Enjoy our workshops designed especially by our maestros based on this year theme.
The workshops last one and a half hours.
The number of participants is limited.
They can be taken separately or as part of one of our festival packages.
We encourage the practice of ‘open roles’ so no partner is needed. You can still choose a role when checking out.
Some workshops are held at the same time so please take care when booking. All classes will be at la TANGUEDIA (see our festival venues page).
THURSDAY 4 JULY 2019
WS 1 : JATHAN SANCHEZ
! Ay, Llorona !
We will explore a variety of ways of expressing ourselves using our feelings and thoughts… our bodies and souls. We will be dancing individually and in pairs and our guide will be Mexico’s most emblematic music, and of course, our beloved tango.
WS 2 : CARLOS BLANCO y REY FLORES
Waltz of the Mariachis
A combination of musicality, clarity of intention and body awareness for clever, fun variations as you get swept up in the musical whirl of the waltz.
WS 3 : SANDRINE NAVARRO
Abrazos vivos y locos
From close to open embrace – role-changing while maintaining the connection and harmony within the couple.
WS 4 : MARIA FILALI
Balance in motion
Fundamentals, all levels / Individual registration
(combination of individual and partner work)
Work on the very foundations of the dance, from the beginning to the end of your path as a dancer. Individual technique for awareness of your own body in space before it connects with others. A focus on the internal alignment and mechanics of the WALK and POSTURE in motion.
WS 5 : BENJAMIN SOLANO
Swoop like an eagle
How to create and manage strong changes of dynamic, from slow to fast. Sequences for the dance-floor.
CARLOS BLANCO & REY FLORES
La Vida en Rosa Mexicano
Practica with Carlos and Rey from Queer Tango México.
Special Guest: : Rodrigo Cervantes (Queer Tango Mexico)
An explosion of colour and life. Discover Frida’s country through the embrace, Mexican tangos and the perfume of the Aztec soil which invites you to caress it with your feet.
CITé DE REFUGE
FRIDAY 5 JULY 2019
WS 6 : TAMARA BISCEGLIA
Adding zest to your abrazo
How to deepen the connection, improve the quality of the embrace and add zest to your dance.
WS 7 : BENJAMIN SOLANO
Glide like a serpent
Quality of movement in the free leg and its relationship with the standing leg. For more powerful, more beautiful movements.
WS 8 : SOLEDAD NANI
Listening to your body as a whole
On today’s menu: the leg and its relationship with the floor and the rest of the body.
WS 9 : MARIA FILALI
Dancer through the looking glass
Fundamentals all levels / Individual registration (combination of individual and partner work).
The participants will explore both roles, moving through the looking glass to feel and understand the mechanics governing communication within the couple. The technical work in pairs will focus primarily on the question of CONNECTION so that you can experience how both roles dovetail with one another.
WS10 : CARLOS BLANCO & REY FLORES
Spice up your milonga!
Traspie in the milonga through the embrace for perfect execution on the dance floor.
! Super Poderosa !
Practica with Tamara Bisceglia from Buenos Aires.
Develop your Tango powers!
CITé DE REFUGE
SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019
WS 11 : SOLEDAD NANI
Actively listening to the music.
What do we hear? What do we dance? What do we interpret?
WS 12 : CARLOS BLANCO & REY FLORES
Abrázame mucho… as if it were the last time.
Subtle and fluid role-changing.
Role-changing in tango is a dynamic way to have fun on the dance floor. By developing your capacity to listen and to feel, you will know exactly when the time is right to change roles.
WS 13 : JATHAN SANCHEZ
¡ Cucurrucucú Milonga !
Keep calm and have fun! How to find comfortable sequences for dancing quickly or slowly.
WS 14 : SANDRINE NAVARRO
Vals: musicality and freedom
From structure to improvisation in both roles. Strong beat, weak beat and musical phrasing. Associated and dissociated rhythmic exercises in pairs.
WS 15 : SOLEDAD NANI
Milonga lisa et traspié
Contrasts and changes of dynamic.
WS 16 : TAMARA BISCEGLIA
Piernas, para qué las quiero? Para volear!
Fun sequences with voleos and ganchos.
*Pies para qué los quiero si tengo alas para volar- Frida Kahlo
INTRODUCTION TO QUEER TANGO: RODRIGO CERVANTES
JOIN THE DANCE
The connection, the walk and the embrace – in a relaxed atmosphere, this class will take you through your first steps on the infinite path of tango. Absolute beginners’ class lasting 90 minutes taught by Rodrigo Cervantes, our special guest from Queer Tango Mexico.”