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Flashback Ballet dancer Carlos Acosta recalls his father's tough love during his childhood in Cuba

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT was taken around 2000 at the Cohiba Hotel in Cuba, near our home in Havana. I was already in the Royal Ballet at the time and had given the T-shirt and cowboy boots to my father, Pedro, in 1995 when I was with the Houston Ballet. He never came to Houston and he didn't particularly like the boots! It was more the pride of wearing something that his son had bought for him and he was very proud of having a T-shirt with my image on it.

When I was growing up, he was a di...