CHAIRS HAND BALANCING ACT
Carlos Rodriguez Diaz was born in Havana, Cuba. While in school, he developed an interest in gymnastics. At the age of seventeen, Carlos attended the National Circus School of Cuba where he fell in love with hand-balancing. Four years of practice paid off and in the following years he became one of the most talented and well-known cuban circus artists.
During next few years, Carlos participated in several international circus festivals, notably in Korea, France, Vietnam and Russia where he won prestigious awards.
In 2001 he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Festival de Massy in France. At one point during his career, he adopted the scenic name Rokardy, which is an abbreviation of his given name.
Throughout his career Rokardy performed in famous circuses all over the world. He starred in Circus Merano (Norway), Atayde Hermano (Mexico), Gran Circo Mundial (Spain), Circus Scott (Sweden) and Bolshoi Circus (Russia).
In 2002, he joined Cirque du Soleil’s production show “La Nouba” (Orlando, Florida) as one of its main characters. Preparing himself for the environment of this large-scale production, Rokardy completely transformed his solo act by changing his apparatus, costume and make-up.