Dance Consortium presents

Acosta Danza – Evolution

3 March - 11 April 2020

★★★★

“This fledgling troupe, 20-strong and multi-disciplined, capable of tackling everything from hip-hop to flamenco, takes from (Carlos Acosta) more than just his name — it’s a company moulded in his image: generous of spirit, explosive, full of charisma.”

★★★★

“Carlos Acosta’s Havana-based troupe makes no wrong steps in this charming, evocative and sharply technical mixed bill.”

★★★★

(On Rooster) “This is a formal work, exactingly technical, fast and full of steps, but the dancers fly through it and …here is Acosta, brimming with charisma. He’s still got the moves, the charm and a command of the stage. The man is irresistible.”

★★★★

“Beg, borrow or steal a ticket for Acosta’s exhilarating Cuban trip. A striking show”

★★★★★

“Almost as thrilling as the glorious talent on display was the packed house of 1,600 people, a wonderful affirmation that dance is alive and thriving across the land. Much of this is thanks to Carlos Acosta, who retired from classical ballet in 2016. He continues to share and inspire his love for dance through his exceptional young company, which revels in a heady blend of classical and contemporary dance that vibrates with its tropical Cuban roots.”

★★★

(On Impronta) “María Rovira’s Impronta is a solo for a woman — here Zeleidy Crespo — who, undulating and twisting in a Martha Graham-esque long blue dress, embodies a captivating vision of a modern woman paying homage to a revered heritage. Crespo is magnificent.”

“The programme of five ballets stretches the dancers to the limit of their abilities, it gives us a good idea of their potential”

“The line-up of dancers is versatile and very impressive indeed”

“Eccentric and energetic debut by an immensely likeable new company”

★★★★

“This is a company worth seeking out for its strength, buoyancy and versatility”

★★★★

“What’s impressive is that all the dancers move fluently from street moves to contemporary to ballet; they are forging a style that has hints of them all, and they look confident and vital.”

★★★★

“It’s thrilling to see the building confidence of Carlos Acosta’s Cuban-based dance company. There’s a sense of cohesion, shared purpose and a unique identity drawn from a vibrant range of influences.”

★★★★

(On Faun) “…a rapturously physical illustration of desire animal and divine.”

★★★

(On Carlos Acosta) “The former Royal Ballet star principal remains in Greek-god shape, as charismatic as ever, and can still erupt into motion with startling acceleration and sweep a woman off her feet as if she were as light as candyfloss”

★★★

(On Paysage, Soudain, la nuit) “This piece has an atmosphere – and a movement quality – that no company from these shores could ever hope to generate. Coming across as being as much fun to perform as it is to watch, and as a distant, Cuban cousin of Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering, it is exactly the sort of showpiece that this fine troupe should do more of.”

★★★★

“This is an impressive Debut indeed”

★★★★

“Acosta’s new company balances Cuban roots with a sense of adventure”

“Its 14 dancers have already gelled into a bright, formidable force”

Showed at:

  • Tue 3 - Wed 4 Mar 2020 7.30pm
    Mayflower Theatre Southampton
    cancelled
  • Fri 6 - Sat 7 Mar 2020 8.00pm
    Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff
    cancelled
  • Tue 10 - Wed 11 Mar 2020 7.30pm
    Eden Court Theatre Inverness
    cancelled
  • Fri 13 - Sat 14 Mar 2020 7.30pm
    Alhambra Theatre Bradford
    cancelled
  • Tue 17 - Wed 18 Mar 2020 7.30pm
    Brighton Dome
    cancelled
  • Fri 20 - Sat 21 Mar 2020
    Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
    cancelled
  • Tue 24 - Wed 25 Mar 2020
    The Lowry Salford Quays
    cancelled
  • Fri 27 - Sat 28 Mar 2020
    Theatre Royal Plymouth
    cancelled
  • Tue 7 - Wed 8 Apr 2020 7.30pm
    Theatre Royal Newcastle
    cancelled
  • Fri 10 - Sat 11 Apr 2020
    Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
    cancelled