Subject: Workshops, Performances and Events!
Date: February 2nd 2010
Tango, Jango and Contemporary Dance!
There’s lots to tell you about again – (performances, workshops, events etc) but first I need to tell you about a contract I’ve just taken on. From the 15th of February until the end of April I’ll be based in
More details on performances and stuff later, but in the meantime this means that:
Thursday Tango classes are suspended until May
If you want a private lesson then get in touch before Feb 15th!
Thanks to all of you who made it to the Tango classes – it was a great group and we hope to see you all again when I’m back in
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1. Reviews and Feedback on Entangled
On the 18th of this month Tara and I performed the new choreography ‘Entangled’ at the
Here is an extract of a review:
Tango and Vivaldi might on the surface appear unlikely bedfellows. But as Amir Giles and Tara Pilbrow smouldered through a selection of baroque flicks in the aptly-titled duet , they looked like a marriage made in heaven…
Perfectly in tune with each other, emotionally and physically, the dancers skilfully sketched the story of an amorous encounter from chance flirtation to melancholy afterglow.
… couldn't help but get under your skin: we didn't know where the dancers ended and the lovers began.
- Kieth Watson (Dance reviewer for the Metro)
Future plans include a repeat performance at the Pulse festival, and I’ll let you know further plans as they develop!
2. Jango Workshop in
Its been a long while since we’ve had an beg/int level Jango workshop in London, so come and join in this coming Sunday if you’ve been waiting your chance! Its organized by Mjs Just Love to Dance and you can get all the info and saucy pictures at:
3. Guest Teaching at ‘The Dome’ Wed 10th Feb
I’ve been invited to guest teach at the pre-milonga class next Wednesday, at The Dome. This is one of
4. Women’s Tango Technique with Monica
Where: The Room,
When: Sunday 7th February
To book please contact me on 07736299220 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be the first of 3 workshops looking at the fundamentals of tango from the follower's perspective. In this class we will be examining linear movements (caminata and linear boleos) and circular movements (ochos, giros and circular boleos) in depth, with exercises specifically designed to provide you with strong technique and increased understanding of the follower's role.
During the class we will focus on improving:
· Good posture, balance and connection with the leader.
· Dissociation, counter-rotation and releasing the free leg.
· Long and fluid versus sharp and short embellishments, the importance of the music.
Please bring comfortable clothing and socks or soft shoes as well as your tango shoes.
5. Thursday Tango Class Suspended Until May
As mentioned above, our Thursday class will be suspended until I get back from
Often I get asked who else I would recommend – so here is my answer! Try Hiba and Rene, at www.tango-fever.com
07881 622 909
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