Acosta Danza – Evolution
3 March - 11 April

Press Reviews

The Evening Standard

★★★★ “This fledgling troupe, 20-strong and multi-disciplined, capable of tackling everything from hip-hop to flamenco, takes from (Carlos Acosta) more than just his name — it’s a company moulded in his image: generous of spirit, explosive, full of charisma.”

The Times

★★★★ “This is a company worth seeking out for its strength, buoyancy and versatility”

The Times

★★★★ (On Faun) “…a rapturously physical illustration of desire animal and divine.”

The Guardian

★★★★ (On Rooster) “This is a formal work, exactingly technical, fast and full of steps, but the dancers fly through it and …here is Acosta, brimming with charisma. He’s still got the moves, the charm and a command of the stage. The man is irresistible.”

The Guardian

★★★★ “Carlos Acosta’s Havana-based troupe makes no wrong steps in this charming, evocative and sharply technical mixed bill.”

The Daily Telegraph

★★★ (On Carlos Acosta) “The former Royal Ballet star principal remains in Greek-god shape, as charismatic as ever, and can still erupt into motion with startling acceleration and sweep a woman off her feet as if she were as light as candyfloss”

The Daily Telegraph

★★★ (On Paysage, Soudain, la nuit) “This piece has an atmosphere – and a movement quality – that no company from these shores could ever hope to generate. Coming across as being as much fun to perform as it is to watch, and as a distant, Cuban cousin of Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, it is exactly the sort of showpiece that this fine troupe should do more of.”

The Observer

★★★★ “What’s impressive is that all the dancers move fluently from street moves to contemporary to ballet; they are forging a style that has hints of them all, and they look confident and vital.”

Dance Tabs

★★★★ “It’s thrilling to see the building confidence of Carlos Acosta’s Cuban-based dance company. There’s a sense of cohesion, shared purpose and a unique identity drawn from a vibrant range of influences.”

Culture Whisper

★★★★ “This is an impressive Debut indeed”

The Independent

★★★★ “Acosta’s new company balances Cuban roots with a sense of adventure”

Evening Standard

★★★★ “Beg, borrow or steal a ticket for Acosta’s exhilarating Cuban trip. A striking show”

The Guardian

“Its 14 dancers have already gelled into a bright, formidable force”

The Times

“The line-up of dancers is versatile and very impressive indeed”

The Observer

“The programme of five ballets stretches the dancers to the limit of their abilities, it gives us a good idea of their potential”

Daily Telegraph

“Eccentric and energetic debut by an immensely likeable new company”

Tour Features

Pontus Lidberg

Profile: Choreographer, film-maker, dancer and recipient of a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pontus Lidberg has … Read more

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Profile: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s debut as a choreographer was in 1999 with Andrew Wale’s Anonymous Society. … Read more

Christopher Bruce

Profile: Christopher Bruce trained at the Ballet Rambert School. He joined Ballet Rambert in 1963 where … Read more

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