On the occasion of the annual Latino Awards ceremony, Cuervo y Sobrinos gifted Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta a personalised edition of the Prominente Tocororo watch. The ceremony presented by M. Marino Luzardo took place on the Iberostar Gran Packard Hotel terrace at 8pm on March 15th 2019 and was attended by distinguished guests.
This Limited Edition of one of the most iconic Cuervo y Sobrinos timepieces is inspired by the Cuban national bird, the Tocororo: Carlos Acosta’s first performance as choreographer and star was in a dance theater piece called ‘Tocororo’.
Tocororo is Acosta’s own ballet and has been touring theatres worldwide to high acclaim. Tocororo is the story of a young Cuban boy who leaves his family and home in the Cuban countryside to find a new life in a city. It is loosely based on Acosta’s own life experiences. It is set to original music by Miguel Nuñez, which blends popular and symphonic Cuban styles and is performed live on stage by a group of five Cuban musicians.
Acosta chose the 17-strong company from dancers in Danza Contemporanea de Cuba, the Cuban National Ballet and Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba. The “young protagonist” is played by Yonah Acosta, Acosta’s younger nephew, and for six performances the central role was played by José Oduardo Perez.
The watch is personalised with the logo of Mr. Acosta’s dance company. Ballet and watchmaking have many similarities in that they require great precision, passion and creative flair. These are qualities that typify the work of Carlos Acosta and Cuervo y Sobrinos.
Carlos Yunior Acosta Quesada CBE (born 2 June 1973) is a Cuban ballet dancer. He has danced with many companies including the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. He was a permanent member of The Royal Ballet between 1998 and 2015.
In 2003, he was promoted to Principal Guest Artist, a rank which reduced his commitment, enabling him to concentrate on a growing schedule of international guest appearances and tours. He celebrated his farewell after 17 years at The Royal Ballet, dancing his last performance in November 2015 in Carmen, which he both choreographed and starred in.