Acosta Danza dancers in performance ©Johan Persson

Acosta Danza Up Close

1324 February 2020
Linbury Theatre
Ballet and dance
These works are performed together:
  • Soledad
  • Impronta
  • El cruce sobre el Niàgara
  • Two
  • Mundo Interpretado

Carlos Acosta’s own dance company is drawn from the best of Cuba’s dancers and performs a distinctive repertory that combines national and international flavours in technique, choreography and music. As a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company, Acosta Danza is no stranger to London, and on this occasion the company will be seen in a distinctive light through a programme of intimate works whose scale and mood is perfectly attuned to the performing space of the Linbury Theatre.

Generous philanthropic support from

Aud Jebsen.

A co-production with:




CompanyAcosta Danza

ChoreographyRafael Bonachela

Set and costume designerRafael Bonachela

LightingLee Curran

MusicChavela Vargas and Gideon Kremer


CompanyAcosta Danza

ChoreographyMaria Rovira

Costume designerZeleidy Crespo

LightingPedro Benitez

MusicJosé V Gavilondo

El cruce sobre el Niàgara

CompanyAcosta Danza

ChoreographyMarianela Boán

Costume designerLeandro Soto

Lighting designerCarlos Repilado

MusicOlivier Messiaen


CompanyAcosta Danza

ChoreographyRussell Maliphant

Costume designerRussell Maliphant

Lighting designerMichael Hulls

MusicAndy Cowton

Mundo Interpretado

CompanyAcosta Danza

ChoreographyJuliano Nunes

Set and costume designerGlenda Léon

Lighting designerPedro Benitez

MusicJosé V Gavilondo


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