News: Carlos Acosta

Monday 21 June 2004

The hit show is loosely based on his early life in Cuba. “Classical dance is very strict, and you need to have a certain kind of body and a certain kind of training. On the contrary, the Afro-Cuban is really a kind of street dance. One of the things I regret is not learning it well enough. But when you are a classical dancer, that’s all you do, Tchaikovsky and all those guys.” Independent, 18 Jun. He wants Tocororo to be a show that could stand on its own, not just a star vehicle, so the Scottish Ballet principal Jose Oduardo Perez, will take the lead role in six performances. Sun.Times, 20 Jun

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