5-7.January

 

FRIDAY 5.January

18:00-19:00: Beginner’s Class

Continuing dancers accompanying friends who come for the first time, do not pay.

SATURDAY 6.January

12:00-13:30: Biomechanics

14:00-16:00: Impro-Lexicon
Workshop 23: Adorno

16:00-19:00: TangoForge Practica
Space and Time to PRACTICE and Experiment

SUNDAY 7.January

12:00-13:30 Biomechanics

14:00-16:00:  Impro-Lexicon
Workshop 24: Soltada

17:00-18:30: Meta-Themen
Advanced Ideas / What Vio is working on / The Blog Live …

Registration Deadline: Friday, 29.December
  • Advance Registration is required EXCEPT: Beginner’s Lesson: €10, Practica: €5, Metathemen: €15
  • No partner is required for registration.
  • It is not permitted to attend the Improvisation workshop without the preceding Biomechanics session.
  • Intensive


    WEEKEND


    Your Text

    Saturday Biomechanics  + Impro Class

    Saturday Practica 

    Sunday Biomechanics + Impro Class

    Sunday Advanced Meta-Themen class

    30-minute Private Lesson

    Dormitory Option

    Flexible


    ONE DAY

     



    Saturday = Impro + Biomechanics + Practica

    Sunday = Impro + Biomechanics + MetaThemen

    Registration for Sunday includes the Saturday Practica.




More Details

We teach in English and Deutsch.

You may register by credit card using our secure payment processing system driven by Stripe. We do not see your credit card details. This website is secure and protected by SSL.

You may register by electronic bank transfer to this account:
IBAN DE13430609671170841800 Konto: Starr
BLZ 43060967 BIC GENODEM1GLS.
If you pay by electronic bank transfer, please secure your place by immediately sending an email to office@TangoForge.com.

There are four places available in our dormitory. You may arrive on Friday and depart on Monday. Since the sleeping price is already very cheap, no discounts will be given for shorter stay. (Thank you for understanding that this is just too much distracting extra logistics for us.)

In the case of cancellation, we will try to find someone from the wait-list to replace you, or you may transfer your registration to another person.

The location is our beautiful Mitte Studio. You will receive the address upon registration. For exact instructions for direct transportation from all ports, food, and milongas please see our guide.

We sometimes have worktrade positions available. Please enquire to Office@TangoForge.com

About TangoForge

We create a community of students who encourage and collaborate across levels, learn both roles, and work hard to train their bodies and to understand tango thoroughly.

We dance Argentine Tango in a traditional way which means that we seek to create a dance with constrast of mood from serious to humorous, with a contrast of musicality working with the rhythm and the melody, with contrast of speed and dynamic, and contrast of the embrace. We take pride in our skills. We dance every movement in the tango lexicon inherited from the 1940s, in every variation, on both sides! We seek to innovate and improvise. We encourage all gender/roles, styles, and the application of tango to every music you love.

Learn to use your body for tango. That’s Biomechanics.

Regardless of which “style” of tango you prefer, all Argentine Tango relies on the same skills.

We have studied anatomy and biomechanics to be able to give direct and clear instructions for sublime connection and clear communication.

We teach Argentine Tango technique in a way that everyone can understand and implement, so that teaching is not a cult of personality and metaphor, but a toolbox that students can use on their own.

Our biomechanics courses train balance, strength and fluidity, so dancers can execute any movement, diagnose their own errors, assist partners, and learn faster from videos and other teachers.

Learn to use tango for your creativity. That’s Improvisation.

We teach tango from the elements, without sequences or memorization. Our goal is to empower dancers to experience creativity.

The Lexicon of Tango is the repertoire of tango movements inherited from the 1940s, codifed as elements of tango by the Cochabamba Investigation Group of the mid-1990s. Before Cochabamba tango was understood in groups of steps, or sequences. After Cochabamba, dancers were freed to compose from the basic elements.

Dancing from the elements empowers dancers to to express every music, challenge partners to maintain intense concentration, and use space skillfully for better floorcraft,

The Improvisation-Lexicon is the whole vocabulary of tango. There are 25 distinct movements, each of which has many variations. We teach the Lexicon in our Masterclass and in person in our weekend workshops, covering the entire Lexicon in about one year.

Stop memorizing sequences*
and start improvising from the elements of Tango
*or being annoyed with yourself for not being able to remember them.

Take our Lexicon Self-Test,
then use our Impro Workbook
to structure your development. 

Enter your email and we'll send the Self-Test and Workbook directly to you. 

If you are a Revel/Follower and want to know what you can do to encourage and facilitate more improvisation, read our post on how to be a Divine Space/Time Machine

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