Brilliant performance by Carlos Acosta in Japan
Acosta, a representative of the Cuban school of ballet directed by the very first ballarina assoluta Alicia Alonso, shocked Japanese audiences, dazzled by the cleanness of his technique and his artistic stamp, highlighted the Foreign Ministry digital site (www.cubaminrex. cu) yesterday.
He performed the main character in Mayerling and shared the lead with Tamara Rojo and Mara Galeazzi, both front-line dancers. The charm of the scenery, representing the time of the Austro-Hungarian empire, was accompanied by the philharmonic orchestra of the capital.
Experts commented that he permeated a magic into his character of Prince Rudolf of Austro-Hungary, able to convey with his body language the history of the imperial family and its problems with the father -of a political nature, inheritance, ideological- and the emotional distance from the mother.