Carlos's Evolution for Salford

Published: 15 March 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Acosta Danza - Paysage, soudain, la nuit Credit: Johan Persson

As ballet superstar Carlos Acosta takes the reins at Birmingham Royal Ballet, his critically-acclaimed company of young Cuban dancers embarks on a ten-venue nationwide tour, which brings Evolution to The Lowry in Salford on March 24-25.

Evolution includes two works created especially for Acosta Danza and two contemporary dance classics: Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg; Impronta by Barcelona-based Maria Rovira who choreographed the 2019 film Yuli that chronicled Acosta’s life and career; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun, inspired by the Ballet Russes’ L’apres-midi d’un faune; and Rooster, Christopher Bruce’s celebration of the ‘60s and ‘70s set to music by the Rolling Stones, in which Acosta makes a guest appearance.