Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2021

DEL LATINX SERIES Volume 1: Salsa Stories: Entering into the Clave

Date: Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2021
Time: 7-9pm EDT
Pricing: $145

Clara Bello, MA and guests: Baudilio “Lío” Rivera, Yesenia F. Selier, Dr. Derrick León Washington, PhD

This course takes place on three consecutive Thursdays: Sept 23, 30 and Oct 7

“Y canto a la vida
De risas y penas
De momentos malos
Y de cosas buenas”
…Hector Lavoe “El Cantante”

Known as “The Voice of Salsa,” Hector Lavoe’s lyrics describe the ability of Salsa to encompass multiple facets of life with stories that “sing to life, of laughter and sorrows, of moments that are bad, and things that are good.” Collaborating with dynamic guest artists, this workshop aims to present a global understanding of the cultural and societal phenomenon of Salsa. Each day of the workshop presents a unique perspective on Salsa through movement experiences, discussions, and creative explorations. No matter the place: the streets, a stage, the screen, a salon… Salsa speaks. This workshop explores the personal, communal, and societal stories told by and through salsa.

From learning about the roots of Salsa to seeing the dance form as an act of resistance, participants will:

Explore the cultural and historical roots of Salsa.
Embody styles of Salsa from different locations around the world.
Unearth common misconceptions and stereotypes related to the dance form.
Examine how personal, communal and societal struggles are presented and resisted through Salsa.
Deepen understandings of how diverse communities connect to Salsa through the clave (the pulse), relationships and storytelling.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE IS THROUGH THE 92nd STREET Y. You will be redirected to their site to enroll.