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Carlos Acosta - A Classical Selection

December 2015
Coliseum, London

Production Manager
Lighting Designer - Chris Davey

 
Norma European Tour

October 2015 - Zurich

Production Manager
Conductor- Giovanni Antonini
Director - Moshe Leiser
Director - Patrice Caurier
Set Design - Christian Fenouillat
Costumes - Agostino Cavalca
Lighting Designer - Christophe Forey

 
Mexican Folklore Ballet

July 2015
Coliseum, London

Production Manager

 
Mexican Wrestling

July 2015
The Royal Albert Hall

Producer - Como No
Lighting Designer
Production Manager

 
Carlos Acosta

July/August 2015
Royal Opera House, London

Production Manager
Lighting Designer - Chris Davey

 
Carlos Acosta - 2015 UK Tour

Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Brighton Dome, Brighton
Grand Canaria

Production Manager

 
Madam Butterfly - Raymond Gubbay Ltd

February 2015
Opera at The Royal Albert Hall

Directed by David Freeman
Design by David Roger
Lighting by Andrew Bridge
Sound by Bobby Aitken
Production Manager

 
Carlos Acosta

On before 2015
Tour – Las Palmas, Southampton, Cardiff and Brighton
Producer - Como No
Lighting Designer - Chris Davey
Production Manager

 
Cubania – Carlos Acosta

July 2014
Royal Opera House
Producer - Como No
Lighting Designer - Chris Davey
Production Manager

 
La Boheme - Raymond Gubbay Ltd

February 2014
Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

Director - Francesca Zambello
Designer - Peter J Davison
Lighting - Andrew Bridge
Sound - Bobby Aitken
Production Manager

 
Dance Umbrella 2013

Technical Director
Dance Festival in various venues around London

 
The Machine

Manchester – July 2013, New York – September 2013
Produced by Manchester International Festival and Donmar Warehouse
Play in Campfield Market Manchester and Park Avenue Armoury, New York

Production Manager
Director: Josie Rourke
Designer: Lucy Osbourne
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson
Video Designer: Andrzej Goulding

 
Carlos Acosta - Classical Selection

July 2013
Produced by ComoNo
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Production Manager
Performances at London Coliseum with guests from the Royal Ballet

 
Canticles
May 2013
Benjamin Britten's Canticles with Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake
Performances at Theatre Royal Brighton, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh and Linbury Studio

Produced by Aldeburgh Music, Brighton Festival and Royal Opera House
Production Manager
Directed by Neil Bartlett and Paule Constable
Lighting by Paule Constable

 
Carlos Acosta - On Before
April 2013
Produced by ComoNo
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Production Manager
Performances at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
 
Carmen - Raymond Gubbay Ltd
February 2013
Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Director: David Freeman
Designer: David Roger
Lighting: Andrew Bridge
Sound: Bobby Aitken
 
Anjin – Horipro and Royal Shakespeare Company
February 2013
Production Manager
Director: Greg Doran
Designer: Takashi Kanai
Lighting: Jiro Katsushiba
 
Aida
February 2012
Opera at the Albert Hall
Production Manager
Directed by Stephen Medcalf
Designed by Isabella Bywater
Lighting: Andrew Bridge
Sound: Bobby Aitken
Produced by Raymond Gubbay
 
Carlos Acosta Premieres 2 - Comono
Production Manager for the tour
Various choreographers
Lighting by Chris Davey
 
The Day We Sang - Manchester International Festival
At the Opera House
Production Manager
Written and Directed by Victoria Wood
Designed by Lez Brotherston
Lighting by Mark Henderson
 
Romeo and Juliet –Royal Ballet at the O2
Production Manager and technical consultant
Choreography Kenneth Macmillan
Designs Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting John B. Read
 
Madam Butterfly 2011 - Raymond Gubbay Ltd and The Royal Albert Hall
Opera at The Royal Albert Hall
Directed by David Freeman
Design by David Roger
Lighting by Andrew Bridge
Sound by Bobby Aitken
 
Ludd and Isis - The Royal Opera Education Department
Production Manager
Community Opera in Thurrock with outdoor Victorian Fairground
Designed by Rhys Jarman
 

Dance Umbrella Festival 2010

Technical Director
International Contemporary Dance Festival at various venues around London
Including Trisha Brown Dance Company Festival
 
Carlos Acosta Premieres - Comono. 2010
Production Manager
Dance show at the London Coliseum devised by Carlos Acosta with Zenaida Yanowsky
Lighting by Chris Davey
 
Carmen at the O2 Arena - Raymond Gubbay Ltd and AEG. 2010
Production Manager
Opera at the O2 Arena
Directed by David Freeman
Designed by David Roger
Lighting by Andrew Bridge
Sound by Bobby Aitken
 
Spring Dance at the London Coliseum 2010
Producer: Dance Partnership (Raymond Gubbay Ltd. Askonas Holt, Sadler's Wells)
Technical Director
Dance Season including National Ballet of Cuba, Mark Morris Dance Group,
Birmingham Royal Ballet and National Ballet of Spain
 
Mr Chops and Mr Marigold - Riverside Studios
Production Manager
2 one man shows conceived and performed by Simon Callow
Designed by Christopher Wood
Lighting by Chahine Yavroyan
 
Dance Umbrella Festival 2009
Technical Director
International Dance Festival at various venues in London
 
Carlos Acosta - Comono
Technical advisor to Carlos Acosta season at the London Coliseum
 
Shall We Dance - Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Askonas Holt, Sadler's Wells
Production Manager
Dance Show directed and choreographed by Adam Cooper
Designed by Paul Farnsworth
Lighting by Paul Pyant
Sound by Matt McKenzie
 
The King and I - Raymond Gubbay Ltd and The Royal Albert Hall
Production Manager
Musical at The Royal Albert Hall
Directed by Jeremy Sams
Design by Rob Howell
Lighting by Andrew Bridge
Sound by Bobby Aitken
 
Spring Dance at the London Coliseum 2009
Producer: Dance Partnership (Raymond Gubbay Ltd. Askonas Holt, Sadler's Wells)
Technical Director
Dance Season including American Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Russell Maliphant,
Adam Cooper, Anton and Erin (Technical Co-ordination and Designer)
 
Carmen - Raymond Gubbay Ltd and The Royal Albert Hall
Production Manager
Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Directed by David Freeman
Designed by David Roger
Lighting by Andrew Bridge
Sound by Bobby Aitken
 
Dance Umbrella Festival 2008
Technical Director
Contemporary dance festival at various London venues from September to November
 
Overture 2010 - Dance Umbrella
Production Manager
Large scale dance event at The Royal Albert Hall
with 120 young people performing to Shostakovich 10th Symphony. London Symphony Orchestra
Choreographed by Roysten Muldoon
 
Dallas Sweetman - Paines Plough and Canterbury Festival
Production Manager
Performance of play by Sebastian Barry in Canterbury Cathedral
Directed by Roxana Silbert
Design by Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting by Chahine Yavroyan
Sound by George Glossop
 
Spring Dance at the London Coliseum 2008
Producer: Dance Partnership (Raymond Gubbay Ltd and Askonas Holt)
Technical Director
Dance Season including New York City Ballet,
Stuttgart Ballet, Carlos Acosta, Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant
 
Tosca 2008 - Raymond Gubbay Ltd and The Royal Albert Hall
Production Manager
Opera at The Royal Albert Hall
Directed by David Freeman
Design by David Roger
Lighting by Andrew Bridge
Sound Design by Bobby Aitken
 
Dance Umbrella Festival 2007
Technical Director
Contemporary Dance Festival at various London venues from September to November
 
Off the Wall / Producers: Stan Won't Dance and South Bank Centre - July 2007
Production Manager
Outdoor extravaganza at the South Bank Centre, London. Attendance 3,000
Sound by Andy Pink
 
Madam Butterfly 2007 - Raymond Gubbay Ltd and The Royal Albert Hall
Production Manager
Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Directed by David Freeman
Designed by David Roger
Lighting Design by Andrew Bridge
Sound design by Bobby Aitken
 
Merce Cunningham at the Roundhouse
Technical Director
Performance of 'Ocean' as part of Dance Umbrella 2006
 
Dance Umbrella 2006
Technical Director
Dance Festival at various London venues from September to November
 
Edward Scissorhands, November 2005 - New Adventures
Production Manager
Ballet of the film. 11 weeks at Sadler's Wells and UK Tour
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
Designed by Lez Brotherston
 
Dance Umbrella 2005
Technical Director
Dance Festival at various London venues and 1 tour
 
Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Adam Cooper Ltd. and Tokyo Broadcasting Co.
Production Manager
Ballet tour of Japan, January to March 2005
4 weeks at Sadler's Wells Theatre, July 2005
Choreographed by Adam Cooper
Designed and Directed by Lez Brotherston
 
Underground - DreamThinkSpeak
Production Manager and Consultant
Site specific theatre piece at the Theatre Royal, Brighton
Concieved and Directed by Tristan Sharps
 
Dance Umbrella 2004
Technical Director
Dance Festival at various London venues and 1 tour
 
Guys and Dolls - Pimlico Opera
Production Manager
Pimlico Opera at Wormwood Scrubs
 
A Doll's House. Production Partnership
Touring Production Manager
National Tour. Co-production with Birmingham Rep and Touring Consortium.
 
Merce Cunningham at the Tate Modern - Dance Umbrella
Technical Director and Consultant
Dance event in Turbine Hall.
 
Dance Umbrella / Dance Umbrella Festival 2003.
Technical Director
Dance Festival at various London venues.
 
Taking Sides / Production Partnership. Autumn 2003.
Touring Production Manager with Neil Cooper
UK Tour .
 
Hamlet / Arc Dance. March, April 2003.
Production Manager
UK Dance Tour
Choreographed by Kim Brandstrup
Designed by Craig Givens
 
Michael Moore at the Roundhouse. Massive Stage and Screen. 2002.
Production Manager with Neil Cooper
1 man show.
 
Dance Umbrella / Dance Umbrella Festival. 2002.
Technical Director
Dance festival at various London venues
Tour of Rosas Dance Company.
 
Betty / KD Management. 2002.
Production Manager
West End production
Directed by Kathy Burke
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream / K.D. Management. 2001.
West End production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Directed by Frances Matthews
Designed by Lez Brotherston
 
Coming Of Age / Akademie. 2000.
Production Manager
Outdoor dance performance, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London
South East Asian Dance Company.
 
Greek / London Sinfonietta 2000.
Production Manager
Revival of Mark Anthony Turnage opera
Toured to Paris, Oxford, Cheltenham and Norwich
Directed by Clare Venables
 
Dance Umbrella / Dance Umbrella Festival 2000.
Technical Director
Dance festival at various London venues.
Tour of Trisha Brown Dance Company.
 
Swan Lake / Adventures In Motion Picture. 2000.
Production Manager
West End run of the Matthew Bourne ballet
Dominion Theatre, London.
 
Swan Lake UK Tour / Adventures In Motion Pictures. 1999.
Production Manager
Matthew Bourne ballet
Toured to No.1 venues throughout the UK.
 
Cinderella US Season / Adventures In Motion Pictures. 1999.
Production Manager
Matthew Bourne ballet.
8-week season at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles.
 
Beckett Shorts - RSC / Offshore Productions. 1997.
Tour Production Manager
European tour of 4 Beckett plays
Toured to Munich, Belfast, Barcelona, Prague and Budapest
Directed by Katie Mitchell
Designed by Vicki Mortimer
 
Cinderella / Adventures In Motion Pictures. 1997.
Production Manager
Matthew Bourne ballet in the West End, London
Designed by Lez Brotherston
 
Swan Lake, US Season / Adventures In Motion Pictures. 1997.
Production Manager
Ballet transferred from West End to Los Angeles
Designed by Lez Brotherston
 
Sir Peter Hall Season / Cloud 9 – Old Vic. 1997.
Production Manager
Theatre at the Old Vic, London
Directed and Designed by Tom Cairns
 
Dance Umbrella 1997
Technical Director
 
Highland Fling 1997 - Adventures in Motion Pictures
Production Manager
Matthew Bourne Ballet
Designed by Lez Brotherston