Among the surprises that impress foreigners the most when attending classical ballet performances in Cuba are the quality of its male and female dancers, the polished staged performances, the dancing culture of the local people, and the singular and intense way of enjoying it all. Since 1948, one question has been in the air amidst dance critics, iconic European and … [Read more...] about Alicia Alonso. The miracle of classical ballet on the island of rumba.
Since the emergence of the dance style Casino, also known as Cuban Salsa, in the late 1950s, and within the context of social ballroom dances in Cuba, this dance music genre has developed constantly in its expression and interpretation, with the creative contributions of dancers for over seven decades. Throughout this long and complex creative process, different dance … [Read more...] about The Influence of Afro-Cuban Folk Dance on Casino
Traditional dances Generally speaking, traditional or popular dances are those created by the people, the majority of society, as part of a set of values and elements of identity preserving certain moments in history. These dances are also in continuous transformation to meet people’s needs. They are part of a repertoire of movements and gestures accepted with pleasure by … [Read more...] about Cuban traditional dances. Roots and Influences
Music and dancing in salsa Talking about Salsa today involves a reference to a musical movement as well as to a social dance. But there are distinctive differences as to the origins and characteristics of this form of dance and music in Cuba and other Caribbean territories and Latino communities in the United States, today popularly and colloquially all known as … [Read more...] about Casino dancing and the worldwide salsa phenomenon