In order to help you decide which workshops to take, we have arranged them under SOCIAL DANCE, TECHNIQUE, and MUSICALITY topics. Workshops in each of these topics will help you improve your dance, and give you insight into each of the couples different ideas and styles. Stick with a topic, or choose different workshops among them all! In either case you will be richer for knowledge and experience, and maybe even a new friend or two!
Festivals offer incredible opportunities to learn from world class teachers – it is a chance to be inspired and motivated, and maybe even experience a shift in the understanding of your dance! In order to meet the needs of dancers with various interests, we will offer 14 90 min workshops, including 3 progressive follower technique classes which can also be taken as a seminar.
CURATED WORKSHOP TOPICS
TOE-to-TOE: Often times we watch a couple dance, but very rarely have the opportunity to actually understand the choices they make while dancing. This very special masterclass with Lorena & Gianpiero and Marianna & Vaggelis will give us as the audience the chance to watch two different couples dance the same two songs back to back, and then allow us to ask them questions in a forum-like setting. The couples will only choose the orchestras, with the DJ picking the songs (so we know it is improvised), and besides answering our questions, the couples will prepare a 15 minute exercise each to showcase a concept or idea important to their dance. Come watch our couples go Toe-to-Toe, and ask them all your burning questions! Musicality, technique, thoughts about tango, their backgrounds – it is all on the table! We are excited to introduce this new format to AdvenTango, and since we want to see all of you participate, masterclass fee is only 7 euro!
FOLLOWER TECHNIQUE – the amazing ANTONELLA TERRAZAS will teach progressive follower technique workshops focused on essentials for women. The 3 distinct parts will focus on: posture, balance and walk; turning technique; and embellishments for social dance. We recommend that followers consider taking these workshops in seminar format to derive the most benefit from Antonella’s clear and precise teaching. The seminar will be limited to 30 followers so that there is a space for individual attention and correction.
Friday 6th December
|14:30 – 16:00||TBD||SOCIAL DANCE: Useful Steps for the Social Dance||INT||Vaggelis & Marianna|
|TBD||TECHNIQUE: Comfortable, Effective Embrace||ALL||Gianpiero & Lorena|
|16:15 – 17:45||TBD||TECHNIQUE: Understand the systems, understand the dance!||ALL||Katy & Stas|
|TBD||FOLLOWER TECHNIQUE I: Walking technique, footwork and posture||ALL||Antonella|
|18:00 – 19:45||HGZ||MASTERCLASS: Toe-to-Toe and public forum||ALL||Gianpiero & Lorena Vaggelis & Marianna|
|20:00 – 21:00||HGZ||Free Introduction Class||Basic||Tangoneo school|
Saturday 7th December
|13:00 – 14:30||TBD||SOCIAL DANCE: Changes in directions in close embrace||INT/ADV||Stas & Katy|
|TBD||FOLLOWER TECHNIQUE II: From ochos to boleos: working with spirals||ALL||Antonella|
|14:45 – 16:15||TBD||SOCIAL DANCE: Surprise and please your partner, dance “out of the box”!||INT||Vaggelis & Marianna|
|TBD||MUSICALITY: Musicality in motion – ideas to interpret as we listen||ALL||Gianpiero & Lorena|
|16:30 – 18:00||TBD||MUSICALITY: Milonga!!!||INT||Stas & Katy|
|TBD||TECHNIQUE: Flow & connection, density timing and embrace||ADV||Gianpiero & Lorena|
Sunday 8th December
|13:00 – 14:30||TBD||TECHNIQUE: Circular dynamics in volcadas & colgadas||ADV||Katy & Stas|
|TBD||SOCIAL DANCE: Timings and body awareness in ochos & giros||INT||Gianpiero & Lorena|
|14:45 – 16:15||TBD||TECHNIQUE: How’s and why’s of giros||ALL||Stas & Katy|
|TBD||MUSICALITY: Valz!!!!||ALL||Vaggelis & Marianna|
|16:30 – 18:00||TBD||MUSICALITY: Rhythm, Structure and Orchestras||ALL||Vaggelis & Marianna|
|TBD||FOLLOWER TECHNIQUE III: Embellishments and musicality||ALL||Antonella|
|19:30 – 20:30||HGZ||Free Introduction Class||Basic||Tango Zagreb School|