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 Post subject: Lady Salsa
PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2000 2:08 am 
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Donald Hutera once again ventures to places that other London dance critics don't reach....and comes up trumps with a lively song, dance and narrative history of Cuba.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The dancers gauge the space superbly. They are full of character, especially the men, and almost impossibly sensual in a fashion far more fun than tacky. <P>There’s a bit of barefoot, pseudo-balletic kitsch, plus a tremendous amount of bottom jiggling and playfully steamy pelvic rotations. The skilful ensemble indulges itself with genuine zest. And how often do you get to look dancers in the eyes? Here you can. That proximity is enormously appealing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,24033,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>now read on</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 12:41 am 
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'Hot salsa skirts the real Cuba.' Charles Spencer reviews Lady Salsa at The Talk Of London. WC2. Overall, the nightclub setting doesn't seem to work as well as the previous venue, but we are told: <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Still, I have to confess to falling deeply in lust with all five of the female dancers - look out, especially, for their astonishing vibrating buttocks trick - and I don't suspect women in the audience will feel like complaining about the hunky chaps either. Rarely has dance seemed more blatantly to be the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=000148269364269&rtmo=psQlI4Ue&atmo=99999999&pg=/et/01/2/6/btsalsa06.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Charles Spencer's review</B></A><BR>


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<B>Havana ball</B><BR>August 2 2002, Sydney Morning Herald<P><B>Cuban dance spectacular Lady Salsa promises to warm Sydney up this winter, writes Gabriel Wilder.</B><P>The show centres on Trinidad Rolando, a 67-year-old actor with an extraordinary history. As with many Cubans, Rolando had a hard life in Batista's Cuba before the revolution. Her fortunes changed when she met Che Guevara, who set her up in one of the many drama schools started by the new government. In a life of many hardships, which she nevertheless says has been fulfilling, it's not surprising that when asked about the highlight she replies, "When I met Che."<P><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/08/01/1028157814482.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Lady Salsa
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<B>Lady Salsa, Star City Showroom</B>
By Jill Sykes
August 12 2002
Sydney Morning Herald

Lady Salsa is sexy, energetic and good fun. It has no pretensions to serious artistry or earnest aspirations to reflect life in art as some of its predecessors in this venue have done.

It does have a similar framework: presenting Cuban history through the Spanish, African and American jazz influences on its dance and music. Here the scenario is so slight that its main contribution is an innocence that makes the show fresh and endearing. The musical side is strong, with a 10-piece band led by a handsomely bespectacled singer who wins hearts in every direction, as well as firing up the exuberant melodies.

<A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/08/11/1028158046189.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A>


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<B>Are you ready to rumba?</B>
28.10.2002 By GRAHAM REID
New Zealand Herald

Lady Salsa - launched at the Edinburgh Festival in 2000 - is the brainchild of director and writer Toby Gough who has done these sorts of generic shows before.

Previously he devised and staged an African Julius Caesar in Malawi which toured central Africa and he took to Scotland, and has delved into Tibetan, Indian and Native American source material for theatrical productions. He's staged shows in a botanic garden in Scotland, in caves in Eastern Europe and on the rim of a Hawaiian volcano.

<A HREF="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/entertainmentstorydisplay.cfm?storyID=3001243&thesection=entertainment&thesubsection=arts&thesecondsubsection=general" TARGET=_blank><B>More...</B></A>


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Havanna Good Time: Lady Salsa
By Stephen Albrow for Dancing Times

The pulsating rhythms of Latin American music provide the spiritual heartbeat of this vibrant, feel-good show, which traces the intertwined histories of Cuba and Salsa through a series of dazzling dance routines.

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