The Cuban company Acosta Danza, under the direction of lead dancer Carlos Acosta, was honored on Sunday by the Dance Division of the UK Critics Circle. as Best Independent Company, at the 21st edition of that country’s National Dance Awards.
Acosta Danza released the news on social networks, where he shared that this category analyzes companies that maintain a stable and permanent job on the stages of that European country, which It is not affiliated with the Department of State or Government Supported Corporations or any UK government organisation.
Hours before the announcement, famed dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta invited his followers on Facebook on his return to British theater with what he described as his most personal, theatrical work ever.
Join me as I take the stage from Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th August with this dance mix to explore life, Relationships and Loss, is set on a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to contemporary Cuban composer Omar Puente and Max Show. The creator wrote amazing choreography.
Acosta Danza has just been named Best Independent Company at the UK National Dance Awards, for maintaining a stable and permanent job in British theaters without belonging to the UK state-backed consortium. pic.twitter.com/sQzB0r2lvq
– Acosta Danza 27 June 2021
According to the official website of the Mayflower Theatre, the institution that will host the presentation in downtown Southampton, England, with a capacity of 2,300, Carlos Acosta’ is the world’s favorite dancer, and On Before, watching him dance in a full-length show once again, is a tribute to his late mother and the most personal act he ever did.
The piece, according to the article, embodies Carlos’ incredible vision of dance and features collaborations with top international creators such as Russell Malephant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tucket, Raul Rensu, Yuri Janowski and Miguel Altonaga, as well as his own choreography.
The play tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, which, as the publication highlights, culminates in a poignant ending with a choir performing O Magnum Mysterium, by Morten Lauridsen.
Previously, originally designed in 2010, it has been revisited by the artist who is back to dance for a short regional tour, As theaters across the European country reopen their doors.
According to information from Mayflower, Carlos Acosta will dance in this 2021 movie with Laura Rodriguez, the original member of his own company, Acosta Danza, which was founded in Cuba in 2015.
After being trained according to the principles of the prestigious Cuban Ballet School, Carlos Acosta, he toured the world as part of the world famous companies. He has earned countless accolades and recognition for his outstanding performance.
On his 48th birthday, he was awarded the National Dance Award (2011), The title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the Benois Dance Award (2011), the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award in 2018 from the United Kingdom, and most recently with the Dance Magazine Award 2020.
(with information from ACN)