Posted on March 21, 2009 - by MG
I think, after spending quite some time on YouTube looking for it, I have unearthed a vid of the best rueda ever.
Filmed in one of those shabby, dilapidated-yet-once-grand Havana buildings, it’s easy to miss how great this is (if you didn’t read the title), because of the lack of an audience and the very plain dress of the dancers – just crisp white cotton dresses for women and shirts and trousers for guys.
But watch for more than a minute and you’ll see what I mean. Unbelievably cool, stylish Cuban dancers full of AZUCAR! and SABOR! and incredble choreography.
Watching this, frankly, makes me feel like:
a) I have basically wasted my life so far by not being able to dance like this, with people like this.
b) The rest of my life will be wasted if I don’t drop everything so that I can dance like this, with people like this.
Not saying I HAVE wasted my life, or that I am about to drop anything. I’m just saying how it makes me feel.
If you adore Cuban salsa, you will understand. Also how badly it makes me want to go back to Cuba. WAHHH!