The Magdalena Technique
Embracing the Divine Feminine Through The Art of Tango
Tango for the People! (TM)
You Too CAN Dance Argentine Tango! If you can WALK...YOU CAN TANGO! You've never had a partner dance experience? We are here to help you! We affirm and confirm that Tango IS an IMPROVISATION! Therefore, you DO NOT need to learn and memorize a bunch of steps, put together by someone other than you! We will help you create your own steps and...IMPROVISE! We will help you become a Tango dancer.
What we affirm in Tango, also fully applies to KIZOMBA!
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NEW PROGRESSIVE BEGINNERS SERIES
IN JUNE 2019
The Connection Workshop
To be a successful partner it is essential to have an understanding of how to connect.
The ability to lead without force.
The ability to follow with awareness & intention.
Standing & walking alone with an awareness of one’s’ own axis.
Standing and walking as a unit, forwards, backwards and sideways.
Giving and Receiving: An exercise in flow.
Appropriate for both couples and singles desiring to improve their partner dancing skills as well as interested in using the art of dance to enjoy a deeper connection to self and others. Course is accompanied by melodic music, soft lighting and chocolate.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"Jean-Pierre and Oshalla's method of demonstrating the energetic and visceral connection between dance partners is so wonderfully foundational. We understand now how to connect empathically. The definition of "leading" is forever changed in me. Dance is about inviting, awareness, protecting the connection. Beautiful!" ---Pia
Music of Tango
In this course of listening, students
will be immersed in the music of Tango and become acquainted with the instruments, phrasing, melodies, call-and-response,
timing and lyrics.
Posture of Tango
Tango’s mystique is often associated by the way its dancers stand and move together through space.
Language of Tango
In this course students enter into the world of Tango, literally translated to mean, “The place where we meet,”
from the Kicongo language of West Africa
History of Tango
Tango has evolved from its early African beginnings on the Plantations of Argentina to the the weekly gatherings at the outdoor gathering place called "Tango" (meaning in the Kicongo language : "the place we meet"). Tango eventually made it to the underground dance practiced in the brothels to later being embraced by European society with a disassociated from its early roots.
Required reading: " Tango, The Art History of Love " by Robert Farris Thompson.