Carlos Acosta in Bayamo


Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta is a product of the National Ballet School of Cuba. He has danced with the world’s most prestigious ballet companies. He joined London’s The Royal Ballet as a Principal in 1998 and retired in 2015, after seventeen years with the company. Now, back in Cuba with his own company, Acosta Danza, Acosta has dedicated himself to teaching the craft to younger dancers. Cubadebate reports on his tour of Bayamo and a visit to a local school:

There was a full theater on Friday night at the presentation of the Acosta Danza company in Bayamo, capital of the Granma province.

The strength and skill of the dancers, as well as the passion of their performances were fused with the music of each work to give the Granma audience a show of the highest level of choreography and production.

During his stay in the city, Carlos Acosta, illustrious son of Granma province, toured the city, visited the Manuel Muñoz Cedeño Professional Art School and offered a workshop to students specializing in dance.

[Translated by Ivette Romero.] For original article (in Spanish), see

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