Along with professional artists, Soirées dansantes feature a free introductory workshop on this style of dance and invite you to dance on the floor to the rhythm of a live musical group.
Uriel Arreguin is recognized as a multi-talented artistic director, stage director, designer, artistic coach, choreographer, and professional dancer. Grounded in over 20 years of experience in television, film, advertising, musical comedy and theatre, he lends his own unique personality to all of his creations.
Gildo Galeana began his dancing career at 7 years old in his hometown of Acapulco, Mexico. Ten years later, he joined Pedro Cano’s traditional ballet troupe, “Mexico 1900”. In 1992, he joined the largest traditional dance company in Mexico, Amalia Hernández’s Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. In 2009 he was invited to take on the artistic direction of the traditional Mexican dance troupe Los Pequeños y Nadxieli. In 2014, he founded the Agora de la culture mexicaine à Montréal and the Ballet mexicain de Montréal, a non-profit organization with the aim of promoting and presenting Mexico's artistic and cultural expressions, traditions and customs.
Since she arrived in Québec in 2010, this Mexican songwriter, composer, and singer – winner of the Révélation Radio-Canada musique du monde award 2013-2014 – has carved herself a niche on the Québec musical scene. Her songs are performed primarily in Spanish, but also in French and in certain Native American languages, reflecting a dual geography and past and creating rich, contrasting music.
ON THE PROGRAM
Led by professional choreographers Uriel Arreguin and Gildo Galeana, this workshop offers:
● Instruction in several types of Latin dances with Uriel Arreguin: merengue and bachata
● Performed by Mamselle Ruiz, Uriel Arreguin, and another dancer
● Traditional Mexican dance workshop with Gildo Galeana
● Performed by Mamselle Ruiz, Gildo Galeana, and another dancer