Saturday, October 5th we will take a look at the mechanics and function of Sacadas. Sacar is the verb to take so this is the idea in the structure of tango. We will be taking the place of our partner. Sacadas, like boleos is a BIG topic. But I look forward to tackling your questions and get you on the road to practicing safely! Both the Lead and Follow technique will be covered.
Workshop starts at 12:00pm – 1:30pm $15.
PLEASE RSVP directly to me and I will send you the address to the NEW TANGO ROOM in Tempe.
I tried my hand or my face at Video Blogging – how hard can it be? Or so I thought! I have added my 20th attempt on here just because you might enjoy it!
I just finished an intensive 4 day course called CareerHearted with Jeff Goodman. An impressive step by step look at one’s career and step by step tools on how to begin it, expand it, transition it or wherever your career is now. I highly recommend it. And of course how serendipity works, I take a course on how to get a fresh look at my career and I have a new template for my website so that I will have more versatility in sharing Argentine Tango with you.
ALSO, soon to come, there will be a new logo. I think it is time that those tango legs get put to rest. And finally, starting in October, I will be moving classes that were at Rhythmic Expressions to my new home studio. I will soon have all the classes and the location of the new ones on accesstango.com.
So until then, remember that this Saturday’s workshop is on BOLEOS! It starts at 12:00pm and is at Rhythmic Expressions at McClintock and University (617 S. McClintock Dr. Tempe, AZ). As always please RSVP to me if you will attending the workshop. You can send a message directly to me.
This Sunday will be the last Sunday practica at Rhythmic Expressions – class starts at 6:30pm.
Tuesday night practicas are still at SNAP and have not changed time or format yet.
See you soon!
Rommel and I had the opportunity to perform at the RoKo Milonga on Sunday night. Hosted by Robin Thomas and Ko Tanaka it is a large space and was a lovely milonga. We saw Robin at his other milonga the night before and he asked if we wanted to perform. What a great opportunity, so we said yes, of course!!!!
Youtube had issues with the 2nd video so this is the 2 songs combined. Enjoy! And an apology to those who received a very old and outdated email with this title on it. I hope that I have now resolved this technical issue.
In Saturday’s intermediate workshop I tackled the idea of dancing to modern tangos and I specifically was referring to a few bands that relate themselves to tango in some way ie: remixing, or through lyrics vs alternative music that you may decide to tango to.
The result of that class left students with a desire for 1) the playlist I used in class 2) the resources I mentioned in class and 3) a video (not of me!)
I begin with the playlist
I struggled with the image but hopefully you can make out a few songs and their artists. In a nutshell I used the artists, Otros Aires Dos, Otros Aires Tricota, Otros Aires 4, Bajofondo Mar Dulce, and Gotan Project Revancha Del Tango. I decided on these artist and these songs based on the resources that I used to plan the class. (onto 2)
When I think about alternative music for tango I immediately think of 2 main online resources: 1 is Sharna Fabiano’s neotango playlist and 2 is Homer Ladas’s generous contributions online at http://www.theorganictangoschool.org/DJ_Resource. Here Homer actually includes his playlists from several different milongas. His explanations for how he came up with dj’ing a mix of both golden age and alternative can be found at that link as well.
And lastly, for now!
I have added a video of Chicho y Juana performing to Bajofondo circa 2008. Chicho is remarkable with his musicality, his interpretation of the subtleties of the music and Juana shows us the music through her precision and grace. You will enjoy their live performances when they join us in October 2013. (Get Excited!)