Bachata is by far one of the most popular social Latin American dances around the world. But very few people know that it was originally called the "dance of bitterness".
Bachata is an incredibly beautiful dance. But in order to properly dance bachata in all respects, it is not enough to learn the steps, it is necessary to feel the whole meaning of the dance, feel it with all the body and give it your all!
History of the origin of dance
In some historical sources, the dance of bachata is mentioned as early as the beginning of the 20th century. However, the official appearance of this dance direction is attributed only to the 60th years of the same century. According to historians studying the development of world choreography, bachata was first performed in the Dominican Republic during a kind of popular depression caused by the complicated political situation in the country at that time.
In those days bachata served as an antidepressant dance for ordinary people. In the songs, used to accompany bachata dance, people sang about sad and depressing things, tragic situations and the complexity of life. People tried to pour out all the sore. That is why bachata at that time was called the "song of bitterness". At the same time, the dance itself performed to melodic music helped the poor to entertain themselves and cheer up. That is why mass festivities were arranged quite often, and bachata quickly became very popular.