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I love everything Cuban and it all defines me, points out the famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, the star of  the London Royal Ballet, in an interview for a show which will be aired through Cuban Television next March.

The Cubadebate digital site reproduces part of the interview, in which the singer and composer and presented of the program, Amaury Pérez, defines the guest as one of the greatest dancers ever born in Cuba.

I saw you in Manon, when you were in all of your capabilities, states Amaury –in reference to his recent performance in Havana with the Royal Ballet- and he asks him if he had thought about retirement, due to his age.

Carlos Acosta (36 years of age) answers that he thinks about that every day, even though he doesn’t believe an artists ever retires, but it evolves, it mutates to other areas.

I won’t be dancing Classical Ballet eternally, says the dancer, who declares that his instrument in his body, and that sort  of dance is a technique that goes against the anatomy of the body.

We –he says- are not designed to dance that way, and after so many years, you start to develop lesions, trauma in the joints.

Also, he sets the example of the character of Romeo, who is 16 or 17 years, that of Prince Siegfried, also, and the dancer starts to grow older, maturing and getting further and further away from those ages, and when you realize it, you have a 50 year old Romeo, which I am not interested in doing, says Carlos Acosta.

That is why I have tried to grow other fields, because I know there will come a moment in my career where I will not be able to make Classical Ballet any more, says the dancer in this first part of his interview for the program, which will be aired through Cubavision, and will last 45 minutes.

With Amaury, as conducer and interviewer, there have been or will be on stage the Italian moviemaker Giuseppe Tornatore and the Cubans Omara Portuondo, Miguel Barnet, José María Vitier, Juan Formell, Rosita Fornés, Nancy Morejón and many more.

Source : ACN and Cubarte

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