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Acosta, Carlos 1973-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 138 publications in 4 languages and 3,211 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed ballets  Nonfiction films  Televised ballets  Romance films  Biography  Ballet films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Music videos 
Roles: Actor, Dancer, Author, Performer, Compiler, bal
Classifications: GV1790.G5, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carlos Acosta
New York, I love you by Fatih Akin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come to life in NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU - a collaboration of storytelling from some of today's most imaginative filmmakers and featuring an all-star cast. Together 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
Pig's foot : a novel by Carlos Acosta( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 203 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 by Ross MacGibbon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 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
Coppélia a ballet in three acts by Léo Delibes( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Ballet performs de Valois's ballet Coppelia
La fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balletvoorstelling, opgenomen op 2 februari 2005 in het Royal Opera House Covent Garden in Londen
La fille mal gardée , or, The wayward daughter by Ross McGibbon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its 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
Romeo and Juliet ballet in three acts by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famed Royal Ballet production of MacMillan's work, featuring Nureyev and Fonteyn
Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 46 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly rated production of Manon by The Australian Ballet was recorded live by the ABC at the Adelaide Festival Centre in1995. It features premier dancers Justine Summers and Steven Heathcote. In 18th century Paris, Manon, a captivating young woman, falls passionately in love with a penniless student, Des Grieux. Manipulated by her avaricious brother, she makes a fatal decision to shun her true love and exploit the pleasures of wealth. Des Grieux, a victim of Manon's desires and depravity, sacrifices everything to follow her to a tragic end. Music written by Jules Massenet and performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
La bayadère ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by L Minkus( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exotic and mysterious India serves as the backdrop to this story of doomed love between the warrior Solor and the bayadere, Nikiya, who is killed by her jealous rival, Gamzatti
La bayad̈re( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus a ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is a gladiator who incites his fellow slaves to revolt against their Roman opressors
A Cuban dancer's story by Carlos Acosta( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 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
No way home : a dancer's journey from the streets of Havana to the stages of the world by Carlos Acosta( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Acosta, the Cuban dancer considered to be one of the world's greatest performers, fearlessly depicts his journey from adolescent troublemaker to international superstar in his captivating memoir, No Way Home. Carlos was just another kid from the slums of Havana; the youngest son of a truck driver and a housewife, he ditched school with his friends and dreamed of becoming Cuba's best soccer player. Exasperated by his son's delinquent behavior, Carlos's father enrolled him in ballet school, subjecting him to grueling days that started at five thirty in the morning and ended long after sunset. The path from student to star was not an easy one. Even as he won dance competitions and wowed critics around the world, Carlos was homesick for Cuba, crippled by loneliness and self-doubt. As he traveled the world, Carlos struggled to overcome popular stereotypes and misconceptions; to maintain a relationship with his family; and, most of all, to find a place he could call home. This impassioned memoir is about more than Carlos's rise to stardom. It is about a young man forced to leave his homeland and loved ones for a life of self-discipline, displacement, and physical hardship. It is also about how the heart and soul of a country can touch the heart and soul of one of its citizens. With candor and humor, Carlos vividly depicts daily life in communist Cuba, his feelings about ballet -- an art form he both lovesand hates -- and his complex relationship with his father. Carlos Acosta makes dance look effortless, but the grace, strength, and charisma we see onstage have come at a cost. Here, in his own words, is the story of the price he paid
Spartacus by Aram Khachaturi︠a︡n( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moscow's legendary Bolshoi Ballet perform the classic tale of a slave who leads an unsuccessful revolt against the Romans, set to music by Aram Khachaturian and choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich. Acclaimed Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta takes the lead role
Carlos Acosta's Tocororo a Cuban tale( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spectacular dance extravaganza featuring the original all-Cuban cast
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic ballet about a young girl deceived by her lover, and the tragic consequences
Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolf Nureyev and Lucette Aldous are young lovers whose romance flourishes with the assistance of Helpmann, who plays the title role
Tocororo a Cuban tale( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 4 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
Tocororo : a Cuban tale by Carlos Acosta( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A Cuban dancer's storyNo way home : a dancer's journey from the streets of Havana to the stages of the world
Alternative Names
Carlos Acosta Ballet dancer

Carlos Acosta choreograaf uit Cuba

Carlos Acosta kubanischer Balletttänzer und Choreograf

Акоста, Карлос

كارلوس اكوستا

カルロス・アコスタ

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No way home : a dancer's journey from the streets of Havana to the stages of the worldTocororo : a Cuban taleCarlos Acosta : the reluctant dancerTocororo : a Cuban taleContemporary hispanic biography : profiles from the international Hispanic community