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Carlos Acosta free pdf But it didn't work out that way. He achieved the fame and fortune that he always dreamed about, but in a very different profession. He became a ballet dancer. Today Carlos Acosta is one of the world's most stunning classical ballet dancers, admired internationally for his firecracker, yet refined technique, for his riveting acting, and for his magnetic presence on stage. He is considered a national treasure in his own country, and a matinee idol to global dance goers. His life-story reads like a fairy-tale: from pauper to prince, from ne'er-do-well to dance-deity. Carlos grew up in a shantytown in Fidel Castro's politically isolated Cuba, knowing poverty, hardship and family tragedies. He'd play truant from school to kick a football around or break-dance to a boom box and suffered his father's wrath when found out. The solution for his unruly behaviour was to send him to ballet school where he would be disciplined, trained for a career and fed - for free. It was many years before the young lad would accept the strict demands of a pursuit he saw as 'sissy'. But finally, through many hard lessons, perseverance and natural talent, he has soared to international recognition.

About Margaret Willis

Margaret Willis's interest in ballet stems from a five-year stay in the former Soviet Union (1976-81) where she studied classical ballet and began writing on dance. Visiting Cuba in 1990, she first saw Carlos Acosta and has continued to follow his stellar career. She was a member of London City Ballet from 1990-3, performing principal character roles, is the author of Russian Ballet on Tour and contributed several articles for the International Dictionary of Ballet. She writes regularly for The Dancing Times, Dance Magazine and international publications. In 1986, she was the researcher for a BBC-TV documentary on the Bolshoi Ballet.

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Author : Margaret Willis
Publisher : Arcadia Books
Data Published : 02 September 2010
ISBN : 1906413711
EAN : 9781906413712
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 220 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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