Program

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Monday

Aug 23

20:00 - 21.30

INVITATION AND ANSWER


We’ve seen thousands of videos of tango-dancing legs in the last year… we will use this first class to rebuild and refresh the connection from our legs and feet upwards to the contact with our partner, and to explore the very beginning of our dance together: an invitation and an answer!

Tuesday

Aug 24

18:00 - 19.30

LEADER TECHNIQUE


LEADERS solo technique: DNI is special because it focuses on individual technique and bases the lead on this foundation. A good leader must first be in control of his own body, directing the lead from the floor into the partner. Followers are welcome to the class.

Tuesday

Aug 24

20:00 - 21.30

TANGO CAFÉ: ABOUT MUSIC


In a candlelit café setting, with a glass of wine, Caro takes us through the history of tango. With examples, critical voices from the time and of course the chance to dance what we are hearing, she points out how each época left traces in the complex music we hear today. Listening to tango music is an acquired taste, as is enjoying good wine. The more we are aware of, the richer our experience as we bridge the gap between what we hear and how we move.

Wednesday

Aug 25

20:00 - 21.30

FOLLOWER TECHNIQUE


FOLLOWERS solo technique: The realisation there is a special tango technique for followers is only two decades old. With a solid personal techinque followers can extract more freedom, more cooperation, more joy from every tango.

Thursday

Aug 26

20:00 - 21.30

CLOSE(D) EMBRACE


We’ve missed close embrace so much! It’s one of the most iconic and recognisable things about the Argentine tango, one of the most beloved - and yet it can be intimidating, challenging and even uncomfortable. We will look at ways to dance in comfort, working with height differences, and focusing on what this deep connection brings to the dance!

Friday

Aug 27

20:00 - 21.30

SPEAK CLEARLY, LISTEN ACTIVELY


As tango evolves, we know the follower is far from passive and the leader is not unfeeling! The leader’s active listening enables the follower to contribute to the dance in a different way. When the follower’s idea is clearly ‘spoken’, it will be heard more easily. The class gives us technical tools to communicate with our bodies - where we are, what we are doing, and what we want. When things aren’t as expected, we can find the way together!

Saturday

Aug 28

15:30 - 20.00

SEMINAR: MUSICALITY


Melody: Phrasing, elasticity, breath. The part we would sing! Technical tools to interpret the melodic line with the whole body, and to construct an interpretation together from what we can both hear.

Rhythm: Punctuation, reactions, readiness. The foot-tapping, playful layers. Speed without stress, and making choices when there are so many notes flying around! Are we choosing complex steps, complex rhythms, or both? /p>

Sunday

Aug 29

15:30 - 20.00

SEMINAR: MUSICALITY


Drama. When the orchestra uses changes of speed and intensity to move us, it creates big challenges for us as dancers but it also gives us many gifts! By moving just outside our comfort zone in terms of speed, scale and tone, we can ride the waves instead of dancing on the shore.

Versatility Adapting elements and structures to different layers in the music - the orchestras which are not so easy to ‘categorise’, the different challenges of milonga and vals, and the particular interests and questions of the group! What colour is the music painting this rebote, that gancho?