Phase 1: Licenses, Legal Agreements and Architectural Plans

The Cuban Government has signed a legally binding agreement with the Foundation in which the Cuban Ministry of Culture commits to:

  • “Create, within existing legislation, … a Dance Centre as a multi-functional space dedicated to dance and performance, … where the Carlos Acosta dance company will be located;
  • “Authorise the use of the land and … currently uninhabitable buildings, originally intended as a Ballet School…, for the creation of the aforementioned Dance Centre;
  • “Transact … all the permissions, licenses and authorisations required to complete this cultural project;
  • “Create an Project Group to undertake the work necessary to rehabilitate the area and buildings mentioned above”

Agreement on Cultural Exchange and Co-operation between the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba and the Carlos Acosta International Dance Foundation, an English Foundation (PDF, English and Spanish)

Minutes of Meeting on 15 December 2011, convened by the First Deputy Minister of Culture (PDF, English and Spanish)

Lord Norman Foster, through Foster + Partners, has produced detailed designs and models for the restoration of the School of Ballet.