Stream Strictly LIVE on BBC iPlayer 💃🕺 Subscribe and 🔔 to BBC Strictly ✨ Subscribe and 🔔 to BBC 👉 The semi-final results show opens with a spectacular routine from international ballet superstar Carlos Acosta. Our professional dancers are AJ Pritchard, Aljaž Skorjanec, Amy Dowden, Anton Du Beke, Dianne Buswell, Giovanni Pernice, Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Kevin Clifton, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones, and Oti Mabuse. It’s Semi-Final time and the pressure is well and truly on as our couples have not one, but two [More]
Carlos Acosta talks to Darcey Bussell about his 17 years with The Royal Ballet. Find out more at… Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta is a Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet. He has danced with many of the leading ballet companies in the world. He joined The Royal Ballet in 1998 and became a Principal Guest Artist in 2003. His many roles for the Company include Siegfried (Swan Lake), Albrecht (Giselle), The Prince (The Nutcracker), Des Grieux (Manon), Prince Florimund (The Sleeping Beauty), Basilio (Don Quixote) and Apollo. His staging of Don Quixote, his first for The Royal Ballet, [More]
Carlos Acosta and Veronica Corveas dance a pas de deux from the Tocororo Suite in Cubanía at the Royal Opera House in summer 2014. Find out more at In Cubanía Royal Ballet Guest Principal Artist Carlos Acosta curates an exciting mixed programme of dance inspired by his homeland. The evening finishes with Acosta’s exuberant Tocororro Suite, originally created for Sadler’s Wells in 2003 and reimagined for the Royal Opera House. Here Carlos’s Cuban House Band accompany Acosta and Veronica Corveas, a principal dancer with Cuban National Ballet who created the role with Acosta in 2003.
Marianela Nuñez as Lise and Carlos Acosta as Colas in the Act I Pas de ruban from Frederick Ashton’s La fille mal gardée.… Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold’s original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. The title translates as ‘The Wayward Daughter’. La Fille displays some [More]
Carlos Acosta as Don Quixote, Marianela Nuñez as Kitri, Yuhui Choe and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Kitri’s friends, Luca Acri, Paul Kay, Kenta Kura and Michael Stojko as the Rascals, Philip Mosley as Sancho Panza, Gary Avis as Lorenzo and Bennet Gartside as Gamache in Carlos Acosta’s production of Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote, with music by Ludwig Minkus. Find out more at… Carlos Acosta, Principal Guest Artist of The Royal Ballet, created his first work for the Company in 2013. He chose one of his favourite ballets – Marius Petipa’s Don Quixote, a joyful adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’s classic [More]