SPECIAL ARGENTINE TANGO WORKSHOPS WITH ERNEST WILLIAMS!!!November 13th, 2010
- Join Ernest Williams and share in his special approach to tango which is informed by his many years of studying Afro-Hispanic dance and in particular his research into black influences in tango, Milonga, and Canyengue, as well as the Candombe and Milonga-Candombe associated with Uruguay. A performer in the Musical Tango Negro, in 2005 he wrote and produced the show Tango: The Black Dance Experience (La Experiencia Negra en la Danza), and performed it with group BADA (Buenos Aires Danza Afro) to a sold out crowd at the Club del Actor in Buenos Aires. Check out his Canyengue moves performing at the 2008 Houston Tango Festival on YouTube!
(all workshops are intermediate/advanced level. 6 months tango dance experience minimum)
Advanced registration (by Nov 12th) $65 Complete program/$25 per individual session
Day of Pricing $75 Complete program/$30 per individual session
On Saturday, November 13th, 2010 he will be teaching at You Should Be Dancing studio. Topics below:
11am-12:15pm-CANYENGUE- Beginning Canyengue for the Tango Dancer
Learn this fun and funky style of tango that uses the whole body and has existed since the late 1800's. Its Charismatic personality, with bent knees and cool body undulations, is perfect for dancing to old guard music such as Canaro and Orquesta Tipica Victor and newer orchestras like Tuba Tango and Punta y Taco.
12:20pm-1:35pm-Milonga con Traspie-Cool Concepts in Traspie
Milonga is a fun and upbeat style of tango that moves fast compared to tango. Add a double time step to its already faster rhythm and you get traspie. Hold on to your dance shoes because you will learn some movements that will get your feet moving in overdrive.
1:45pm-3:00pm-Vals-Playing with Multiple Rhythms Vals
The 3:4 time signature of the tango waltz music makes us feel like we are dancing on waves in the ocean. Imagine you being a world class surfer being able to manipulate his/her board in a way that creates his/her own music. Learn how to create other rhythms with your feet that work perfectly within the beat of the music.