Most recent performance
There are currently no scheduled performances of Cubanía. It was last on stage 27 July—2 August 2015 as part of the Spring 2014/15 season.
Royal Ballet Guest Principal Dancer Carlos Acosta returns with his exciting mixed programme of dance inspired by his homeland. The show reunites him with Alexander Varona, Veronica Corveas – Principal Dancer of Ballet Nacional de Cuba – Miguel Altunaga, Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Zenaida Yanowsky, and the acclaimed Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, all of whom help create a diverse first half of modern dance. The evening finishes with the exuberant Tocororro Suite, which was reimagined for its performance at the Royal Opera House in summer 2014 and will once again feature live music from Carlos’s Cuban House Band. It will be an evening of dance to remember for all fans of Carlos Acosta.
News and features
28 July 2015
What did you think of the return of Carlos Acosta's mixed programme of dance from leading Cuban artists?
Watch: Carlos Acosta on Cubanía and his future plans — 'I want to transition to contemporary dance while I'm at the top'23 July 2015
The Havana-born Principal Guest Artist talks to Jon Snow about his Latin-flavoured mixed programme, his childhood and the recent political changes in Cuba.
20 July 2015
A quick introduction to the great Cuban dancer’s vibrant homage to his homeland.
16 July 2015
Carlos Acosta thrillingly fuses ballet, contemporary and Cuban dance in this Latin-flavoured pas de deux.
19 January 2015
Group to perform at Covent Garden during a week of Cuban-flavoured performance, alongside the return of Carlos Acosta's Cubanía
23 July 2014
What did you think of Carlos Acosta's programme of Cuban dance?