Contemporary and Classical

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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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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We track the rise and rise of Carlos Acosta, who recently won the LUKAS Lifetime Achievement Award 2013. There are more strings to his bow than you might imagine...
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Carlos Acosta, arguably the best ballet dancer of his generation and London’s most famous Latino, looks back on his thirteen years in London, during which he went from the Royal Ballet's principle dancer to global ballet mega-star, on a par with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyef. With...
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