Category: Bachata

Performance Videos from the 2016 LA Summer Bachata Festival (Los Angeles)

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture all the performances from the night I attended as a lot of the videos were unusable due to people who were constantly standing up and moving around in front of me while I was filming. Luckily, I still managed to capture a good majority of the performances, as well ...

Bachata Performance Videos from the LASBF Pre-Party at Steven’s Steakhouse (Los Angeles)

Living in the US, it’s not often that we have the chance to learn from some of the great European dancers out there, so it was nice to finally have the opportunity to take a class with Daniel y Desir茅e (from Spain). Kudos to all the performers of the night, as you all did a ...

Jaz Rodriguez and Maximiliano Villarroel social dancing sensual bachata at bachata dolls social in buenos aires argentina mapes24

Dance Videos From Jazmin Rodriguez’s Birthday Bash at Bachata Dolls (Buenos Aires)

One of the primary reasons that I chose to stay in Buenos Aires for an extended trip was because the dance scene here was so highly recommended by a close friend in NY. Though there are cities/countries more suited to dancing other styles of bachata, in my personal experience with dance scenes throughout the U.S., ...

maxi and nahir perform a beautiful bachata in buenos aires

Workshop and Dance Performance Videos from the Kizombachata Weekender (Buenos Aires)

As many of my readers can probably tell, I’ve been spending quite a lot of time on the dance floor here in Buenos Aires. 聽As most of my days and nights have been filled with either bachata or tango, I thought I’d change it up by adding a little kizomba last weekend. 聽Luckily, Sara Lopez ...

Dance Performance Videos from Sinergia Fest (Buenos Aires)

Went out to support a friend, whose team is starting to raise funds in order to represent Argentina at the World Latin Dance Cup this year. Held in a beautiful dance hall north of Buenos Aires, the night was full of great shows and social dances. 聽Congratulations to everyone at Sinergia on hosting such an ...

Performances and Social Dance Videos from Stephanie Lucero Fest (Buenos Aires)

What an awesome night, celebrating the birthday of my profe, and watching some friends perform live! Congratulations to Stephanie on hosting such a successful event!! 馃檪 Stephanie Lucero: Mayra Ramirez: Sinergia: Julieta Ibanez: Matin Cardozo and Daniela Rodas: To see more bachata and salsa videos, just click the following link to my Youtube channel: (LINK)

Performance Videos from the 2016 Chile Salsa Bachata Festival (Santiago, Chile)

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Chile Salsa Bachata Festival in Santiago, and had such an amazing time watching聽the performers throw down on stage. 聽Over the past few months, it’s truly been聽such a pleasure witnessing the artistry of the performers in South America, and seeing how they interpret the music that we ...

Soooo…Does 4K Video Live Up to the Hype? A Quick Look at Some Salsa and Bachata Performances Shot in 4K with the Panasonic G7

In preparation for my sabbatical to South America, I’ve been thinking a lot about what type of creative projects I’d like to work on during the 6 months that I’ll be down there, and decided that one of my primary focuses would be adding original video content on my Youtube Channel. Anyone who’s had their ears on the floor regarding ...

Salsa and Bachata Performance Videos from This Past Weekend at Salsamania (NYC)

I consider myself lucky to not only be a part of such a vibrant dance community here in New York, but that I get to witness such a great level of live performers on a consistent basis. 聽Here are the performances from this past weekend (10/10/15) at Salsamania. *If you鈥檙e unable to see the embedded ...

Mapes24 Spotlight: Performance Costumes (Updated 7/7/15)

This will be an ongoing photo聽series that focuses on one pivotal aspect of a performance that can help elevate a creative vision into the realization of something truly memorable. From first hand experience, the costumes can be one of the biggest headaches to a performer as they require significant investments of time, creativity and finance. ...