Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta has said he will miss performing but he had felt “lonely” at the company after outstaying so many other dancer of his generation.
The Cuban star, 42, who took his final bow at de Royal Opera House last month 17 years at the Royal Ballet, said coming to terms with his departure has been a “grieving process”.
Acosta, is leaving London next year with wife Charlotte and their daugther Aila. They live in Somerset and in Cuba, where he is creating a company the dancing.
“My generation is gone” said Acosta, “It`s very strange when you walk into a class and don’t connect with anyone, because everyone you started with has left”.
“Now the dancers are 20 years old and I could be their parent. I’m a legend… but feel lonely”. He said he will still be dancing in future after his “amazing career”.
Before departing he stars in a show dedicated to him, Carlos Acosta: A Classical Selection, opening at the Coliseum tomorrow, and in Elizabeth at the Linbury Studio Theatre in January.
(Fragmentos extraido de Evening Standard de Londres)