Salsa Alternativa

Fri Jun 16 2023 at 09:30 pm to 11:45 pm

Bar 33 | Berlin

Salsa Alternativa A biweekly venue to learn, rehearse, and celebrate the Cuban Salsa, known as Timba.
About this Event

given by Regina LoMío (dance teacher, )

organized by LoMío (

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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. This is an event where we understand the “salsa thing” as a dance-friendly music and dance with a history that goes from its Afro Cuban and Latinx roots to current people’s imaginations, interpretations, and influences from all over the dancing world. The event is back at a new location, the Bar 33 ( a genuinely Schöneberger bar with charm, authentic night-life feeling, and a cultural melting-pot atmosphere.

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.

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 ("Cuban Salsa", "Kubanische Salsa") Alternative/Jazzy/Fusion Afro Cuban dance.

Level: level-independent

Dates: Twice (or 3 times) a month, on alternate Fridays (check dates before coming) at 9:30-11:45 pm (21:30-23:45)

Plan of the event: Between 9:30-11:45 pm, most likely we will wait a bit and start by 21:45 to give you time to arrive but, please, try to be there at 9:30 pm (21:30). For about 2 hours we will have the dance ritual, indeed not exactly a dance lesson but rather a facilitated dance gathering for self-expression and interaction with others in a manner that evokes spiritual rites. After the ritual (from 11:45 pm) there will be some more music to dance at your will. The Bar 33 closes at 4:00 am on Saturday.

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

Language: English (German or Spanish on request).

Address: Bar 33, Hohenstaufenstr. 33, 10779 Berlin–Schöneberg

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Bar 33, Hohenstaufenstraße 33, Berlin, Germany


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