Workshops @ Summerdaze 2019

With Stefan & Komala in El Corte, Nijmegen

Summerdaze 2019

Two workshops during the always sunny & relaxed Summerdaze from August 18th until 25th

In both workshops Komala & Stefan pick a specific theme and investigate the basic mechanisms behind that specific movement to enable every dancer to get a glance “behind the scenes” and make the movement his own by understanding the principles.

Thursday 22nd
19:00 – 20:30
Many ways to start
The start of every dance can be very exciting if you prepare it well. And during the dance there are many ways to start off a new movement 🙂
Saturday 24th
13:00 – 14:30
Crossing lines
You can look at your dance as a stack of steps & figures. But there’s more to it! Discover how you can draw lines in your mind on which you can move together with your partner and see what happens if they cross.
Price: € 20,- per person
Location: El Corte, Graafseweg 108, 6512 CH Nijmegen

No need to register, just show up (preferably with a partner though) & participate!

Workshops @ Tanzatelier Widance – 01.06.2019

Workshops @ Tanzatelier widance 01.06.2019

With Stefan & Komala

Pauses & rhythm: dancing the contrast in the music
A seminar from 15:00 – 18:00 o’clock

All the big orchestras in the fourties of the last century had so much success because they reinvented the sheet music they played every night by arranging it differently and also using a different phrasing to give the music another colour. That made it very exciting to listen and dance to!

We can do the same in our dance by switching from still pauses that we fill by moving only on the spot to rhythmical steps as they are offered by the music we hear. We can go even one step further by dancing that pauses and rhythmical movements even if they are *not* in the music. That makes us part of the orchestra and hence part of the music.

Workshops @ Tango Cheshire – 10-12.05.2019

Stefan & Komala @ Tango Cheshire

With Stefan & Komala

Saturday, 11/05/2019
1h30-3h00 Walk the line: from simple walking to utter complexity
3h30-5h00 Pivotal boleos: smooth boleos without force
7h00-8h00 Milonga: less is more
8h00-11h30 Tango Party (with TJ Stefan Wimmer)
Sunday, 12/05/2019
1h30-3h00 Take your time: the art of slow moving
3h30-5h00 Vals: imploding turns

On Friday Komala & Stefan are also invited by Sharon Koch to teach the Friday night class @ TangoIn in Chester.

You can also have a look at the website of Tango Cheshire.

Milonga workshop @ World Tango Congress – 22-24.02.2019

With Stefan & Marian

Milonga is the Mother of Tango they say. Simple, down to earth, monotonous, some even find it boring.

I myself find it rather a walk on the beach on a drizzly autumn afternoon. Such a joy walking on your own!

When you arrive at the beach you will be welcomed by the rhythm of the sea. You join the monotonous sound of the swell …. first heavily stamping through the loose sand. But soon you reach the solid sand where the flood has washed over and your steps become lighter. You can enjoy the firm and yet elastic sand and keep going in the rhythm of the waves. Every now and then you play with the rolling water – you follow it with small dribbling steps back and forth … giggling when you get wet toes again because you are surprised by a wave bigger than expected. The game of the waves becomes your game and you dance light-footed with them.

This is Milonga for us! Come and enjoy 🙂

For more information on this rather unique event where Traditional Tango meets Neo Tango in a First Class Kurhaus on the beach visit their website.

There are also Facebook events for both rooms: Traditional Tango and Neo Tango

Werk aan de Winkel 2019

An irregular series of extra long workshops with Stefan & Marian

Werk aan de Winkel 2019
These workshops are built around one specific subject which will be treated in depth. The participants get an insight into the basic structure of the subject and have the time to explore the possibilities how to play with it. The workshops are organized in different places in The Netherlands.

Werk aan de Winkel

Friday February 15th @ El Corte, Nijmegen

Imploding turns

Turns are most of the times expanding movements that require quite some space. Imploding turns on the other hand are a way to initiate a turn towards the center of the leader which do not demand a lot of space but create plenty of dynamics to play with.

This makes them an ideal instrument for crowded salons.

Come & join us!

Time
20:00 ’til 22:00 o’clock

Price
€ 22,- p.p. for the workshop

Location
El Corte, Graafseweg 108, 6512 CH Nijmegen

No registration needed. Just show up for the workshop with your partner.
More info: Send an or call 06-25372458

Afterwards salon with TJ Stefan ’til 24:00 o’clock

Tango holidays on Stromboli – 23.06.-29.06.2019

With Daniela & Raimund || Stefan & Marian

The volcanic island in the north of Sicily offers a beautiful nature, spectacular mountain landscapes and black beaches that invite you to bathe in the clear sea. The Berlin Connection offers a six-night stay including a half-board in double or multi-bed rooms, 12 hours of Tango lesson, milongas, excursions to the volcano and lots of dolce vita. In addition, there is enough time for personal activities and on request privates. Travel expenses are not included in the price. You can travel via Catania or Palermo and from there by boat.

You can find more information about the location, program & travel options on the website from Daniela y Raimund.
Included:

  • 7 Days
  • 6 Nights
  • 12 h of lessons
  • Milongas on the roof garden

Price:
750,00 €

The program in detail

Sunday June 23rd
Getting there
Monday June 24th
10:30 – 12:00 h Lesson I
17:30 – 19:00 h Lesson II
19:00 h Dinner & Dance
Tuesday June 25th
10:30 – 12:00 h Lesson III
17:30 – 19:00 h Lesson VI
19:00 h Dinner & Dance
Wednesday June 26th
Day off – possibility for a trip to the crater
19:00 h Dinner & Dance
Thursday June 27th
10:30 – 12:00 h Lesson V
17:30 – 19:00 h Lesson VI
19:00 h Dinner & Dance
Friday June 28th
10:30 – 12:00 h Lesson VII
17:30 – 19:00 h Lesson VIII
19:00 h Dinner & Dance
Saturday June 29th
Going home

The Berlin Connection on Stromboli

Workshops @ Tanzatelier Widance – 17.11.2018

Workshops @ Tanzatelier widance 17.11.2018

Mit Stefan & Komala

Das freie Spiel der Linien
Ein Seminar von 16:00 – 19:00 Uhr

An sich ist Tango eine sehr simple Angelegenheit: zwei Körper bewegen zusammen auf einer Linie im Zusammenspiel mit der Musik und anderen Paaren im Raum.

Diese Linie kann vielfältige Formen haben: von gerade über krumm bis völlig aufgezwirbelt. Interessant wird es wenn die zwei Körper unterschiedlichen Linien folgen und sich die Linien der beiden Körper kreuzen. Dadurch entsteht nicht nur das Kreuz in der Base sondern es öffnet sich ein ganzes Universum an Möglichkeiten. Diese Möglichkeiten beinhalten gekreuzte Schritte für beide Tanzpartner auf einer geraden oder auch einer gekrümmten Linie. Das alles klingt sehr abstrakt ist aber in der Praxis sehr spannend und unterhaltsam und bietet Raum für neue Ideen und Bewegungen die aus dem alten Bewegungsmuster ausbrechen.

Unser Workshop wird sich über die gesamten drei Stunden mit diesem Universum beschäftigen 🙂

Intensiv-Workshop @ Esquina del Tango – 05.09.2018

Workshop @ Esquina del Tango 05.09.2018

With Stefan & Marian

“Spiralbewegungen in der engen Umarmung”
A seminar 19:00 – 21:00 o’clock

Spiral movements are an essential part of Tango Argentino.

It starts in our own body where torsion plays an important role in ochos & giros and of course continues in the interaction between the partners who continuously move around a common axis. In this seminar we look first how spiral movements work in the own body and how you can use them to be able to move with complete freedom in close embrace.

Next we will study the possibilities how we can apply those insights to revive our turns in close embrace and give them another spin.

Here you can find more information about Esquina del Tango in Erfurt.

“Dynamik in Drehungen” @ tango mio halle e.V. – 06.09.2018

Worskhop Halle 06-09-2018

With Stefan & Marian

The Tango school “El Corte” in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, under the lead of Eric Jeurissen can be seen as the crib of the European Tango and the Mother of all Tango-Marathons. Our guest-teachers Stefan Wimmer and his dance partner Marian feel and spread the spirit of this highly profound Tango which is accessible for dancers of all age and experience levels. They define themselves with a very particular, at times minimalistic and unorthodox-traditional style which in the meantime has been adopted by a lot of Milonguer@s. But they also define the Tango anew with their unique and fresh approach. We’ve got the opportunity to undergo an example of their teaching methods and their well-travelled but still open and down-to-earth Tango. Join us with our open class called “Dynamik in Drehungen”.

20:00 – 21:15 Workshop “Dynamik in Drehungen” with Stefan & Marian
21:15 – ? StudiLonga with TJ Stefan Wimmer