He gave details of his project to recover the estate which previously housed theballet school, designed by architect Vittorio Garatti, on the grounds of theCuban Higher Institute of Arts.
Acosta said that international media outlets have distorted the truth of thisproject and tried to turn it into a senseless controversy. "My only goal is toleave a legacy to my country, my people, with my own efforts, and to recoverthat great heritage of Cuban culture with the help of some friends"
"Art is the soul and a way to contribute to the development of the country,therefore it can't be lost," Acosta explained.
Cuban National Ballet Historian Miguel Cabrera said that Acosta, one of Cuba'sleading dancers, follows the maxim that art doesn't have a home but the artistdoes have a homeland.
Acosta's call takes place right after the Cuban government modified itsImmigration Law to boost relations between Cuba and its emigrants.
Carlos Acosta is considered one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. Hewill perform during the 23rd International Ballet Festival of Havana with a solonamed "Memoria" by Cuban choreographer Miguel Antunaga.
"It is important for me not to repeat myself and have my people (Cubans) be partof my evolution. Every time I come to Cuba I try to bring something fresh andinformation on new trends for the public to grow with."
Acosta announced that he choreographed a new version of Don Quixote for theRoyal Ballet to be premiered soon.
"With this I tried to prove that modern man has a voice and can use technologyto renovate the art, without taking away its essence."
He has been a dancer for over 20 years. During his carreer he has earned dozensof international awards and performed with companies like the English NationalBallet, Houston Ballet, te hRoyal Ballet and the Ballet Nacional de Cuba
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