Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Year: 2018Duration: 115 minLanguage: In Spanish and English with English subtitles
"Yuli is about Art, about the sacrifice of dedicating one's life to that art and above all, about what we are" - Director Icíar Bollaín
The biopic YULI is inspired by the life of acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta and his autobiography 'No Way Home'. The film follows him from his childhood (earning the nickname Yuli coined by his father) - growing up on the impoverished streets of Havana - through his time at Cuba's National Dance School, to breaking taboos to become the first black artist to dance the role of Romeo in Romeo & Juliet with the prestigious Royal Ballet in London, and forging a legendary career as a principal dancer for 17 years with the Royal Ballet, to finding his own dance company Acosta Danza.
This film is presented as part of Projector's Cineda:ns showcase, in conjunction with Esplanade's Da:ns Festival. For more films in the Cineda:ns series, click HERE.
*All Esplanade da:ns festival ticket-holders can enjoy a $11.50 concession ticket price for this screening. Valid dan:ns festival ticket stub or e-ticket must be presented at the door for entry.
The Esplanade da:ns festival also presents Acosta Danza by Carlos Acosta at the Esplanade Theatres.
*All YULI ticket holders get to enjoy $4 off Cat 1 and Cat 2 tickets to Acosta Danza at da:ns festival 2019. Promo Code: PROJECTOR4. Valid till 13 Oct.
On the SISTIC ticket page choose "The Projector Promo" ticket tier and apply the promo code when promoted "Promo password"
More info about the festival and it's performances HERE.