Saturday, May 4 + Monday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Surround Event: Viva Dance Studio will be performing a Salsa demo before the film and lessons (for the daring) after the film.
Rating PG 13
Length1 hr 27 min
Included with your ticket:
Viva Dance Studio will be performing a Salsa demo before the film and lessons for the daring after the film.
Festival 8-film Package: $84 (1 film FREE!)
Single Tickets: $12
Open Bar prior to the film
In the 1930s and '40s, Americans traveling to Cuba became intoxicated with a steamy new dance step that they brought back to the dance floors of New York City where it became a sensation. At the Palladium Ballroom, “Home of the Mambo!” dancers were dazzled by the Latin big bands of Tito Puente, Machito and Tito Rodriguez. The hot-blooded music swept the nation, and mambo dancing became a pervasive aspect of post-World War II social life. Surprisingly, many of its biggest fanatics were Jewish, a diverse, offbeat group of devotees whose zeal for mambo dancing earned them the hipster Yiddish nickname: “Mambonik.”
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