SALSA AND HUMANIZATION
The methodological proposal makes use of the My Body Is My Story methodology and incorporates artistic and scenic inputs to strengthen the resilient capacity and collective resignification of individual experiences. Through these training resources and psychosocial support, we aim to contribute to strengthening the life skills of our beneficiaries based on their own knowledge, their personal stories and their different social and cultural realities.
The term “humanization” is born from an evaluative vision of both salsa and the actors around it. On the one hand, salsa as a cultural heritage can become an event that breaks boundaries, as is the case with the pedagogy of our style, which is highly sought after internationally. That is why the way it is conceived must be “humanized,” going beyond the spectacle and musical commercialization. And on the other hand, as for the actors, in this case instructors, our interest is to recognize the work involved in training as a salsa dancer in a city like Cali, where being an artist is not easy or profitable at first glance. In our project we offer our instructors optimal conditions for their performance, recognizing with interest and care the context from which they come.
- In our Salsa and Humanization program, we work with 6 artistic salsa dancers.
- We have supported salsa dance academies in the vulnerable areas of the city of Cali, Colombia with psychosocial workshops.