Royal Ballet Cuba Pics

Photos by Caridad

HAVANA TIMES, July 16 – The Royal Ballet of London gave its opening night performance on Tuesday in the Cuban capital.  Their presence is the talk of the town with the island’s large dance loving population and foreign visitors alike.  Photographer Caridad was on hand to bring you a spectacular photo gallery.  The troupe, which includes Cuba’s Carlos Acosta, has sellout shows scheduled through Saturday at both the Garcia Lorca Grand Theater and the Karl Marx Theater.

We also present a series of unpublished Havana Times photos of Carlos Acosta dancing fragments from Spartacus in Havana at the opening of the 30th Havana Film Festival last December.

Royal Ballet performs “Chroma” by its director Wayne McGregor, music by Jobt Talbot and Jack White III.  Photo: Caridad
Royal Ballet performs “Chroma” by its director Wayne McGregor, music by Jobt Talbot and Jack White III.

“Le Corsaire by Marius Petisa performed by the Royal Ballet in Havana.  Photo: Caridad
“Le Corsaire by Marius Petipa performed by the Royal Ballet in Havana.
“Le Corsaire by Marius Petipa performed by the Royal Ballet in Havana.

Royal Ballet performs “Chroma” by its director Wayne McGregor, music by Jobt Talbot and Jack White III.  Photo: Caridad
Royal Ballet performs “Chroma” by its director Wayne McGregor, music by Jobt Talbot and Jack White III.

 Royal Ballet performs “Chroma” by its director Wayne McGregor, music by Jobt Talbot and Jack White III.  Photo: Caridad
Royal Ballet performs “Chroma” by its director Wayne McGregor, music by Jobt Talbot and Jack White III.

Carlos Acosta dancing fragments from Spartacus in Havana at the opening of the 30th Havana Film Festival last December

Click on the thumbnails to see all the photos in this gallery

6 thoughts on “Royal Ballet Cuba Pics

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:58 pm
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    I have become a fan of Carlos Acosta by reading the Havana Times. I wish you had a DVD I could buy. Instead I have ordered a DVD with Acosta playing Sparticus in Russia from Amazon.com
    The photographs taken in Cuba were fantastic. Please complement the photographer for me.

    Robert

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    • January 31, 2012 at 10:16 pm
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      Ritengo che il bttellao sia stato meraviglioso e di alta professionalità per giunta incorniciato in un contento all’altezza della situazione.Spero che l’amministrazione ternana abbia capito dal tutto esaurito dei due eventi del 28 e 4 che quando offre un pò di cultura la cittadinanza partecipa e che gradirebbe che si utilizzasse più spesso il nostro bellissimo teatro per eventi culturali e non per feste di partito , per le quali ci sono posti adeguati.

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  • July 17, 2009 at 10:03 am
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    Wonderful ! Thank you so much. Thank goodness for the HT !

    For anyone interest in The Royal Ballet, Carlos, and the tour in Cuba, please do check out my blog where I have linked to these wonderful pictures too.

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  • July 17, 2009 at 4:25 pm
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    Fabilous photos. Thank you so much!

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  • August 15, 2009 at 11:15 pm
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    Goodness me….such elegance

    I am so lucky to have come across the Havana Times with the beautiful pictures of Carlos Acosta as Spartacus for the Royal Ballet. How comes the Guardian never covered this important Arts event?

    Thank You to the Havana Times for allowing those who could not be there to see the ballet companies’ talent and beauty.

    Jasmin

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  • September 11, 2009 at 4:01 am
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    Thank you for taking us to this historic event! Thank you Carlos for taking the initiative to make it happen and thank you Cuba for the sacrifices that were made in these hard times to expedite it and meet the many and varied needs of the Royal Ballet while in Cuba.

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