As the salsa music, dance is also a union of relevant dance styles of Afro-Caribbean and European. The origins come from the English contredanse (also: contredance, French for: country dance, Spanish: Contradanza, compare Contradanza) of the 17th century. In many figures, the couple is there in a similar dance with the dance hall, as the woman who puts his left hand on the shoulder of the man, the man puts his right hand on his hip (it) and handsfree are in the air. The Contradanza was a dance group, most of the figures include two bars 4 / 4, also eight times. As in the Square Dance Caller had a (English: Voceador), which for couples in the courtroom, they shouted figures to dance. The Caller could be removed during one piece and left alone to couples and the music. In the late 19th century, as identified in this dance Danzon, for dancing in pairs.
The colonial French and Spanish knights took the ball from his homeland to the Caribbean. A particular role juice The Spanish island. Spanish was the beginning of the 18th century divided: French Saint Domingue, the current Haiti in the west and Spanish Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic today, in the east. After the uprising against French colonial rule in 1791, plantation owners fled with their slaves to the eastern part of the neighboring island (Cuba) and also brought their customs, their dances and music.
In the Cuban East mixed-marimba and the tradition of African dance with the music of Spanish guitar farmers. Unlike slaves Spanish, the French had much more freedom to preserve their cultural and religious heritage. These traditions played, especially with religious holidays, a heavy role. The music was understood here as a living community, a participation of different groups. Some played drums always a repetitive rhythm, while other rhythms intermingled, which would be identified with the corresponding deities. These rates could be very complex and become in the course of the Session increasingly syncopated and varied, such that there was the risk of being lost. For this reason, he plays a “Drum Major? (in German: Vortrommler) the key? Basic rates, which were directed all the others. While the key play, all the drummers were synchronized despite its poliritmia.
The spectators, who had no drums, meanwhile did not remain inactive. They supported the pace through Stomp or claps. Anyone who does not shoes or Rabbinical Supervision palmoteaba, bore the pace after his body: through movements with the shoulders, trunk, hip, knee, etc.. Such elements of drums and dancing now access in the dance hall. They were, however, always regarded with suspicion by the elitist high society in Cuba: Many Africans in the dance movements were considered? Low form of dance? of the lower class. The Danzon has resisted successfully, with their breaks and expressive movements, until now and also in the Cuban Son is distinguished from the elegant town? Urban?, Where man is often just stopped and the woman moves around him, and the countryside? Montuno? with many movements of arms and torso.
Next to the religious reference, the dancing also always had an important role in finding a suitable partner and to conquer a woman. The Guaguanco Cuban and Colombian Cumbia dances are advertising. The dance acquired as a classification erotica: The couples are presented at the ball, often with much fanfare by men. The sensuality in dance does not necessarily mean a close physical contact? the fellow revolve around themselves, in many Caribbean dances without touching. So the sauce on the continent will be danced almost entirely open, so the man to guide women usually with only one hand. During the rotation this tour at the same time as women, which gives the character of the dance dance turns (in German: runden).

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