Nearly two years ago to the day, Carlos Acosta presented A Classical Farewell at London’s Royal Albert Hall, a mix of solos and pas de deux with his esteemed Royal Ballet colleagues to celebrate his career.
Fast-forward to 2018 and he’s still saying farewell, but now with a focus on the future through his dynamic Cuban company, Acosta Danza.
There are sadly a number of issues when it comes to the Albert Hall as a venue for dance that hinder the enjoyment of the evening. The flat level arena seating makes for, frankly, terrible sight lines. In the opening contemporary numbers where dancers repeatedly drop to the floor, arena-based audience will lose sight of them completely.
A quick glance at ticket prices informs me that seats here cost £79. If you’re of small stature these are to be avoided; many located here on press night moved elsewhere after the interval.
Seating aside, and what of the dancing one could see? …
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