Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Bids Carlos Acosta a Classical Farewell at the Royal Albert Hall
After an unparalleled career as one of the world's leading classical ballet dancers, superstar Carlos Acosta prepares to retire his ballet shoes with some spectacular farewell performances at the Royal Albert Hall - which run until 7 October 2016. The box office can be contacted on: 020 7863 8000. Broadwayworld was lucky enough to attend a photocall yesterday, so today we bring you some pictures!
For this very special programme, Carlos will perform extensively throughout the evening in some of his favourites from the classical ballet repertoire including Kenneth MacMillan's Winter Dreams, Mayerlingand Requiem, George Balanchine's Apollo, Marius Petipa's Don Quixote and Memoria by Rambert'sMiguel Altunaga.
Carlos will be joined on stage by some of his closest contemporaries from The Royal Ballet including Yuhui Choe, Ryoichi Hirano, Sarah Lamb, Laura Morera, Marianela Nuñez and Valentino Zuchetti alongside Cuban dancers Gabriela Lugo and Luis Valle. They will perform an extract from Balanchine's Rubies, an extract from Frederick Ashton's Rhapsody, Michel Fokine's Scheherazade and Dying Swan, as well asRaul Reinoso's Anadromous.
The programme will be accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by Paul Murphy, and feature the Pegasus Choir, one of London's most accomplished chamber choirs.
Photo Credit: Roy Tan.