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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:

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)