“I am glad to inform that the Acosta Dance Centre in southeast London will open in September, the artist wrote on Facebook.
Acosta pointed out that the center is located at Woolwich Works, an inspiring cultural venue, on the south bank of the River Thames in Woolwich Royal Arsenal.
The outstanding dancer added that his project has a multi-faceted approach that encompasses dance education, workshops and cultural events, fostering creativity and talent among youths, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
“The ADC is rooted in Cuba’s cultural heritage, we are consolidating values, such as identity, continuity, respect, diversity and creativity,” the ADC website says.
The Acosta Dance Centre not only serves the international dance community, but also finds its place among Works’ resident artistic companies to bring to life the historic Building 40, once known as the Old Royal Military Academy.
Such a place was built from 1718 to 1723 on the grounds of the former Tudor mansion named Tower Place. Building 40 now stands as a free-standing structure overlooking Artillery Square.