Women in their element. Analysis of the participation of women in the musical dance complex of Cali salsa

Project: Research Project

Project Details


This is a research-creation project that seeks to document the experiences of some women salsa dancers who have an important career in the world of Cali salsa, who have debuted on international stages and who return to their homeland to attempt a comprehensive training at the new generations of dancers, as well as the popular women who have not had the opportunity to express themselves through the body, thus strengthening new networks of care in the popular sectors. These women have found alternatives for survival, beyond the care roles that history has assigned them and that has allowed them to position themselves in their socio-cultural and economic context, through other social roles. One of its main exponents, Jacque García, says that she lives off salsa, for salsa and for salsa, as well as, that she teaches other women to take care of their mental and physical health through this practice, and that Currently it also has important support in information and communication technologies. For this reason, she appeals to the STEAM approach; since it is essential to build bridges between popular knowledge and the tools of the so-called ICTs, so that women dancers can take advantage of them to enhance their cultural endeavors, strengthen their own experiences, reach new audiences and strengthen women's artistic organizational processes. ; taking into account that there are almost 40 experiences of salsa schools that are led or co-led by women.


Salsa; Mujeres; STEAM; Cali;
Short titleWomen in their element
Effective start/end date3/19/243/19/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Main Funding Source

  • FIUR


  • Cali
  • Bogotá D.C.

Open Science

  • Open Academic Communication


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