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The Critics Circle Britain awarded the National Prize for Dance to Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta in recognition of the achievements during a lifetime devoted to the art.

Also, the 15th edition of the British Dance Awards recognized English National Ballet, directed by the Spanish ballerina Tamara Rojo, as the most prominent company in 2014.

In addition, a work defended by that set, Dust, British choreographer Akram Khan, won the laurel for best modern choreography, while the Russian ballerina Natalia Osipova was the best dancer for her performance as Giselle, along with Acosta in the Royal Ballet London.

Acosta has spent most of his career in the European country as a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in London since 1998 and invited the Inglés National Ballet in some seasons.

A few months ago, announced it would withdraw from the classical style in 2015, after the premiere of his own version of Carmen, next September.

In 2014, the Prince of Wales gave the Cuban title of Commander of the British Empire, and during the ceremony at Buckingham Palace, praised the artist for becoming an inspiration for young humble.

At the beginning of next May, Acosta will ambassador program dedicated to dance ballet and dance in general, public British broadcaster BBC.

Currently, the artist is preparing to star in February an English version of Swan Lake and rehearse choreography of Don Quixote, created in 2013 for the Royal Ballet, as it will cover letter to the company in June, during a tour US.

Source: Prensa Latina

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