Our View: A wonderful insight into an extraordinary life.
The story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend on the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. The film follows Carlos, who was nicknamed Yuli by his father, from growing up on the streets of his native Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet. A dancer who did not want to dance. Running time: 105 minutes. Spanish with subtitles.
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User Reviews: You don’t have to love ballet or dance to appreciate this fine film. It weaves dance , stunningly performed by Acosta and his co-dancers in short, riveting bursts, in with the story of his childhood growing up in Cuba and into his adjustment to being in other countries as a young adult, leading eventually to world recognition.