Final cuts

I have never eaten innards I haven't liked - unless they have been badly cooked. I've tried every edible part of an animal - not just the bits most people find acceptable, such as liver and tongue, but also parts that will have the squeamish turning away in disgust.

Sunday, 5 February, 2012, 12:00am

Dancing the salsa

Four junior reporters paired up to learn salsa from dance instructor Joseph Ennin. They shook, glided and spun around. Check out what they have learned.

What is salsa?

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Youth Arts Foundation launches search for young who think they can dance

So, you think you can dance? That's not just another television show, it's what the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation is asking local teenagers. One of the group's newest projects is for the Jockey Club.

5 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Salsa enthusiast blames 'unreliable' resort staff as Latin music event falls through

The dance is over even before it has started for the first Asia Salsa and Mambo Congress. Long-time DJ and salsa promoter Michelle Tanmizi (right) had been planning to host one of the largest Latin music events in Macau this December. Lined up were some of the world's top salsa musicians and mambo performers. Unfortunately, she's had to call the whole thing off.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Step into your fanciest pumps and dance the cold away

The Salsa Festival is now in full gear and although the weather is not exactly co-operative, organisers Quick Step Productions is still taking the Latin rhythms outside tonight. They're hoping to again throw one of the biggest salsa street parties on the Avenue of Stars promenade from 6pm.

14 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ticket giveaway for extreme dance

It started as entertainment for Elton John's 50th birthday in 1997 and now it's become an international stage sensation.

Call it extreme ballroom dancing, the stage show Burn The Floor is an explosion of rhumba, salsa, waltz, jitterbug, swing and tango, and it's heading to the Convention Centre's Hall 3 from May 4 to 6.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Salsa king in town to do his thing

He's not exactly Simon Cowell, but contestants at the Hong Kong Salsa Championship tonight will have to face legendary events producer Albert Torres (right). He's one of the judges and the winning couple will compete in Torres' West Coast Salsa Congress championship in Los Angeles later this year.

16 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Get on your feet fast if you want to join salsa contest

Good news if you've been a step behind in your dance practice. The deadline for registration in the Hong Kong Salsa Championship has been extended to Monday.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Radio pilot for salsa show

It turns out Michelle Tanmizi is not leaving Hong Kong after all. The co-founder of the health and well-being centre Zama might be trying to sell the business or, failing that, close it down, but she still has her music projects on the go. This week she hinted she may soon become the host of Asia's first salsa radio programme.

21 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Salsa with everything

THE COUNT GOES one, two, three ... five, six, seven. One, two, three ... five, six, seven. 'Come on everyone. Let's show that Hong Kong is the salsa capital of the world,' Joseph Ennin tells his class at C Club in Lan Kwai Fong. The line elicits laughter from a group of beginners awaiting their first lesson.

5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


DJ Henry Knowles

The salsa DJ, and winner of the top international DJ award at the UK International Salsa Congress in 2003, launches the weekly Monday Night Salsa gig with mambo and Latin beats. Today, 10pm, Armani/Bar HK, 2/F Chater House, 11 Chater Rd, Central, HK$150 (advance), HK$200 (door). Inquiries: 2805 0028

5 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The Festival

The Festival

Hong Kong Salsa Festival

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Joseph Ennin

'I wake up when my three-year-old jumps on the bed at 8am or 8.30am, sometimes 5am. I'll try and fall asleep again after that because I go to bed around four or five in the morning.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Henry Knowles

Mon, 10pm, Armani/Bar

'Salsa is addictive. Once you get a taste of it, you just can't seem to get enough.'

So says DJ Henry Knowles - and he should know. For the past 20 years the New York native has been spreading the salsa gospel all over the globe.

1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The Festival

Hong Kong Salsa Festival

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am