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No Way Home

A Dancer's Journey From the Streets of Havana to the Stages of the World

Book - 2008
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In this literary Billy Elliot, international ballet star Acosta relates his journey from the impoverished suburbs of Havana to stardom and fame on ballet stages throughout Cuba, America, and Europe. 8 pages of b&w photos.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781416566298
Characteristics: viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jun 02, 2015

If you like ballet and/or want to read a fascinating glimpse of what life was like in Fidel's Cuba in the 80s and 90s, then I can confidently recommend this memoir by the international ballet star, Carlos Acosta. It is written in a highly readable, candid style. If you haven't seen him dance, then check out the DVD of the charming ballet, La Fille Mal Gardee with Acosta dancing the principal male role.

Aug 03, 2010

A wonderful autobiography by a unique character and world famous dancer who bucked all the odds to reach the pinnacle of the dance world. It's also a unique insight into life in Cuba -- how people can be very poor money-wise, yet rich in so many other ways. Definitely two thumbs up!

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