When the People Dance: Salsa, Power, and Performance in New York City
Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
212-534-1672 Price: $20 & up | $15 for Museum Members
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A fusion of mambo steps with street styles, salsa dancing emerged in the nightclubs of New York City in the 1960s where at first it wasn’t formally taught but absorbed. Salsa has since grown from a local movement played out in the city’s streets and clubs into a global phenomenon that has irrevocably shaped the rhythms and culture of New York City. Join leading scholars, activists, artists, and community members to examine salsa today as both a cultural and commercial production, and delve into the inseparable links that exist between music and dance.