If you’re used to learning choreographies, don’t panic! Yes, improvised dancing takes a bit of adjusting, but once you relax, things become much easier and you’ll get a very worth-while buzz. (4/4)
September 16, 2019
Straight from Buenos Aires! We are thrilled to welcome the 2014 tango salon world champion Lorena Gonzalez together with Gaston Camejo to teach eight classes in London this October.
Reknown for their graceful and fluid dancing as well as their attention to detail, Lorena and Gaston are amongst the most approachable and skilled maestros in Buenos Aires and beyond.
The workshops are unmissable for anyone who wants to drastically improve their style, stability, power, fluidity and refine the communication in embrace. To this effect, the maestro have prepared four themes that will be developed during the two weeks they will be in London.
WORKSHOPS THEMES & SCHEDULE
Beginners and Improvers: Wednesdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
Intermediate and Advanced: Wednesdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm
» 13/10 (Sunday): 2 workshops, followed by Milonga until 7.30pm with DJ Lorena
♪ Beginners and Improvers: Fundamentals of movement in tango, individually and in couples
♪ Intermediate and Advanced: Lead, embrace to lead and communication: myths and truths.
Learn with Lorena and Gaston the methods to enhance the communication in the embrace, in all situations. Improve precision, timing, body position, and timing of response, for a beautiful connection, every time.
» 16/10 (Wedn.): 2 workshops, followed by guided practica until 10.30pm
♪ Beginners and Improvers: How to walk; concepts of parrallel and cross system
♪ Intermediate and Advanced: Power and stability in tango: learn the tricks and methods to understand the source of all movements, enhance how you move with your partner, enhance synchronicity and create a sensation of strength and precision.
» 20/10 (Sunday): 2 workshops, followed by Milonga until 7.30pm with DJ Lorena
♪ Beginners and Improvers: Pivot and ocho fundamentals
♪ Intermediate and Advanced: Elegance and creativity in crowded milongas: learn the tricks and methods to adapt your use of […]
In this class, we has a look at a classic tango step, the barrida where one partner sweeps the other's foot on the floor. We had a look at how to play with the speed and energy of the barrida to generate soft barridas or high energy ones.
August 25, 2019
In this class, we has a look at a couple of simple structures that can be used in fast tangos or more generally to interpret the rhythmic section of most tangos. Simple but powerful.
In this class, we worked on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a variety of combinations using the famous and classic entry to the ocho step. Bring it on Pugliese, we're ready!
July 9, 2019
Join the party before it officially starts: We are excited to announce the pre-CHE LONDON FESTIVAL’s extended milonga this Sunday with famous musicalizador Daniel Pereyra!
Originally from Uruguay, Daniel has extensively DJed for LA VIRUTA de Luis Solanas in Buenos Aires, in the most established milongas & festivals of Buenos Aires and abroad, including the Mundial (Worldwide Tango Championships in B.A.) and the oldest Festival worldwide: Viva El Tango (32th edition in 2019). He also represented officially Uruguay for the festivities of the 100th anniversary of La Cumparsita; and has been on tour for the last 6 years – visiting and DJing in nearly 100 cities.
Recognized as one of the most important world musicalizadores, he received the title of Artist, for his work of musicalizador from the government of Uruguay – first to be honored with this title. He is also professor of musicalizacion, musicality, culture and history of Tango. He taught DJing and culture and history of Tango in the universitad del Tango de Buenos-Aires.
Don’t miss this unique occasion to listen to him!
We will also run a workshop focusing using fluid changes of height and levels, to play with dynamics and refine the lead. You will be surprised how much impact it can have on the feeling and sensation of the dance!
=== PROGRAMME ===
» 2pm – 3pm BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS: Using different levels in tango
» 3pm – 4.30pm INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED: FLUID CHANGES OF HEIGHT, technique and applications. With Paula Duarte & Bruno V Abeele
» 4.30pm – 9pm SUPER EXTENDED MILONGA with DJ Musicalizador Daniel Pereyra / DJ Bruno
» Location: Unity, 277A Upper street, London N12TZ (Angel or Highbury & Islington tubes)
» £12 […]
In this class, we focused on how to change speed using pivots and giros. For intermediates, we saw a lovely sequence using giro, sacada, planeo and barrida. A great addition to add some umpf to your tango repertoire.
In this class, we reviewed some of the steps we saw in our last term, including various planeos and a fast flat giro to add contrasts.
Ganchos, these emblematic tango steps! Ganchos are steps where one partner (often the follower) kicks under the other's leg and enganches are steps where one partner (again normally the follower) wraps one leg around the partner's leg. In this class, we saw a few classic combinations of both ganchos and enganches