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Carlos Acosta celebrates 30 years in dance

Katie Derham talks to internationally renowned Cuban dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta about his new show celebrating 30 years in dance.

Katie Derham talks to internationally renowned Cuban dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta about his new show celebrating 30 years in dance.

From the streets of Cuba to an international career spanning the National Ballet of Cuba, English National Ballet, Houston Ballet, and a long term residency at the Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta is one of the world's greatest dancers. Following his retirement from classical ballet in 2016, Carlos returns to the London stage with a new show with his company Acosta Danza. Carlos talks to Katie about putting his show together, what inspires him as a dancer and a choreographer, and reflects on his 30 years in dance.

Producer - Ellie Mant

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28 minutes

Music Played

  • Miguel Nunez

    Carnaval en Guaguanco (Tocororo)

    Performer: Original Cast.
    • Carlos Acosta's Tocororo Soundtrack.
    • Discos Como No.
    • 3.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian Dances

    Orchestra: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Bavarian Radio Chorus. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • PHILIPS : 412 552-2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 4.
  • Miguel Nunez

    Despertar Urbano (Tocororo)

    Performer: Original Cast.
    • Carlos Acosta's Tocororo Soundtrack.
    • Discos Como No.
    • 8.
  • Georges Bizet

    Les toreadors, Act 1 (Carmen Suite)

    Music Arranger: Rodion Shchedrin. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : 4711362.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 9.
  • Michael Jackson

    Thriller

    • Thriller.
    • Epic.
    • 4.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Romeo & Juliet (End of Act 1)

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • LSO : LSO0682.
    • LSO.
    • 16.
  • Mick Jagger

    Paint it Black

    Composer: Keith Richards. Performer: The Rolling Stones.
    • Forty Licks.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 17.

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