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#TBT: Alessandra Ferri and Carlos Acosta in "Manon" (2000)

It seems hard to believe, but the last time that Alessandra Ferri and Carlos Acosta performed together was more than 20 years ago. At the Havana International Ballet Festival in 2000, Ferri, who was then a principal with American Ballet Theatre, and Acosta, a Royal Ballet star, danced the bedroom pas de deux from Manon, […]

#TBT: Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta in "Romeo and Juliet" (2007)

Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo both took The Royal Ballet by storm when they arrived at the company in 1998 and 2000, respectively. Virtuosic, enigmatic performers, the two forged a storied partnership over the course of their next decade together at The Royal. Now they’ve both gone on to lead the next generation of ballet […]

6 Reasons You Should See the Carlos Acosta Biopic Yuli

Since the project was first announced toward the end of 2017, we’ve been extremely curious about Yuli. The film, based on Carlos Acosta‘s memoir No Way Home, promised as much dancing as biography, with Acosta appearing as himself and dance sequences featuring his eponymous Cuba-based company Acosta Danza. Add in filmmaking power couple Icíar Bollaín […]

Carlos Acosta Takes on a New Role: Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet announced today that international star Carlos Acosta will be taking over as director in January of 2020. Current BRB director David Bintley will be stepping down this summer, at the end of the company’s 2019 season, after a 24-year tenure. “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to have been appointed to […]

The First Trailer for Carlos Acosta's Biopic Just Dropped, And We Can't Wait to See More

We admit it. We’re picky about dance movies. They don’t always represent our beloved art form accurately, or use real dancers to play the main roles. But we just watched the first trailer for the new Carlos Acosta biopic, Yuli, and we’re kinda speechless: There’s an adorable young actor—Edilson Manuel Olbera Núñez—playing Acosta (who looks […]

#TBT: Lauren Anderson and Carlos Acosta in "Don Quixote"

The ’90s were an exciting time at Houston Ballet. Lauren Anderson, who became Houston’s first African–American principal dancer in 1990, reigned as its queen of virtuosic technique; a few years later, a young Cuban wonder named Carlos Acosta joined the company and became one of her regular partners. The results were nothing less than explosive, […]

Carlos Acosta's "Carmen" Arrives in Texas

This story originally appeared in the August/September 2016 issue of Pointe. Carlos Acosta’s Carmen, a co-production with London’s Royal Ballet, Australia’s Queensland Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater, arrives in Dallas, September 16–18, and in Fort Worth, October 7–9. TBT artistic director Ben Stevenson met Acosta when the international star was only 18 years old. As […]

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