Tag: carlos acosta

4 In-Person Shows We Want to See This November

From new works to old traditions, here are four performances we have on our radar. Lost With You Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal’s Vanishing MélodiesSasha Onyshchenko, Courtesy BJM MONTREAL Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal plumbs the songbook of Patrick Watson for its latest creation. Vanishing Mélodies brings to life the memories of a lone woman waiting for a bus, […]

Meet the 2020 Dance Magazine Award Honorees

Carlos Acosta In addition to dancing with some of the world’s most prestigious companies, including The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet, Carlos Acosta has choreographed productions of Don Quixote and Carmen, plus Guys and Dolls for the West End. Acosta established his own dance company, Acosta Danza, in 2016 in his native […]

Press Release: 2020 Dance Magazine Award Recipients Announced

“In this challenging environment nothing is more important than recognizing the extraordinary careers of our awardees,” states Frederic M. Seegal, CEO/Chairman of Dance Media. The esteemed event will take place virtually on December 7, 2020, at 6 pm Eastern, produced by Nel Shelby Productions. Tickets are now on sale at dancemediafoundation.org, starting at $50 for […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Carlos Acosta

This week we’re sharing tributes to all the 2020 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our virtual ceremony taking place December 7, visit dancemediafoundation.org. “There was a time when people like myself didn’t even have a chance,” says Carlos Acosta from his office in Birmingham, England. Black, Cuban and the youngest of 11 children […]

Carlos Acosta Is Shaking Up Ballet’s Traditions

It was clear from the moment Carlos Acosta accepted the directorship of Birmingham Royal Ballet that he would break the traditional mold of artistic director. In announcing his new position, he shared that he would not step down from his own company, Acosta Danza, or its academy, which he founded in Cuba in 2015 and 2017, respectively. The question […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in July 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures from the last month. Jakob Feyferlik has joined Dutch National Ballet as a principal. Carlos Acosta has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Royal Ballet School. Julia Mayer has been appointed executive director at See Chicago Dance. Amy Seiwert has departed from her post […]

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 […]