Acosta Danza – 100% Cuban Tour Spring 2022

Acosta Danza return with a programme of new and existing exceptional works. Back by popular demand are, Paysage, soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Impronta, which was created specially for Acosta Danza by Spanish choreographer Maria Rovira. Making their UK premieres are Hybrid, by the award-winning Cuban Norge Cedeno, Liberto by Acosta Danza dancer and choreographer Raul Reinoso, and De Punta a Cabo by Alexis Fernandez, set against the backdrop of the coast of Havana.

Tour details below:

Wed 9 – Sat 12 Feb 2022
Sadler’s Wells London
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Tue 15 – Wed 16 Feb 2022
Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
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Tue 22 – Wed 23 Feb 2022
The Lowry Salford Quays
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Fri 25 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Hull New Theatre
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Tue 1 – Wed 2 Mar 2022
Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
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Fri 4 – Sat 5 Mar 2022
Theatre Royal Plymouth
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On Before Tour 2021

Valid Productions and its co-producing partner Norwich Theatre are delighted to announce that they will re-mount and tour On Before, an intensely personal evening of dance conceived, directed and performed by legendary Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta CBE, as UK venues re-open in July and August 2021 emerging from the cultural crisis. We are honoured to be working together with Norwich Theatre for their first ever touring production.

The production will open for two nights at Norwich Theatre Royal from Friday 16 July, before touring to The Lowry, Salford (21-22 July), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (3-4 August) and The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (6-7 August).

First conceived by Carlos Acosta in 2010, On Before is an homage to Carlos’ late mother and the most personal work he has ever created. It features choreography by world-renowned artists including Russell Maliphant, Kim Banstrup and Will Tuckett, alongside Carlos’ own choreography. The show sees Carlos Acosta perform as both a soloist and alongside Laura Rodriguez, a founding member of his Cuban dance company, Acosta Danza. A powerful story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, On Before is set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.

Tour details below:

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th July
Norwich Theatre Royal
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Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd July
The Lowry, Salford
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Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th August
Mayflower TheatreSouthampton
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Friday 6th & Saturday 7th August
The Marlowe TheatreCanterbury
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UK Tour Spring 2020

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban company Acosta Danza perform a programme of new and existing works.

Acosta makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The company also perform new work, Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg. Inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’après midi d’un faune, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui completes the bill with masterpiece Faun, set to Debussy’s original score with additional music from Nitin Sawhney.

More information on the tour at danceconsortium.com/touring/acosta-danza-evolution

Tour details below:

3 & 4 March at 7.30pm
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Tickets: www.mayflower.org.uk

6 & 7 March at 8pm
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tickets: www.wmc.org.uk

10 & 11 March at 7.30pm
Eden Court, Inverness
Tickets: www.eden-court.co.uk

13 & 14 March at 7.30pm
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Tickets: www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

17 & 18 March at 7.30pm
Brighton Dome
Tickets: www.brightondome.org

20 & 21 March at 7.30pm
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Tickets: www.marlowetheatre.com

24 & 25 March at 7.30pm
The Lowry, Salford Quays
Tickets: www.thelowry.com

27 & 28 March at 7.30pm
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Tickets: www.theatreroyal.com

7 & 8 April at 7.30pm
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Tickets: www.theatreroyal.co.uk

10 & 11 April at 8pm
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tickets: www.trch.co.uk

13-24 February 2020

Carlos Acosta’s own dance company is drawn from the best of Cuba’s dancers and performs a distinctive repertory that combines national and international flavours in technique, choreography and music. As a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company, Acosta Danza is no stranger to London, and on this occasion the company will be seen in a distinctive light through a programme of intimate works whose scale and mood is perfectly attuned to the performing space of the Linbury Theatre.

These works are performed together:
  • Soledad
  • El Cruce Sobre el Niàgara
  • New Juliano Nunes
  • Impronta
  • Two

13th-24th Feb: Linbury Theatre, London

29th-30th November 2019

After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a programme of new and existing works to Luxembourg. For this tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, the vibrant Cuban company will perform new and existing ballet and contemporary works, including Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer, Pontus Lidberg; iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones; and a new work by Juanjo Arques.

29th-30th November 2019: Luxembourg

18th-23rd November 2019

After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a second programme of new and existing works to Sadler’s Wells. Acosta himself makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The Company also perform new works, Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Satori, by breakthrough Cuban choreographer Raúl Reinoso.

Inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’après midi d’un faune, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui completes the bill with masterpiece Faun, set to Debussy’s original score with additional music from Nitin Sawhney.

18th-23rd November 2019: Sadler’s Wells, London

11th & 12th November 2019

Following an exceptional career, acclaimed international ballet superstar Carlos Acosta brings his newly established company, Acosta Danza, back to Birmingham Hippodrome.

For this second tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, the vibrant Cuban company will perform new and existing ballet and contemporary works, including Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer, Pontus Lidberg; iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones; and a new work by Juanjo Arques, whose latest work Ignite, commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet, premiered at Birmingham Hippodrome in October 2018, amongst others.

11th & 12th November 2019: Birmingham Hippodrome

1st & 2nd November 2019

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta brings his critically acclaimed Cuban company, Acosta Danza, to Edinburgh ahead of his exciting appointment as Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020.

In this programme of new and existing works, Acosta himself makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The Company also perform new works, Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Satori, by breakthrough Cuban choreographer Raúl Reinoso.

Inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky’s L’après midi d’un faune, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui completes the bill with masterpiece Faun, set to Debussy’s original score with additional music from Nitin Sawhney.

1st & 2nd November 2019: Edinburgh Festival Theatre

28th & 29th October 2019

Following an exceptional career, acclaimed international ballet superstar Carlos Acosta brings his newly established company, Acosta Danza back to the UK.

For this second tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, the vibrant Cuban company will perform new and existing ballet and contemporary works, including Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer, Pontus Lidberg; iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones; and a new work by Juanjo Arques, whose latest work Ignite was commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet.

28th & 29th October 2019: Norwich Theatre Royal

15th-16th October 2019

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta’s new dance company performs at Sadler’s Wells on their first China tour, with Acosta himself taking a starring cameo role. He will introduce Acosta Danza, the Havana-based dance company made up of the best dancers in Cuba, trained in both ballet and contemporary dance. They perform new and existing pieces by Cuban choreographer Marianela Boan, Spanish dance-makers Jorge Crecis and Goyo Montero, New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck and Sadler’s Wells own Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

15th-16th October 2019: Drama Theatre of NCPA, Beijing, China