Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, principal guest artist of the Royal Ballet of London, will fulfil a longstanding desire with a national tour of
"It is a promise I made to myself ever since I premiered Tocororo here in 2003, my first choreography," Acosta told reporters. For various reasons, he had not been able to carry out such a tour until now, he added.
Acosta announced he would present a minimalist repertoire with new works.
With that goal in mind, he chose pieces by Jerome Robbins and solos, including "Two," which he performed during the closing ceremony of the
He will be accompanied by Cuban cello player Amparo del Riego, who plays for the National Symphony Orchestra of
In the second part of the tour, Acosta will include dancers from Danza Nacional de
Acosta’s autobiography, which has been published in other countries, will be issued in
The dancer said he had designed the book as a journey from his childhood to the peak of his career, but that the Cuban edition was needed, because his memories had the flavor of Spanish, the language with which he identifies and in which his book was written.