Carlos Acosta returns to Birmingham

Having graced the Hippodromes stage in 2010 with Ballet Nacional de Cuba during International Dance Festival Birmingham, Carlos Acostareturnsto Birmingham this week with Premieres Plus:

Premieres Plus combines his outstanding classical technique with some of the most celebrated works of recent years. The night includes Russell Maliphants masterpiece Two, originally created for Sylvie Guillem (Mesmerising The Guardian).

You can catch the show at Birmingham Hippodrome, Thurs 18 to Sat 20 August.

Heres the trailer:

Theres an additional West Midlands aspect to this show too, with Imagineer Productions Godiva Awakes Choir taking part. Godiva Awakes is part of Artists Taking the Lead, a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad:

Imagineer Productions will create a ten metre high Godiva, who will awake in July 2012 to a spectacular performance and powered by 50 cyclists journey to London to play a part in the London 2012 celebrations.