Tag: acosta danza

6 Reasons You Should See the Carlos Acosta Biopic Yuli

Since the project was first announced toward the end of 2017, we’ve been extremely curious about Yuli. The film, based on Carlos Acosta‘s memoir No Way Home, promised as much dancing as biography, with Acosta appearing as himself and dance sequences featuring his eponymous Cuba-based company Acosta Danza. Add in filmmaking power couple Icíar Bollaín […]

The First Trailer for Carlos Acosta's Biopic Just Dropped, And We're Shook

We admit it. We’re picky about dance movies. They don’t always represent our beloved art form accurately, or use real dancers to play the main roles. But we just watched the first trailer for the new Carlos Acosta biopic, Yuli, and we’re kinda speechless: There’s an adorable young actor—Edilson Manuel Olbera Núñez—playing Acosta (who looks […]

Carlos Acosta Talks Bringing His Fledgling Cuban Company to the U.S.

What does a superstar like Carlos Acosta do after bidding farewell to his career in classical ballet? In Acosta’s case, he returns to his native country, Cuba, to funnel his fame, connections and prodigious energies back into the dance scene that formed him. Because of its top-notch, state-supported training programs and popular embrace of the […]

We All Need To Hear Carlos Acosta's Great Advice For His Kids

What does it take to become an international superstar? Carlos Acosta might have a few ideas. At the Oxford Literary Festival earlier this month, the BBC sat down with Acosta to ask for his life lessons. His answers—which he says he will pass on to his kids one day—give incredible insight into how he’s become […]

From JLaw to Ralph Fiennes, Here Are the Danciest Movies in the Works for 2018

Oh, Hollywood. In any given year, Tinseltown’s use of dance in film veers from the woefully disappointing to the surprisingly delightful, but one thing’s for certain: It’s rarely boring. Here’s our not-at-all-comprehensive and completely-subject-to-change list of the new dance-related movies coming soon to a theater (or laptop screen) near you. Red Sparrow Based on Jason […]