Pugliese – This Saturday!

Maybe the ‘bad boy” of tango music, maybe seemingly complicated music, but when you hear Pugliese it sounds quite dramatic. The intermediate /advanced class this Saturday May 18th is entitled Suspension in Pugliese. What does that mean? Are we talking early Pugliese or later Pugliese? or Who’s Pugliese?
As a teaser, let me tell you that he was born in 1905 but didn’t record until 1943. He was a communist his whole life and in the 50’s spent several years in jail for his beliefs. Which didn’t stop him from writing arrangements and didn’t stop his fans from missing him. When he was in jail a red carnation was placed on the keyboard of the piano in his honor. He passed away in 1995.
I leave you with that and will answer all these curious questions and more on Saturday.
We will learn something about Osvaldo Pugliese’s music and ideas on how to dance to it. And as you know – you’ll be able to use those skills for other orquestas too! (Here’s a wonderful video of Pugliese at the piano and members of his orchestra from different times  – see them play after 6:00)

The Fundamentals Class will continue exploring turns and adding this knowledge into patterns.

I look forward to seeing you at Rhythmic Expressions to explore these topics. If you send me an RSVP that you will be joining I can better ensure that we have enough leaders and followers for the class.

All workshops held at Rhythmic Expressions Studio at 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)

12:00pm – 1:30pm Intermediate Level
1:30pm – 3:00pm Fundamental Topics
$15 / class

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