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One-act Ballets

Acosta Danza (Cuba)

One-act Ballets
One-act Ballets
The Crossing Over Niagara / There Is Nothing Around / Faun / Two

The crossing over niagara

Choreography Marianela Boan
Music Olivier Messiaen
Rehearsal assistants Clotilde Peon And Idania Wambrug
Costumes Leandro Soto
Lighting Carlos Repilado
DANCERS 25.05 - Mario Sergio Elias And Raul Reinoso
26.05 - Julio Leon And Mario Sergio Elias
27.05 Carlos Luis Blanco And Alejandro Silva

There is nothing around

Choreography Goyo Montero
Staging assistant Ivan Gil Ortega
Lighting and Costumes Goyo Montero
DANCERS 25.05, 27.05 - Marta Ortega, Mario Sergio Elias, Ely Regina Hernandez, Alejandro Silva, Veronica Corveas, Keyvin Martinez, Leticia Silva, Carlos Luis Blanco, Laura Treto, Luis Valle
26.05 - Liliana Menendez, Raul Reinoso, Yanelis Godoy, Julio Leon, Deborah Sanchez, Esnel Ramos, Gabriela Lugo, Javier Rojas, Zeleidy Crespo, Victor Verdecia


Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Rehearsal directors Daisy Phillips And Daniel Proietto
Music Claude Debussy
With additional music Nitin Sawhney
Costumes Hussein Chalayan
Lighting Adam Carree
DANCERS 25 05, 27.05 - Yanelis Godoy and Julio Leon
26.05 - Zeleidy Crespo and Carlos Luis Blanco


Choreographer Russell Maliphant
Lighting Designer Michael Hulls
Music Andy Cowton
Dancer Carlos Acosta

The Crossing Over Niagara

Marianela Boan is an internationally renowned choreographer, recognised as one of the most important artists of contemporary Cuban dance and a leader in the Hispanic American dance vanguard. When Artistic Director of Havana based dance company DanzAbierta, she evolved her own dance methodology bringing together voice, emotion, posture, gesture, image and language. El Cruce Sobre el Niagara (The Crossing Over Niagara) was created in 1987 and was inspired by the diversity and openness of the arts in Cuba.

There Is Nothing Around

Spanish choreographer Goyo Montero presents Alrededor No Hay Nada (There is Nothing Around), a starkly dramatic work originally made for Ballet Nacional de Cuba and premiered at the International Ballet Festival in Havana. Working in close collaboration with vocalists Vinicius de Moraes and Joaquin Sabina, he draws inspiration from the poetry and cadence of their voices.


Flemish-Moroccan Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is one of the most sought after contemporary choreographers in the world. He is renowned for creating imaginative productions which shine a new light on the cultures and movement genres he explores. Faun was originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells for the centenary of the founding of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Cherkaoui’s Faun is his interpretation of LApres-midi d’un faune. With the addition of Nitin Sawhney’s music to the instantly recognisable score by Debussy, Faun sheds its cultural baggage and becomes in itself dual or multiple, primeval and modern, suddenly uprooted from history and geography.


Originally created in 1998 for Dana Fouras, Two was later performed by the legendary Sylvie Guillem as part of the PUSH programme. The dancer begins Two trapped inside a tiny box of light. Repeating the same phrases with increasing intensity, the dancer compels us with the mesmerising allure of his arms, shoulders and head.
When the beat in Andy Cowton’s sound score kicks in, the dancer spins with increased excitement, finally erupting like a whirling dervish, hands and feet moving in a blur of light and movement. Michael Hull’s extraordinary lighting turns the dancer’s hands and feet into licks of fire, while Maliphant’s choreography engulfs her in its whirligig. The dancer’s body seems to evaporate into the vortex.

Mossovet Theatre
May 25,26,27
24 min / 12 min / 15 min / 10 min