Royal Ballet Principal Carlos Acosta will bring Cubanía, a programme of Cuban dance inspired by his homeland, to the Royal Opera House in July. The mixed programme contains world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance which will be accompanied by a live onstage Cuban house band. Cubanía is devised by Acosta and he will perform during the evening.
Uniting dancers and choreographers from The Royal Ballet, Rambert, Cuban National Ballet and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, Acosta will dance in a new piece by Cuban choreographer Miguel Altunaga, and will also partner Royal Ballet principal Zenaida Yanowsky in Edwaard Liang’s poignant duet Sight Unseen.
The programme includes Tocororo Suite, a semi-autobiographical piece set in the streets of Havana choreographed by Acosta; Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, the Cuban national contemporary dance company; and two world premières by Cuban choreographers.… [continue reading]