Small Dances, Or Small Dancers?

Carlos Acosta has dance all the “big classical roles of the Royal Ballet’s repertory – Siegfried, Albrecht, Basilio – are in the bag. He’s conquered the Nureyev role in Apollo. He’s even wooed La Fille mal gardée. He’s pegged for 25 shows a year at the Royal, and the rest of the world wants a piece of him too. Yet for all his extravagant successes, Carlos Acosta is not content. He is ready to confess in his sensuous Cuban drawl that ‘ballet is started to feel a lil’ bit small for me’.”