On Before sees Carlos Acosta dance a full-length show again, his most personal work to date and a touching homage to his late mother.
On Before embodies Carlos’ astonishing dance vision and features collaborations with major UK and international dance makers, Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tuckett, Raul Reinoso, Yury Yanowsky, Miguel Altunaga as well as Carlos’ own choreography.
In a framework created by Carlos, On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.
Originally conceived in 2010, Carlos revisited this show with Norwich Theatre in 2021 for a hugely successful UK tour just as theatres were re-opening their doors for the first time after the pandemic. The show returns to Norwich in 2022 before a short European tour and Carlos will once again dance alongside Laura Rodriguez, an original member of his own company, Acosta Danza.
Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work – The Observer
A journey worth following – The Daily Telegraph
Dance with beauty and style – The Guardian
On Before starring Carlos Acosta is a Norwich Theatre & Valid Productions co-production by arrangement with Como No.
1hr 35mins (approx.)
Trigger Warnings: contains loud music and haze effects
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