If you had a chance to watch either a great salsa social or a great salsa performance, which would you choose?
I personally think I would choose to watch the social. There is something to be said when you see two amazing dancers freestyle and pull off something amazing. Anyone can pull off a decent performance, but a sublime social that makes you just want to sit and watch? That is something special indeed.
One of the best socials I ever saw was actually a Cha Cha. It took place in Sweden last year on the last night of the Hot Salsa Weekend. Nina K (one of my favorite Salseras) was throwing down with some Salsero and if you had witnessed the power, emotion and energy in that social, you would have been just as spell bound as the rest of us who stopped dancing and actually created space on the dance floor to watch this beautiful story unfold.
However, as much as I may love social dancing, there are still performances out there that are beyond Amazing. For example, my favorite performance to date is called Backstage by Leon Rose & Dotty. I absolutely love this piece and I will never forget the very first time I saw it…. I actually got goose bumps!
So what is your preference? If you are still not sure what you would choose, then let me share with you what in my opinion are the top salsa social and performance videos in 2012 thus far.
The Amazing Social
The Insane Performance
Who else does the insane like Yamulee? This performance in February this year to El Tabbaco is no exception. Insanely hard hitting, unbelievable speed, inspiring…. Or simply to sum it up in 1 word – Yamulee!
Till next time….
Peace… Love…. Happiness & Salsa!