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2 Day Workshop with Martin Maldonado & Maurizio Ghella
September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Martin Maldonado & Maurizio Ghella, both from Argentina, currently live and work in Vienna, Austria. In addition to their academic training in tango dance, they have studied tango in Buenos Aires with the original milongueros. They are representatives and carriers of the tradition and culture of authentic Argentine tango, and are sharing this knowledge and skills with the rest of the world. Read their biography here.
We were fortunate to have them teach & perform in Philadelphia in 2012, and we have been anxiously waiting for them to come back ever since. Please don’t miss them!
Saturday, September 23: Workshops & Milonga Qilombo
Workshops are at an Intermediate / Advanced level. Partner change recommended. Everyone practices both roles.
2-3:30 pm: Vertical connection for Better Pivots and Giros. This class explores how the vertical “impulse” sent to our feet will improve our pivots and make the many tango movements that depend on pivots easier.
4-5:30 pm: ”Floating with Flow” How to glide an Argentinian Vals
Sunday, September 24: Workshops
Workshops are at an Intermediate / Advanced Level. Those who want to work with one partner only may do so today.
3-4:30 pm: Elastic Embrace and over rotated Pivots – The smooth transition between open and close embrace to generate different movements on the dance floor
5-6:30 pm: Use of the “Negative Space” of the Interpreter and Proposer for Sacadas – Understanding where to step when trying to achieve a Sacada and how to avoid “accidents” while making them.