The Berlin Connection: Tango Beyond Figures [21-23 Jan 2022]

With Raimund & Daniela || Stefan & Marian

The Berlin Connection: Tango Beyond Figures

Welcome at the weekend seminar
“Tango Beyond Figures”

There’s a time to learn figures and a time to learn how to create your own dance expressing the music you listen to.

We’re using well known songs in different versions interpreted by different orchestras at different eras to find the similarities and certainly the differences.

Tango Beyond Figures

In Tango music, compositions are often played and arranged by different orchestras. In the complex web of the entire Tango history we will follow the thread here and there of a composition that leads us through time, past famous and less famous orchestras, past singers and soloists. On the basis of a composition we experience how the music was interpreted differently by the orchestra leaders, which stamp the musicians and the spirit of the time put on the performance and how the chemistry between the musicians could lead to artistic highlights.

This is a huge challenge for dancers. We already have a vocabulary, the figures and the movement structures of the Tango. We definitely need the basic skill of dancing if we now use it consciously. The more we hear in music, the more varied we can express in dance. We connect the ears with the feet and convert everything in between into an actively resonating body. Once made sensitive to the incredible variety in musical interpretations, dancing becomes a new adventure.

This seminar weekend was set up to make small and large discoveries in that layered Tango music, to enrich our own dance spectrum.

The program

Friday January 21st
19.30Doors are open
20.00-23.00Multimedial lecture “Tricks & stunts in Tango music” with Raimund
Afterwards there is some time for drinks, chatting & dancing.
Saturday January 22nd
13.00-17.00
21.00-03.00Milonga La Roca (Organized by Cheek2Cheek) – TJ Raimund
Sunday January 23rd
13.00-17.00

The prices

Seminars
Alltogether lecture & seminars (11 hours)€ 150,- per person
One day seminar Saturday or Sunday (4 hours)€ 70,- per person
Two day seminar Saturday and Sunday (8 hours)€ 130,- per person
Multimedial lecture “Tricks & stunts in Tango music” (3 hours)€ 30,- per person
Milonga
Milonga La Roca on Saturday (organized by Cheek2Cheek)€ 10,- per person
(€ 7,- for seminar participants)

The registration

    Your name (required)

    E-mail address (required)

    Partner (please contact us if you need a partner)

    Seminars

    Multimedial lecture 'Tricks & stunts in Tango music' (3h) [Friday]
    Seminar I 'Tango Beyond Figures' (4h) [Saturday]
    Seminar II 'Tango Beyond Figures' (4h) [Sunday]

    Further comments

    Who is "The Berlin Connection"?

    "The Berlin Connection" is a joint project by Raimund & Daniela from Berlin and Stefan & Marian from the Netherlands.

    The four know and appreciate each other as a dancer and teacher for many years. Both in tango and in life they share an intensive friendship.

    Dance and music in tango are inseparable. With some knowledge we have a better access to the special features of tango and our dance gets more expressive. In our workshop weekends we offer a special concept: prior to each workshop, there is a brief introduction to the topic, then we move on to the practical part.

    What about food?

    There are plenty of possibilities to have a dinner on Saturday & Sunday evening at one of the restaurants in the vicinity of De Danswerkplaats which all serve delicious food. We highly recommend "Het Lokaal"!

    During the seminars on Saturday & Sunday we will provide you also with healthy but yummy snacks & drinks.