June 22, 2020
To help keep our community safe, Tango Mercurio suspended all our in-person activities after the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic due to COVID-19. Instead, in the months of April & May, we offered a free weekly Online Seminar Program with internationally renowned presenters, along with local speakers competitively selected based on our call for proposals.
The nine seminars included two panel discussions, three lectures, two body workshops for tango dancing, and two seminars. They attracted an average of some 75 participants each, and up to over 100. The response was so positive, we may continue the program later in the year.
Many thanks to all the presenters for sharing their expertise with the community, and our moderators Simone Pinheiro and Ramu Pyreddy:
Â· Jae Grisham (Durham, NC), Carol A. Horowitz (Montreal, QC), Homer and Cristina Ladas (San Francisco, CA), Mitra Martin (Los Angeles, CA), and Yelena Sinelnikova (Ann Arbor, MI), â€œPerspectives on the Tango Community in North Americaâ€
Â· Felipe MartÃnez, â€œDJ’ing for Tango: All Youâ€™ve Ever Wanted to Knowâ€
Â· Korey Ireland, â€œHarmony: The Final Frontierâ€
Â· Morgan Luker, â€œThe History of Tango Music: Beyond the Golden Ageâ€
Â· Michael Lavocah, â€œListening to Tango Musicâ€
Â· Alejandra Saravia and Diego Lanau, â€œMusicality: Where, When, How, Whatâ€
Â· Utha Callen, â€œExploring Body Awareness for Tango via Gyrokinesisâ€
Â· Yulia Kriskovets, â€œFeldenkrais Tune-Up for Tangoâ€
Â· Sharna Fabiano, â€œTango Principles for the Work Placeâ€
Have an idea for a presenter or topic? We want to hear it! Email us at email@example.com.