El Espiritu de la Salsa (2010) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary El Espiritu de la Salsa.
Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Jon Alpert, Francisco Bello, Matthew O’Neill and Tim Sternberg follow ten amateur dancers who prepare for their first salsa performance with just six weeks of rehearsal under the tutelage of celebrated salsa dance instructor Tomas Guerrero of the Santo Rico Dance Company. Ranging from the Hudson River’s revitalized waterfront to the streets of Spanish Harlem to the glamour of Times Square, the documentary spotlights people from all over New York City – including an E.R. doctor from Battery Park, a heartbroken Wall Street trader, a Midtown Manhattan policeman and a macho Queens construction contractor – who have just one thing in common: a desire to invigorate their lives through the magic of dance.