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Salsa alternativa a la Bergmannstraße

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Sams Bar

Bergmannstraße 104

10961 Berlin

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A weekly venue to learn, rehearse, and celebrate the Cuban Salsa, known as Timba. At the intersection between party and ritual dance lessons

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given by Regina LoMío (dance teacher, facebook.com/reginalomio )

organized by LoMío (facebook.com/lomiosi)

Facebook event: facebook.com/events/260005789393342

Everyone knows (about) Salsa, right? But what is it really? Is there more to it than just the standard, mainstream, worldwide available dance style? Oh yes, and I want to show what it is like to be Cuban and miss the authentic dance parties in Havana. Back in the 1990's we, the young Cuban people, became very flexible and more individual when dancing to the Cuban Son and Son-derived music styles that had made the most of what is now internationally known as Salsa. Paired dancing is great, beautiful, and useful, but in my opinion it can get a little boring after a while and you would be heading to the Berlin's prolific offer on discotheques, bars, and places where you can dance individually and yet socially until your shoes hurt...So pause your Casino on high heels and get on your sneakers for an evening of Timba, Salsa Cubana, Alternative/Jazzy/Fusion Afro Cuban dance at the cozy Sams Bar, right at the heart of the Bergmannkiez.

A little intro to the matter in question: The Afro Cuban dances and dance-friendly music styles are ubiquitous in popular culture after having reached global status some 70 years ago. They appear in many forms: original, fusion, and sometimes hidden yet „branded“ forms which you, the neophyte Westerner, may only faintly recognize as Afro Cuban. Salsa, latinx electro, standard mambo, etc., I am sure you get the idea...Therefore, I, a Havana-born/raised dance teacher specialized in Afro Cuban dance, want to provide you with a venue in which you will learn, rehearse, and celebrate these dances.

Level: level-independent

Dates: every Friday at 8:00, the dance rite and lesson will start sometime between 20:00 and usually 20:30 or when there are about 3 people at least. Thus you don't have to worry if a bit late but don't overdo it, generally before 20:40 there is good chance you'll get most of the lesson and rite. After the lesson there will be open dance floor for as long as there are people in it or until about 23:30. The bar opens at 17:30 and you are welcome to come even before 20:00 if you wish so.

Price: Free entrance. We will be glad for your 3 to 10 EUR contribution to the dance act.

Corona-required hygienic measures: 3-G rule (vaccinated, recovered, or tested), but most probably without mask since we have good ventilation.

Language: English (German or Spanish on request)

Address: Sams Bar, Bergmannstraße 104, 10961 Berlin

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Organizer LoMío

Organizer of Salsa alternativa a la Bergmannstraße

LoMío is Regina LoMío's company as free-lancer based in Berlin. Regina is a ritual/transcendental dance performer/teacher, event organizer, self-made gender/sexuality/life-style counselor

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