The Performing Arts and Visual Arts Studies study program held a Sharing Session with Dr. Camilo Solinti Soler Caicedo from King’s College University UK, Thursday (21/9) in room 407 of the UGM Postgraduate School. This activity was attended by participants from various backgrounds.
The theme discussion is about Camilo’s dissertation research, especially about salsa dance and the things surrounding it. Salsa dance is full of diversity and cultural processes of creolization. It is not surprising that salsa dance which grows in an egalitarian culture can create works of various forms, even though it is still called salsa. This dance is full of symbols of people’s resistance to an ongoing system.
Apart from explaining the material, Camilo also invited the audience to practice a simple salsa dance. Enthusiasm emerged when they practiced and had further discussions about salsa dance.