Dance Al Fresco this Weekend!

DANCE AL FRESCO returns for its second and final weekend this summer. The weather reports I’ve heard are predicting dry afternoons with comfortable temperatures.

On SATURDAY AUGUST 7TH, we’ll be Cha-Cha-Cha-ing and Quickstep-ing at THE BROADWALK BALLROOM, a mix of ballroom, Latin American, Salsa, Argentine Tango, line dancing and sequence dancing, with music by DJ JACKY LOGAN of “Jacky’s Jukebox” (www.jackysjukebox.co.uk). At 4:30pm there will be a ballroom demonstration performed by top UK amateur ten-dancers DANNY STOWELL & KATE MOORE.

On SUNDAY AUGUST 8TH, we’ll be tango-ing and milonga-ing at TANGO AL FRESCO, an Argentine-Tango-only event with music by DJ NIKKI PREDDY of “Dance Tango” (www.dancetango.co.uk). Around 4:30pm-5pm there will be a demonstration by JUNIOR CERVILA & NATALIA ROYA. This is Junior’s first visit to London in many years, and Junior and Natalia are currently appearing in “Tanguera” at Sadlers Wells (www.sadlerswells.com/show/Tanguera).

As usual, on both days there will be a class for beginners at 1pm, and dancing from 2pm-6pm. The cost is £10 to dance (including class and afternoon dancing), and all proceeds are donated to The Royal Parks Foundation for tree planting in Regent’s Park. Details of the events can be found on the Dance Al Fresco website (www.dancealfresco.org – please note the new web address).

DANCE AL FRESCO DOCUMENTARY

Two friends of mine making a small documentary film about Dance Al Fresco during the weekend. They have asked me to ask you:

Do you have a Dance Al Fresco story? Did a glimpse of people dancing in the park spark a passionate interest the dance and led you to learn it? Has learning to dance affected your life in a big way, even changed you? Has dancing created new connections in your life? Did you meet your soul mate on the dance floor? Are you transformed when you step into your dance shoes and take to the floor?

If so, and would like to share you story, whether it be ballroom, tango or Latin, please email Kele at kele@dancealfresco.org or Ana Shorter at ana.shorter@gmail.com right away. Please let us know if you would be willing to take part in a brief interview for the documentary (interviews will take place during Al Fresco). It is important to know in advance who we will be speaking with during the weekend. Thank you.

If you do not wish to be filmed at all, please let me know when you arrive at the park, and the filmmakers will take that into consideration.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Kele Baker

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River Tango 2010

I am not around for River Tango this year, which is a shame as it will be back on the river. 🙂

Please find below information on what is happening at River Tango 2010.  Don’t forget to check out the website.

WELCOME TO RIVER TANGO 2010

We are already well underway to one of the biggest tango parties in London and the UK.

Our official website is online now so please discover what we have prepared for you in 2010 www.rivertango.co.uk

You may now BOOK ONLINE and take advangte of our dicounts to save money by booking early.

River Tango with its very special programme and line up of Maestros, Bands, DJs and Special Guests is a celebration of 200 years of history and culture as part of the 200 years of the independence of Argentina.

Maestros:
Sebastian ARCE & Mariana MONTES
Marcelo VARELA & Analia VEGA
Ernesto TERRI & Cynthia FATTORI
Aoniken QUIROGA & Giovanna DI VINCENZO

Special Guests: Ivan ARANDIA & Maria SOLERO of Negracha Tango Club

Bands
Otros Aires
Hyperion Ensemble
Tango Siempre

DJs
DJ Os
Fernando Filippelli
KG Lim
Hiba Faisal
Mehmet

Presenter
Nikki of Dancetango

RIVER TANGO 2010
The London International Tango Festival
http://www.rivertango.co.uk
+44 (0) 7899704400

UPDATE: 6TH AUGUST 2010

A bit more about River Tango 2010

This year River Tango has secured a special discount with the GRANGE HOTELS; by quoting River Tango you will receive a 10% discount on the price quoted on the website at any of the Grange Hotels in London.

We are back to the river, yes in 2010 River Tango has been invited by the NATIONAL THEATRE so we will be there as part of their WATCH THIS SPACE programme and once again we will be holding our free outdoor events right in the heart of London by the SOUTHBANK.

If you are still wondering about what workshops to take, following is a guide with the contents of each workshop and the level:

SEBASTIAN ARCE & MARIANA MONTES
MILONGA I
(Thursday 16 Sept 17.30 – 19.00)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Milonga rhythm & corporal work I, including placing of the music rhythm in basic milonga movements and typical elements of the milonga to the style of Sebastian & Mariana

MILONGA II
(Thursday 16 Sept 19.15 – 20.45)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Milonga rhythm & corporal work II, including games with the milonga phrases to the style of Sebastian & Mariana

ARCE/MONTES METHOD I
(Friday 16 Sept 17.30 – 19.00)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Introduction to the method module I including embrace, distances and aesthetics

ARCE/MONTES METHOD II
(Friday 16 Sept 19.15 – 20.45)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Introduction to the method module II – includes changes of the distance and basic terminology

MUSICALITY I
(Saturday 18 Sept 11.00 – 12.30)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Exercises for synchronization, discernment of the primary stimulus in tango music.

MUSICALITY II
(Saturday 18 Sept 13.30 – 15.00)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Discernment of the orchestras. Levels of the musical character interpretation for each dance part.

ORBITAL DYNAMICS I
(Sunday 19 Sept 11.00 – 12.30)
Advance Level
Contents: orbital dynamics I – Use and understanding of orbital relations first and second emphasizing on compositions and elements (exclusive to the
ARCE/MONTES METHOD)

ORBITAL DYNAMICS II & SEQUENCES
(Sunday 19 Sept 13.30 – 15.00)
Advance Level
Contents orbital dynamics II – Use and understanding of orbital relations first and second within sequences (exclusive to the ARCE/MONTES METHOD)

ORBITAL DYNAMICS III & SEQUENCES
(Sunday 19 Sept 15.15 – 16.45)
Advance Level
Contents: orbital dynamics III -Use and understanding of orbital relations third and fourth within sequences (exclusive to the ARCE/MONTES METHOD)

ANALIA VEGA & MARCELO VARELA
TOOLS FOR IMPROVISATION
(Saturday 18 Sept 15.15 – 16.45) –
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Games & exercises to brake with habits to find new improvised and individual moves.

SEDUCTIVE SEQUENCES FOR THE DANCE-FLOOR
(Saturday 18 Sept 17.00 – 18.30)
Intermediate Level
Contents: Sequences in close embrace with some secret tips to surprise your partner on the dance-floor.

DISPLACED & CENTRAL TURNS
(Sunday Sept 19 17.00 – 18.30)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Turning sequences with a fixed central axis that can also be displaced around the space.

BOUNCED SACADAS
(Sunday Sept 19 18.45 – 20.15)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Connecting continuous sacadas without steps in between or that come as a result of a rebound movement.

ERNESTO TERRI & CYTHIA FATTORI

TURNS TECHNIQUE
(Saturday 18 Sept 11.00 – 12.30)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Turns: technique, posture, pivots & disassociation to the music – to maintain the connection and the distance.

ENGANCHES & DESLIZADAS
(Saturday 18 Sept 13.30 – 15.00)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Hooks and slides: application of hooks and slides – slides are a projection of the movement that finish a bit farther than usually, hooks are the action and effect of hooking the foot or the leg resulting in a sacada.

COMPLEX SEQUENCES
(Sunday Sept 19 17.00 – 18.30)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: A sequence within a musical phrase; visually pretty, musically rich working on the axis, pivots and disassociation.

FOLKLORE
(Sunday Sept 19 18.45 – 20.15)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: A chacarera class focussing on rhythm and tapping.

AONIKEN QUIROGA & GIOVANNA DI VINZENZO
MILONGA LISA & CON TRASPIE
(Saturday 18 Sept 15.15 – 16.45) –
Intermediate Level
Contents: All about Milonga from the understanding of the concept of milonga lisa and traspie to looking at its musicality with the aid of rhythmic games.

GANCHOS & SACADAS
(Saturday 18 Sept 17.00 – 18.30)
Intermediate Level
Contents: Combination and variation of sacadas & ganchos as a result of the use of basic turns and tango basic moves with the use of various sequences.

EMBRACE POSTURE & WALK
(Sunday 19 Sept 11.00 – 12.30)
All Levels
Contents: Basic tango salon technique; working on the walk, the embrace (focusing on how to obtain a more elegant embrace) as well as the different types of embrace. Long and short walks according to the style of dance and the orchestras, the axis, and general posture.

WOMEN’S TURNS & MEN’S ADORNMENTS WITH DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS
(Sunday 19 Sept 13.30 – 15.00)
Intermediate/ Advance Level
Contents: Understanding the importance of the followers turns in order to favour the leaders balance with the aid of a sequences using enrosques, lapis and boleos. At the same time it will look at the leaders’ adornments options. All sequences used will have different resolutions.

SAVE MONEY BY BOOKING EARLY click here
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Carolina and the Zero Hour Team
Zero Hour Tango Club “The Dome”
The Dome
Above the Boston Pub
Entrance on Dartmouth Park Hill, N19, Opposite Tufnell Park Tube Station

e-mail: info@zerohouruk. com
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