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Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story

1h 44m Drama 2019

Yuli was the audience favourite at our Sea Change film Festival, based on the Isle of Tiree in 2019. We are delighted to be able to bring this film to audiences via our virtual screen. From a young age, Yuli fled any kind of discipline and education; the streets of a run-down neighbourhood in Havana was where he learned most of his schooling. But Pedro knows his son has natural talent and forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School. Against his will and despite his initial indiscipline, Yuli ends up being captivated by the world of dance, and from childhood he will begin to forge his own legend, as one of the best dancers of his generation, often breaking tabus and becoming the first black artist to dance Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged a legendary career as a principal dancer for 17 years.

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