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Commissioned by Dancing in the Streets and Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education as part of The South Bronx Culture Trail, PASEO is a roving site-specific performance by choreographer/director Joanna Haigood and music director Bobby Sanabria that celebrates the Hunts Point and Longwood sections of the South Bronx and their astounding contribution to Latin music. With performances by over 80 dancers, musicians, poets, actors, and community members, fire escapes, stoops, and sidewalks come alive with Latin music and dance, stickball games, and street scenes evoking the neighborhoods’ vibrant street life and cultural vitality during the 1940s-‘60s.

PASEO's cast included: dancers Ramon Ramos Alayo, Arthur Aviles and Franck Muhel, members of Los Pleneros de la 21, La Bruja, percussionist and poet Angel Rodriguez, the Puerto Rican folklorico ensemble Danza Fiesta, the Los Monstritos percussion ensemble, Bobby Sanabria’s nine-piece ensemble Ascension, and guest musicians who came of age in the neighborhood, including the legendary Alegre All Star timbalero Orlando Marin, "The last of the Mambo Kings."
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Created in 2012