Homecoming King: Carlos Acosta

April 30, 2020

Carlos Acosta’s exit from the company where he’s spent the past 17 years isn’t news. “I plan ahead,” he explains. During The Royal Ballet’s first tour to Chicago in 37 years this past summer, he was genial and outgoing, discussing his next steps over coffee at a Cuban café. He’s flirted with being in movies (Day of the Flowers and New York, I Love You) and writing books, but is most passionate when talking about his hometown of Havana and the new possibilities there for dance, “as Cuba becomes open to the world.”

Acosta rehearsing with Marianela Nuñez
Kristie Kahns