SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010
12:00 Noon – INTRO TO TANGO DANCE
Third Floor Theater
El Barrio/East Harlem – Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and the Raíces Latin Music Museum, at Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc. are pleased to join El Museo del Barrio for Super Sabado Target Free Saturdays on the third Saturday of every month. The next Super Sabado at El Museo is scheduled for Saturday, April 17 from 11:00 am until 8:30 pm. Highlighting the vitality of the Heckscher Building as a resource for Latino Culture and a destination for visitors, Harbor Conservatory and Raíces will be offering the following free programs on Saturday, April 17th:
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Latin Dance Class for children 8-10 years of age in our 5th Floor Gym, taught by Jocelyn Duran. Mambo, Cha Cha, Salsa and Merengue are just some of the dances that will be taught in this class.
11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Afro-Caribbean Dance for children 6-8 years old in studio 623 taught by Alma Cruz. Accompanied by live drummers youngsters learn the dances of the African Diaspora in the Caribbean exploring the dynamics of movement and style.
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, INTRO TO TANGO DANCE– LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION, Third Floor Theater
In this one hour lecture/demonstration presented by Argentinean native Valeria Solomonoff and her dance partner, audience members will experience the excitement of Tango, a dance form which originated in Uruguay and Argentina and incorporates influences from Spanish and African culture. Participants will learn basic steps, as well as watch how the pros execute the dance to rhythms often described as “incisive, exciting, and provocative”.
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Exhibition: Raices: The Roots of Latin Music in New York City, Raices Latin Music Museum Gallery on the 5th Floor. Explore the history and evolution of Salsa dating back centuries to its contemporary ties to New York.