If you like traditional tango salon, slow tangos are a joy to dance to. They enable self expression and intimate dancing in a way that ryhthmic tangos don't. For this class, we focused on how we could use the cross to dance on slow tangos. Simply beautiful.
March 19, 2020
For the end of our term, we reviewed our favourite steps, the corrida and some variants of the Americana.
This is my private tuition e-tango setup. And this is fascinating.
Adapt, adapt is the key word – I’ve started to give e-private tuition at the beginning of March 2020, to some students in the U.K. and abroad. At first it felt odd – at the beginning of the year, I wouldn’t have thought giving online private tuition would have any appeal. But, being forced to stay apart, brought a few surprises with e-tango.
First, I found every student to be so attentive and focus on the details, willing to repeat a move several times to make it perfect – in contrast with, in a person-to-person context, they preferred to do it just a few times and quickly come back to the pleasure of dancing.
Some also told me it was surprisingly interesting (they thought it would be less exciting than in embrace), and gave them the homework they needed as they faced isolation or quarantine. A few already took from these lessons their lunch tango training.
And this is what perhaps astounded me the most – the fact online private tuition often feels more intense than dancing in a face to face environment. My students told me they felt they had a true workout in the end. Perhaps, because things get so precise, they need to have a high level of concentration. The result is astonishing- in many cases, the learning is not less but at least equal compared to a face to face context. Also because I need to prepare more solo exercises, the student goes away with things they can practice over and over until they feel perfect.
Of course something is different – since there is no actual […]
The vaiven, these smooth and romantic back and forth movements are often associated with changes of height. They really are a great addition to your tango repertoire and work great and slow music.
The americana, with its open embrace in espejo (or mirror position) is always a great starting point to try creative combinations. In this class, we combined the americana and changes of height.
Life is not linear, why should your tango be? In this class, we had a look at how to vary height in ryhtmic tangos. Change of height and of rhythm? Sign me in!
February 12, 2020
On 01/03/2020, enjoy both LOS ANGELITOS milonga and a tango concert with Tango star Martín Alvarado, making a whistle-stop visit to the UK – only one concert in London!
Date and Time: 01/03/2020. MILONGA LOS ANGELITOS: 4.30pm – 7pm with DJ Bruno, followed by Martín’s tango concert, 7pm – 8pm.
Location: Los Angelitos, Unity hall, 277A Upper Street, ANGEL, London N1 2TZ (go to the hall at the end of the small alleyway).
Ticket MILONGA + CONCERT: £12, click HERE
Martín’s UK tour will be part of his 47th international tour performing as a soloist and takes in concerts in Finland, Italy, Spain and Russia, where he will be performing in a spectacular tango tribute at the 8,000 seat Kremlin Palace Concert Hall in Moscow for the fifth year in a row.
His concerts in Finland include dates with Finnish with whom Alvarado released a new album, Alma, together with pianist Alexi Tuomarila and jazz sax Eero Koivistoinen, and performed a sell-out concert in Buenos Aires at Centro Cultural Kirchner, then performed the album at Uruguay’s Teatro Solis, in Montevideo.
He also released Barquitos de Papel, an album dedicated to the work of tango poet Homero Expósito.
In December 2019, Alvarado was named “Academico” (Maestro) by the National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires in recognition of his distinguished career.
Alvarado has an unforgettable warm tenor voice with incredible nuance and colour, and his performances always delight the audiences. Buenos Aires-born Alvarado discovered his talent to sing at a young age and counts Stevie Wonder and Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes as inspirations. Alvarado is increasingly recognised as one of the most significant vocalists in the history of tango, celebrated both in the media and by his peers who have called him “the best […]
January 15, 2020
Let's keep the festive atmosphere a little bit longer... Here's an easy access to the 23 little tango gems we published for our Advent Calendar. To be enjoyed before or after Christmas without any moderation...