Date(s) - 25/04/2019 - 28/04/2019
April 26-28: Awakening Your Tango Body: Spring Tango Intensive with special guest participant tanguera Brigitta Winkler (Berlin/NYC), presented by Margaret Spore (Tangonova) & Michael Scott,
Co-founder of the performance group Tango Mujeres, and a leader in the re-introduction of Argentine tango in Europe in the late 1980s, Brigitta Winkler remains one of my most influential tango mentors (starting in 1998). Trained also in Body-Mind Centering, Brigitta has an inspiring ability to awaken in dancers the physical and emotional tools required to make our tango shine. A previous guest of Tangonova in Halifax in 2009 and 2010, she is well-remembered for her savvy contributions to our tango learning.
Brigitta has collaborated and/or partnered with many wonderful tango dancers: Cacho Dante, Tomas Howlin, Sharna Fabiano, to name a few. A gifted follower, who also leads, Brigitta is an advocate for women tangueras, promoting the concept tango beyond roles. She offers enriching women’s tango retreat yearly, such as Aloha Girls.
Friday evening, April 26
1313 Hollis St
6:45- 8:00 =
The Tango Crosswalk (all-levels)
Getting in and out of parallel and cross feet patterns – liberate your concepts and create your own moves!
8:15-9:45 = Takes TWO to know ONE: The Lead & Follow Cycle (beg/int)
Traveling through the roles we arrive in a new landscape and co-create our dance. Starting on the side where you are most comfortable, transform and emerge into the opposite role.
Saturday afternoon , April 27
Danspace, 1531 Grafton
1:00-2:30 = A Wealth of Ochos (beg/int)
This landmark tango move comes in many variations — direction, size, shape, and timing. We start on common ground and take it to new levels ! Ochos can be so much more than what you think.
3-4:30= Turns and Swirls(int)
Circular moves and flow – specific step patterns for Tango and Vals.
Sunday afternoon, April 28
1313 Hollis St
(class times not yet confirmed)
5) 2-3:30 = Ocho Cortado Upgrade (int/adv)
A signature move for close embrace – how to alter this familiar pattern in surprising ways.
6) 4-5:30 = Promises Made on the Promenade (int/adv)
A direction rarely taken / yet beautifully refreshing. We’ll look at several classical elegant patterns and new developments.
Weekend Workshop Costs (per person)
Per class: $35/$25 U-students
Multiple Class Discounts
3 classes: $90
4 classes: $110
5 classes: $125
6 classes: $140
Student Discount: $10
Pre-registration requested. See below.
Work Study Positions available.
Sunday Closing Potluck 6- 9 pm(Proposed)
33 Acorn Rd = All-welcome