“Aus Liebe zum Detail” @ TA-TAA! – 14-16 July 2023

With Stefan & Marian

Out of love for detail

This motto has accompanied Stefan & Marian for many years on their way through the Tango worlds.

In their lessons, they are not so much interested in a large variety of figures or even choreographies, but rather in deepening and immersing themselves in a movement in order to gain a better insight into the how and why and thus open the doors for the development of a very personal dance. In doing so, they use very simple elements such as side steps or ochos and allow new possibilities in the dance flow to emerge through small variations in the execution. This approach to the movement concepts of the tango almost excludes mistakes – nothing is wrong and everything is just a variation on a known movement pattern. It is exciting to see how the variety of variations creates a diversity that does not allow boredom to arise 🙂

Stefan Wimmer lives in Nijmegen and is part of the core team of Tango El Corte. He has been teaching there for more than 22 years – first together with his wife Komala and the last 10 years also with his current dance partner Marian Breedveld. In his development as a dancer and teacher, the focus is on dancing in a tight embrace in a limited space with a lot of dynamics and the freedom to fully express himself in the music. As a teacher he sees himself mainly as a temporary companion of dancers on their personal journey of discovery in tango.

Marian Breedveld, as a dedicated painter in abstract art, discovered tango 23 years ago and was immediately touched by the inescapable transparency of what can be shared with others through embrace and music. For her, it is an art to reduce the space extremely and create a dynamic, musical and connected dance within the couple. For more than ten years she has been giving regular classes at El Corte, Nijmegen, and Scala, Eindhoven, with her current dance partner Stefan Wimmer. With him she often visits other tango communities as a guest teacher. And in her studio in Tilburg she regularly invites dancers to work together on projects. The most beautiful thing is to share experiences and ideas at the meetings and thus contribute to the lively and unifying art of tango.

The program

Registration goes via the website of TA-TAA!

Thursday July 13th
16:00 – 18:00Check-in (Pre-Packagers)
18:00 – 19:00Dinner
19:00 – 23:00Pre-Milonga with DJ to be announced
Friday July 14th
09:00 – 11:00Breakfeast
15:00 – 17:00Check-in (Full-Packagers)
17:00 – 18:15 Lecture 1: “The big Feelgood action – little things that make dancing in the couple pleasant”
At the beginning of each dance is the embrace, finding the partner and building a connection. These first moments are very important and determine the progress of the whole dance. This connection in the embrace is not static and is constantly redefined during the dance. In addition, we also deal with the beginning of a movement to make it as pleasant as possible and not to interrupt the flow of the dance.
18:30 – 19:45 Lecture 2: “A turn rarely comes alone – certainly not with breathing”
We will look at the basic elements of a turn and the importance of breathing in the execution of one or more turns.
20:00 – 21:00Dinner
Saturday July 15th
09:00 – 11:00Breakfeast
11:00 – 12:15 Lecture 3: “The Ocho Cortado – a good old friend or not?”
The Ocho Cortado – a well-known and often used movement that is part of the dance repertoire of many of us. It is used so often that it has become a kind of automatism. By exploring and expanding the principles underlying this movement, we aim to break down automatisms and create new possibilities to add to our repertoire. You will be amazed at what is possible with this simple movement that you have used so often!
12:30 – 13:45 Lecture 4: “The Ocho Cortado – a good old friend or not? – Part 2”
14:00 – 15:00Lunch
15:00 – 16:15 Lecture 5: “A side step – so easy and yet complex”
The side step is at the beginning of countless movements! We dive into the facets of the design of a side step that lead us to a variety of possible movements.
19:00 – 20:00Dinner
21:00Milonga with TJ Stefan Wimmer
Sunday July 16th
09:00 – 11:00Breakfeast
11:00 – 12:15 Lecture 6: “Bouncing with Rebotes”
What is a rebote? How can we use it to create dynamics in a movement sequence? How do we use it as a creative element on a crowded dance floor? All these questions will be addressed in this unit and experience the answer at first hand 🙂
12:30 – 13:45 Lecture 7: “Bouncing with Rebotes – Part 2”

Of course there is also a Facebook event

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