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Acosta, Carlos 1973-

Works: 75 works in 208 publications in 4 languages and 3,725 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Romance films  Television plays  Filmed ballets  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television series  Biography  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Dancer, Actor, Performer, Author, Compiler, Choreographer, Interviewee, bal
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlos Acosta
New York, I love you by Fatih Akin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come together as they create a kaleidoscope of the spontaneous, surprising, electrifying human connections that pump the city's heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn, the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself. A collection of 10 different stories of love
Pig's foot : a novel by Carlos Acosta( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet of wooden shacks and red earth deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales - some taller than others - of slavery, revolution, family secrets, love and identity, spanning four generations. One day Oscar Mandinga wakes to find himself utterly alone in the world. As the sole descendant of his family line he is not sure what to do or where he should go, but in the midst of this uncertainty, he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: 'No man knows who he is until he knows his past, the history of his country.' As Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig's-foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country's hidden history becomes entangled with his search for the truth about himself. Ambitious in scope, yet intimate in tone, rippling with vitality and driven by passion, full of dark comedy, magical history and startling revelations, Pig's Foot is a dazzling evocation of Cuba's tumultuous history. It is a spellbinding accomplishment
Elite syncopations ; The Judas tree ; Concerto( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kenneth MacMillan's ... three very different ballets. The colourful, humorous Elite Syncopations, set to the easy-going rhythms of ragtime, is in start contrast to The Judas Tree, which depicts the horrific fate of a woman at the hands of 13 men -- a contemporary theme with biblical associations. Concerto, to Shostakovich's Pian Concerto No. 2, is an abstract work of beauty, exuberance and reflection"--Container
La bayadère by L Minkus( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marius Petipa's exotic ballet, set in legendary India, is a story of love, death and vengeful judgement. Natalia Makarova's recreation of Petipa's choreography, with atmospheric sets by Pier Luigi Samaritini and costumes by Yolanda Sonnabend, stars Tamara Rojo as the Bayadère (temple dancer) Nikiya, Carlos Acosta as Solor, and Marianela Nuñez as Gamzatti, whose alluring presence challenges Solor's love for Nikiya
La fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since it's triumphant premiere in January 1960, La Fille Mal Gardee has been esteemed as one of his happiest creations. This is a charming piece, elegantly performed, a village love affair set in the idyllic Constable landscape of Ashton's imagination
Coppélia : a ballet in three acts by Léo Delibes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coppélia, a mechanical doll made by the toymaker Dr. Coppélius, is so lifelike that some believe she is his daughter. The mistake leads to intrigue and jealousy in love
Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote by Jules Massenet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Acosta's first venture directing one of ballet's 19th century classics was eagerly anticipated, as was his own starring role in the production (as Basilio), opposite the Argentinian Royal Ballet principal Marianela Nuñez (Kitri). Packed cinemas for the live relay, as well as sold-out houses for his performances, testified to the draw the great Cuban dancer still exerts - and the audiences were not disappointed. Still built on Petipa's original choreography, Acosta's clear dramatic structure and vivid stage action gave the 'boy gets girl despite her father' story a more convincing air than usual, with Don Quixote's parallel obsession with Dulcinea-Kitri coherently woven into the plot. Acosta's and Nuñez's performances were peerless, Tim Hatley's stage designs vivid and apposite, and this production is surely destined to be a perennial Royal Ballet favourite
La fille mal gardée, or, The wayward daughter by Ross MacGibbon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Frederick Ashton's ballet La fill mal gardeé by the Royal Ballet
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic play written by William Shakespeare, and told through dance, televised via BBC Television, about how two young lovers, whose families oppose their union, find a way to be together in death
Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Minkus' Don Quixote is one of ballet's nineteenth century classics. Carlos Acosta's first work for the Royal Ballet as choreographer. Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, 2013 and simulcast to cinemas worldwide
Manon by Jules Massenet( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet in three acts, inspired by Abbé Prévost's novel L'histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et Manon Lescaut (1731)
Spartacus : a ballet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is a gladiator who incites his fellow slaves to revolt against their Roman opressors
L'histoire de Manon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Ballet performs a production of Manon, starring Tamara Rojo in the title role with the world-famous dancer Carlos Acosta as her lover Des Grieux. In decadent 18th century Paris, the young, beautiful and naive Manon is torn between a life of privilege and luxury with the wealthy Monsieur GM or love with the poor student Des Grieux. Manon has become one the Royal Ballet's signature works since its creation by choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in 1974. This typically sumptuous production is designed by Nicholas Georgiadis and staged by Monica Mason and Monica Parker
No way home : a Cuban dancer's tale by Carlos Acosta( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Cuban dancer's story by Carlos Acosta( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rags-to-riches story of one of the world's greatest dancers, from his difficult childhood, living in poverty in the backstreets of Cuba, to his astronomical rise to international stardom
Viscera ; Carmen ; Afternoon of a faun ; Tchaikovsky pas de deux( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gorgeous mixed programme from the Royal Ballet with contrasting works by two of the world's greatest choreographers. Jerome Robbins and George Balachine, and two Royal Ballet home-grown talents: Artist in residence Liam Scarlett and principal guest artist Carlos Acosta. Scarlett's sensual and energising Viscera begins the programme. Afternoon of a Faun is Robbin's exquisite response to Debussy's langorous Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faude; Tchaikovsky pas de deux is a bravura showpiece illustrating in miniature Balanchine's neo-classical style; and Acosta's Carmen, in which he also dances Done José in his farewell performance with the Royal Ballet, is a searingly dramatic reinterpretation of a timeless favorite --Container
Carlos Acosta's Tocororo : a Cuban tale( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the soul and passion of Cuba is captured in Tocororo - a vibrant dance extravaganza which bridges the class divide between ballet and contemporary dance
Spartacus by Aram Khachaturi︠a︡n( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balletvoorstelling, opgenomen op 22 januari 2008 in de Opéra National Palais Garnier van Parijs
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key scenes of the play are enacted by classically trained actors, then analyzed and interpreted by internationally renowned Shakespeare scholars. Insightful comments help explain meaning, characters, motives, background action and plot
La cachette du diable by Carlos Acosta( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
No way home : a Cuban dancer's tale A Cuban dancer's story
A Cuban dancer's storyNo way home : a Cuban dancer's taleCarlos Acosta : the reluctant dancerTocororo : a Cuban taleContemporary hispanic biography : profiles from the international Hispanic community
Alternative Names
Carlos Acosta bailarín cubano

Carlos Acosta choreograaf uit Cuba

Carlos Acosta danseur de ballet

Carlos Acosta kubanischer Balletttänzer und Choreograf

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