Cienfuegos, Cuba.- Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, principal guest dancer of the Royal Ballet Theatre said to be thankful for the love showed by the Cuban people during the first part of his national tour.
Before his performance Thursday at Cienfuegos’ Tomas Terry Theater, Acosta told the local media the tour has been an injection of energy and vitality to him.
“The reception from the public reaffirmed that I always have to return to Cuba and continue with the work started by Alicia Alonso and Fernando Alonso,” Acosta said in a press conference in Cienfuegos.
He said the tour has forced to him to face new challenges in search of the constant and needed renovation of his works.
About the cities selected for the tour, Acosta said he had wanted to dance in Santiago de Cuba because of its important dance movement; in the case of Camaguey he mentioned its long-standing traditions; he was attracted by Cienfuegos’ Tomas Terry Theater because the special characteristics of the stage; Pinar del Rio, was the place where he studied ballet and finally Havana, the capital of the country.
Acosta said he was very excited about dancing at the Tomas Terry Theater because of the challenge of dancing on its stage which has some specific features that makes it harder for dancers to perform.
With tickets sold out, Cienfuegos’ Theater will host Suite of dances, Les bourgeois and Two performed by Acosta and his guests.