LNew. Performance of the Bolshoi
Ballet's signature work, starring Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta as the gladiator-slave who leads an uprising against the Roman empire in Khachaturian's classic work, choreographed by Yuri Grigorovic. Recorded in 2008. See panel.
Alan Yentob traces the rags-to-riches story of the Cuban star, from a troubled upbringing in Havana to his emergence as the Royal Ballet's first black principal dancer, hailed as the new Nureyev. Acosta is profiled as he prepares an autobiographical work, achieves success at London's Royal Opera House and enjoys a Cuban premiere attended by Fidel Castro.
RT New. The singer performs with her band at LSO St Luke's, London.
Includes covers of Easy Come, Easy Go and In Germany before the War as well as her first live rendition of the original 1960s arrangement of As Tears Go By, and Sister Morphine, which was released by the singer before being popularised by The Rolling Stones. See panel. Marianne Faithfull answers One Final Question: page
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