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Tango Lexicon Bootcamp in San Francisco

February 3-4, 2017 (Friday – Saturday)

Symbolic Dance & Fitness
672 S Van Ness Ave,
San Francisco, California 94110


Author: Andrei Protsouk

Originality and inventiveness have always been at the heart of Argentine Tango. But creativity thrives on clear constraints.

Learning tango might seem sometimes like an endless expanse of new elements to master. Ochos, paradas, boleos, giros, sacadas, barridas, ganchos, colgadas, volcadas, piernazos, soltadas...how many more "things" are there to learn? You may feel you need to grasp the WHOLE picture before getting "creative."

Fortunately, the whole picture is simple, elegant and easy to work with. Tango has a deep structure that is often unnoticed. This internal DNA of tango figures holds ALL possibilities of moving with four legs. Actually, a tiny number of basic elements - 24, to be precise - can create an infinity of danceable moments.

The tango lexicon is a new system that gives an easy way to remember every possible distinct structural situation in tango - a name that both describes what it IS and what it can CONNECT to. It will help you remember and record tango combinations, talk about them and invent completely new things when you practice with it.

Once you understand it, you can unleash potentially explosive originality and creativity when you dance.

Note: We recommend that have some basic working knowledge of difference between parallel and crossed systems, and forward vs open vs backward steps in order to make the most of this workshop.

Workshop 1: The Five Parallel System Translations - Friday, Feb 3rd 7:15pm-8:45pm
Workshop 2: The Four Crossed System Translations - Friday, Feb 3rd 9pm-10:30pm
Workshop 3: The Six System Changers - Saturday, Feb 4th 4-5:30pm
Workshop 4: The Nine Sacadas - Saturday, Feb 4th 5:45-7:15pm

Facilitators: Mitra and David

Cost: $100


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