The two first editions in 2010 and 2011 happened to be very cheerful events. Our little and cosy festival is now back the last week-end of August (24-26). The concept is to gather tango friends and get a lot of opportunities to dance and know each other in a very relaxed atmosphere. Click here to read the program.
You will find below the description of the 3 workshops held during the festival.
♦ Friday 24 August | 18:00 – 20:00
Beginners Tango Introduction | with Charlotte Rivero
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. After the workshop you are prepared for Friday tango dance!
• Musicality, Rhythm & Phrases
• The basic structure/elements of tango
• Communication & Contact
• Exchange of roles
♦ Saturday 25 August | with Ute Walter and Unni Hermansen
17:00 – 18:30 | All levels
Energies & roles in motion – About the Charm of Ambiguity
Refine your roles. Exercises to sharpen your communication skills. – co create your dance!
19:00 – 20:30 | Intermediate-Advanced
Rediscover the Tango from the Ground Up. Tango toys for creating thrilling variations and improvise with turns of directions.
♦ Sunday 26 August | Ute Walter is available for private classes on Sunday.
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OUR TANGO TEACHERS
Charlotte Rivero (Stockholm, Sweden)
Charlotte Rivero, (genuspedagog och leg sjuksköterska), har 10 års erfarenhet som tangoinstruktör och startade 2006 Tangoverkstan – Roller i rörelse® där undervisning sker i enlighet med genus/queer/ normkritisk, problembaserad tangopedagogik som hon utvecklat och infört i Sverige.
Charlotte har många års erfarenhet av ledarskaps- och kvalitetsutveckling, professionelll handledning & stödgrupper inom sjukvården samt livsstilsfrågor, stress- och krishantering. Hon har tidigare undervisat på Karolinska Institutet samt inom Landtinget och utvecklat problembaserat lärande och empowerment i flera olika projekt.
Charlotte är också gästpedagog på olika skolor och högskolor och ger lektioner i tango & mindfulness och genus/könsroller på Teaterhögskolan, Danshögskolan, Gymnastik och idrottshögskolan och Sveriges kommuner och landsting.
Charlotte har undervisat danspedagoger i queer danspedagogik och även presenterat pedagogiken på Nofod, en internationell danskonferens januari 2006 (publicerat). Hösten 2005 var hon i Buenos Aires för att studera queertangoscenen och de praktiker som skapar genus och sexualitet utifrån queerteori. En del av resultaten presenterades på en internationell danskonfrens (Nofod, Stockholm) januari 2006 under rubriken “What is Queer Tango?”. Hon hade då även en work shop i queertango med rubriken “Queering the Argentine Tango”.
Charlotte Rivero reser varje år till Buenos Aires för nätverkande, uppdatering och fortbildning som en del av Tangoverkstans kvalitetsarbete. For mer informasjon om Charlotte: www.queertango.se og email@example.com
Unni Hermansen, (Oslo, Norway)
Unni Hermansen is a tango festival organizer and teacher . From 2001 to 2008 Unni hosted Kampen Tango in Oslo with more than 500 milongas and 12 tango festivals. She has taught in Norway, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Sweden and England. For the time being she teach privates- and groups in Oslo. Unni has danced tango since 1996 and her background is from gymnastics, ashtangayoga, modern dance and 5 rhythm dance seminars.
Unni have travelled noumerous times to Europe and to Buenos Aires for knowledge and inspiration. Unni is very much inspired by the female dancers and teachers Moira Castallano and Eugenia Parrilla. Both for their dancing abilities and for their personal qualities when they teach. Unni is a fan of El Corte in Nijmegen and admire their work!
Unni about tango: ”I love the opportunities that Argentine tango gives, to express creativity, playfulness and sincerety. I wish to share my knowledge of the tango movement language and how to achieve the feeling of flow and connectedness by mastering a good technique. I really enjoy teaching “the grammar” of the movement language tango, and it gives me great pleasure to see dancer’s faces lighting up with joy when their dancing “works”.
In 2012 Unni released her book “Tango Grammar – for dancers”, which have been received with great reviews internationally. It describes both the technical and human aspects of learning and living with tango. More information about Unni and her teaching: www.tangopraxis.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Ute Walter (Hamburg, Germany)
Ute Walter belongs to the first generation of European Tango teachers by gaining experiences for more than 20 years of dancing and teaching. She runs her own School „nuevas milongueras“ in Hamburg and works as instructor also nationwide/internationally (workshops et. al. in Switzerland, Sweden, Danmark, the Netherlands, Argentina, USA). The emphasis of her teaching is also based in her scientific work in the relation to Tango and Mindfulness, dialogue and gender. Ute is educated and got experience in several methods of mindfulness training trough many years. Her passion for music and structure, her sharp analytical view are determent for her non curlicue and empathetic teaching style as well as her special didactic ability to prepare the most difficult themes.
One special focus: Tango and Mindfulness, Tango as a dialogue. Communication/empathy training through Tango in different social areas and professional fields. She works with Tango and mindfulness in leadership seminars and communication trainings. Ute is regularly invited with her concept by institutions of Germany like the Excellence Forum of the renowned German School Award and the most important Congresses for Psychotherapy. She initiate together with the “blinds&arts” association inclusive Tango projects for people with and without visual impairments in different cities. Ute is also running a Tango project for people with disorders from the Autism spectrum in cooperation with AUTworker, University of Berlin and others.
Ute created the term „queer tango“ and is one of the initiators of the queer tango movement together with Marga Nagel and Felix Feyerabend and she worked for many years on building the worldwide queer tango community. More information about Ute and her teaching: www.nuevasmilongueras.com, www.queer-tango.de, www.tango-sentido.de, and email@example.com