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 Post subject: Salsa
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2001 1:46 pm 
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From the Philadephia Inquirer:<P><B>TROUPE SIMMERS WITH HOT SALSA</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Tight, fuchsia-colored leather trousers; a stretchy sequined top; sparkling sandals with six-inch heels, and a purple feather boa: Noemí Segarra's costume typified the infectious high spirits of Merián Soto's Pepatián, the 18-year-old, South Bronx-based salsa-dancing company that opened its five-day run at the Annenberg Center's Harold Prince Theatre Tuesday night.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://inq.philly.com/content/inquirer/2001/03/22/magazine/PEPA22.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:16 am 
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What do you know? A movie:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>VH1 Original Movie 'When the Music Stops,' Dance-Filled Romantic Drama Starring Annabeth Gish and Kamar De Los Reyes, Begins Production</B><P>NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- VH1 has begun production on the VH1 Original Movie ``When the Music Stops,'' starring Annabeth Gish (``The X-Files,'' ``Desert Bloom'') and Kamar de los Reyes (``The Cell,'' ``One Life to Live''). The film, which was written by Duane Adler who also wrote the box office hit ``Save The Last Dance,'' is slated to debut on VH1 later this year.<P>``When the Music Stops'' is a dance-filled romantic drama that unfolds inside the world of Salsa dancing.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010426/nyth117.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2001 12:59 pm 
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Hm - feature films about dance seem to be rolling right along - I wonder how this one'll be different from the one Vanessa Williams was in. <P>About Salsa - There's a Salsa conference in L.A. next month and my friend Katya is going to attend - anyone in the area going? I hope to get her to post about her experience, but we've all seen how successful I've been in getting people to post around here, so we'll see. Sounds exciting though!


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2001 9:37 am 
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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>Getting Footloose at the Salsa Congress <BR> Pop Music * A couple of the field's greats are scheduled to be on hand as dancers hit the floor. </B><P><BR>By AGUSTIN GURZA, Times Staff Writer<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Two of the greats of Afro-Caribbean music--Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez and Puerto Rican percussionist Roberto Roena--will be featured this week during the four-day West Coast Salsa Congress, billed as the world's largest gathering of salsa dancers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BR> <A HREF="http://www.latimes.com/print/calendar/20010523/t000043031.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A> <P><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited May 23, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2001 7:53 pm 
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My friend Katya just got back from the Salsa Congress in LA and is all fired up to teach and dance - starting with a series of Latin dance workshops here in Anchorage. She's already a very good teacher (imho) so I'm looking forward to seeing what she got out of the Congress - besides a turbo boost. <P>Each Sunday there'll be three classes - <BR>Latin 1: los movemientos: hips and styling tips for senioras y seniores<BR>Latin 2: los ritmos: identifying the differences between merengue, bachata,<BR>cumbia, and salsa<BR>Latin 3: el baile: putting the hips, rhythms, senioras and seniores together<P>The workshops are to raise money for the UAA Dance Ensemble. We're doing them at Bernie's Bungalow Lounge from June 17-July 8 and then having a big party there on Friday the 13th. Should be fun!<P>I wonder what other excitement the Salsa Congress has stirred up.


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2001 6:06 am 
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Becky Fletcher - San Francisco Examiner, 05/09/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Dancing around the issue</B><P>I'm seduced by things Latin -- accents, men, art, music and dancing, but not necessarily in that order.<P>So when I heard about the chance to learn salsa dancing through my church, I cleared my calendar on Wednesday nights. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P>


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 10:45 pm 
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<B>Top of Havana favors salsa over cigars</B><BR>By Jo Ann Hornak from On Milwaukee<P><BR>Combine the Cuban roots and the vision of co-owner Frank Albelo and the talent of local artist James B. Hartel and you have Top of Havana, the new upstairs addition to Club Havana, 789 N. Jefferson St. <P>The addition's grand opening celebration is set for Thurs., April 11 from 4 p.m. to close. There's no cover charge for a party that will include free hors d'oeuvres, drink specials and several salsa dance demonstrations beginning at 5 p.m. <P>The original builders of this cream city brick building (constructed in 1860) couldn't have imagined the stunning new second floor space, which owners Albelo, Terry and Joe Zanotti and Piermario Bird are hoping will become Milwaukee's hottest new Latin dance club. <P><A HREF="http://www.onmilwaukee.com/barsclubs/articles/topofhavana.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2002 1:37 pm 
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Vignettes from on and behind the stage at the Latin Grammys

BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Celia Cruz lived up to her renown as the queen of salsa with a lively performance at the Latin Grammys.
<a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020919/ap_wo_en_po/latin_grammys_vignettes_4 target=_blank>More</a>, on Yahoo!


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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:25 pm 
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Legal Trip to Cuba Organized for Salsa Dancers

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A legal workshop for those interested in learning salsa dancing in Cuba has been announced for Havana, Jan. 18-25, 2003. Organized by SalsaDanceCuba.org in collaboration with Global Humanitas Institute, the educational trip is licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
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Salsa night to open cultural doors
Pan-American Student Organization and Delta Delta Delta are organizing evening.
by Andrea L. Kurys - for oudaily (Oklahoma)

Two organizations have teamed up to allow the campus to take a break from the first weeks of class and experience a part of Latin American culture.

The Pan-American Student Organization and Delta Delta Delta Sorority will host a night of festivities Friday, which will include free food and drinks, salsa dancing and salsa instructors for those who haven't quite mastered the dance steps.

Amie Bonelli, biology sophomore and Delta Delta Delta multicultural events chairwoman, said the purpose of the event is to get organizations together to do something students will enjoy.

"I think this is a great way to welcome people and give them some common ground," Bonelli said.

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 Post subject: Re: Salsa
PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:32 am 
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Latin Night: Triple-Dipping Into Spicy Salsa

By Richard Harrington
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 11, 2003; Page WE06

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EVEN as a youngster growing up in France, Sin Miedo pianist Didier Prossaird was attracted to salsa.

"It has such a high energy and it is so danceable," Prossaird marvels. "It's a contagious-type thing, very big in France, as it is all over the world. It's amazing, the number of people who love to dance, who learn the steps and all that."
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:08 am 
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Cuba's rhythm nation

By JOYCE OHAJAH
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March 13, 2004

Sensual, funky and truly beautiful to watch, the couples sway, spin and shimmy to the music. Salsa dancing, Cuba's greatest cultural export, was introduced to me at a weekender that drew thousands of fans to a Pontins holiday camp in Somerset. "You're not very good, but you look like you're enjoying yourself," said my dance partner. Fortunately, I'm not easily offended.
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Salsa Millennium Style

When Al “Liquid Silver” Espinoza met Edie “the Salsa Freak”, Al was well known for pop-locking and break dancing and Edie the world’s most famous and feted Salsa dancer. Al, a virtual unknown to the international Salsa scene, had to quickly establish himself in his own right and match his wife’s prodigious creative output. Three years on, Edie and Al are widely acclaimed as the world’s most famous Salsa couple and the co-creators of a new dance genre.

Lee Knights for Dance Today! met them at Bognor Regis to find out more.

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 Post subject: Merian Soto
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:59 am 
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Soto's Body Clock
By Lisa Traiger
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, May 20, 2005; Page WE28

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"The body," she says, "is a time machine. All our experiences are recorded in the body . . . in my body at least." The body in question is that of choreographer and dancer Merian Soto, whose evening-length work "La Maquina del Tiempo" ("The Time Machine") -- an intriguing vision of Latin cultural empowerment -- arrives at Dance Place this weekend.

A native of Puerto Rico, Soto began dancing as a baby ballerina at age 3, but that's not the only movement memory coursing through her body. While she admits that a foundational experience in ballet influenced her choreography and particularly her quest for the concept of line, there's something even deeper running through Soto: the sound of salsa.

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Merian Soto, Taking a Cultural Journey Back in Time
By Kirsten Bodensteiner
Special to The Washington Post
Monday, May 23, 2005; Page C09

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We all have experienced time travel. That cheesy ballad popular in high school, for example, can instantly zap you back to your junior prom. For Puerto Rico-born Merian Soto, the vehicle is Latin music and dance styles popular throughout the 20th century. The veteran choreographer, based in Philadelphia and New York, plays with historical and cultural memory in her piece "La Maquina del Tiempo," performed Saturday night at Dance Place.


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Salsa in the East Bay. From the SF Chronicle.

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Albany: Get in step with salsa class at Club Montero's on Solano Avenue
Harriet Chiang, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, June 3, 2005

Club Montero's was humming.

Customers were dining on ceviche, spinach-and-chicken quesadillas and steak fajitas in the surroundings of a spacious, traditional Mexican home. On the other side of the Albany club, people were starting to trickle onto a dance floor that had the feel of a beachfront hacienda with a palm tree on the side and a thatch-roofed palapa in the corner.

Standing on the edge of the floor were Ruben Deluna and Sarah Fowler of Berkeley, veteran dancers who had stepped and swayed to swing, two-step, and country and western. This evening they had come to salsa.


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