The objective is to propose to the student search alternatives through corporal work, so that they apply it to the dance, (with respect to the Tango, which is our subject, we work in awareness of the energy lines, the body posture, the points of support in walking, breathing, dissociation exercises, notion of axis, connection with the couple and how to optimize the energy needed for dancing.
In short: the taking of body awareness and its synchronization with the musical stimulus. That is to say: that “we will not work with predetermined steps or styles” (“milonguero”, “Villa Urquiza”, “del Centro”, “de Palermo”, “saloon”, “stage”, “canyengue”, etc., etc.). ), otherwise we will look for:
“let the music flow through the whole body”
Modality of workshop.
* We will work with NO groups less than ten (10) people.
* The level of students will be considered (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)
In the case of the Beginners, it is convenient to concur in “couple”. (This mode is not necessary for Intermediates and Advanced).
* For Intermediates and Advanced you can work with groups specially classified by topics to develop, (Roles, turns, musicality, etc)
* You can work in different groups (Men and / or Women) or on “particular” or “general” proposals to be developed.
According to your criteria of “organizer” for the modules to work in each group, according to the level:
1) Preparing for the dance / Walking alone / Walking together / Walking embraced
2) Bodily perception in the space of the Milonga.
3) Some steps
4) We go out to the track
5) Practice of what worked in the class with supervision
1) Preparation for the dance / body alignment / Projection of the step.
2) Exercises to dance on axis / Dissociation / Balance
3) Turns in “eight” / Turns in “pivot”
4) Dance on a “tile”.
5) Practice of what worked in the class, with assisted supervision (conditioned).
Lyricist, journalist and theater author
(17 March 1887 – 30 December 1957)
He wrote a hundred lyrics. Gardel committed to record twelve of them: the tangos “Callecita de mi barrio”, “Cicatrices”, “Compañero”, “Chola”, “La borrachera del tango”, “Micifuz”, “Virgencita de Pompeya (Medallita de los pobres)”, “La cumparsita (Si supieras)”, the foxtrot “La hija de japonesita”, the zambas “La salteñita”, “Machaza mi suerte”, the waltz “Rosal de amor” and the milonga “Tortazos”. Continue reading.
Violinist, leader and composer
(14 May 1912 – 21 May 1965)
Unequalled name, with more than six decades of unaltered force throughout two generations, is Alfredo Gobbi’s. When that indefatigable pioneer of the difficult beginnings of the tango conquest, called D. Alfredo Eusebio Gobbi, culminated his prolonged artistic performing career, his son, Alfredo Gobbi as well, was sticking out towards consecration, as the proper continuer of an illustrious popular artistic tradition of ours. He dedicated this tango to his father. Continue reading.
He was Italian, he was born in Strevi, a city near Milano. He arrived in Argentina at four, finally settling in Buenos Aires.
He began to sing in a neighborhood group, and soon entered a second line orchestra which had some success. It was led by the bandoneon player Cristóbal Herreros, and with him he performed at the café El Nacional.
The young singer attracted the attention of the maestro Osvaldo Pugliese who asked some of his musicians to go to listen to this singer in order to have their opinion.
Finally Pugliese took him to Radio El Mundo for an audition after which he hired him while at the same time he advised him to use more his mezza voce.
Morán, as many other singers, never studied neither music nor singing, what added to his impassioned style and his unconventional way of life, made him risk his voice to such an extreme that his voice declined very early. Continue reading.