Acosta wrote on Facebook, “It gives me an enormous pleasure to share my most personal show with you to date in celebration of my 50th birthday. I am delighted to be working with Norwich Theatre again to tour On Before to venues across the United Kingdom and to Sarasota in the United States.”
Norwich Theatre, in turn, stated on its website that On Before was first conceived by Acosta in 2010, and it is an intensely personal evening of dance.
Created, directed, and performed by the legendary Cuban dancer, On Before pays homage to Acosta’s late mother and it is the most personal work he has ever created.
It was choreographed by world-renowned artists, including Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, and Will Tuckett, alongside Acosta.
Acosta will perform as a soloist and with Laura Rodriguez, a founding member of his Cuban company, Acosta Danza.
The production will open for two nights at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre from Friday, February 16, 2024, before going to the Theatre Royal Plymouth on February 27-28, Birmingham Hippodrome on May 6-7, and Buxton Opera House, as part of the Buxton International Festival on July 19-21.
Norwich Theatre highlights that it will take a show for the first time to the United States, with two nights at the Opera House, Sarasota, Florida, on April 19-20, 2024.
This will be Carlos Acosta’s first performance in the United States since 2018.