Acosta Danza Dance Ambassador Review

We invited some students from Solent University, University of Portsmouth and University of Winchester to watch Acosta Danza with us as ambassadors for the show. Here are some of their thoughts...

Last night I watched Acosta Danza perform Evolution at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. It was a thoroughly enjoyable show, full of creative choreography, interesting music and beautiful dancers.

The first dance, Paysage, Soudain, la nuit, was my favourite. There was a really interesting variety of solos, duets, trios and whole group work, which made it hard to choose where to look. The choreography was amazing, it used good musicality and mixture of unison and canon which was satisfying to watch. There also featured a couple of incredible contact duets that I couldn’t take my eyes off, they lifted and supported each other so effortlessly. The use of repetition in this piece was very effective, and the whole dance left me wanting more!

Paysage, Soudain, la nuit

The next dance was a solo called Impronta. I was mesmerised by the dancer’s incredible flexibility and great use of back and extension. This plus her flowing, sweeping dress and the lighting on the floor gave the piece a hypnotic effect.

Then came Faun, which started off as a solo, then another dancer performed solo, then they came together for a duet. The solos nicely set up the mood for the duet, which was very intense and intimate.

The show finished with Rooster, which felt very different to the other dances. The music was popular songs rather than instrumental pieces and it was much less serious. There were funny bits in this dance, mostly involving the men’s impersonations of roosters. It also featured some great duets and lifts and was very fun to watch.

Overall, I loved the show and would be keen to watch it again!



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