Artists (instructors & performers) are our mentors. We choose to attend certain workshop because we admire the artist’s personal interpretation and the particularity he brings to the table. All of them are very good performers and teachers, but some of them are great. We tried to bring you the finest blend of carefully selected international artists that, in our humble opinion, represent what the essence of salsa dance is… Or what it could be… Or what it should be.
1. Great teachers
When we thought of artists that will inspire the dancers the most, the first criteria we set was that they have to be great teachers. What good is a great artist if he or she does not know how to properly and most appropriately deliver the knowledge or a skill to the students themselves. When workshop begins all that counts is the teaching methodology artist developed from years of experience of working with people. And that’s what we wanted: Great teachers.
2. Great performers
Second principle that narrowed it down was that artist has to be a great performer as well. We are not fond of know-it-alls who don’t take our breath away when they enter the stage, because after all – the performance and that roar of applause at the end is all what separates good artists from the great. We wanted great.
3. Great social dancers
The last criteria was that artist has to be a good social dancer. It was not a demand, but more of a wish. Salsa is a social dance and we all dance it because it is social. We are not performers… We just like to dance and have fun. Hope you do too. We dance for the love of the dance and not for the spotlight or a bow at the end. And we believe that everyone should too. And this is why we are subjectively more inclined to those artists that dance with other dancers at the parties. Artists that take time and devote themselves to the dancers are the one took our cake at the end.
So without further ado, we present you the Salsa Beach Splash Festival Artists of class 2013:
(more to come, of course)
Salsa Beach Splash Festival’s
(In order of appearance)
Six times Salsa World Champion and famous for his unbelievable speed & sense of musicality! Oliver is the founder and director of Latin Motion Dance Academy in Sydney, as well as the organizer of Australia's most important Salsa event: the Australian Salsa Classic.
Hacha y Machete
“Our mission is to share with the communities we reach our passion for dance as an art form and vehicle for self-expression, self-improvement, and personal growth”
Magna Gopal is one of the top international performers and instructors in the salsa scene. She is internationally known for her grace, fluidity and precision on the dance floor, the stage and the classroom.
Rodrigo & Selene
Apart from the their precision and speed, what captures the most is their astonishing musicality executed with flawless fluidity while making it all look like there’s nothing to it.
Leon Rose and Dotty Ujszaszi
I’m in another world when I’m creating and each time I dance, I’m creating… Within salsa there is not much I won’t do… As long as I’m being true to the art and myself.
The master On2 and Chacha! Mouaze Konaté is one of the most popular names in the salsa world with a spotless reputation when it comes to his educational way of teaching salsa.
Inaki & Beige
Extremely sensual and silky smooth, Inaki and Beige are the personification of how deep and meaningful communication between man and a woman on and off the dance floor can be. The only problem with all that sensuality and intimacy portrayed publicly is the voyager-ish feel a spectator can’t get rid of while watching them perform or dance socially. But we’re sure you will manage :)
Shaan is an internationally respected and established dancer / teacher in London, the U.K. and internationally!! Affectionately known as “London’s best kept secret”, he has been dancing salsa for 15 years, teaching 9 of those years with Super Mario and Susana Montero, and acquiring a vast knowledge and experience of Salsa and Latin dancing/teaching.
Salsa y Sueno
Antonis & Hara have participated in many Salsa Festivals & events in Greece, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Chezch Republic, Cyprus, Romania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Qatar etc.
Latin Style DC
Latin Style Dance Company was formed few years ago by Gabriele and Giacomo Maccioni Micalizzi, with its sympathetic and fresh way to inspire them all at once. Their strengths lie in the Caribbean, and Latino dances. The first show "The Puppetz" has been made by the two aforementioned artists, the dancers and the couple Jennifer and Alessandra Davide and Milena.
Young, fresh, strong and full of passion – Melodia project is the new breed of performers that can easily share the stage with the greatest names in the salsa world
Mikko & Nina
Mikko Kemppe is credited to be the principle founder for two salsa communities in Louisiana leaving a legacy of students and teachers behind after he moved to San Francisco.
Bella has been educated, performing and teaching all over the world for the last 22 years in Sweden, Denmark, Africa, Egypt, Milano, New York, London, Las Vegas, Turkey, Los Angeles, Miami, Croatia and Brazil!
He has a deep passion for music and dancing which can be seen on the dance floor and stage. He’s very creative, and demonstrates a high level of musicality when he dances.
Hrvoje & Tea
Hard core salseros to the bone, Hrvoje & Tea are genuine, passionate and honest dancers with contagious energy that no one can resist. Full of musicality, interpretations and sensuality they developed their own style full of flavor, personality and vigor.
Ricky & Tajana
Ricky and Tajana are passionate dancers and instructors of L.A. Salsa Style On 1, spicing their dancing style with elements of jazz dance, paying a lot of attention on musicality and improvizing on music. They teaching motto is: “dancing is interpretation of music”!
Hrvoje & Dora
Technical perfection and supreme musicality Hrvoje brings to the stage is perfectly balanced in Dora’s effortless performance and feminine grace. Polished to the last tiny detail, they are simply – spectacular.
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