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NADIE SE SALVA DE LA RUMBA,
A CUALQUIERA LO LLEVA PA' LA TUMBA!
SIN CLAVE NO HAY NADA!"
My name is Lázaro Izquierdo Gómez. I am from Cuba, but I live now in Norway.
I've been dancing salsa since I was a kid, because I come from a family of musicians.
In 1988 I started to dance in the "Gaviota S.A" company. There I learned modern dance, ballet and afro Cuban dances.
I want to mention my first teacher from this company, who is a great dancer: Dayami Pelladito, daughter and niece of "the Pelladito Brothers" from Folclorico Nacional, Havana. She was the founder of the group "Omo Olorun".
At the same time I attended the classes of a great dancer called Baró. He teaches Contemporary Dances and Popular Dances. He was the founder of Conjunto Folclorico de las Far.
In 1990 I joined an amateur group called "Omi Lari", which means "Hair in the water" in the Yoruba-language. While I was with this group I also attended classes in afro Cuban dance at "National Folklore" in Havana. The director of the group was Miguel Rovina, one of the founders of Folclorico Nacional, Havana.
In 1992 I joined a professional group called "Raíses Profundas" which means "Deep Roots". There I danced afro Cubano and son for 4 years. The founder and director of this group was Juan de Dios Ramos, one of the founders of Folclorico Nacional, Havana.
The palo- and yoruba teacher of this group was Concha. She is also one of the founders of Folclorico Nacional, Havana.
I came to Norway in 1999, and in 2000 I started to teach cuban salsa and afro Cuban dance here. Since then I've worked with Kom og Dans,Oslo Salsaklubb at Terpsichore, Salseros, Elixia, and several other places outside town. Me and my partner have also done dance-jobs at private parties, which includes show and course. We are currently giving classes at Bårdar Danseinstitutt in Oslo.
I have participated in several salsa-competitions both at school and later.
I was the first to introduce Cuban Rumba, Cuban Son, Cuban Yoruba and Cuban Cha-cha-cha in Norway.
THESE ARE TWO OF MY TEACHERS IN CUBA.
To the right: JUAN D DIOS RAMOS, leader of the group "RAÍCES PROFUNDAS".
To the left: MIGUEL ROVINA LINAREZ, professor and coreographer at FOLKLÓRICO NACIONAL.
Saturday the 8th of June Lázaro and his partner Anne Kvaale won the 2nd place in the Norwegian Salsa Championship at the first norwegian Salsacongress in Skien 2002.
The 15th of June 2002 Lázaro and Anne won the first salsa-competition at Shiraz.
Saturday 30. November Lázaro and Anne went to Copenhagen to participate at the Scandinavian Salsa Championship. And THEY BROUGHT HOME THE 2ND PLACE FROM COPENHAGEN!
(Bilde fra: www.dansesport.com)
THE 9th OF OCTOBER 2004 WE WON 1st PLACE IN THE NORWEGIAN SALSA CHAMPIONSHIP AT GARDERMOEN HOTEL, OSLO!
MY IDEA IS NOT TO SHOW YOU HOW GOOD I AM, BUT TO SHOW YOU HOW GOOD YOU CAN BE, AND HOW TO MOVE YOUR ENTIRE BODY!
I give classes in SALSA, SON and AFRO CUBANO; a.o. RUMBA, and if the interest is big enough I can also teach mozambique, merengue, bachata, mambo og cha-cha-cha.
!!!NEW CLASSES AFTER SUMMER!!!
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!!!HELGEKURS I CUBANSK RUMBA, SON OG CHA-CHA-CHA!!!
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STED: Oslo Magedanssenter, Bentsebrugata 13B. Buss 37,54 eller 20 (Arendalsgata).
PÅMELDING på e-mail, eller på tlf/sms til Anne 93269341 eller Lázaro 93269561.
Husk fullt navn og mobilnummer.
VELKOMMEN! BIENVENIDOS! WELCOME!
LÁZARO AND ANNE WILL DANCE AT PRIVATE PARTIES,
AND AT OTHER ARRANGEMENTS WHERE YOU WANT SOME SHOW AND FUN!
TO CONTACT US, SEND AN E-MAIL TO:
or call us at +47 93269561/ +47 93269341
SHANGÓ AND OCHÚN
Copyright Lisa Lindhart, New York
SOME PICTURES OF CUBAN RUMBA:
Copyright: Arne Støvset Gjone
Lázaro also works as a DJ with a big selection of good latin dancemusic.
SALSACONGRESS SKIEN/ NORWAY 2003
HERE ARE SOME NICE PICTURES FROM THE CONGRESS:
Copyright: Robert Edman
Copyright: Lázaro Izquierdo Gómez
SALSACONGRESS LILLESTRØM/ NORWAY 2003
Here are the pictures we took in Lillestrøm:
SALSACONGRESS MASTEMYR/OSLO, NORWAY 2004
WE DID A RUMBA-SHOW AT THE CONGRESS,
and I have to mention these wonderful people: Lisa from New York and Cesar from Oslo.
They are good students who have learned a lot, and they did the show with me at the congress.
And my dear partner Anne Kvaale who has been working with me for almost 4 years.
She is the first norwegian woman who dance real Cuban Són and Rumba.
Congratulations to all of them!
FRIDAY the 11th OF FEBRUARY "ADALBERTO Y SU SON" DID A CONCERT AT COSMOPOLITE, OSLO.
ADALBERTO ALVAREZ IS KNOWN AS "EL CABALLERO DEL SON", AND THEY DID A GREAT CONCERT!!!
FROM CUBA TO THE WORLD:
THE FIRST RUMBA- AND AFROCUBAN GROUP IN NORWAY
Lázaro and Anne both dance, play and sing in Norways only group
for cuban folklore, dance and music:
Other members of the group are Catherine Lengounga Sjong, Oscar Regueiferos, Arne S. Gjone and Pål Bugge.
I would especially like to mention Catherine and Oscar. They are good dancers and they have the real experience about the dance of Rumba and Yoruba, like myself.
Booking information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 415 43 526
Aché Lerí went to The Latin Festival 2005 in Trondheim in January. We did a great show, and the paper Adresseavisa said: "-storslått folkloristisk forestilling." (in english: "-grand folcloristic performance.")
After our show the group "Mambo Compañeros" did their show. They are awesome!
We joined them with some dancing on the stage(son, cha-cha-cha and mosambique):
INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO PLAY CUBAN DRUMS??!
MARIO TEJERA RODRIGUEZ IS A GREAT PERCUSSIONIST FROM CUBA WHO PLAYS BATÁ, CONGAS, BONGÓ.
HE MAKES THE LEARNING VERY EASY AND FUN!
To get more information about his classes please e-mail, in english or spanish:
email@example.com, or call 99875699 / 63820340.
LAZARO AND ANNES NEW WEB-SITE!!!