Carlos Acosta will be awarded the National Dance Prize 2011 next Monday. At 38 he is the youngest artist to receive Cuba’s top ballet award.
The gala to honour Acosta at Garcia Lorca auditorium of Havana´s Grand Theatre will be led by choreographer Alberto Mendez with the performance of dancers from the Contemporary Dance Company and the group lead by Santiago Alfonso.
Acosta entered Cuba´s National Ballet Company (BNC) in 1991.
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