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Series 1: 5. Carlos Acosta



Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta talks to John Wilson about some of the key moments of his cultural life.\n\nHe discusses the influence of his father, his early love of breakdancing on the streets of Havana and the devastating effects on life in Cuba of the collapse of communist regimes around the world. He also recalls his breakthrough moment – winning the prestigious Prix de Lausanne ballet competition at the age of 16 – and becoming the first Black principal dancer of the Royal Ballet in London.\n\nThis Cultural Life is a BBC Radio 4 podcast.

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