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Festival Workshops

Updated: Jul 12

Eight exceptional maestros are coming from all corners of the world to teach #tango during the Moonlight Tango Festival 2023 in July (23rd-30th).


We have selected this team of teachers to offer you diversity of methodology and high quality of tango. Each of these teaching couples has decades of experience doing workshops around the world.


All workshops are capped to 20 couples and will be held in Element Collective Venue (ECV) a wonderful dance studio in the heart of Fortitude Valley in Brisbane (17 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006). Easiest place to park is at Secure Parking on Brunswick Street, which can be pre-booked. The closest and most comfortable place to stay is The Miro Apartments (quote TANGO for a special discount).


Tickets available on our website. We ask you to book as a dance couple to maintain balance but we are happy to help finding you a dance partner. Get in touch: info@moonlighttango.org


 

Cynthia Palacios & Sebastián Bolivar

Normally based in Buenos Aires, Cynthia & Sebastian travel the world to teach tango. They are the Tango World Champions 2022. Cynthia & Sebastian will be teaching at the beginning of the Festival and participate with Tango Bardo with a performance at the University of Queensland.


Workshops as follows:


Sunday 23 | Jul - 10:00 to 11:00: Giro - Structure, dynamics and enrosques | ECV | FB

Sunday 23 | Jul - 11:00 to 12:00: Rhythmic structures and dissociation | ECV | FB

lunch break 30 min

Sunday 23 | Jul - 12:30 to 13:30: Dynamic changes and qualities of movement | ECV | FB

Monday 24 | Jul - 18:30 to 19:30: Circular movements for small spaces | ECV | FB

Monday 24 | Jul - 19:30 to 20:30: Resources to dance milonga lisa and traspié | ECV | FB

Monday 24 | Jul - 20:30 to 21:30: Figures, fluency and musicality | ECV | FB


Cynthia and Sebastian will be performing to the live music of Tango Bardo at the UQ Concert on Sunday 23 | Jul starting at 15:00 at the GHD Auditorium University of Queensland St Lucia | tickets


 

Rina & Nadim Sawaya

Teaching and organising milongas in Melbourne, they travel Australia to teach #tango as Tango Esencia. They often come to Brisbane to build on tango concepts. Rina and Nadim will also tailor their classes to beginners to facilitate more people joining the tango community and enjoying the Festival.


Tuesday 25 | Jul - 18:30 to 19:30: Musical phrasing for rhythmic music | ECV | FB

Tuesday 25 | Jul - 19:30 to 20:30: Musical phrasing for Pugliese | ECV | FB

Tuesday 25 | Jul - 20:30 to 21:30: Musicality and the art of changing dynamics | ECV | FB

Wednesday 26 | Jul - 17:30 to 18:30: Sustaining the flow in small spaces | Flights Grill | FB


They will be performing at the Welcome Milonga and the Gala Milonga.


 

Lorena Tarantino & Gianpiero Galdi

Normally based in Turin (Italy), Gianpiero & Lorena have been travelling the world to teach tango at festivals and more.


Thursday 27 | Jul - 18:30 to 19:30: Comfortable but effective embrace | ECV | FB

Thursday 27 | Jul - 19:30 to 20:30: Flow and rhythmic structure (vals) | ECV

Saturday 29 | Jul - 10:00 to 11:00: Traditional dynamics in many solutions | ECV | FB

Saturday 29 | Jul - 11:00 to 12:00: Musicality and interpretation | ECV | FB

Sunday 30 | Jul - 10:00 to 11:00: Easy patterns and different beat (milonga) | ECV | FB

Sunday 30 | Jul - 11:00 to 12:00: Out of axis into a close embrace and social space | ECV | FB


Come and see them performing at the Welcome Milonga on Friday 28th at the Brisbane City Hall. Tickets for milongas available online.


 

Vanesa Villalba & Facundo Piñero

Amongst the most well known tango maestros in the world, they travel the world and have a dance studio in Buenos Aires.


Friday 28 | Jul - 14:00 to 15:00: Rhythmic and musical interpretation for improvisation | ECV | FB

Friday 28 | Jul - 15:00 to 16:00: Giros with enrosques and planeos | ECV | FB

Saturday 29 | Jul - 12:30 to 13:30: Dissociation as a tool, how and when to use it | ECV | FB

Saturday 29 | Jul - 13:30 to 14:30: Looking for speed, dynamic changes | ECV | FB

Sunday 30 | Jul - 12:15 to 13:15: Ornaments for her and him (milonga) | ECV | FB

Sunday 30 | Jul - 13:15 to 14:15: Rhythm, cadence and musicality (vals) | ECV | FB


Come and see the performing at the Gala Milonga on Saturday 29th at the Brisbane City Hall.


 
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE

We ask people to book the workshops as a dance couple to ensure the learning is balanced. If you need to find a partner we can help. Write us at info@moonlighttango.org or call us directly.


 

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