Happy to announce another HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP to Buenos Aires:
PRACTICA EN EL PATIO WITH CARINA MELE !
We will have a guided practica with the Argentinean professional dancer and teacher CARINA MELE, with a pause in a terrace outdoors enjoying the lovely summer weather and tasting a traditional mid afternoon meal called " MERIENDA" : MATE /COFFEE/TEA WITH ARGENTINEAN SWEET BAKERY DELICACIES ( PASTELITOS/ FACTURAS).
MATE is a traditional drink prepared by pouring warm water on yerba mate , like a tea, that you drink through a straw.
Mate is Argentinean national drink, at any time and any situation, and its meaning is to share among friends. If you don´t dare to try it, you will get coffee or tea instead.
PASTELITOS are sweet bakery products, also very traditional in Argentina, made of a crispy and tasty fried dough filled with "dulce de batata" or "dulce de membrillo" ( jams done with sweet potato or quince )
FACTURAS is a generic name for different kind of bakery , with cream, dulce de leche, and other different tastes
At the PRACTICA, Carina will work with all those questions you propose, and show some figure you will work with.
Practica in 2 parts of 45/50 min each one, and pause in between or afterwards for Merienda.
FEE: u$s 30 (dollars ) includes Practica and Merienda.
You pay in cash directly to Carina.
ABOUT CARINA MELE
Argentinean Tango dancer and teacher born and based in Buenos Aires. Bachelor in Arts and Artistic Production. She started dance studies as a child, with classical and Spanish dance, tap and contemporary dance, until she discovered tango and devoted exclusively to it in 2002 , working as teacher and dancer in well known milongas in Buenos Aires. She has worked in Denmark, Sweden, France, Spain, Belgium, Estonia, Norway, England and South Africa. In parallel she has worked as artistic producer in several tango and theater shows.
ABOUT HER TEACHING STYLE: Carina has a deep interest in the development of tango technique for both roles, attending to the particular needs of each student and providing useful tools for the social dance.
We are delighted to announce the 4th highlight of our trip!
This time we will enjoy SOCIAL TANGO/ TANGO FOR MILONGAS WORKSHOP with GUSTAVO REMBER, Argentinean tango teacher and dancer.
In our selected venue, a dance studio with air conditioned in the heart of town, we will enjoy besides the workshop a very argentinean experience: we will taste a "Picada" ( argentinean Tapas) with some of the delicacies of argentinean charcuterie, together with a glass of argentinean Malbec or a glass of another very argentinean drink: Fernet with Cola.
SCHEDULE: Monday 9th January, from 14.00 until 18.00.
The class is divided in two parts: the fist part, one hour, is about Technique and fundamentals of social dance at the milongas. The second part, one hour, is about Useful movements /figures for crowded spaces. In the break or after the class we will taste Picada with Fernet or Malbec
FEE The cost of the workshop is 20 dollars per person.
The fee includes Picada and a glass of Fernet-Cola or a glass of Malbec.
Extra drinks should be paid separately. The workshop fee will be paid to the teacher in dollars (cash) at the moment of the class.
With a background as singer, and educated as Engineer, and Economics and Math teacher, he started dancing tango in 2003, after listening to tango his whole childhood.
Among HIS TEACHERS we may mentioned: Gabriela Elías, Horacio Godoy, Carlos Copello, Fabián Peralta, Natacha Poberaj, Carlos Pérez, Cecilia García, Mariela Sametband, Moira Castellano, Chicho Frúmboli y Juana Sepúlveda
Summarizing HIS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY as teacher, dancer and organizer we may mentioned: - Teacher at La Viruta Tango and Nueva Escuela Argentina del Tango (both institutions among the most well known in the tango scene in Buenos Aires) - Organizer of the famous Misterio Tango Festival from 2009 until 2018 in Buenos Aires - Workshops/Performances all around Argentina, Uruguay, England, Sweden, and USA. - Performances in all the traditional milongas in Bs As (La Milonguita, La Viruta, Canning. Maldita Milonga, Soho Tango, DNI tango, etc).....and the rest of Argentina.
HIS STYLE combines the best of traditional tango and new tango, in a very playful and musical way. Because of his permanent participation in the milongas, he has developed an exquisite sense about tango as a social dance, dancing in reduced spaces, and able to adapt to different styles, partners, and circumstances, as very few professional dancers are able to do. And that is why we have chosen him to introduce this important subject in one of the classes of our trip.
We are EXTREMELY HAPPY to introduce our third highlight in the trip!
This time a whole experience including MILONGA CLASS, ARGENTINEAN ASADO (barbecue) and MILONGA WITH LOCAL DANCERS!
Our hosts will be HERNAN ALVAREZ PRIETO, talented and internationally well known professional tango dancer/ teacher and famous Dj as well, teaching together with the fabulous NATALIA HILLS, a real tango legend of Tango, one of the best female professional dancers and teachers.
We will have approx. 2 hours MILONGA WORKSHOP ( with a break in between) with HERNAN and NATALIA. in a traditional "casa porteña" (house of Bs. As.) and afterwards a real party, as we Argentinians usually organize among friends. An unmissable experience to enjoy not only the tradition of the "asado con amigos" (barbecue party among friends) but also a private milonga night with local dancers under the stars.
Our Milonga class venue
Happy students at class with Hernan in a previous trip byTANGO TRIPS
Asado (barbecue) with friends
Asado argentino with veggie options
Milonga with local dancers
HERNAN ALVAREZ PRIETO
Born in Buenos Aires, and part of the new generation of milongueros, he started dancing in 1996, learning from the old milongueros: Mingo & Ester Pugliese, Portalea, Nito & Elba, los Dispari, Raul Bravo, Carlos & Rosa Perez. Besides the dance he developed a career as Tango Dj since 1999 working in the most prestigious milongas ( Canning, La Ideal, El Beso, etc.) He worked in international tango festivals and Tango associations in Asia, Europe and USA (Seul, Chicago, Brussels, etc) performing with the most well known orchestras Los Reyes del Tango, Beba Pugliese, La Juan D´Arienzo, Color Tango, Sans Souci. His Style combines the old tradition of the milongueros and the young spirit of the new generation, with an impeccable musicality knowledge because of his parallel work as Dj. Improvisation, and adaptation to the dance floor are keys in Hernan style, heritage of his "milonguero" formation. Among his dance partners: Stella Misse, Eladia Cordoba and now Natalia Hills.
with Sabrina Veliz (totally improvised dance, he never danced with her before: the teachers performed as result of a lottery that chose which teacher they were going to dance with) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Snp2xJMcFk
Born in Buenos Aires, Natalia has developed an extraordinary tango career all over the world. Her first performance was at 12 years old sharing stage with Juan Carlos Copes, Roberto Goyeneche y Atilio Stampone, at Lola Membrives Theater, Buenos Aires. Since then her career developed in both lines, as dancer/ teacher and choreographer. She is one original member at the company "Forever Tango" (acclaimed on Broadway and London,and later on in whole Europe and Asia, nominated till Tony awards in 1998) Just to mention few of the uncountable spectacles where she took part: “Re-volver” (presented in Toulouse, Madrid y Buenos Aires), shows on TV for NBC, Telemundo, National Geographic; several Casinos in Las Vegas; multiples Theaters in New York, London, Philippines, Germany; Walt Disney in Orlando: Biennale de la Danse in Lyon (France) and uncountable Tango Festivals all over the world. As Choreographer, she created her own Company, Tangueros del Sur, in 2009 presenting her first spectacle "Romper el piso" (Break the floor) in New York, on tourne later on to Greece, Israel and Argentina. Other spectacles created by Natalia: Ballroom Spectacular ( 2010 USA); Baila (2012 Argentina): El Tango( 2016 Argentina) ; María de Buenos Aires,dance choreography version, (2018 Greece )
Among her dance partners : Francisco Forquera, Oscar Mandagaran, Alejandro Aquino, and now Hernan Alvarez Prieto.