The Berlin Connection: Living colours !!! – 20-22.04.2018

With Daniela & Raimund || Stefan & Marian

The Berlin Connection: Living Colours !!!

Welcome at the weekend seminar“Living Colours !!!”

Learn as you dance.
We want you to listen differently to music and dance differently to every piece of music. Therefore we stay closely connected to the character of the milongas you attend to dance with a lot of different styles and types of music.

Four qualities: power, calm, vigour, happiness.
Four colours: red, blue, green, yellow.
Let’s mix 😏

To give you the opportunity to work consistently and without a hurry we organize the classes on Saturday and Sunday in the form of seminars which will stretch over the whole afternoon (with breaks of course).

The weekend seminars will start with a very interactive lecture on Friday called “Orchestral playground” given by Raimund Schlie. In these two hours we will discover Tango music and its protagonists. Using videos, music, lots of information and – of course – practical exercises we will reveal the essentials of this fascinating music: who created it and how did these guys do it?

Some background.

Most of the milongas are structured in blocks of music (tandas). The DJs do their very best to weave a diverse and exciting carpet of music during the event to entice the dancers to keep dancing and inspire them with a lot of different music. The dancers on their part want to respond to that diversity by expressing the music with a different quality of movement according to the music. Our goal is to stay in the seminars as close as possible to that diverse character of the milonga.

To achieve that we are defining for four primary qualities: power, calm, vigour and light. There are of course much more qualities and facets but by isolating those basic entities we get a basic platform to work on.

Now lets assign these primary qualities with a colour: power = red, calm = blue, vigour = green and light = yellow.

The idea is to reduce every song to one of those four primary qualities. Having done that we can adjust our dance according to our quality of choice. That means that we have uncountable possibilities to vary our way of moving. That is true in the first place for our own body but it also is applicable inside the couple.

How it works.


On every seminar day we have a couple of buckets – assigned to one of the primary colours. We fill every bucket with a music (that might be a single piece or a whole tanda) and a movement. During the seminar every bucket will be used in a different way. There is no time limit which means that on some buckets will only be worked for 15 minutes whereas others take 45 minutes to be handled.

The aim is to first single out the basic quality of a song or tanda and apply it to the movement in the bucket. From there on we go to the facets, edges and overlappings of both the music and the movement which always exist.

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!

During the seminars on Saturday & Sunday we will provide you also with delicious but not too luscious snacks & drinks.

The program

Friday April 20th
19.30 Doors are open
20.00-22.00 Lecture “Orchestral playground” with Raimund
22.00-01.00 Welcome Milonga – DJ Raimund
Saturday April 21st
13.00-17.30
Ocho cortado in Vals —
Enrique Rodríguez
Backward ocho —
Ricardo Malerba
Boleos —
Carlos Di Sarli
Closing steps —
Edgardo Donato

Ocho cortado in Vals —
Francisco Canaro
Backward ocho —
Francisco Lomuto
Boleos —
Rodolfo Biagi
Closing steps —
Roberto Firpo

21.00-04.00 Milonga La Roca (Organized by Cheek2Cheek) – DJ Daniela
Sunday April 22nd
13.00-17.30
Walk —
Ángel D’Agostino
Turn —
Pedro Laurenz
Paradas & pasadas —
Miguel Caló
Vaiven —
Francisco Canaro

Rhythmical walk with cortes —
Julio de Caro
Turn —
Pedro Laurenz
Paradas & pasadas —
Osvlado Pugliese
Vaiven in Milonga —
Orquesta Típica Victor

The prices

Seminars
All seminars Fri. | Sat. | Sun. (10 hours) € 120,- per person
1 day seminar Sat. | Sun. (4 hours) € 60,- per person
Interactive lecture “Orchestral playground” Fri. (2 hours) € 20,- per person
Milongas
Welcome milonga on Friday € 7,- per person
(€ 5,- for seminar participants)
Milonga La Roca on Saturday (organized by Cheek2Cheek) € 8,- per person
(€ 5,- for seminar participants)

The registration

Your name (required)

E-mail address (required)

Partner (please contact us if you need a partner)

Seminars

Lecture 'Orchestral Playground' (2h) [Friday]
Day Seminar I (4h) [Saturday]
Day Seminar II (4h) [Sunday]

Further comments

The Easter Ensueños Project @ De Danswerkplaats – 14-17.04.2017

With Daniela & Raimund || Stefan & Marian

The Berlin Connection

It’s Easter weekend! We have more time to submerge into the world of Tango, start dreaming and do what we enjoy most: dancing 😏

Join us with “The Easter Ensueños Project”.

And there is more than that of course!

The four Easter days offer you a unique concept of workshops combined with lectures on tango and musicality. Even more than in the case of other social dances, the understanding of music is an important condition for an exciting and creative dance. Both parties are required to create the fascinating game together. That is why we deepen our access to music and explore the possibilities to enrich our dance.

Daniela & Marian
So you will listen to music, you will hear stories about that music and it’s protagonists and you will work on the possibilities how to express this music in your very own dance.

To give you the opportunity to work consistently and without a hurry we organize the classes on Saturday and Sunday in the form of seminars which will stretch over the whole afternoon (with breaks of course).

The Easter weekend will start though with a drop-in class on Friday.

Raimund & Stefan
And on Monday you get the chance to participate on a long audio-visual lecture about Tango Argentino given by Raimund Schlie.

Raimund is an experienced speaker who gives talks about Tango Argentino all over Europe and is well know by his ability to spice up the historical facts with nice little anecdotes. He also makes the relationships between the musicians and orchestra leader transparent which helps enormously understand what in fact was going in during the first decades of the 20th century in Buenos Aires.

But dancing makes hungry!

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!

The program

Friday April 14th
19.30-21.00 Drop-in class (Daniela & Raimund + Stefan & Marian)
21.00-01.00 Welcome Milonga – TJ Stefan
Saturday April 15th
14.00-18.30
✫ Noble crossings with Canaro
✫ Playful D’Arienzo: the power of ocho cortado
✫ Energetic corridas inspired by Di Sarli
21.00-04.00 Milonga La Roca (Organized by Cheek2Cheek) – TJ Raimund
Sunday April 16th
14.00-18.30
✫ Sharp & sentimental boleos powered by De Caro
✫ Catch me if you can: bitter-sweet foot kisses dedicated to Troilo
✫ Humble delays & modest arrivals: knocking on Pugliese’s door
19.30 Dinner ?
Monday April 17th
14.00-17.00
17.00-23.00 Farewell Milonga – TJ Daniela

The prices

First there are the basic prices for:

Workshops
Seminar (4 hours) € 60,-
Audio-visual lecture (3 hours)
The heroic journey to the history of Tango
€ 30,-
Drop-in class (1½ hours) € 15,-
Milongas
Welcome & Farewell Milonga € 7,-
Milonga La Roca (organized by Cheek2Cheek) € 8,-

Furthermore we offer a wide range of booking options with passes to give you the possibility to choose different packages and get some decent discount.

Full pass
All inclusive:
3 Milongas, 9½ hours of workshops, 3 hours of audio-visual lecture
€ 160,-
Seminar pass
2 days seminar (8 hours) € 100,-
Daily pass
1 day seminar plus Milonga € 60,-
Milonga pass
All 3 Milongas € 18,-

The registration

The Easter Ensueños Project @ De Danswerkplaats - April 2017

Your name (required)

Your e-mail (required)

Your partner (optional)

Workshops

Drop-in class (1½h) [Friday]
Day Seminar I (4h) [Saturday]
Day Seminar II (4h) [Sunday]

Lecture 'The heroic journey to the history of Tango' (3h) [Monday]

Milongas

Welcome Milonga [Friday]
Milonga La Roca [Saturday]
Farewell Milonga [Monday]

Food

We are very happy to announce that there is also the possibility to have dinner at the brand new restaurant KROAST on 200m distance from De Danswerkplaats. If you're interested in joining us with the Saturday or Sunday dinner you can check the option below. If prefer to make a reservation with KROAST directly you can follow this link to do so.

Don't wait too long! They are the new hotspot in town and even though they're not open yet they receive a lot of reservations.

Dinner [Saturday]
Dinner [Sunday]

Further comments

The Berlin Connection @ De Danswerkplaats – 15-17.04.2016

With Daniela & Raimund || Stefan & Marian

The Berlin Connection 2016 @ De Danswerkplaats

Friday April 15th
19.30-21.00 Rhythm vs. Melody (Daniela & Raimund + Stefan & Marian)
21.00-01.00 Warm-up Milonga – TJ Daniela
Saturday April 16th
13.00-13.30 Lecture: History of Vals (Raimund)
13.30-15.00 Class: Swinging Vals (Daniela & Raimund)
15.30-16.00 Lecture: Who’s who: De Caro | Canaro (Raimund)
16.00-17.30 Class: The hidden jewels of De Caro & Canaro (Marian & Stefan)
21.00-04.00 Milonga La Roca (Organized by Cheek2Cheek) – TJ Raimund
Sunday April 17th
13.00-13.30 Lecture: Who’s who: Troilo | Di Sarli (Raimund)
13.30-15.00 Class: The three ages of Troilo & Di Sarli (Daniela & Raimund)
15.30-16.00 Lecture: History of Milonga (Raimund)
16.00-17.30 Class: Milonga: Keep it simple (Marian & Stefan)
Location
All workshops & milongas @ De Danswerkplaats
Oude Fabriekstraat 20
3812 NR Amersfoort
Prices
Workshops
1 workshop of 2 hours (lecture + class): € 25.-
2 or more workshops: € 22.- per workshop
Whole package of workshops: € 100.-

Milongas
Warmup milonga: € 6.-
Milonga La Roca (organized by Cheek2Cheek): € 8.-

More info
Stefan: +31625372458
Marian: +31625044965

Cheek2Cheek
http://cheek2cheek.nl/
+31651049470

Find out more about Daniela & Raimund on their website: http://dyrtango.de/ !!!

And there’s of course more information about Stefan & Marian

The adventure called Music – 20-22.03.2015

The adventure called Music - March 2015

Friday March 20th
19.30-21.00 Close-up: embrace the music (Daniela & Raimund + Stefan & Marian)
21.00-01.00 Warm-up Milonga – TJ Raimund
Saturday March 21st
13.00-13.30 Lecture: History of Milonga (Raimund)
13.30-15.00 Cool Milonga! (Daniela & Raimund)
15.30-16.00 Lecture: Who’s who: Di Sarli | Donato (Raimund)
16.00-17.30 Romance and playfulness: dance Di Sarli & Donato (Marian & Stefan)
20.00-04.00 Milonga La Roca (Organized by Cheek2Cheek) – TJ Daniela
Sunday March 22nd
13.00-13.30 Lecture: History of Vals (Raimund)
13.30-15.00 Vals: Fly with me (Marian & Stefan)
15.30-16.00 Lecture: Who’s who: Pugliese | Biagi (Raimund)
16.00-17.30 Tango goes extreme: dance Pugliese & Biagi (Daniela & Raimund)
18.00-00.00 Chill-out Milonga – TJ Stefan
Location
All workshops & milongas @ De Danswerkplaats
Oude Fabriekstraat 20
3812 NR Amersfoort
Prices
Workshops
1 workshop of 2 hours (lecture + workshop): € 25.-
2 or more workshops: € 22.- per workshop
Whole package of workshops: € 100.-

Milongas
Warmup/Chillout milonga: € 6.-
Milonga La Roca (organized by Cheek2Cheek): € 8.-

More info
Stefan: +31625372458
Marian: +31625044965

Cheek2Cheek
http://cheek2cheek.nl/
+31651049470

Find out more about Daniela & Raimund on their website: http://dyrtango.de/ !!!

And there’s of course more information about Stefan & Marian

For any news around the event like sleeping or feeding places you can also have a look at our page on Facebook:
Stefan & Marian: The adventure called Music