Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Music That Is Alive

El Palacio de Bellas Artes  Mexico City
(The Palace of Beautiful Arts)

This breathtaking building was completed in 1934 and has been the most important center for fine arts in the country ever since, with much influence on the entire Latin World. The main hall boasts works of art such as the crystal curtain with an image of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes, and a beautiful crystal chandelier. The National Opera Company and the National Symphonic Orchestra hold their season performances here.

"La Golondrina" por Placido Domingo

We, in Hawaii can never aspire to such heights of these musical arts, but we can certainly understand their appreciation of  the beautiful  music produced by a live orchestra. And we can certainly have a place on Oahu where we can lay down some leather to some nice Latin music on a nice dance floor. For sure we will dance Latin Waltz, Rumba and Cha Cha Cha. Those are a must.

Social Dancers are increasing all over the Islands. However there are too many different dances. When social dancers go out, they are mainly interested in moving to their favorite music. There are many dancers on this  island of Oahu that are aware of the total portion of their dancing is Latin dancing to Latin music. And there are many good dancers that are aware of the similarities of the steps in the different dances  Ever do a cross body lead in a Waltz?