Roxana Suarez and Sebastian Achaval in DC
Jun
21
to Jun 25

Roxana Suarez and Sebastian Achaval in DC

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This fabulous tango couple is back in DC! Do not miss their world-famous workshops and performance this June.

Roxana had already listened to Tango music in her mother’s womb. As a young child, she used to go with her to the milonga her grand mother Martita organised in the Congresso district in Buenos Aires. She grew up immersed in Tango, watching the best dancers of the time and learning from famous maestros.

Sebastian discovered Tango when he was 15, after a friend made him join a Tango club. At that moment, without even realising it, he was at a turning point in his life. In 2005, he decided to take part in the Tango World Championship with Ximena Gallichio and they became World Champions.

Sebastian and Roxana united their careers in February 2007. Since then they have taught together and have danced in the most famous milongas porteñas and have taken part in Tango festivals worldwide (Americas, Europe and Oceania).

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

These workshops will be role balanced. You don't have to register with a partner, but you are welcome to come as a couple and stay out of the rotation. Registration is limited to 44 people on a first-come first-served basis. Last time we sold out quickly, so reserve your spot in advance.


PRICING PACKAGES

  • Weekend Pass (2 1.5-hour classes on Saturday and Sunday): $180

  • Friday Workshop Pass (1.5-hour class, before Milonga de Luz): $35

  • Full Pass (includes Friday and Weekend workshops - 7.5 hours total): $200

 

FULL SCHEDULE

Friday June 21st, Workshop before Milonga de Luz
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Price: $35 drop-in or included in the Full Pass ($200)
Venue: John Wesley Church, 1615 14th St Washington, DC
Followed by MILONGA DE LUZ hosted by Tango Mercurio (price not included in the workshop, please pay at the door), 9:30 PM - 1 AM

Saturday & Sunday, June 22nd and 23d, Weekend Workshops
Time: 2-5:30 PM
Price: $180 or included in the Full Pass ($200)
Venue: Northwest Sport & Health, 4001 Brandywine St NW, DC 20016

Sebastian and Roxana's only performance in Washington DC
Saturday night at midnight, at Milonga Uno (hosted by Mark Sakowski)
Venue: Chevy Chase Ballroom, 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Milonga Admission not included in the Workshop pass, please pay at the door.

Monday Drop In Class, June 24th
Time: 8-9 PM
Price: TBD
Venue: Milonga Zandunga; Capital Ballroom, 7800 Wisconsin Avenue (2nd Floor), Bethesda, MD 20814 (hosted by Ramu Pyreddy)

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Queer Tango PRIDE Pre-Game at XX+ Crostino
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Queer Tango PRIDE Pre-Game at XX+ Crostino

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On Saturday, June 1, we’ll be offering a Queer Tango Taster + práctica at XX+ Crostino Lounge. The Taster class (6-7pm, $10) will introduce tango basics from both sides of the embrace. The práctica (7-9pm) is free and open to anyone who wants to dance or just hang out and see what this Argentine dance of connection is all about. Come for a drink or a snack - solo or with a partner - in comfy clothes and shoes (or socks) that let you pivot on the floor, and join us to kick off PRIDE 2019 with hugs and laughter!

Venue: XX+ Crostino Lounge, 1926 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 (3 blocks from U St Metro, upstairs from Al Crostino).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This venue is 21+ so please bring your ID! You will not be able to get in without one.

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Tango Zen
Mar
3
to Mar 24

Tango Zen

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Tango Zen, with Masha Abapolnikova

This course is for tango dancers who want to discover the transportive potential of tango through the internal practice of alignment and presence. This four week series will take you to places and realms of subtlety and nuance that you didn't know existed. Below are some highlights of this series:

  • Take your embrace to the next level

  • Define and refine the elusive tango connection

  • Shift your focus from moves to internal sensations

  • Read and sync up with your partner

  • Have a happier experience on the dance floor

[[[ Followers Registration Temporarily Closed - Please email us to be put on the wait list. ]]]

When: Sundays, March 3d - March 24th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm.
Where: Balance Gym Downtown, 1339 Green Ct NW Washington, DC - 4th Floor studio


Roles will be balanced. Register here. Leaders registration only at this time.

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Dany "El Flaco" Garcia
Jul
10
8:00 PM20:00

Dany "El Flaco" Garcia

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The world-famous El Flaco Dany is coming to Washington DC this July! 

He will be teaching the Intermediate Class before ESL Milonga on Tuesday, July 10th, 8-9 PM

Daniel Garcia, known as El Flaco Dany, is an icon for milonga con traspie all over the world. He has been dancing tango for more than 60 years, and has extensive teaching experience of tango salon & milonga in various countries in the last 20 years, many of them in the company of his best friend Carlos Gavito. He is recognized by most tango dancers and aficionados as the best dancer of milonga con traspie. Among his dance partners: Silvina Vals, Natacha Poberaj, Lorena Ermocida etc. Apart from his dance, he conveys the tango culture, essence and evolution. For the last 5 years, he’s been part of the jury in the Tango World Championship. Don't miss it!

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Marcelo El Chino Gutierrez: 3 month residency with Tango Mercurio!
Mar
27
to Jul 1

Marcelo El Chino Gutierrez: 3 month residency with Tango Mercurio!

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We are thrilled to announce that the extraordinary Marcelo El Chino Gutierrez will be doing a 3 month residency with Tango Mercurio for the Spring 2018 Session.

Marcelo “El Chino” Gutierrez
is one of that unique and lucky generation of tango professionals/ dancers that “came of age” in an era where tango came to a crossroads and renewed itself in the 2000’s.

He benefited both from being able to study with such old school masters as the Dinzels, Nito and Elba, the Rivarolas, Teresa Fernández (Todaro system) and Victor Arne; and from being part of the tango revolution that started with Gustavo Naveira and came to be known as Tango Nuevo. 

What tango is today, in 2014, is a mix of these two: the old and the new; the old understood better thru the new; the new reaching back to the old for tradition; the old reaching forward to the new for inspiration; the old and the new intertwined and made stronger through these interactions and for mutual respect. The best tango professionals of today understand, dance and teach tango based on this dichotomy. 

El Chino started studying tango in 1998. He studied dance and choreography at IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte – Buenos Aires) where he received professional training in choreography, Russian and French classical dance, modern dance, jazz and yoga. 
For the past 10 years he has worked on developing and perfecting the teaching system he has become so well known and respected for; a system focusing on stability, groundedness, comfort, natural body movement, core leading, organic leading and following..etc. Just a few classes with him can drastically improve your dancing and change your entire outlook of tango. 

His famous exercises and specialized ideas: “Grounded,” “Standing leg,” “Push the Floor” and “The Horse Ride” exercise. Which has been copied by many others. He provides insightful tips, tools and techniques to help his students achive sel-confidence and self-consciousness to maximize their effort and dance effectiveness. 

El Chino is regularly sought out to teach workshops of his system to groups of professional tango dancers around the world; and is also well known for his ongoing Cobra (teaching women to lead in tango) classes in Buenos Aires. 

To find out which classes Marcelo will be co-teaching this Session, take a look at our Class Schedule page for a full breakdown. 

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John Hernan Raigoza & Yaisuri Salamanca
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

John Hernan Raigoza & Yaisuri Salamanca

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Tuesday February 6th
(Before 18th Street Lounge Milonga)

Class topic: Tango Elements
Class level: Intermediate
Class time: 8-9 PM
Price: $15 (No pre-registration required)
Venue: The 18th Street Lounge 1212, 18th St. NW Washington, DC

About John and Yaisuri

John Hernan Raigoza & Yaisuri Salamanca are an award-winning professional Argentine tango couple with more than 15 years of experience. They won third place in the tango stage category at the 2008 Tango World Championship, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their combined experience includes Arrabal Tango Musical, 37 theaters from the United Kingdom and West End of London, and the most prestigious tango houses and Milongas from Buenos Aires. In the USA, they have taught across the West and East coast. Currently, Yaisuri and John Hernan are touring around the world.

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Korey Ireland
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Korey Ireland

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We are happy to welcome Korey Ireland back to Washington DC! A former DC resident, Korey has a deep connection to our community and is always eager to share his knowledge of music and tango.

Korey is a professional composer turned tango-addict. He brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for tango to his teaching. Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Korey has spent the better part of the last 15 years traveling and teaching tango in the U.S., England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Kenya, Poland and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection. In recent years, this mission has grown to include work with aspiring tango musicians at festivalthroughout North America and Europe to create live music for dancers. In 2009 he led the “Monster Orchestra” of Tango de los Muertos resulting in a live CD of his arrangements and transcriptions. This project led to the birth of the Community Tango Orchestra project, which in its 6th year now includes about a dozen ensembles throughout the US and Europe dedicated to nurturing the tradition of golden age tango for dancers and musicians. 

Korey's Schedule in DC

  • Tuesday October 31, before 18th Street Lounge Milonga
    LECTURE on "Literal versus Selective Interpretations of Pugliese".
    Class level: All levels
    Class time: 8-9 PM
    Price: $15 (No pre-registration required)
    Venue: The 18th Street Lounge 1212, 18th St. NW Washington, DC

  • Tuesday November 7, before 18th Street Lounge Milonga
    Tango Elements
    Class level: Intermediate
    Class time: 8-9 PM
    Price: $15 (No pre-registration required)
    Venue: The 18th Street Lounge 1212, 18th St. NW Washington, DC

Weekend Workshops

Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Northwest Sport and Health, 4001 Brandywine St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Registration is required for these workshops.
Reserve your spot and pay HERE.

Saturday workshop themes: 

2 PM - 3:30 PM - Walking Games: working with connection and musicality, in tango’s most fundamental aspect.

3:30 PM - 5 PM - Tango Rhythm under the microscope and though the looking glass - a detailed examination of how tango dancers interact with the rhythmic resources of tango music.

Sunday workshop themes:

2 PM - 5 PM- "Secret Passages and Hidden Spaces” uncovering beautiful and underutilized possibilities in familiar movements.
(This will be a 3 hour workshop on the same topic, with a break in the middle)

Pricing:

  • Full Weekend Pass: $100

  • 1 Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday): $55

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Live Music with Alex Krebs at Milonga de Luz
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Live Music with Alex Krebs at Milonga de Luz

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On June 9th 2017 we have an exceptional treat in store for east coast tango dancers.

Alex Krebs will be playing his bandoneon with members of the Tango Mercurio Community Orchestra on the night of Milonga de Luz on the beautiful stage of the John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church.

The acoustics will be marvelous and the music will be spectacular. Do come and enjoy this rare opportunity to dance to live Argentine tango music of the highest quality!

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Alex Krebs - June 2017
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Alex Krebs - June 2017

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Alex Krebs

Alex has been dancing Argentine Tango since 1997 and teaching worldwide since 1998, including performances in Buenos Aires. He has run his all-Argentine tango studio, Tango Berretin, in Portland, Oregon since 2001 and has also studied the bandoneon since 2001 currently directing his sextet.

He is completely fanatic about the dance, and shares his passion with his students. He teaches for the social dance floor, emphasizing the improvisatory side of the dance through a strong communication between the lead and follow and on musicality. Alex tries to give his students the vocabulary necessary so that each person can find their own unique way of dancing -- dancing the tango of their own body.

Weekend Workshops

Saturday June 10th 2017

  • Workshop 1
    Topic: Revisiting pivots and torsion: adapting your technique based on the connection
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 2-3:30pm

  • Workshop 2
    Topic: Musicality - feeling more musical to your partner through varying interpretation and reading expectations
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 3:30-5pm

Sunday June 11th 2017

  • Workshop 3
    Topic: Molinetes: lead and follow technique
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 2-3:30pm

  • Workshop 4
    Topic: Milonga
    Level: Intermediate and above
    Time: 3:30-5pm

  • Musicality Lecture
    Level: All Levels
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location and pricing: $150 for a weekend pass. $130 for full-time students with ID. Everything will take place at: North West Sport and Health, 4001 Brandywine St NW, Washington, DC 20016.

REGISTER NOW

Leader pass - SOLD OUT
Follower pass - SOLD OUT

Alex's travel biography

Boston, Providence (RI), Montreal, Seattle, Austin, San Francisco, New York City, Dallas, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Bellingham, Vancouver (B.C.), Nijmegen (www.elcorte.com), Toronto, Ann Arbor, MI, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Eugene (OR), Berlin, Nijmegen (www.elcorte.com), La Fraysinette (France)(www.tangovalley.com), Anchorage, Klamath Falls (OR), Mt. Shasta City (CA), Minneapolis (co-teaching with Florencia Taccetti of Buenos Aires), Munich and Augsburg (Germany), Bologna and Modigliana (Italy), Lund (Sweden), Amsterdam, London, Leeds (UK), Totnes (UK), Cambridge (UK), Bristol (UK), Bylaugh (UK), Edinburgh (UK), Yale (New Haven, CT), Urbana (IL), Sun Valley (ID), Maui, Chicago, Newport, Victoria (B.C), Atlanta, Oxford (UK), Raleigh (NC), Bend (OR), Bellingham (WA), Atlanta, and St. Louis

Videos of Alex

Alex and Luciana Valle
Alex and Evan Griffiths
Alex and Jennifer Olson
Alex and Jenna Rohrbacher
OPB video of Alex and the bandoneon

More about Alex

Alex has been influenced by many people and styles, but influenced early on by Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli (musicality), Fabian Salas (structure of the dance), and Damian Esell and Nancy Louzan (posture, walk, elegance). Studied and danced in Buenos Aires for over six months between seven visits. Co-taught and performed with Luciana Valle (BsAs) in Denver, Austin, San Francisco, Boulder, North Carolina, Aspen, London (UK), Bylaugh (UK), Bristol (UK) and has performed with Luciana in Buenos Aires (Torquato Tasso and Centro Cultural Mora), San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle (at the Benaroya Theater with the New York Tango Trio). Alex has co-taught with Florencia Taccetti (BsAs) in Minneapolis, San Francisco, Albuquerque and Pittsburgh and has performed with her in Minneapolis, Portland, Albuquerque, Pittsburgh and San Francisco and performed in London (with Biljana Lipic), Amsterdam (with Yvonne Meissner), Antwerpen (with Esther Heitzer), Florence (w/Yvonne Meissner), Munich and Augsburg (Germany, with Heidrun Fluk).

Has been invited to teach in Beijing, Moscow, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Aachen, Cleveland, New Zealand, and Antwerpen (Belgium).

Has DJ'ed milongas in Portland, Anchorage, Dallas, Ann Arbor, Augsburg (Germany), Cambridge (UK), Seatle, Victoria (B.C.), Salt Lake City, Boulder, Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and the all-night milongas in San Francisco, Washington DC and New York City.

Questions? Contact Aja Fenn: aja@tangomercurio.org

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Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda - March 2017
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda - March 2017

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Tango Mercurio is delighted to host Felipe and Ayano at the 18th Street Lounge this March!

Felipe & Ayano came together in the tango scene of the SF Bay Area, and embody the global nature of tango, traveling full-time throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia to teach, DJ, and lecture about the music. They also spend time annually in Buenos Aires studying and enjoying the dance and its history. Felipe's background includes a degree in education and 19 years of experience in tango and is widely renown for his clear teaching strategy, enthusiastic personality, and ability to make real improvements in your dancing. 

Ayano has been dancing tango since 2005 and is an accomplished and motivated dancer, with excellent movement technique and musicality. She has been teaching with Felipe for the past few years around the country. Together, their demonstrations are clear and precise, offering students an excellent model of movement. Both Felipe and Ayano lead and follow interchangeably which is invaluable for teaching. Their series at Stanford University and their classes at The Beat in Berkeley are always in high demand, which is a tribute to their teaching excellence and wide appeal. We are very fortunate to have tango professionals of this caliber here. Come join us for a wonderful learning experience!

 

Felipe and Ayano's Schedule in Washington, DC

March 28th, Tuesday:

Tango Elements Class at the 18th Street Lounge
Class level: Intermediate
Class theme: "Wonders of the Crossed System for social dancing"
Class time: 8-9 PM
Price: $15 for all, $10 for students (This is a drop in class, no prior registration is required)

After the class, Felipe will DJ the ESL Milonga - dancing from 9 PM to midnight or later!

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Eric Lindgren - March 2017
Mar
6
to Mar 12

Eric Lindgren - March 2017

Tango Mercurio is thrilled to host Eric Lindgren in DC this Spring! 
Eric is a world-renowned teacher and a superb dancer, who brings with him a deep knowledge of tango technique as well as clear and precise language to describe movement, dynamics and musicality.

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Eric's Bio

Eric fell in love with Tango in his first class. A month later he had moved to Buenos Aires to pursue the dance full time. In the decade since he has continued to explore the many unique avenues of style, technique, and self-expression that Argentine Tango offers.

Eric has taught, toured, and performed throughout the US and Europe and continues to revisit Buenos Aires regularly as source of inspiration and clarity. Eric is exceptional both for his endless willingness to re-examine his dance seeking new depth as well for as for the unusual breadth of his knowledge and experience. 

In classes, Eric focuses on pursuing presence, ease, expression, and pleasure, as the quickest and most rewarding paths to further our understand of the dance.

Enjoy one of Eric's latest performances here.

Eric's Schedule in DC

Weekend Workshops:
Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12
Balance Gym Foggy Bottom
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Registration is required for these workshops

 

Workshop Themes:

Day 1:
1) The Beauty of Surrender
Simple secrets for luscious movement and cozy connection.
2) Close Embrace Challenge
Expand you Close Embrace comfort zone! In this class, we’ll cover a challenging five-part close embrace sequence. Playing with texture and rhythm, this sequence is sure to entice and challenge both partners. 

Day 2:
3) Powerful Partnership
Finding technical precision, excellence, and pleasure through powerful, expressive following and present, clear leading. 
4) Milonga with a Twist
Working torsion and pivots into our milonga without losing our cool.

Pricing:

Weekend Pass - $100.00
1 Day Pass - $55.00
1 Workshop - $30.00

Student Weekend Pass - $65.00
Student 1 Day Pass - $35
Student 1 Workshop - $20.00


Tuesday, March 7th
Intermediate Tango Elements Class at ESL Milonga
Time: 8-9 PM
Theme: To be announced
Pricing: $15 drop in, $10 for students
This class is a drop in, no prior registration required.

Friday, March 10th
Advanced Couples Only Class at Milonga de Luz
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Theme: To be announced
Price: $20 or use your Mercurio Class card ($10 for students)
This class is a drop in, no prior registration is required, but you are required to come with a partner

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Tango Talk: Untangle the History of Argentine Tango
Apr
30
1:00 PM13:00

Tango Talk: Untangle the History of Argentine Tango

Untangle the History of Argentine Tango: Multimedia lecture by S. Alexandra Russell

Liberated ladies in seedy neighborhoods, señorita-starved stevedores dancing with each other to the soulful strains of a squeezebox, gaucho guitarists or carnival processions—where did the tango come from?

Explore the surprising history of the quintessential Argentine art form through excerpts from source documents, music samples, video clips, and more, in an hour-long presentation, followed by a dance lesson.

Time: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Introductory tango lesson at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Great Hall , 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Tango Mercurio.


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About S. Alexandra Russell

Avid tango dancer and instructor S. Alexandra Russell is a writer, editor and translator who has published articles about tango in The Washington Post and International Musician. She holds a master’s degree in scientific and technical translation from the University of Paris and recently completed a graduate school course, "The Social and Political History of the Tango," at FLACSO University, Buenos Aires.

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Murat Erdemsel - April 2016
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Murat Erdemsel - April 2016

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Murat is gifted with an insightful, thorough and analytical understanding of the dance.  He started his journey with tango in Istanbul, 1997.  Widely known for his strong lead and musicality, Murat's background in fine arts and music provides him with the perfect blend of senses for the movement of bodies through time and space. 

In his philosophy of teaching Murat strives to offer students valuable tools in order to enable them to take control of their own personal growth.  He is warm, attentive, entertaining and accessible to students. The style of his teaching is holistic in approach and clear in method.  He successfully combines technical and sensory exercises with fundamental concepts that lead to all the challenging possibilities of improvisation and expression.  As demonstrated in his own dance, he focuses on the origin of movement coming from an agreement in the embrace and has created a unique brand all his own characterized by musicality, playfulness, a balanced partnership and an awareness of social etiquette.

Murat has influenced large numbers of dancers with his unique perspective of dance and instruction. He followed his parents path to art school. He established himself as an artist before he arrived in the US to complete his Masters Degree in Painting. His art works were sold to collections in Europe and in the States.

For quite some years, Murat used to call Washington, DC home, and there are many people around who originally learned from him. In 2015 Murat has given his world-famous tango talk on musicality at Stroga and we are delighted to have him back once again, this time for a tango workshop. If you don't know him yet, he is not to be missed!

For more information about Murat, visit his website at: www.muraterdemsel.com

Below you can see one of Murat's latest performances with Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh at Palazzo del Toscano, Catania Italy. April 2016. 

"Silencio" by Oswaldo Bercas was originally suggested and provided by Yves-Pierre Senn which to this day, it was never released in digital media and on internet. For that reason, audience applauses during the performance have been removed for providing a clean audio with the intensions of contributing a new tango to the community of music lovers.

Murat's Schedule in Washington, DC

Tuesday, April 19th:

Special Workshop at the 18th Street Lounge
Address: 1212 18th St NW Washington, DC 20010
Class level: Intermediate
Class time: 7:30-9 PM
Price: $25

Please note that all participants MUST register for this class. The space is limited and the spots will go fast! Class packages and monthly memberships can NOT be used for this class. Click the button below to reserve your spot.

(photo by Barry Gribble and Peter Forret)

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Dominic Bridge - March 2016
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Dominic Bridge - March 2016

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Born in California and raised in Oregon, USA, Dominic Bridge discovered his passion for tango in 2005 during his studies in foreign languages and psychology at the University of Oregon. Since, he has given shows and workshops all across Europe and North America, and in Buenos Aires.

In 2008, Dominic spent over a year as the head instructor for the newly-established tango school L’Assocciazione Pablo in Florence, Italy.  By the end of 2008, La Pablo had become one of the most prestigious tango schools in Tuscany.  In the winter of 2011 he took over the instruction for the school Tango Mio, in Moscow.  He has also taught at The 8th Style School of Tango in Seattle under North American tango legend, Jaimes Friedgen, his most influential teacher. 

Passionate about inspiring his students, Dominic always encourages them to go deeper and to find joy both in their process and their successes.  Many of Dominic’s students have gone on to teach tango and several are emerging professional tango artists.

Special thanks to Ramu Pyreddy and Marathon Z for bringing this special artist to Washington, DC.

Dominic's Schedule in Washington, DC

March 8th:
Tango Elements Class at the 18th Street Lounge
Class level: Intermediate
Class time: 8-9 PM
Price: $15 for all, $10 for students

March 10th:
Tango Improvisation Class at Balance Gym Foggy Bottom
Class level: Intermediate
Class time: 8-9:30 PM
Price: $20 drop in or use your Mercurio class package

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Brigitta Winkler - January 2016
Jan
4
to Jan 10

Brigitta Winkler - January 2016

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The internationally renowned Brigitta Winkler comes to Washington DC in January 2016! Mark your calendars, everyone.

BRIGITTA WINKLER BIO

Brigitta is one of the FIRST teachers of Argentine Tango in Europe AND North America in this current tango revival period. She discovered tango in 1980. In Buenos Aires, she worked with legendary dancers, including Juan Carlos Copes, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Gustavo Naveira and Eduardo Arquimbau. Brigitta co-founded the highly respected Tanzart studio in Berlin in 1987, the internationally acclaimed performance company Tango Mujer in 1996, and co-created the Teacher Training Network with Tomás Howlin in 2008. In between world travels, Brigitta teaches regularly in NYC and PHYNIXtanzt in Berlin.

Brigitta combines over 30 years of international experience in tango dance, instruction and performance with techniques of Body Mind Centering. She is an equally gifted resource for both close embrace and open style tango. Her workshops are insightful, creative, and incredibly fun!  
(See Brigitta's web site www.brigittatango.de for more information)

BRIGITTA'S SCHEDULE IN DC

Thursday, January 7th: Tango Mercurio's intermediate level "Tango Improvisation" class 1.5 hours, 8-9:30 PM at Balance Gym Foggy Bottom

Saturday, January 9th: 2 workshops, mixed level, 1.5 hours each, 2-5 PM at Balance Gym Downtown

Sunday, January 10th: 2 workshops, mixed level, 1.5 hours each, 2-5 PM at Balance Gym Downtown

Monday, January 11th: A pre-milonga class at Milonga Zandunga, intermediate level, 8-9 PM

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Saturday workshops:

2-3:30 PM: Shared ochos: turns and swirls. Traditional, useful and sweet (Int Level)

3:30-5 PM: Musical moves in an intimate embrace (Int Level)

Sunday workshops:

2-3:30 PM Entre las mujeres (this workshop is for WOMEN ONLY): Special practice for women to explore the difference and the interconnectedness of roles. Work your shadow. Shine in your strength. (All levels)

3:30-5 PM: Extraordinary every day moves (Adv level)

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