MEDIA ADVISORY

 

4TH ANNUAL WEST COAST SALSA CONGRESS  UNITE DANCERS AND SALSA AFFICIANDOS

FROM AROUND THE WORLD

 

Attendees From Over Thirty Countries and Seven Hundred Cities

Across The United States To Demonstrate

“Creating Unity through Salsa”

 

May 7, 2002

 

 

Los Angeles, CAAlbert Torres Productions, Inc will present The 4th Annual West Coast Salsa Congress at the Hollywood Park Casino May 24th through 26th, 2002, during the Memorial day weekend, attracting people from around the world. Including Salsa spectators from countries as far away as Antarctica to controversial countries Israel and Lebanon. Participants from some of the other countries include France, United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Australia.

 

The 4th Annual West Coast Salsa Congress is dedicated to “Creating Unity through Salsa.”  Presenting an annual event for people of all ages and all walks of life and cultures to unite and enjoy through the common ground of Salsa. This year’s event is expected to bring over three-thousand (3000) dancers and participants from over thirty countries to Los Angeles to dance and celebrate Latin Culture with over a thousand locals.  Annually The West Coast Salsa Congress has in the past attracted many Southland local celebrities and politicians including Andy Garcia, Nate Holden, Jimmy Smitts, Elliot Gould, Nicholas Gonzales and Eva Longoria.

 

 “Considering recent world events it is truly spectacular to see people from all over the world continue to come together through the art of Salsa music and dance,” said Albert Torres.  "It has always been my company’s fundamental philosophy to produce events that anyone can enjoy and appreciate each other no matter what outside differences may exist.”

 

 

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 The 4th Annual West Coast Salsa Congress will feature dancing from 8:00pm to 4:00am nightly to notable performances by such Latin music legends as Oscar D’Leon Y Su Orquesta, Jose Alberto “El Canario” Y Su Orquesta, Sonora Carruseles, Ray De La Paz, Johnny Polanco Y Su Conjunto Amistad, Freddie Crespo Y Su Mambo Revue, Orquesta Son Mayor and 15-year-old timbale sensation and his young group Manolo Y Su Revolucion Juvenil.

 

With over one-hundred (100) dance teams presenting their cultural interpretation of Salsa dancing, nightly dance performances will feature many of Salsa superstars from around the world, including unique Salsa dance groups such as Jazzy& Bente (Norway), Salsa With Attitude (Singapore), Salsa Locos (Japan), Salsa Dreamers (South Korea), Salsa Con Clave (Mexico), Mas Salsa (Germany), Club Latino (Sweden), Salsa N’Jazz (France), New Latin Ballet (Italy), Mambo Swingers (Spain), Salsa Dance Squad (Holland), Swing Rumbero (Argentina), Dance Dynamics (Australia) Salsamanos (Canada), Felipe Polanco Dancers (Puerto Rico), among many others. In addition to the adult dance teams being presented, a large contingency of youth dance teams will be performing such as L.A. Salsa Kids, and from New York Young Ambition, Hearbreak Boyz, The Jr, Hearbreak Boyz  and The Sweethearts.

 

Professional instructors will host over thirty (30) beginner, intermediate, and advanced dance workshops all day Saturday and Sunday, beginning with a Cardio-Salsa workout, and including a special Cuban style workshop presented by Cuban-born Ramon Ramos Alayo. The 4th Annual West Coast Salsa Congress has earned the global distinction among salsa lovers and dancers as the leading Salsa Congress to attend. 

 

Having garnered a reputation as one of the premier promoters of Salsa internationally, Torres continues to present in Los Angeles and around the world top Latin entertainment. Torres and his company were recently profiled on PBS’ new national documentary series Realidades.  For further information and registration, visit www.alberttorresevents.com, or contact Albert Torres Productions, Inc, 310-450-8770.

 

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