Lounge Mar 1: Hernan, Mariana & DJ Johnny
- Every Friday 9.30pm - 2.30am
This week, we celebrate our community's talent with NYC favorites Mariana Parma, Hernan Brizuela, and DJ Johnny Tablada.
8.30pm classes included with admission:
upper level with Mariana and Hernan
intermediates with Victoria
beginners with Paul
Performance at midnight
Johnny Tablada spins the tunes and will be your host.
Tine is out of town, back next week :)
Hernan Brizuela, born in Mendoza, Argentina and now based in New York, was drawn to tango from his early years. The musical form and lyrics, the nostalgic aspect, the dance. His teachers were Luis Canan, Cesar Cohello, Rodolfo Dinsel, Carlos Peres, Francisco Forquera, Jorge Torres, Eduardo Parejas, Carlos Magaleta (acting and theater), Ines Kallab (actuation and theater).
Hernan teaches regularly in NYC and at Dance Union in Boston MA. He is regularly featured at milongas and festivals around the Northeast.
Mariana Parma is an instructor, choreographer and performer and has a B.A. in dance from Rutgers University. She has been featured in motion pictures, national commercials and has worked with Broadway choreographers for musical and film productions. She specializes in Latin dancing: Salsa, Mambo, Tango, and Latin American Folk.
Her achievements have included:
-Principal dancer and supervising choreographer in "Todo Tango" at the Thalia Theatre in Queens, NY, in 2001.
-Produced and performed in the off-Broadway dance show Swango the Fusion
-Worked with Hinton Battle, 3 time Tony Award winner, in the musical workshop, The Bronx Casket Company.
-Featured dancer and co-choreographer of the Tango Show at the Thalia Theatre in Queeens
-Featured dancer in the national tour of SWING the Musical from Dec '05 through Jan '06.
She can be seen around the world performing Salsa and Tango.
In 2009, Mariana and her partner Omar Lagos danced at the World Tango Championships in Buenos Aires (salon style), and made New York look great in the semifinals!
Johnny Tablada makes his Tango Lounge debut this week as DJ, and will be your host in Tine's absence. Bringing with him an unrivaled, innate musicality rivaled only by the old milongueros themselves, Johnny loves to cater to the dancers, paying close attention to their moods. Making use of his vast collection of music, he pulls out the most eloquent sequences to create tandas which make dancers' hearts resonate with joy and enthusiasm. As a dancer, Johnny won the 2010 NYC championships, and has performed with Susana Miller and Monica Paz.