What is salsativity ?
The idea of salsativity started in April 2008, mean while, a new generation of experienced and passionate afro-cuban dancers have taken over. We are missing young talent to freshen up the scene. In this new and reinvigorated Salsativity we want to offer opportunities for young and enthusiastic dancers to come together, love 💗, move🏃♀ and grow🌱.
- education: getting more people to dance
- cultural initiatives: spreading the Cuban / Afro Cuban spirit and culture
- physical activity: improving dancing skills, physical fitness and mental fitness for our members.
.. while having fun together
The story behind salsativity:
A lot of changes have happened in Graz, we gained some venues, but lost more and more places to dance (iKU, Kottolinsky, Cafe Opern Pavillon, Cafe - Bar - M1, ) and most of the original Salsativity founders are no longer active in the scene.
However the passion persisted and one of the founders, was still traveling from one event to another, exploring the afro-cuban roots in music and dance. Enjoying this all alone did not make sense, so he wanted other people to experience the same. After a while people started joining and got involved. This took us to festivals in Poland (Deakocan Dance Festival), Serbia (Havana en Belgrado, Cubanero), Montenegro, Croatia, Germany, Hungary (Arrebatate, Szombathely) Slovenia (Manana Ljubljana, Cubana Ljubljana, Maribor) and more, not to mention Vienna and Graz. Along the way we’ve heard some fantastic artists, danced with old friends and made new ones and shared our passion for Cuban music and dance.
Today we are lucky enough to have a group of experienced and passionate afro-cuban dancers in Graz, but we are missing young talent to freshen up the scene. In this new and reinvigorated Salsativity we want to offer opportunities for young and enthusiastic dancers to come together, learn and grow. The music and dance we all love, is called timba and is based on afro-cuban folkloric and religious dances.