Cuban Acosta Danza ballet company begins tour of Asia

Acosta Danza, led by Carlos Acosta, began a tour of Asia during October, which includes performances in Singapore and China.

It will be the first time that the Cuban company will be in Singapore.

As part of the Dans Festival 2019, Cuban artists will perform on October 10 and 11 at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, considered the most important stage in this Asian country, announced Lester Vila, press director of the dance group.

After these performances Acosta Danza will travel to China to perform at the National Theater of that country on October 15 and 16.

Since its debut, Acosta Danza has the goal of performing dance shows in full accordance with the most current notions developed in the world, not only in terms of body movement but in everything related to the scene.

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Acosta Danza will present its season Rituals

Acosta Danza, company directed by First Dancer Carlos Acosta, will present its new season "Rituals" on February 15, 16 and 17 at the García Lorca Hall of the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater.

The program will present the world premiere of Cor, the work of choreographer Marianela Boán, an essential name in contemporary Cuban dance, with original music by Pepe Gavilondo, reported Lester Vila Pereira, press director of the troupe.

The occasion will also see the world premiere of the piece Portal, by Spanish Juanjo Arqués, which uses music from the Cuban-Iranian group Ariwo and will feature an interesting stage proposal.

The public will also be able to see the first presentation in Cuba of Soledad, duo of the Spanish Rafael Bonachela, and the reposition of Paysage, soudain, la nuit of the Swedish Pontus Lidberg, inspired in the universe of the Cuban rumba and with music of the Master Leo Brouwer.

Tickets for the season "Rituals" will be on sale from February 12 at the box office of Alicia Alonso theater.

Since its stage debut, Acosta Danza has the objective of performing dance shows in full agreement with the most current notions that are developed in the world, not only in terms of the movement of bodies but in everything related to the scene, said Vila Pereira.

The company is defined as a space for renewal, research and experimentation, not only for Cuban artists, since it also opens doors to the world's creators, choreographers, musicians, designers, plastic and audiovisual artists.

Its choreographic repertoire includes titles by Carlos Acosta, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Justin Peck, María Rovira, Marianela Boán, Goyo Montero, Saburo Teshigawara, Pontus Lidberg, Christopher Bruce and Jorge Crecis, among others. (ACN)

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Cuban Company Acosta Danza Announces New Season

Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban company Acosta Danza announced a new season of presentations with works by choreographers from several countries and under the title Destinations.

The shows, which describe the trajectory of the group since its foundation, will take place on November 30, December 1 and 2, at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana, under the direction of first dancer Carlos Acosta.

The program includes Carmen, Acosta's original creation basesd on the homonymous novel by the French author Prosper Mérimée, which tells the tragic love story between a gypsy and a soldier.

He will also return to Satori, a piece by the artist Raúl Reinoso, which narrates an interior journey towards spiritual enlightenment based on an original score by Pepe Gavilondo. The shows has costumes and decorations by the curatorial designer Angelo Alberto and lights by the Italian artist Fabiana Piccioli.

According to Acosta Danza, the group is governed by the most current notions of this event in the world, not only in terms of movement of the bodies but in everything related to the scene, defining it as a space for renewal, search and experimentation.

The company draws on the talent of artists from several nations in different aspects such as choreography, music, design, visual arts and audiovisual production.

The company's repertoire includes choreographies by Acosta, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Justin Peck, María Rovira, Marianela Boán, Goyo Montero, Saburo Teshigawara, Pontus Lidberg, Christopher Bruce, Jorge Crecis, among others.

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Acosta Dance Company Showing Subtlety and Strength

Acosta Dance Company returned to the stage of the Alicia Alonso Great Theater of Havana to present its summer season entitled Verano con tres obras conceived by three foreign choreographers which is a new premier by the young local dancer named Raúl Reinoso.

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The related program includes the works entitled’ End of Time’ by the British choreographer Ben Stevenson, ‘Impronta’ by the Catalan María Rovira and the return of the work entitled’ De Punta a Cabp’ which is a version about the original one by Alexis Fernández (Maca) that will have images on video which were carried out by X Alfonso, on this occasion.

The play ‘Satory’ has an original score composed by the musician Pepe Gavilondo and its wardrobe and set was designed by Angelo Alberto and its illumination by the Italian artist Fabiana Piccoli, respectively.

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Since its scene debut, Acosta Danza company is aimed at carrying out some related performances, along with the most updated knowledge which are being carried out in the world not only in terms of the body movement bul also all about the scene. It is defined as a space for renovation search and experimentation not only for the Cuban artists but also for the world creators such as choreographers, musicians, designers, painters and the audiovisual ones.

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

Acosta Danza sutileza  y fuerza en un espectáculo único (+Fotos)

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Acosta Danza Reaffirms Commitment to Contemporary Art Trends

Acosta Danza company has reaffirmed its commitment to contemporary art trends with a show that combines electronic music, folklore and audiovisuals.

The summer season will conclude on Sunday at the Alicia Alonso Grand Theater of Havana, after standing ovations over the work by the company, founded in Cuba in 2016 by the star dancer Carlos Acosta.

For the world premiere of Satori, the choreographer and dancer of the Raul Reinoso company said that he undertook a journey to his spiritual interior; in fact, he chose that word as a title because Zen Buddhism refers to spiritual awakening.

The key words for this are meditation and reflection, and it is very interesting that in this voyage, the young man, originally trained within the norms of contemporary dance, also describes the usefulness of other forms of movement such as folklore and basic ballet steps.

After the premiere, the company retakes the duet End of Time, by the British choreographer Ben Stevenson, who deals about the magnetism of love, even in a destroyed world, when life is about to end.

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Cuban Company Acosta Danza to Present Summer Season

Company Acosta Danza has announced today it will present works by choreographers from the United Kingdom, Spain and Cuba during its Summer season, August 17-19, in this capital.

The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso will offer its hall García Lorca to the group founded and directed by the prestigious dancer Carlos Acosta.

According to a company statement, the new schedule will include the works End of Time by English choreographer Ben Stevenson and Impronta by Spain's María Rovira.

By decision of Acosta Danza, the piece De punta a cabo( From End to Finish), version on the original by Alexis Fernandez (Maca) will be restored, but on this occasion, it will feature video images made by the Cuban artist X Alfonso.

The audience attending these functions will be able to enjoy the world premiere of Satori, choreography by the young dancer Raul Reinoso, who was inspired by notions of Zen Buddhism to create a show about the search for spiritual enlightenment.

Satori has an original score composed by the Cuban musician Jose Gavilondo, costumes and decorations by the Curaçao designer Angelo Alberto and lights by the Italian artist Fabiana Piccioli.

Acosta Danza aims to offer integrative shows from the contemporary and the neoclassical, without discarding other expressions, times and styles of dance art.

The company intends to elaborate in full agreement with the most current notions developed in the world, not only in terms of the movement of the bodies but in everything related to the scene.

The group is defined as a space for renewal, research and experimentation for creators from all over the world, choreographers, musicians, designers, plastic and audiovisual artists.

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Acosta Danza Company to present World Premieres in Cuba

Acosta Danza Company will present from today, until next day five, a season of world premieres that will includes works by Spanish and Cuban choreographers.

¨Avium¨, by Ely Regina, ¨Nosotros¨, by Beatriz García and Raúl Reinoso, and ¨Twelve¨, by Spanish Jorge Crecis, will be shown to the public at García Lorca Room of Alicia Alonso Havana's Grand Theatre, Prensa Latina reports.

Nosotros, with music by Cuban pianist and composer José Víctor Gabilondo, treats the intimate world of a couple with their zones of light and shadows.

Avium uses the melody of Camille Saint-Saëns and Gabilondo, and resorts to the myth of male and female birds to talk about the cycle of life and solidarity.

Twelve, on the music of Vicenzo Lamagna, demands from the dancers a maximum physical and mental arrangement, with sports and mathematical elements.

Third Season is the title of this program that includes the revivals of ¨Alrededor no hay nada¨, by Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero, on poems by Joaquin Sabina and Vinicius de Moraes, and ¨End of Time¨, a neoclassical piece by American Ben Stevenson, with music by Serguei Rachmaninoff.

It returns to the stage ¨Babbel 2.0¨, by Catalan Maria Rovira, and with an original score of Salvador Niebla; work that is a reflection on the world chaos in the present, where men lack of communication.

Acosta Danza, created by the prestigious dancer Carlos Acosta, debuted in Cuba on April 2016 and responds to a commitment of its founder to offer integrating shows from the contemporary and neoclassicism, without discarding other expressions, times and styles of dancing art.

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Acosta Danza to Take Part at the Havana Ballet Festival

Cuban dancer and choreographer Ely Regina Hernandez, member of the Acosta Danza Company, expressed satisfaction with the presentation of three of her choreographies during the International Ballet Festival of Havana.

The choreographer revealed to Prensa Latina that a year ago, she decided to face new challenges in her professional life with the newly founded Carlos Acosta group, which has given her new tools to undertake her choreographic work.

In this 25th edition of the festival, Ely Regina will premiere 'Invierno' (Winter) at the closing gala on November 6 in the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. The first dancers of the National Ballet of Cuba Anette Delgado and Dani Hernández will dance the main roles.

In addition, the National Ballet of Cuba will premiere 'Souls in Mirror' a choreography made especially for Acosta Dance.

'My creations are not just for Acosta Dance, if anyone is interested can use them', Regina Ely said.

At the moment, she likes to alternate her choreographic work with dancing.

'I really enjoy dancing and creating choreographies: now I'm learning new things, even to dance folklore. But I want to keep progressing as a choreographer and the Ballet Festival of Havana is a very good start. Many creators come here, many trends come together, and that way you can learn what's going on with the dance worldwide.

With just one year of existence, the group founded by Carlos Acosta has performed at major international venues, such as the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London.

From October 28 to November 6, some of its members will join artists from 16 countries that will arrive in Havana to offer their art.

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