This workshop is part of the 3rd international queer tango festival of Oslo, Friends Fjord and Tango 2012. For more information about the festival, click HERE.
Your first steps of Argentine Tango. Learn today and dance tonight!
The idea of the beginners workshop is to focus on musicality. Through the music we will find inspiration and feel how fun it is to dance tango. You can be a complete beginner with no prior knowledge. Since we focus on musicality it can be interesting for those who already participated in tango course(s) and now wish to focus on musicality to join.
During the course we change partners and roles to open up for a more complete understanding of the dance and dialogue. You can sign up without partner.
• Musicality, Rhythm & Phrases
• The basic structure/elements of tango
• Communication & Contact
• Exchange of roles
Schedule: Friday 24 August, 18:00 – 20:00
Teacher: Charlotte Rivero, Stockholm
Price: 25 EURO/200 NOK
Venue: BLS, Nordal Bruns gate 22
To register send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the workshop you’ll have the possibility to practice your new skills. The Opening Milonga of Friends, Fjord and Tango 2012 starts at 9pm in the same venue. 50% discount for the workshops participants.
More about Charlotte Rivero
Charlotte is the founder of queer tango in Sweden. She started with same sex courses 2000 with exchange of roles & partners. These courses were later 2005 connected to queer theory and named queer tango. The first official queer tango course in Sweden was given 2005.
She presented her concept of queer tango pedagogy/teaching at the international dance research conference NOFOD, Stockholm Jan 2006. She runs a queer tango school, Tangoverkstan – Roles in Motion, in Stockholm and organizes the annual Stockholm International Queer Tango Festival since 2007, the second queer tango festival in the world.
Charlotte has also been teaching/performing/giving talks at different parts of Sweden and abroad both in straight and queer communities in: Russia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Argentina, USA, England & Germany and the queer tango festivals in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Buenos Aires and San Francisco.
Her work with developing queer tango/gender/ norm critical pedagogy is acknowledged by official institutions in Sweden. She works as an invited guest teacher with tango & queer/gender theory at the University of Lund: Malmö Theatre Academy, University of Gothenburg: Academy of Music and Drama, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stockholm University of Dance and Circus and The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR).
The emphasis in teaching is based on dynamic movements, musicality & improvisation, presence in the moment, connection & communication with awareness of power relations and gender structures. In the teaching exploration and play with roles is essential: from clear roles, clear exchanges of roles to more sliding/open/improvised roles.
The pedagogy is based on gender/queer theory, norm critcal thinking, problem based learning and empowerment.