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Colorado December 2-4, 2022

For ambitious dancers who want to understand the repertoire and technique of Argentine Tango.

Friday 2.December

19:00-21:00

Embrace Specifications

Every movement in tango has an embrace specification – actions of the three joints of the arms. Learning the five embrace actions will turbocharge the clarity of your lead and impart new confidence to your following.

North Hall at Avalon, Boulder

Our exercises are designed for dancers of ALL levels.

NO partner required.

Saturday 3.December

10:00-13:00

Fitness for Tango Dancers

Strength, stretching, and cardio exercises specifically designed for Argentine Tango dancers.

Sodal Hall at Avalon, Boulder

14:00-16:00

High-performance Volcadas and Colgadas

Most of the time we see the same volcada and colgada sequences and dynamics. Learn how to make subtle or dramatic volcadas and colgadas any time in the dance, without sequences, to experience the delicious intensification of connection more often and with more variety. Prerequisite: Embrace Specifications

Sodal Hall at Avalon, Boulder

17:00-19:00

Book reading: Until Forever: the Dark Silences of Argentine Tango and open Q/A with Vio

FREE
Former professor of Sociology at CSU, Vio finally brought her academic insights to bear on tango in this short but sweeping book about the addiction, economics, and art of Argentine Tango. This session will also include a Q/A to ask anything you like from technique questions to dancing in Europe, the cabeceo, neo vs. nuevo, gender in tango …

Location TBA

Sunday 4. December

11:00-13:00

All the Voleos: the TangoForge system for Mastery

In this workshop we will not master anything, but we learn how to master everything, through a systematic analysis of the elements of tango and their variations. We will take voleos as the element for focus, differentiating circular from linear, pro and contra, and exploring all the variations. The result is the freedom to do any voleo at any time, without memorizing sequences or repeating ourselves.

Sodal Hall at Avalon, Boulder

13:30-15:30

The Tango Technology

Argentine Tango is a magnificent technology of communication. In this workshop you’ll learn how to use this technology in any position and any embrace. We’ll also learn how to rely on the tango repertoire to dance with perfect lead-follow communication with no embrace at all.

Sodal Hall at Avalon, Boulder

16:00-19:00

Filmmaking for Argentine Tango

Tango videos never manage to capture the intensity of the real thing. In this workshop you’ll apply the techniques of action films to creating a satisfying tango video.

North Hall at Avalon, Boulder

Everything ...

Weekend Pass

$ 200
  • Pass for all 6 classes (14 hours)
  • Option to Upgrade to the MasterCourse afterwards
    (just pay the difference)

MasterCourse

Do the weekend for FREE if you enroll now in the MasterCourse
$ 479
  • 18-month enrollment in the TangoForge Digital School
  • Comprehensive video MasterCourse covering the 25 elements of tango with all needed technique and systems of variations
  • 30 Home Solo Practice Courses
  • The Exercise Center for Tango muscle strength and control
  • The Knowledgebase (wikipedia of tango movements)
  • Pass for all 6 classes (14 hours)

À la carte

Filmmaking Workshop

$ 50
  • 3 hours hands-on workshop,
    applying the techniques of action films
    to Argentine Tango

Fitness for Tango

$ 45
  • 3 hour tango fitness class
  • Includes one week access to TangoForge Exercise Center

Further à la carte enrollments will open on 20.November if space is available. To be notified, you can put your email on the list.

Meet TangoForge

Vio et Daniel

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Founder and Director of TangoForge, Vio is responsible for pedagogy and artistic direction. She can dance in any shoes that are beautiful. She loves to dance to d’Agostino and slow, dramatic music from any genre.

Daniel’s Team Adrenaline helped to develop Parkour in Paris and share “the art of displacement” throughout the world. As a professional stuntman, he specializes in combat and acrobatics. His first stunt with TangoForge was to learn tango in 30 days.

Together, Vio and Daniel are exploring how to tell stories in film and performance that involve both combat and dance in a meaningful way. Vio wants to discover ways to bring Daniel’s explosivity into the dynamics of tango.

Drawing on Daniel’s experience as a choreographer and filmmaker, they have applied the techniques of action films to making tango films that capture the intensity of dancers’ experience. They also combine their knowledge of ballet, yoga, pilates, and bodybuilding to further develop the TangoForge fitness programs.

Their trilogy of short films, Rage, will debüt in November 2022.

 

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