Contributors / Contribuidores

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¡Son y Casino anda en busca de contribuidores! Si te interesa escribir para el blog y tienes una idea sobre la que quisieras escribir, o si manejas bien el inglés y el español y quisieras traducir algo, favor de contactarme a daybertlinares@yahoo.com con una pequeña muestra de tu escritura o traducción. A las personas que han realizado traducciones: ¡GRACIAS! 

 


CONTRIBUTORS / CONTRIBUIDORES

James Bucklew

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James (Jim) Antonio Bucklew’s beginning with the first steps of the Cuban son danced with his Camagüeyana mother has been learning, dancing and teaching Cuban dances for more years than he cares to admit. He has studied under several famous Cuban teachers on the island, in Miami and in Europe.  He is one of the founders of Madison Rueda and has been teaching rueda de casino and pair dancing in southern Wisconsin for the last 10 years. Most recently he has been teaching and learning casino in the vibrant Cuban dance scene of the Canary Islands of Spain.  He is currently teaching and dancing with the Rueda 505 Cuban dance group in northern New Mexico.  

Articles written:

Should Ruedas be Used to Introduce People to the Dance of Casino?

 

Jarryd Randolph

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Jarryd has been an instructor of Cuban dance for over 5 years. Specializing in Casino and Rueda de Casino in the Tampa Bay area. He has taught at the Unity Dance Festival in Orlando and Tampa Salsa & Bachata Festival, performed at the Atlanta Bachata Festival, Jacksonville Salsa Jam, Unity Dance Festival, 8th Annual Spanish fair at USF, Macy’s Hispanic heritage event, local Multicultural events, and Paradise Dance Festival. Jarryd’s main focus is promoting Cuban dance and music to the Tampa Bay area community as well as surrounding areas. He created Rueda in Tampa Parks in 2014, a free community dance class in order to help promote Cuban dance. His passion exceeds the dance floor delving into the music genres of Cuba and other traditional and folkloric dances. Every instructor is still a student in some way as is he when it comes to learning more about Cuban dance and music culture which go hand-in-hand.

Articles written:

Cuban Son Through the 20th Century: A Playlist

 

Paco Echeverría

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Los invito igualmente a visitar mi canal en YouTube, agregando al buscador mi nombre completo: Francisco Alberto Echeverría Flores, donde podrán ver videos de buceo, viajes por el mundo, grupos musicales cubanos y próximamente recetas de cocina y un curso básico de fotografía subacuática.

Artículos escritos: Antropedia de La Habana: Una reseña de los mejores lugares para ir a bailar casino

 

Richard Lindsay

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Richard Lindsay was born in 1973 in Barnsley, in the industrial North of England, United Kingdom.He is married with no children. Nowadays, he has a permanent base in Germany but also spends much of the year on the island of Tenerife.He earns his money as a freelance translator and is a fluent speaker of English, German and Spanish. He actively pursues several diverse hobbies in his spare time. Other than being a self-confessed “language nerd”, Richard is a keen musician (singer, guitarist and composer), a Stormtrooper (Star Wars ‘costumer’ and member of the 501st Legion) and enthusiastic social dancer.

Since taking his first beginner class in Cuban Casino around 10 years ago, he has been hooked on Cuban social dance. In recent years he has also taught occasional classes. Most recently he has discovered a new dance addiction and has started learning Lindy Hop.

Articles written:

Don’t Be a Dance Class Parasite!

 

Slava Pashchenko

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I pursue a Master’s degree at ETH Zurich. I consider myself an enthusiast of casino and have the goal of growing the dance as well as community surrounding the dance wherever I happen to find myself. Thanks for reading and hope to catch you on the dance floor!

Articles written:

What I’ve Learned About Casino Communities from Living in Both the U.S. and Europe


TRADUCTORES/AS

 

Omar Salgado

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Soy una persona a la que le gustan las artes, la filosofía y la ciencia. Disfruto del baile y de indagar en aspectos no tan conocidos de éste, al igual que me gusta la música y veo que hay una conexión sutil pero no explorada entre el baile y la música, lo cual también investigo. La fotografía me agrada y la practico.
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Carolina Graells Jmelnitsky

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Carolina empezó a los 4 años sus primeros pasos en la escuela de ballet clásico Filo Feliu, donde bailo y actuó en diversos festivales durante 11 años, en Barcelona, España, ciudad donde se crió. Después de terminar la carrera de Administración de Empresas, se adentró en el mundo de la salsa en línea con Leo Zunda. Tras mudarse a Boston en el año 2011, descubrió el mundo de la Rueda de Casino, conviertiendose en alumna y discípula del gran maestro Jose Barretto, fundador de Boston Rueda. Tanto le apasiona la rueda de casino, que desde entonces, colabora con Jose en festivales, clases, meetings, para innovar y descubrir nuevas formas y estructuras de rueda, y expandir la comunidad a nivel internacional. Hace dos años comenzó a profundizar en el baile del casino, y a bailar en el Performance Team de MIT Casino Rueda, donde también pertenece como parte del Board organizador. Desde hace unos meses, vive en NYC/Brooklyn, donde pretende seguir bailando rueda de casino y casino y colaborando con varios grupos de baile.

Artículo traducido:

¿Deberían ser las ruedas utilizadas para introducir a la gente al baile de casino?