Carlos Pons Guerra's Costa Del Sol, commissioned by RDC Youth for its Phenix programme at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, premieres on Sunday 20th July at 20:00. The piece, a comical observation of the clash between British and Spanish characters when on holiday abroad, which hints at Nijinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps and was inspired by a particularly rough flight to Gran Canaria on Thomas Cook Airlines, which the choreographer took several years ago, will be performed alongside works by choreographer Rosie Kay, the youth company's AD, Adam Rutherford, as well as pieces by the young dancers themselves.
During his time at RDC, Pons Guerra said: "I admire RDC Youth for the professional approach of its young dancers and feel very honored to have the chance to work with them.
"Nothing prepares you more for dance training, and later, a career in dance, than being exposed to a wide range of choreographers, and I hope to contribute to the dancers' artistic development through my particular approach to dance theatre, and look forward to learning from them as much as they'll learn from me"
Costa Del Sol, a "rumpus of explosive, animalistic and kitschy dance" to the sound of pasodobles, boleros and flamenco diva Rocío Jurado, can be seen at RDC Youth's Phenix programme at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham (part of Birmingham Fest), on 20th July, 20:00.