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Carlos Acosta

The Cuban choreographer Carlos Acosta won the award to the outstanding achievements in dance for his work with the London Theater Sadler's Wells, during the awarding ceremony of Laurence Olivier Award to the best of theater in the British capital.

Acosta, born in Cuba in 1973, dedicated his award to "my Cuban people who continues to be my great source for inspiration."

The great winner of the evening was the premiere of Sunday in the Park with George, of Stephen Sondheim, with a low budget and presented at a chocolate factory especially adapted.

In contrast, the work Spamalot, of the comic troupé Monty Python, ended empty-handed after a staggering 7 nominations after its presentation in Broadway were worth for three Tony awards.

Sunday, based on the life of the pointillist painter Georges Seurat ran off with five trophies, among them best musical production, and performances for Jenna Russell and Daniel Evans.

Sunday which is now heading for Broadway, won over works with far higher budgets, like Evita, starred by the Argentinean Elena Roger, Cabaret and the version of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Sound of Music (The Rebellious Novice).

The strong drama about children abuse Blackbird, of David Harrower, ran off with the Best New Play, while the production in The National Theater of The Crucible (The Witches of Salem), of Arthur Miller, it won the Best Reinstatement.

This was a good night for the National which won the award to Best Director, Dominic Cooke, for The Crucible, and the Best New Musical, for Caroline, or Change, of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tersori.

The 39 Steps, an adaptation of the movie shot by Alfred Hitchcock in the 30s on John Buchan's novel was awarded as Best New Comedy.

The XXXI delivering ceremony of Olivier Awards was carried out at the Hotel Grosvenor House of London.

Tamsin Greig won in the Best Actress category for the staging of Much Ado About Nothing, by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Rufus Sewell was awarded for Best Actor by Rock'n Roll, work of Tom Stoppard about rock and the revolution in Czechoslovakia in the 60s and actors Sheila Hancock and Jim Norton won in the categories Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Best Performance in a Supporting Role for their performances in Cabaret and The Seafarer respectively.

Source: CubaSi

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