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Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Latin Passion Fesrival 20.10 - 20.11.2005
Carlos Acosta's Tocororo - A Cuban Tale

Featuring 17 dancers and a live Cuban band
Choreographer/Director/Leading Dancer: Carlos Acosta
When classical elegance collides with raw passion When a pas de deux becomes a rumba and then a guaguanco A life burning with desire, doubts and dances... Cuban combustion. Can you handle the heat?

"Billy Elliot in Havana" ~ Evening Standard

Hot and unstoppable, Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta is enjoying a meteoric rise on the international dance scene. He was the first black principal at The Royal Ballet and, in 2004, received the 'National Dance Award' and was named by the influential Dance Europe magazine 'Best Dancer of the Year'. Acosta is now coming to Hong Kong with elite dancers from the Cuban National Ballet, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Conjunto Folklórico Nacional de Cuba and a band of top Cuban musicians to perform a critically acclaimed piece that he directed and choreographed himself: Tocororo -- A Cuban Tale.

Set in Havana, this is a heartfelt tale of Tocororo - a boy named after the multicoloured national bird of Cuba - who left the countryside in search of his dreams in the big city. Blending London West End glamour with salsa, classical ballet, pop, jazz, African rhythm and a tint of Caribbean flavour, this original dance production showcases the diverse cultures of Cuba.

On its debut in 2003, Tocororo touched the heart of the Cuban nation and was a sell-out at Sadler's Wells in London for two years. The show will now première in Asia at the 'Latin Passion' Festival. Come. You 'll be left breathless!

Music Miguel Núñez
Design Salvatore Forino
Lighting Carlos Repilado

Photo: Laurie Lewis

Video:56 KBroadbandPhoto Clips
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Carlos Acosta's Tocororo - A Cuban Tale
  5 - 6.11.2005 (Sat-Sun) 7:30pm $380 $280
  Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre $200 $120
  • Programme duration is about 1 hour and 30 minutes without intermission.
  • Salsa Party will be held after the 5 November performance.
  • Carlos Acosta will share with the audience his creative process at a post-performance talk on 6 November. (In English)


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Tocororo Carlos Acosta (Cuba)