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A lovely autobiography from a great dancer. Very vivid but very simple and truthful
on 8 November 2016
A lovely autobiography from a great dancer. Very vivid but very simple and truthful. He creates the atmosphere of Cuba and what it was like to grow up there and what its like to move to a new country when you can't speak the language. It shows you how far Carlos has travelled, both literally and metaphorically. Carlos wanted to be a footballer but his father forced him to practice ballet. He was a bit of a rebel and managed to get him himself expelled from the ballet school. Its funny and moving, especially when Carlos met the Queen before he became fluent in English. It needs to be made into a film which could see him return to Cuba where he is setting up a ballet school. Perhaps Helen Mirren could play the Queen!