Carlos Acosta in conversation with Mike Parkinson


For one night only, Carlos Acosta, the greatest male ballet dancer of our generation is in conversation with Mike Parkinson, youngest son of Sir Michael Parkinson.
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Image: Theatre Royal Haymarket


Event type: Discussion, Talks

About this event


For one night only, Carlos Acosta, the greatest male ballet dancer of our generation is in conversation with Mike Parkinson, youngest son of Sir Michael Parkinson.


Born in 1973 the 11th child of an impoverished family in one of Havana's poorest districts, Acosta went on to conquer the elite art form.


His story is as improbable and enthralling as his dancing so expect captivating dialogue and possibly a short dance demonstration.


Described by one critic as “a dancer who slashes across space faster than anyone else, who lacerates the air with shapes so clear and sharp they seem to throw off sparks”.


At the age of 18, he became the English National Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer and after 5 formative years as the principal dancer of Houston Ballet, Carlos joined the Royal Ballet in 1998.


Carlos has had a thriving career as an International Guest Artist with all the leading ballet companies and since retiring from his classical career in 2016, Carlos has formed his own contemporary dance company in Havana, 'Acosta Danza' for which he directs and tours as it performs around the world.


In January 2019 it was announced that Carlos will become Director of The Birmingham Royal Ballet from January 2020.


Presented by Fane Productions as part of the 'Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket' season.


Date


Sunday 12 May 2019


Starts: 7-00 pm


Ends: 9-00 pm


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Theatre


Theatre Royal Haymarket


18 Suffolk Street
London SW1Y 4HT

Box office tel: 020 7930 8800

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Tickets


Stalls £65
Royal Circle £65, £45
Upper Circle £35, £35, £15
Gallery £20
Premium Stalls & Royal Circle £85

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