Most of the difficulties that appear in learning figures, assembling and maintaining a good abrazo or with posture and balance, and most important in the communication with dancing partners, interpreting the music and developing skills for improvisation, have little to do with the technique of the dance itself.
If clueless about your body, disconnected from your senses and focused only on memorizing steps to repeat, it’s quite likely to spend years and years attending classes, prácticas and milongas without finding that smooth type of walking, embracing and moving together that characterizes Tango Argentino. Dancing exactly the same all the orchestras regardless of whether it is a Di Sarli or a D'Arienzo and completely clueless during a Pugliese (just to name a few of the big names), and intimidated by songs or orchestras that we don’t know beforehand.
If you're starting your tango path, the sooner you address these topics the better. If advanced, you already know the importance of continuous training and deepening your explorations to unlock further levels of expressiveness and quality of movement. So whether you are at earlier or later stages of learning, you're welcome and will find useful tools in the classes.
Marcela and Alberto have a special gift for conveying these fundamental and decisive factors for deep connection and joyful dance, with a grounded know-how and lots of humor.
With 40 years of dance experience, Marcela Trapé's artistic and educational career encompasses a unique combination of tango, ballet, contemporary dance and her self-developed Body Awareness Method©, which focuses on improving body organization, dance and general attitude towards life.
Alberto Gabriel Catalá brings 25 years of experience teaching tango in Salon Canning (one of the most emblematic milonga sites of Buenos Aires until it sadly closed its doors last year), bridging traditional Tango Argentino with the Body Awareness Method© approach.
Small movements, big connection
DAY 1: Saturday July 1
🔶 Class 1 (11:00-12:30): Joint work. Spine. Spiral tango movements.
🔶 Class 2 (13:00-14:30): Upper body relaxation. Unlocking joints and improving posture. The tango couple as a whole.
DAY 2: Sunday July 2
🔶 Class 3 (11:00-12:30): Lower Body work. Free knees. Keys for proposing/leading and interpreting/following. Tango teamwork.
🔶 Class 4 (13:00-14:30): Milonguero sequences. Balance. Levels. Sensitive communication.
You can register to the full workshop or to the classes of your interest.
You're welcome with or without a dance partner.
Bring comfortable clothes. We will work with and without shoes (bring socks for the barefoot part). Recommended to bring your mat for the body awareness exercises on the floor (there are some at the studio, feel free to bring yours if you prefer).
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