PLACA presents: Salsa Round Table
220 Eggers Hall
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Salsa: A Roundtable Discussion on the Origins, Politics and Practices of the Popular Dance
In this discussion between salsa scholars, dancers, and musicians, we will look at how salsa music and dance started and spread, and how and where it is practiced today. Along the way, we’ll also touch on topics like the politics of salsa in the US and Cuba, globalization, and Latino culture and community in Syracuse. Please join us and bring your questions about Salsa. Facilitator: Enver Figueroa Bazán, MPA candidate, Maxwell School. This discussion will be followed by a workshop on Salsa dancing in the Strasser Commons.
Sydney Hutchinson is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at SU. Formerly a dancer with Razz M’Tazz Mambo Company in New York City and a one-time salsa pianist, she currently researches and teaches about Caribbean music and dance.
Roberto Pérez is a dancer, instructor, and deejay hailing from Havana, Cuba. He has performed at shows and cabarets around South America, including Cali, Colombia’s famous Salsa Festival. In Syracuse, Roberto teaches salsa and Cuban movement at SU and dance studios around the community.
Brian Bromka founder,
artistic director, master instructor, and choreographer of "La Familia de
la Salsa", one of the largest Latin dance organizations in New York State.
His career in the performing arts has spanned four decades and includes radio,
television, stage and film as well as multitude of performances in dance, voice
sponsored by the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
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