Dance

Fernando Montaño, the Royal Ballet's first ever Colombian soloist, has moved mountains and overcome obstacles to achieve his success as dancer, model and TV personality. He talks to Latinolife ahead of a very busy schedule outside his Royal Ballet commitments, which include a charity...
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Choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has worked with top dance companies across the globe – and yet she says there is something special about Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. Which is why she’s delighted that the Havana-based company is now bringing her work 'Reversible' to the UK on a...
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After two months voting by the public and the verdicts of expert judges, The Latin UK Awards 2016/17 announces the winners of the Dance categories.
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From village pubs to Saturday night television, Latin dances are captivating UK audiences more than ever before. It’s time to recognise the real stars of the show – from Tango and Salsa to Samba and Flamenco. London’s Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities are well into their second and...
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The contribution of Colombian immigration to UK culture is impossible to ignore. As far back as 1975, Guardian writer Richard Williams described the Monday night when salsa king Héctor Lavoe took to the stage in a grotty London pub full of Colombians and, “for a couple of hours it seemed like the...
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Originally from the city of Buena Aventura on the Pacific coast of Colombia, dancer Fernando Montaño is now a soloist with the Royal Ballet. Twice a winner of the LUKAS Personality of the Year (2013 and 2014), Fernando has performed for the Queen and Michele Obama, modelled for Vivienne Westwood,...
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Flamenco legend, arguably Spain's sexiest man and star of the Latin UK Awards 2014, Rafael Amargo, is back in London teaching intensive flamenco masterclasses at Ilusion Flamenca Dance School in Central London. Angela Alonso talks to the Andalucian dance god ahead of his anticipated arrival...
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Celebrating its 56th year, Mexico´s most important and largest dance company, performs in London for the first time in 2 decades. We caught up with Salvador López, Director of Ballet Folklórico de México, in Mexico D.F. before leaving for London.
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Born in Mexico City, a slight and pretty 17-year-old joined the Ballet Folklorico. Fifty years on Graciela is one London’s outstanding Latin citizens, and her LUKAS award-winning cultural consultancy Mexicolore, that she runs with her husband Ian Mursell, a cherished institution.
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United by romantic love and passion for tango David & Kim Benitez are not only great teachers, but also spectacular performers. The sensuality and magnetism of their dance made them win the LUKAS award for Tango Performers of the Year 2014. This is their story….
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The winner of the Club Night of the Year 2014 Latin Krazy is a team of dancers and dance teachers whose passion for salsa inspires Londoners since 2002. It’s founder Karin Oliver has taught salsa at Pineapple studios, Bar Cuba, Havana Central, Little Havana, The Chapel Bar or Y.M.C.A. to name just...
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Parisian born Sonia Isabelle Lollia is half Spanish and Guadeloupan and grew up in a small village outside Paris before coming to London and becoming Zumba Teacher of the Year 2014
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With over 20 years teaching dance first in ballroom and Latin American dances than Argentine Tango, Raquel has performed all over the world. In 2012 she came to London and started her Academy inviting guest teachers who are considered the top of the line maestros and dancers recognized worldwide...
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