Carlos Acosta is the image and inspiration for a dance program
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Arts and Culture
- 10 / 07 / 2014
The BBC in collaboration with Sadler's Wells theater in London organized a dance program called Young Dancer 2015 to seek the best dancer between 16 and 20 years. The organization committee has asked the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta to be the "ambassador" of it.
The four categories in which it is competing will include ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop dance and Southeast Asia. The selection will be made for London theater, and the final will be judged by experts from the world of dance, including dancers and choreographers such as Spanish Tamara Rojo, artistic director of English National Ballet in London, Akram Khan, Matthew Bourne and Kenrick Sandy .
The director of Sadler's Wells, Alistair Spalding, who also sit on the jury, said that Acosta, principal dancer of the Royal Ballet, "will bring star quality" to the program. He will also serve as inspiration for contestants as the aforementioned Cuban dancer, of humble origins, triumphed thanks to a contest, the Prix de Lausanne.
Spalding said that Young Dancer 2015 is seeking "professionalism". "It's not a talent show, it is aimed to people who already have a degree in what they do," he said.
The finals of each category will be issued in the BBC4 chain and the winner will be chosen on a BBC2 program. Public broadcaster intended that this contest earns a landmark event and frequent, as is the case with their Young Musician program.
Source: Diario de Cuba