FUÁKATA’S RUEDA DE CASINO
Location: Frey Plaza
Time: All evening, alternating from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fuákata was founded by Christopher Rogicki in October 2007 to promote Cuban-style Salsa and Timba music in the NYC area and beyond. The group is comprised of both a student and semi-pro team and is the only one in the tri-state area which specializes in Casino and Rueda de Casino. Fuákata strives to showcase the beauty of Cuban Salsa, its evolution, and the diversity of styles it embodies. Co-directed by Evelyn Ramirez, Chris and Evelyn have traveled everywhere between San Francisco, México, Cuba, and Germany to teach, perform, and train with some of the best instructors and choreographers in the world. Notable performances of Fuákata include the San Francisco Rueda Festival, Latino Heritage month events at Columbia University and NYU, Cuban Salsa Nights at Iguana's and Havana Central in NYC, Havana Night-Themed Corporate Parties at the Metropolitan Pavilion, NBC4 in Providence, RI, and SALSAtlanta 10.