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 Post subject: Carlos Acosta Interviews
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2002 1:07 am 
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Londoners might be interested to know that there is an interview with Carlos Acosta in Metro today. Metro can be picked up free at Rail and underground stations in London but unfortunately is not available on line.

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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Acosta Interviews
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2002 1:28 am 
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Thanks Cassandra. Unfortunately I missed it. Was there are any interesting news in the article? Especially on his future plans with the Royal Ballet?


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Sorry Stewart, there was nothing very up to date. The 60 second interview section in Metro only skims the surface, but he was a pleasant change from their usual diet of soap actors and deejay's.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2002 10:44 pm 
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I am a huge Acosta fan. Question: Did he come to Royal Ballet directly via Houston?


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Hi trina! My impression is that the Royal Ballet followed Houston directly as you describe it. <P>That's the way I understood the <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/interviews/cacosta071801.html" TARGET=_blank><B>interview/discussion with Carlos </B></A>at The Ballet Association.<P><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited March 29, 2002).]


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I'm also a Carlos Acosta fan and first saw him dance with the Royal Ballet in 1991. The occasion was a gala for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Acosta danced a jazz number in a bright red sequined jacket (I still have the photographs) I'm surprised he doesn't mention it in the interview as it must have been his first UK appearance, perhaps he thought that as it wasn't a classical debut it didn't count.<p>[This message has been edited by Cassandra (edited April 02, 2002).]


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Not just any body - How the fit and fabulous stay that way: Carlos Acosta, 30
Carlos Acosta, 30, is a principal guest artist with the Royal Ballet and gets his kicks dancing
by Portia Colwell for The Times


Did you always dream of becoming a ballet dancer?
No, no, no. When I was a child I wanted to be a footballer.

So what happened?
When I was nine years old my father forced me to go to ballet school as he saw it as a way out of the poor neighbourhood I grew up in, on the outskirts of Havana. I am the youngest of 11 children and he was determined to make something of me.

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Carlos Acosta: The world at his feet

By DIANA EVANS
The Independent
June 18, 2004

When he was a boy, breakdancing and loitering in the streets of Havana, Carlos Acosta never considered ballet as a way out of poverty. Ballet was an art for the élite: it was fairyland on tiptoes.
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Two articles on Carlos Acosta in the Sunday Times...

One In the Magazine Section:

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Best of Times, Worst of Times: Carlos Acosta

Interview by Sue Fox
Carlos Acosta, 31, the Cuban ballet dancer, recalls his reluctant introduction to dance in his native Havana
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And in the Culture section, an aritlce on Acosta and Jose Oduardo Perez, the Scottish Ballet principal dancer who will be sharing the lead role in this summers' run of "Tocororo" at Sadler's Wells:

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Dance: Havana high time

Carlos Acosta is sharing the lead in his ‘life story’ ballet: will it be the making of a new Cuban star, asks Clifford Bishop
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Me and my home: A private dancer

By PATRICIA WYNN DAVIES
The Independent
July 7, 2004

Because the ballet world is such a busy, stressful business I needed the flat to be a place to unwind in. So I made one room a large bathroom into which I could fit the largest possible jacuzzi bath, which helps me relax and take away the ballet-dancer's pain of using the body as an instrument.
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The Cuban dance star talks ballet virgin Sathnam Sanghera through his extraordinary 'Billy Elliot'-like rise to fame

By SATHNAM SANGHERA
Financial Times
July 17, 2004

Carlos Acosta, aka The Parachute/The Black Baryshnikov/ The Harrier Jet/the New Nureyev, is considered one of the finest dancers of his generation. He is a regular star attraction for the Houston Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Ballet in Covent Garden. In his home country of Cuba, he gets mobbed everywhere he goes.
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Me and my travels
interview by CARLl WILKINSON for the Observer

The luxury I can't live without is ...

Ice, if you can call that a luxury. I always make sure there is lots of it in my hotel room, so I can put it on my muscles.

published: April 16, 2006
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 Post subject: Experiment or face slow death
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The following interview with Carlos acosta last week has created quite a stir:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0 ... e_continue

On Saturday the fllowing leader appeared in the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... 71,00.html

Followed by some interesting comments on the letters page today.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story ... 33,00.html


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Yet another interview with Acosta has turned up, this time on financial site Bloomberg:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... nAN3HqsRZ8

I'm rather excited by the news that he's off to Moscow to dance Spartacus as I think he would be stunning in the role. As there is currently a rumour circulating in London that he will dance the role here with the Bolshoi this summer this news seems to confirm it.


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"...off to Moscow to dance Spartacus..."

Now, that will be worth seeing!


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