Cuban Dancer Carlos Acosta’s Final Performance on British Television

London, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The British public can relive today the Carlos Acosta’s farewell performance through the telecast of Carmen, a version choreographed by the Cuban dancer.

On November 12 this year, the talented artist said goodbye to the stage of the Royal Opera House, headquarters of the British company that welcomed him for almost 20 years.

The BBC will broadcast tonight that show based on the opera about the story of sensual Carmen, seduced by soldier Don José, to whom she eventually betrays with bullfighter Escamillo.

Acosta, 42, retired from ballet, will continue working as a dancer and choreographer in contemporary pieces, because he has the dream of founding his own company in Cuba.

With this group he plans to develop a neoclassical and contemporary line with performances showing the Cuban dance traditions and also the current art trends.

They say the little Carlos was a restless and rebellious child, and his father took him to ballet lessons because he thought they would be good for his discipline.

At 13, his natural talent for dance was undeniable and he began to take dancing seriously, he says in his biographical novel. So now, he advises other young dancers to dream big and work hard.

The versatility and passion of this dancer allowed him to give life to many classics, although their roles were always tempered by his masculine power and his fluent movements.


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