Vio Sydney Sundays November 2015 - Vio will teach three Sundays in November. Each day will include two workshops. One on improvisation for dancing to powerful music, excerpts from a series developed for Tangoloft-Berlin. The second workshop will cover parts of the Biomechanical Toolbox. Choose a number of workshops in the registration form.
Private Lessons - If you're in Berlin, you can accelerate your leaning with Private lessons. They're faster, cheaper, and better. My students gain big vocabularies and great technique within months.
Classes - If you're in Sydney, I offer monthly technique topics developed at the Tuesday Jewel Lab class. This way everyone who wants to learn with me has four chances to learn and consolidate each month's material.
Argentine Tango Performances, Wedding Dances, and Special Events -   TangoForge provides performances for special events. We provide man-woman and same sex performers (man-man or woman-woman). We work with you to develop the costuming and mood of the event. We also provide fun classes at private events, such as parties and corporate events. And serious workshops on connection, which are appropriate to retreats or spiritual [...more]
TangoForge AU news September 2014 5 September 2014 -       To my dear tango students and friends in Australia, I have just returned from seven weeks in Europe, mostly Berlin. You can read my very rough and typo-strewn fieldnotes here. I’ll write more formal thematic posts in the next few weeks. As many of you know, tango is my second career, and a [...more]
JewelLove: Jewel Lab’s Valentine to You + JewelLiveLab Debrief 19 February 2014 - THANK YOU so much for experimenting with Owen and me in honor of our birthdays and one year of Jewel Lab. The response to the Jewel Lab music survey indicated that people are keen to dance to live music, and to non-traditional tango, and last night was our first attempt to do both of those [...more]
Investigation Group 17 February 2014 - The purpose of the Investigation Group is to develop our dancing relationships and to deepen our capacities to reflect on and talk about tango with our dancing friends, so that we can grow together. The Group meets 2nd and 4th Sundays from 7-9:30 pm at 5 Eliza Street, Newtown. Each session has an exploration theme. [...more]
Jewel Lab: Survey Results 5 January 2014 - Thank you so much for taking the Jewel Lab Survey. I’m flabbergasted by the results. A few people had been hassling me to play more nuevo and alternative music. I ran the survey to prove to them that if I did this, no one would come. Apparently, I am wrong. There is significant interest in [...more]
Argentine Tango out of the clichés 2 October 2013 - We're scheming to get tango out of the clichés. To show that it's athletic...that its romance will take you by surprise...that it's drop-dead sexy in whatever shoes you are already wearing... and that you can dance tango to the music you already love.
Tango Bootcamp Sydney Creative Argentine Tango Bootcamp 19 August 2013 - Do you want your evenings to be creative? Are you yearning for more profound connection…wanting to get beyond small talk…tired of the bar scene… This one-day bootcamp will get you started in a challenging new activity that will enable you to make friends and make art with them any day of the week in any [...more]
Argentine Tango Private Lessons Private Lessons 19 April 2013 - If you're in Berlin, you can accelerate your leaning with Private lessons. They're faster, cheaper, and better. My students gain big vocabularies and great technique within months.
TangoForge Classes Classes 19 April 2013 - If you're in Sydney, I offer monthly technique topics developed at the Tuesday Jewel Lab class. This way everyone who wants to learn with me has four chances to learn and consolidate each month's material.
Gourmet Tango Food 14 April 2013 - In April 2013, I began an innovation which is to combine my two sensuous passions, Argentine tango and artisan food. Each of my events will now include a morsel of fabulous food. Jewel Lab is the gourmet milonga, and each workshop includes a treat. I’m interested in small-batch, handmade, heirloom, artisan, local, traditional, and superlative [...more]
The community-run Practica for role-changing, worldwide heritage of music, and all tango movements. 29 January 2013 - MANIFESTO “Jewel Lab is a community-run enrichment of our local Tango scene. We are a conscientious practica with a purposeful culture of dialogue, participation, and role-changing. We encourage positive attitudes toward all gender/role combinations, toward dancing to the worldwide heritage of music, and toward use of all movements from the living history of tango. We also [...more]
The moveable milonga Welcome to the Moveable Milonga! 3 May 2012 - Like many people I started dancing tango because of Sally Potter’s movie, The Tango Lesson. Different things about the movie moved us, as different things bind us to tango. I wasn’t attracted to the music, passion, or romance (aspects I learned to appreciate only after many years of dancing). I was attracted to the complexity [...more]
TangoForge Workshop Technique Workshops 7 January 2012 - I sequence my instruction in an unusual way. My approach is based on an analysis of the difficulty and number of biomechanical skills needed to execute each move.
Vio Sanjay Tango 2011 Argentine Tango Performances, Wedding Dances, and Special Events 2 January 2012 -   TangoForge provides performances for special events. We provide man-woman and same sex performers (man-man or woman-woman). We work with you to develop the costuming and mood of the event. We also provide fun classes at private events, such as parties and corporate events. And serious workshops on connection, which are appropriate to retreats or spiritual [...more]
Practica Dynamica Practica Dynamica 22 December 2011 - Practica Dynamic is not on at the moment. Bring your moves, questions, and spirit to Practica Dynamica Encouraging dynamic bodies, embraces, music… Welcoming all levels, roles, styles, smiles! 75% traditional music. 100% happy tango.
Rainbow Queer Tango Sydney Rainbow Queer Tango Sydney Press Release 17 September 2011 - Queering the World's Most Romantic Dance. Gay people grasp the magic of Argentine Tango – in Buenos Aires, Berlin, San Francisco, New York, Stockholm, New York, Boston, Portland, Wellington, México City...

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