Havana - The award granted by British critics to the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta reaffirms the quality of the Cuban ballet school and the artist''s talent, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday.
In a message on Twitter, the head of State noted that the acknowledgement also honors the personal values of the best male dancer of his generation.
The British critics' award to Carlos Acosta for Services to the Arts in 2018 reaffirms the quality of the Cuban school and the personal values of the best male dancer of his generation. Congratulations to Carlos, the president wrote on his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.
On Thursday, the official Twitter account of the company Acosta Danza informed that its founder and director had received the 2018 Award from the Circle of British Critics for his Services to the Arts.
According to the company, Acosta is the third dancer to receive that high distinction in the United Kingdom.
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Cuba's National Ballet Company (BNC) director Viengsay Valdes dedicated the 'Leonide Massine' Positano Dance Prize, granted to her in Italy to recently deceased Havana historian Eusebio Leal.
The 48th edition of the event granted Valdes the award in the category of Best Dancer in the international scene.