Past Event

Acosta Danza

Sun 23 Oct 2016

Following an exceptional career as a ballet star, international dance icon Carlos Acosta launches his brand new company, Acosta Danza.

Based in Havana, the company is made up of the best dancers Cuba has to offer who have trained in both ballet and contemporary dance styles. They will perform new and existing pieces by Cuban choreographers who have rarely been seen outside the country, and commission new pieces from international choreographers who will take inspiration from their iconic nation.

For their first UK tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, they will perform works by Cuban choreographer Marianela Boán, international artist Jorge Crecis, Spanish dance-maker Goyo Montero, New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Head over to our blog for a video interview with Carlos Acosta.

Produced by Sadler’s Wells and Valid Productions.

Running order

Part One

El cruce sobre El Niágara - The Crossing Over Niagara
Choreography by Marianela Boan
Music by Olivier Messiaen

Belles Lettres
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Cesar Franck


Part Two

Choreography by Goyo Montero
Music by Silvio Rodriguez

Choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music by Woojae Park

Choreography by Jorge Crecis
Music by Vincenzo Lamagna