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International Day of Dance Event

(Berlin, ICD House; April 30th, 2013)
The event was organized by Águeda Varela

To celebrate the International Day of Dance 2013, Portuguese intern Águeda Varela organized a dance-oriented event at the ICD House on the evening of April 30th. The evening began with a screening of Dirty Dancing 2- Havana Nights, which follows the story of an American dancer who arrives in Cuba shortly before the revolution breaks out, and her ensuing romance with a local boy who introduces her to Cuban dancing.

The film screening was followed by a beginner salsa class with Fismo Kuba, a Cuban dance teacher living in Berlin. Participants had the chance to learn basic salsa moves, some more successfully than others! After the initial group dance instruction, participants were free to practice freely with each other whilst enjoying snacks and rum, in keeping the Cuban theme of the event. The International Day of Dance Event was all in all a success, and participants left the ICD House with a few new dance moves in their repertoires.

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International Day of Dance Event

Para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Danza 2013, Águeda Varela de Portugal y practicante en el ICD,  organizó un evento orientado al baile en la Casa del ICD la noche del 30 de abril. La velada comenzó con la proyección de Dirty Dancing 2 – Havana Nights (El Baile Prohibido 2 – Las Noches de la Habana), que narra la historia de una bailarina americana que llega a Cuba poco antes de que la revolución estallara, y su posterior romance con un chico de la zona quien le muestra la danza cubana.

Posterior a la película se tuvo una clase de salsa para principiantes con Fismo Kuba, un instructor de  baile cubano que vive en Berlín. Los participantes tuvieron la oportunidad de aprender movimientos básicos de salsa, ¡algunos con más éxito que otros!, pero al final todos se divirtieron.  Después de la lección de baile inicial, los participantes tuvieron la oportunidad de practicar libremente entre ellos, mientras disfrutaban de bocadillos y ron, para mantener el ambiente cubano del evento. El Evento del Día Internacional de la Danza fue en general un éxito, y los participantes se fueron de la Casa del ICD con algunos nuevos movimientos de baile en su repertorio.

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