Browsing archive for October 2016
Acosta la Vista
Over the course of this week thousands upon thousands of fans have flocked to the Royal Albert Hall to wave goodbye to Carlos Acosta as he retires from ballet.
Carlos Acosta: The Classical Farewell has filled up London’s iconic venue with fans treating Carlos like a rockstar, whooping and shrieking as he leaped and spun across the stage, reminding us with each step why he is at the top of the game.
The repertoire includes classical excerpts from well-known ballets and the full orchestra and choir only add to the epic feeling.
If you missed it, you missed out – but watch this space for more Carlos news.
Hasta la vista Carlos!
Photo credit: Johan Persson
It’s a ballet takeover with Natalia Osipova bowling us over
Last week Natalia Osipova and friends returned to Sadler’s Wells stage with performances running all week dazzling crowds of all ages. Older ballet fans enjoyed her leaps and spins, whilst younger children waited outside stage door for autographs and threw flowers at the stage.
The triple bill opens with Arthur Pita’s Run Mary Run, before Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s absorbing Qutb – danced with James O’Hara and Jason Kittelberger, and closes with Russell Maliphant’s dazzling Silent Echo.
If you missed this in London then fly to New York where the show is on at New York City Center in November.
Photo credit: Bill Cooper