7, 2014

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Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews And Yuriko Kajiya HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced today that Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, currently soloist dancers with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will join Houston Ballet as first soloists for the 2014-15 season beginning in August 2014. “Yuriko and I were […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote

April 28, 2014

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The Royal Ballet’s Don Quixote Kitri Marianela Nuñez Basilio Carlos Acosta Don Quixote Christopher Saunders Sancho Panza Philip Mosley Lorenzo Gary Avis Gamache Bennet Gartside Espada Ryoichi Hirano Mercedes Laura Morera     Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in  October 2013. This was Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th century classics […]

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CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS WORLD PREMIERES OF SIZZLING CUBAN DANCE DIRECT FROM HAVANA TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MAIN STAGE THIS SUMMER

April 24, 2014

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

CARLOS ACOSTA BRINGS CUBAN DANCE TO THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE THIS SUMMER CUBANĺA 21 to 23 July   Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta curates and stars in Cubanía, an exciting mixed programme of vibrant Cuban dance inspired by his homeland this July at the Royal Opera House, with world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance accompanied by […]

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet

April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet 27 June – 5 July Lyric Theatre, QPAC A PAIR OF STAR CROSS’D LOVERS The centerpiece of Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014 is the Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet. The late Sir Kenneth MacMillan is one of the world’s most […]

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