¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival
Apr 25 – 27, 2018
Tickets Start at $25
– Evening Standard (London)
– Independent (London)
¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival is a celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba featuring dance, music, talks, master classes, and a special Festival Kickoff at The Greene Space.
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta—who has graced all the major stages with The Royal Ballet of London, American Ballet Theatre, and Houston Ballet—returned to his hometown of Havana and assembled the finest performers from the worlds of contemporary dance and classical ballet to form his own company, Acosta Danza.
Read about Carlos Acosta and how his company of exceptional dancers are showcasing their Cuban roots in this feature from The New York Times. Listen to WNYC dance critic Marina Harss discuss the must-see performances at New York City Center, highlighted by a guest appearance by Acosta himself.
Alrededor no hay nada
Choreographed by Goyo Montero
El Cruce sobre el Niágara
Choreographed by Marianela Boán
Choreographed by Raúl Reinoso
Features live musical accompaniment from pianist José Gavilondo and cellist Cicely Parnas
Choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Carlos Acosta himself performs in a new, lyrical duet about a tipsy encounter between strangers
Choreographed by Jorge Crecis
A fast-paced frenzy that utilizes glow sticks, water bottles, and immaculate timing to explore the limits of the human body.
New York City Center presents
Acosta Danza: Debut
Produced by Sadler’s Wells and Valid Productions
Co-produced with The Movement and Festspielhaus St Pölten
Sat, Apr 28
A Night with Arturo O’Farrill and Friends
Mon, Apr 23 at 6:30pm
Talk: What Is Afro-Latin Culture?
Wed, Apr 25 at 6pm
Talk: The Great Cuban American Songbook
Mon, Apr 23 at noon
Master Class: Music with Arturo O’Farrill and Yasek Manzano
Thu, Apr 26 at noon
Master Class: Dance with Acosta Danza
Sat, Apr 28 at noon
Master Class: Dance with Ronald K. Brown
Sun, Apr 22 at 6pm
¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival Kickoff
Major Support for the ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival is provided by
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Leadership Support for Dance at City Center is provided by
Support for the Artistic Innovation Fund is provided by
Lisa and Richard Witten