Carmen with a Cuban heart, choreographed by iconic ballet dancer Carlos Acosta.
In the wake of his outstanding international career, Carlos Acosta gathered Cuba’s leading dancers and established the dance company Acosta Danza. In Grieghallen they will perform Acosta’s own version of Bizet’s classical ballet suite Carmen. The performance is a fusion of classical and modern dance, reflecting the rich and distinctive Cuban culture. The story’s universal and timeless themes are laid bare in a sparse and powerful setting with spectacular designs and lighting, accompanied by Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy.
On this evening in Grieghallen, Acosta will also present us to other aspects of their unique combination of classical and contemporary dance. The company has associated with a stellar team of choreographers: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Marianela Boán, Goyo Montero, and Russell Maliphant. Carlos Acosta himself performs Maliphant’s mesmerizing and intense solo piece Two.
Carlos Acosta artistic director
Marianela Boán choreography, El Cruce Sobre El Niágara (The Crossing Over Niagara)
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui choreography, Faun
Russell Maliphant choreography, Two
Goyo Montero choreography, Alrededor No Hay Nada (There is Nothing Around)
Carlos Acosta choreography, Carmen
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Paul Murphy conductor
Produced by Sadler's Wells London and Valid Productions.
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