Carlos Acosta at the House of Commons
by Natasha Hickman
on: Saturday, 10 July 2004
At a packed reception at the House of Commons hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba in conjunction with Cuba Solidarity Campaign, in July, Carlos Acosta committed himself to do all he could to support the work of the Music Fund for Cuba and gave his sincere appreciation to the charity’s efforts to date.
The reception was held during the run of the fabulous show ‘Tocororo, A Cuban Tale’, at Sadlers Wells theatre in London. Acosta, star of the Royal Ballet, developed the show based on his own story, fusing contemporary and Afro-Cuban dance and music styles with classical ballet, and rehearsed a company of dancers in Cuba to bring the show to Britain.
Carlos said “events such as these remind us all why we see culture as so important. It reminds us of our roots and our determination to help further develop young cultural talent”.
Ian Gibson MP, Chair of the APPG said: ”The fact that Cuba is awash with musicians and dancers of the highest quality is a testament to the importance placed on education in the country”.