Havana, October3 Carlos Acosta will be the ambassador of a dance program dedicated to ballet and dance in general, informed on Thursday the British public television network BBC.
This media outlet and the Sadler’s Wells Theater of London organize the 2015 Young Dancer Contest to select the best 16 to 20 year-old dancer in four categories: ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop and dances of south-east Asia, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.
After a selective process, finalists will be assessed by dance experts, like the current director of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, and choreographers Akram Khan and Matthew Bourne, among other personalities of the artistic world.
A few months ago, the Prince of Wales conferred the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire upon Acosta, and during the ceremony, held at the Palace of Buckingham, he praised the Cuban dancer for becoming an inspiration to humble youngsters.
According to the director of the Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding, the representation of the leading dancer of the Royal Ballet will contribute star quality to the new television program.
Spalding, also a member of the jury, commented that the very same personal history of this dancer of humble origin can motivate contestants. The final competition of the program has been scheduled for May 9 and the British television network expects this contest to become one of reference.(acn).