Chris & Jessica (Salsa Gente, Santa Cruz, CA) performed at the 8th Salsa Rueda Festival in San Francisco on Feb 14, 2016.
This impressive piece features classic 1950’s style Mambo with a fun choreography they worked out with help of famed Jose Cheo Rojas Ramirez. With this piece they remember and honor Mambo as part of Cuban history. The music is from Cuban greats Beny More and Perez Prado back in the early 50′. Costumes from 1950’s. This was the only Mambo performance at the festival.
See video here: https://streamable.com/w1e6u
Chris & Jessica from Salsa Gente performed at the yearly National Dance Week downtown Santa Cruz, California on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
This piece “Inolvidable” was choreographed with Ramon Ramos Alayo of Alayo Dance Company, San FranciscoThey performed at the largest Cuban music and dance festival in the US, the Salsa Rueda Festival, in San Francisco in February 2014. . “Inolvidable”, features a variety of Cuban dances such as Danzon, Yambu (Rumba), Salsa Suelta, Casino (Salsa), ChaChaCha and Mambo. Images shown below are from the third section featuring Salsa Suelta, Casino, ChaChaCha and Mambo
Chris & Jessica teamed up with Ramon Ramos Alayo of Alayo Dance Company (San Francisco) for a unique duet performance. Technical direction also provided by Jose Francisco Barroso.
See video here: https://youtu.be/uU8HOoTXYH4
4th Annual Salsa Rueda Festival in San Francisco from Feb 16-19, 2012
This international event has become the largest Cuban music and dance festival in the US. It is our most favorite event of the year! Featuring 4 days of Salsa Cubana, Casino, Rueda de Casino, Son, Folkloric, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, y Timba 4 days of dance instructions with 4-5 classes to choose from every hour.
This is an event for all levels: Classes from Beginners to Intermediate and Advanced levels. Parties with 4 DJs and HOT Live Bands such as: Timbalive, Rumbache, Manolin, Son de Bahia. GREAT Performances by some of the most talented performers around the world.