Jose and his partner Virginia Cutillo are top tango teachers and performers from the heartland of tango, Buenos Aires. In this fiercely competitive environment , they have been recgonised as chief protagonists of modern tango, having been Directors of Tango Brujo and regularly performing at auspicious milongas such as Salon Canning, Soho Tango and Konex. Jose and Vicky are resident instructors at Milonga 10, one of the trendiest milongas in the city and have recently opened their own studio 2Perfiles. They have frequenlty invited to perform at tango festivals internationally.
Jose and Vicky are particularly well known for their own special interpretation of the Argentine Tango which they call Nuevo Tango Salon which is based on principles of natural movement in a flexible closed embrace, with the elegance and attitude of the e tango as always.
Tangueros in Cape Town and Jozi will be catching Jose before he heads off on his summer European tour of Italy, Swizterland and Poland.
Cape Town Programme for Post Beginners to Advanced Dancers
Thursday 12 April 8:15- 9:30 Technica for dancing like a tanguero R80 St James, Seapoint
(men and women, no partner required)
Friday 13 April 8:00 - 9:30 Use of suspension with changes in Dynamic R150 iKhaya Lodge
9:30 - midnight Milonga Africana with DJ Halfon R40*** iKhaya Lodge
Saturday 14 April 10:30 -12:00 Working with caminatas - connecting like a Tanguero
(walking variations leading to interesting places) R150 Obs rec
1:00 - 2:30 Giros (turns) that make you swirl R150 Obs rec
3:00 - 4:30 Simplex and comlex rebotes (rebounds) to dance R150 Obs Rec
in a reduced space
* Talk given by Rachael of Libertango on her experience as a tanguera living in Buenos Aires and on the history and culture of the tango
*** Milonga is free for those attending the premilonga lesson
PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENTS FOR WORKSHOPS AND MILONGA SHOULD BE MADE IN CASH. THERE WILL BE NO CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
Observatory Recreation Centre, corner Collingwood and Rawson (free secure parking))
St James Church Hall, St James Road Seapoint (between Beach and Main)
iKhaya Lodge, Dunkley Square, Gardens