Arte Cubano: Lecture, Salsa Dancing & Art Making Opening Party

Opening Party: Friday, November 30, from 5:30-8 pm; free & open to the public.

LECTURE 5:30-6:30 PM

Silvia Pedraza, Professor of Sociology and American Culture at the University of Michigan, will speak on generational politics, tracing shifts and differences in the attitudes and experiences of Cuban islanders and those who left.


Salsa was born in Cuba, built on Afro-Cuban rhythms and earlier dance forms like són. Today, salsa is all over the globe, practiced with styles as unique as the places it’s found in. Join South Bend Latin Dance for a lively demonstration at 6:30 PM, followed by a mini dance lesson. No partner, experience, or coordination required! Practice your new moves throughout the remainder of the party, or step off the dance floor and create your own exhibition-inspired artwork. Small bites and a cash bar available

South Bend Latin Dance is based in South Bend and serves a larger regional community.  They honor salsa and Latin dance in all its forms and welcome dancers of all backgrounds and abilities.