I am excited to announce that Libertango will be hosting an tango teacher from Buenos Aires from 20 to 26 October. Cape Town tangueros will enjoy a range of workshops, milonga and performances. Fernando Gabriel Romero (Chucky) hails from Rosario (the home town of Che Guevara!) and has taught at the DNI school of Buenos Aires (http://dni-tango.com) . Since leaving DNI almost two years ago he has been developing his dancing and teaching independently. Currently based in Europe, Chucky has been teaching in Ireland and recently performed at the Tango en Punta Festival in Bregenz, Austria. This is a wonderful opportunity for Capetonian tangueros to take your dancing one step further- to deepen your technique, and appreciation of the dance and to improve your movement. Let's celebrate the beauty of the dance and dive into this expansive art form. Chucky has been invited to South Africa by Erik Peers in Johannesburg and will be assisted by Gail Walters in the workshops. Watch a recent video of Chucky dancing with Sayaka Higuchi. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_zT5hW3CBA&noredirect=1)
Libertango aims to expose Capetonian tangueros to as many good tango teachers as possible so that we can develop as dancers and enjoy the infinite richness of tango. I have taken lessons with Chucky in Buenos Aires and can vouch for his good teaching methods. Chucky will also offer private lessons at R450 per hour. Please book with me.
Please see the programme below.
** Programme for Chucky's visit
Sunday 20 October - 3:30 - 5:00 pm (all levels) Fundamental Technique for Dancing Tango - Body awareness, building the presence in the dance and connecting in one embrace - R130
Monday 21 October - Milonga 1- 7:00- 8:30 pm (All Levels) Why you don't need to leave the floor in milonga, tools to dance with confidence exploring the different directions in milonga - R130
Wednesday 23 October - 6:30 - 8:00 pm (post-beginners) Introduction to Giros - Different movement from a single step, how to develop the giro from the element of a step - R130
Wednesday 23 October - Milonga 2 - 8:15 - 9:45 pm (intermediate -advanced) How to transmit and receive clearly the little movements in milonga. Displacing circular and lineal movements - R130
Thursday 24 October - 7:00- 8:30 pm (intermediate - advanced) Unlocking the Giro and finding it's graceful centre; developing your fluid embrace to free you and your partner to move naturally - R130
Saturday 26th October: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Premilonga Workshop - Dancing with Musicality: Walk in the rhythm, starting to discover the melody and the possibility it provides to dancers. The voice as an instrument for dancing to the tango song - Workshop only R110
8:30 to midnight- Milonga - Tango Demos by Fernando Romero and Rachael Glaser; and Erik Peers and Gail Walters - Milonga Only R40 (Workshop and Millonga R150)
If you are unsure which workshops are suitable for you, please ask me.
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