Luis Salgado is giving low-income Latino children in New York a chance to sing and dance…
The Latino choreographer, the founder of R.Evolucion Latina, has launched a free summer camp for more than 200 Latino children from low-income homes, where they will take acting, voice, music and dance classes under Salgado’s direction.
For five days, the children — ages 7 to 17 – will take part in the project sponsored by R.Evolucion Latina, which for six years has been organizing the camp to inspire the Latino community to discover its best potential through the performing arts.
“What we really want is for the children to find themselves, to click on their awareness as human beings and to begin to take note that they have value and the strength to achieve the things they want,” said Salgado in an interview with Efe.
Through having fun through art, Salgado wants to break the “I can’t” or “Don’t do that” barriers that, in his opinion, currently limit the Latino community.
“We want to push an internal revolution that says ‘dare to go beyond,’” added the choreographer, who last year made a name for himself on Broadway by directing the musical Amigo duende.
Salgado’s dream is for R.Evolucion Latina to fight so that “everyone has an equal chance” and so that Latino kids have the opportunity “to shine as human beings.”