Tango Matiz is excited to bring Michael Nadtochi & Paulita Duarte for their first ever weekend workshops outside of the East Coast. August 9-11, 2019 will be a weekend NOT to miss if you’ve dreamed of studying with this pair!
Victor & Aksana are coming back to Kansas City for a very special Winter Tango Weekend. Mark your calendars for January 19-20th. Click for all details and registration.
Welcome to your 5th & final tarea from Tango Matiz. This week we will discuss a very interesting topic—the topic of Tango Nuevo. This term has been a matter of great controversy of the last 20-25 years, as many dancers like to describe their dancing as a “style”, and therefor also want to assign the notion of style to anything they like or dislike.
Welcome to your 4th tarea from Tango Matiz. We’ll continue the reading from last week and discuss some more videos and music. Let’s jump right in.
Welcome to your 3rd tarea from Tango Matiz. We’ll continue the reading from last week and discuss some more videos and music. Let’s jump right in.
Pata Ancha by Osvaldo Pugliese.
Porteñisimo by Miguel Caló. The micro decorations are perfectly placed, as is the modern milonguero style.
Lagrimas y Sonrisas by Rodolfo Biági. Check out the micro-musicality in this great video.
Que Falta Que Me Haces by Miguel Calo & Alberto Podestá. A great musical resume with simple movements but complex interpretation.
Valse by Evgeny Grinko.
Every few months I find myself coming back to the same question: what should a tango dancer know at every level of their dance? Or said another way, what should a beginner, intermediate, advanced, and professional dancer know and be comfortable with in their dance? Now, I know that at every level the goal of any social dancer should be to strive for musicality & comfort within the embrace, but that being said, we can still organize figures into appropriate figure categories.
There comes a time in every dancer’s experience, when there are more thoughts in your head, than an ability to keep them contained. For some these thoughts spill out into social media, or, god-forbid, teaching at a milonga.