Tag: Latin

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 ...

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 the performers throw down on stage.  Over the past few months, it’s truly been such a pleasure witnessing the artistry of the performers in South America, and seeing how they interpret the music that we ...

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

This will be an ongoing photo 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. ...

Please Come Join Us for an Incredible Night of Bachata and Salsa Dancing at Utopia 2 by La Fuerza and D’Cor Dance Companies (NYC)

On behalf of La Fuerza Dance Co & D’COR Dance Co, I’d like to invite everyone to an awesome night of dancing at UTOPIA (in NYC), which will be held on Friday, June 12th from 9pm to 4am. Utopia is a fundraiser that Fausto Felix and Maria Ramos have collaborated on for their company dancers. “Each company ...

Where to Dance Salsa and Bachata in Los Angeles (CA)

For anyone wanting to go out dancing while visiting LA, here’s a quick little reference chart that I put together that includes a list of my favorite weekly events.  I’ve included the schedules for the ‘Big 3’ (GranadaLA, PCH Club & Steven’s Steakhouse) as these are probably the most well known, and promoted venues.  I ...

Performance Videos and Photos from La Fuerza’s Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Thx to all who came out to celebrate with the La Fuerza fam! 🙂 Fausto & Isabel La Fuerza Ladies Gifted Souls NYC MDN Dancers Formula F Descarga Latina Santo Rico Tumbao Alma NYC La Fuerza Brava To see all the pictures from the event, check out: facebook.com/mapes24photography

An Introductory Look at What Goes Down at a Latin Dance (Bachata, Salsa) Festival: with La Fuerza Dance Company

Have y’all seen those “What they think I do vs what I actually do” memes?  Well, I thought I’d give my readers, and my friends who aren’t a part of the latin dance scene, a behind the scenes look at a weekend in the life of a traveling dance company.  Here’s a quick look at La Fuerza Dance Company’s recent trip to the 3rd Annual Upstate ...

F and F Movemeber Foreplay Flyer

Movember with F&F

It’s been a busy few days here in New York after having spent a much-needed week back home in LA. The team has been busy getting ready for our upcoming gig at the Montreal Bachata Zouk Fest and before leaving, I had to make sure that I got our flyer out for our Movember event, ...

Looks like an F&F Weekend!

Not only do we have Saleya Latin Night and a performance by the Pro Bachata team at Club Cache going on tonight, tomorrow (Fri, Oct 4th) F&F Dance Company will be celebrating one of our co-Directors’ birthdays at our monthly Foreplay event. Congrats to the boss-man Fausto Felix, on finishing out your 20’s strong, and I hope you have a decade full of ...

Latin Dancing in Seoul

Arrived in Seoul a few days before my family last summer, so I decided to take the opportunity to check out the Latin scene back in the motherland (Yes, Koreans dance salsa, haha)!.  Based on recommendations I’d seen online, I decided to check out Club Turn (the reputation being that they had some of the most hard-core dancers). My ...