#13 ACOSTA DANZA

presented by Sadler's Wells & Valid Productions
Evolution
Works by Raúl Reinoso, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Pontus Lidberg & Christopher Bruce

[EN] International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta brings his critically acclaimed Cuban company to the Théâtres de la Ville ahead of his exciting appointment as Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet in January 2020.

A new work, Satori, by Cuban choreographer Raúl Reinoso, illustrates a quest for spiritual illumination, a journey into the interior with several abstract scenes: the initial questions, the search, the stagnation, the defeat of obstacles and, finally, the discovery of truth and light. Satori is set to an original score by Pepe Gavilondo combining electronic, acoustic and folk sounds.

In Mermaid, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui places a contemporary dancer in pointe shoes. Like a fish out of water or a stranger in a strange land, the mermaid looks for help and guidance. For Mermaid, Cherkaoui’s long-term collaborator Fabiana Piccioli designed the lights. The music, composed together with Woojae Park, takes inspiration from the traditional Korean songs of the sea.

In Paysage, Soudain, la nuit, visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg approaches Cuban culture through rhumba, a genre of traditional music with African roots. Taking the score by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer as his starting point, Lidberg has created a celebration of youth between twilights and dawns.

Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce, pays tribute to the music of the 60s and 70s. Taking its name from Little Red Rooster, the piece shows preening cockerels that symbolise the stylish but chauvinistic young men of this period.

» Beg, borrow or steal a ticket for Acosta’s exhilarating Cuban trip. A striking show. Evening Standard, Laura Freeman

[FR] En 2015, Carlos Acosta, l’une des plus grandes Étoiles internationales de sa génération, fonde à la Havane la compagnie de danse Acosta Danza avec de jeunes talents cubains. Proposant un répertoire du néo-classique au contemporain, il souhaite avant tout rendre hommage à la grande richesse de la culture cubaine. Pour sa venue à Luxembourg, Acosta Danza propose un programme de quatre chorégraphies très différentes, offrant un bel éventail de la virtuosité et de la diversité de la compagnie.

Ce programme, dans lequel Acosta lui-même fait une apparition, comprend une nouvelle création, Satori, du chorégraphe cubain Raúl Reinoso; un duo d’une rare élégance, Mermaid, de Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, l’histoire d’une sirène échouée qui fait ses premiers pas; Paysage, Soudain, la nuit du chorégraphe suédois visionnaire Pontus Lidberg, qui est une célébration de la jeunesse entre le crépuscule et l’aube; et Rooster de Christopher Bruce, un vibrant hommage à la musique des années 60 et 70.

[DE] Der in Havanna geborene Carlos Acosta hat nach seinem Abschied als Étoile des Royal Ballet London 2015 die junge Kompanie Acosta Danza gegründet. Acosta Danza unterscheidet nicht zwischen modernem und klassischem Tanz, sondern schafft eine eigene, persönliche Tanzsprache, die nach Worten Acostas „dem endlosen Reichtum der kubanischen Kultur Tribut zollen“ soll.

Mit vier höchst unterschiedlichen Stücken von vier Choreographen wird Acosta Danza dem Publikum des Grand Théâtre einen besonderen Einblick in die Bandbreite der Kompanie gewähren. Das Programm, in dem Acosta selbst auftritt, beinhaltet: ein neues Werk des kubanischen Choreographen Raúl Reinoso, Satori; ein Duett von seltener Eleganz, Mermaid, von Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, das die Geschichte einer gescheiterten Meerjungfrau erzählt, die ihre ersten Schritte an Land macht; Paysage, Soudain, la nuit des schwedischen Choreographen Pontus Lidberg, eine Hymne an die Jugend; und Rooster von Christopher Bruce, eine Hommage an die Musik der 1960er und 1970er Jahre.

[DIS]

SATORI
Choreography Raúl Reinoso
Music Pepe Gavilondo
Musical conception Pepe Gavilondo & Raúl Reinoso
Costume design Angelo Alberto
Lighting design Fabiana Piccioli
Assistant Choreographer Clotilde Peón
Number of dancers 10
Running time 24 minutes 

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MERMAID
Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music composed by Woojae Park & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Costume design Red dress by Hussein Chalayan
Lighting design Fabiana Piccioli
Assistant Choreographer Jason Kittelberger
Number of dancers 2
Running time 15 minutes 

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PAYSAGE, SOUDAIN, LA NUIT
Choreography Pontus Lidberg
Music Leo Brouwer (Cuban Landscape with rhumba) & Stefan Levin (Cuban Landscape)
Costume design Karen Young
Lighting design Patrik Bogårdh
Playwright & Assistant Choreographer Adrian Silver
Scenography Elizabet Cerviño
Number of dancers 11
Running time 17 minutes 

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ROOSTER
Choreography Christopher Bruce
Music Songs recorded by The Rolling Stones (Little Red Rooster, Lady Jane, Not Fade Away, Paint it Black, Ruby Tuesday, Play With Fire, Sympathy for the Devil)
Costume design Marian Bruce
Lighting design Tina MacHugh,
realised by Christina R. Giannelli
Assistant Choreographer Steven Brett
Number of dancers 12
Running time 27 minutes

Vendredi 29 NOVEMBRE 2019 à 20h00 (tickets)
Samedi 30 NOVEMBRE 2019 à 20h00 (tickets)

DURÉE environ 1h25 & entracte

Adultes 25 €, 20 €, 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu

Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Grande Salle

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