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TANGO MUSICALITY MASTERCLASS

An innovative exploration of tango musicality from the perspective of the world's best tango musicians, dancers and DJs

the Soul of Tango

Moonlight Tango has collaborated with friends around the world to bring the Australian tango community an innovative Masterclass on tango musicality. Through a series of workshops taking place on the last weekend of October, you will be able to learn about the structure of tango music, it's unique texture and colour; you will learn to recognise the way this multi-layered music has changed over the ages and how it is played by contemporary musicians. You will learn to see musicality from the perspective of experienced and world renown dancers, teachers, organisers, musicians and DJs... are you ready?

THE MASTERCLASS SERIES

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Prepare for a long weekend of Tango

 

LOCATIONS

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We have selected two amazing locations to give you comfort and the perfect athmosphere 

 
C'est Bon Milonga

C'est Bon

Parking Options: 

+ Street Parking

+ Princess Parking

Institute of Modern Art Brisbane

Institute of Modern Art

Parking Options: 

+ Street Parking

+ 388 BRUNSWICK STREET CAR PARK

MEET YOUR TEACHERS

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The world gets smaller every day, this time it fits in a Compas!

 
 
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MURAT ERDEMSEL

DE MUSICA

Short Course Description

In this series of two masterclasses, Murat will focus FIRST on the main ingredients of musicality, specifically for dancing. He considers these ingredients as “the fundamentals  every dancer must know”; SECOND, he will make examples of how these elements can drastically improve your your tango dancing, if you know how to combine the ingredients correctly.

About the Teacher

Murat Erdemsel is a world renown tango dancer and teacher. He uses his extensive knowledge of the dance and multi-media to create truly unique and engaging classes. He was born in an artist family, studied fine arts including a masters degree. The Australian community already know him and love him for his style of dancing and teaching. He visited Australia in 2008 first with Michelle, then 2016, 2017 alone and 2018 with Sigrid covering most of our tango communities including Tasmania. 

MASTERCLASS 2 - Prometeus

Teacher: Murat

Date: 29/10/2021

Time: 20:00 - 22:00

Location: Institute of Modern Art

Duration: 2h

MASTERCLASS 1 - Genesis

Teacher: Murat

Date: 29/10/2021

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: Institute of Modern Art 

Duration: 2h

Main Topics

Murat will touch upon the Phrasing, Intonation (Staccato / Legato), Pronunciation (music as a language), Pacing (the "compas"), Syntax (the rules and structure) and Instrumentation (identify the instruments and act accordingly as a dancer). This course will offer a sound structure to understand musicality and practically apply this to your dancing. 

Delivery

Murat is well known for his ability to mix different media to explain sophisticated concepts with simplicity. The course will be delivered live via Zoom and other platforms and mixed with interactive exercises for the audience.

Who Should Take This Class?

This is a fundamental class that will help both the beginner and the seasoned dancer. The structure and clarity of Murat's masterclasses provides the necessary foundation to improve your tango and explore what you have already learnt at a higher level of mindfulness.

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GIANPIERO & LORENA

UBI MAIOR MINOR CESSAT

Short Course Description

Gianpiero & Lorena will focus on movement technique and how to skilfully time and coordinate individual and couple motion not just to keep the rhythm, but to interpret and  characterize  every song with mood, connection and individual style. Gianpiero, Lorena and Murat have prepared a special joint class to fuse the musicality concepts with all the body and couple movements necessary to fully and passionately express the music (Masterclass 4). 

About the Teacher

Gianpiero started learning tango at an early age and during his adolescence, he travelled extensively to Argentina and Europe to refine his dancing skills and learn “from every teacher we could find on our path!”. Since he made tango his career, he has been collaborating and performing with a plethora of world-renown dancers and partners, including Maria Filali with whom he travelled the world and came to Australia. His passion for tango and teaching the discipline drives him to continuously refine his skills. As he would describe it, this is a “process of continuous improvement where the student will learn from the teacher and vice-versa”. 

His biggest “pride” is the current partnership with Lorena Tarantino (started in 2018), in which he finds all the ingredients to best showcase their joint experience and passion for tango, the dance and the teaching.

MASTERCLASS 3 - Moving Music

Teacher: Gianpiero & Lorena

Date: 30/10/2021

Time: 16:00 - 18:00

Location: Institute of Modern Art

Duration: 2h

MASTERCLASS 4 - Union

Teachers: Gianpiero, Lorena & Murat

Date: 30/10/2021

Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Location: Institute of Modern Art

Duration: 2h

Main Topics

Gianpiero will elaborate on step technique, posture, body coordination, with individual practice of various rhythms, melodic movements and dynamic creativity.  He will explain how an embellishment should work, both "rhythmic" and "dynamic"  and show us how to practice this.  With Lorena, he will explore interpretation of music by the couple, how to include musicality comfortably and seamlessly in the dance through rhythmic dynamics, density and connection. 

Delivery

Gianpiero and Lorena will be delivering Masterclass 3 together via Zoom and then will join Murat for a multimedia experience during Masterclass 4.

Who Should Take This Class?

These two masterclasses are a great way to put what you have learnt about musicality in practice through the experience of professional dancers such as Gianpiero, Lorena and Murat. It will also be a great excuse to reconnect with teachers we have met and love in the Australian community.

 
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ASATO-PAIS

AD ASTRA

Short Course Description

Through the history of Tango and Orquesta Tipica, the tango duo and YouTube stars Asato-Pais tell us about the origins of tango, the development of its music and style, describing different music genres while showing us key elements on the bandoneon and piano. They will also talk about the style of specific orquestas tipicas of the golden age and will bring us to the new style adopted by contemporary tango musicians.​

About the Teacher

Ayélen Pais is one of the most iconic bandoneon players in the current tango scene. She first started playing as a bandoneon in Orquesta Típica La Vidú and China Cruel, with whom she recorded her first two albums. In August 2011, she played for Academia Nacional del Tango with Aníbal Troilo's bandoneon. She has been an integral part of two of the most popular milongueras orchestras of these times, the Sans Souci and Romántica Milonguera

Cristian Asato is a renown pianist, teacher and arranger, he is the lead pianist of maestro Víctor Lavallén, directs the companies "Tango  Legends" and "Synopsis  Tango", is part of the orchestra and trio of the bandoneonist Ramiro Boero. In 2018, Ayélen and Cristian decided to transform their personal relationship into a Tango duo “Asato-Pais” and started developing the YouTube videos we all love.

MASTERCLASS 5 - The History of Music

Teacher: Ayélen Pais & Cristian Asato 

Date: 31/10/2021

Time: 11:00 - 13:00

Location: C'est Bon Restaurant

Duration: 2h

Main Topics

History of tango music through the different orquesta structures, music characteristics and cultural influences till the contemporary bands, passing through the guardia vieja, Piazzola and "Resurgimento". Asato-Pais will also touch on technical elements such as "modelos de marcacion, the texture and colour of certain songs and instruments. Finally they will cover the distinctive style and evolution of orquestas such as Troilo, and Pugliese.

Delivery

You can expect an exciting mix of informative videos, interactive exercises and performances using the bandoneon and the piano. Asato-Pais are great at mixing Zoom for direct interaction with the audience and YouTube for more detailed and complex graphics. Be prepared to refresh your Spanish as well because they will make sure to use lots of tango words.

 

Who should take this class?

You don't need to be a tango dancer to want to learn about this beautiful dance through its music from the late 1800s to contemporary bands. This course should appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about tango but also and more importantly to dancers who want to better understand the musical difference across ages and orquestas from two experienced musicians.