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by Kat Parr Mackintosh (subscribe)
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If you ever thought that ballet was dull, then have a look at this man:


His name is Carlos Acosta and he's a Latin American steed, who's been working with the Royal Ballet for the last dozen or so years, after dancing with the National Ballet of Cuba – where he's from – the English National Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre.

Mr. Acosta has become so well known that now he can sell a show on his own name, which he does every now and then, and is doing it now with Premieres Plus. And this time it's at the Coliseum, accompanied by Zenaida Yanowsky, who's usually seen with the Royal Ballet as well.

These two dancers dance like they have nothing to lose, which is why they're so exciting and vibrant to see in action, especially in a more contemporary setting. That's what you'll see them in here. This isn't a white tutus and emotive arm gestures type of evening, it's a no holds bar appreciation of what the human form can do if asked correctly.

Premieres sold out in 2010, but it's back in 2011 with even more to offer: there's Russell Maliphant's masterpiece Two, originally created for Sylvie Guillem, Will Tuckett's On Before, which was choreographed on Yanowsky, the Rambert Ballet company's Memoria by Miguel Altunaga, Kim Brandstrup's Footnote to Ashton and Edwaard Liang's Sight Unseen and Hand Duets by George Cespedes and Carlos Acosta - a commission from George Cespedes, nominated for a 2011 Olivier Award. Score by Cuban composer Omar Puente.

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Why? Carlos as his best
When: Until the 30th of July, but they'll be back in town
Where: London Coliseum St Martin's Lane. London. WC2N 4ES
Cost: From £10
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