Demystifying leading and following crosses. Ideas and improvisation for discovering more interesting possibilities of this beautiful element of tango.
TUESDAY:---Special 2.5 hour class !
The Art of Ochos
Discover & enhance the amazing variety of this connective element in Tango. Learn to create and play with different flavors and musical dynamic.
YOU CAN USE YOUR CLASS CARD
Monday class: One class card or $20
Tuesday class: Two class cards or $40
SPECIAL PACKAGE: Take Monday and Tuesday and the price is $55.00.
Astrid Weiske Tango Argentino
For more than 17 years Astrid has been dancing Tango Argentino and is well known and respected in the tango communities worldwide as an excellent leading woman. She has developed strong sensitivity in leading, great creativity in improvising and playful musicality which stand out as key elements in her dance. Astrid extended her dancing also to the follower role which expand her knowledge of the dance much more.
Since 2005 she has been teaching in Berlin at "PHYNIXtanzt" Studio, traveling as a guestteacher and followed invitations in Germany, UK, Paris and also abroad to San Francisco, New York, Montreal and Buenos Aires. She received invitations to teach and perform on several Festivals like Queertangofestival Copenhagen, Phantastango Festival (Germany) or Queertango Festival Buenos Aires.
Astrid is the founder of the intern. Queertangofestival in Berlin which had it's premiere 2011 and had been a huge success and highly respected Tangoevent for Berlin with international renowed teachers and artists and will take place again in July 2012. http://www.queertangofestival-berlin.de
Her teaching is based on awareness, analysis of natural movement in combination with her knowledge of technique, structure of the dance and awareness of connection in the couple. Creating a constant dialogue between leaders and followers who share the responsibility of listening and reacting to each other, based on a strong connection to the music.
Her main influence and deep understanding tango in dancing and teaching she got from her constant studies all over the years with renown dancers like: Brigitta Winkler, Gustavo Naveda y Giselle Anne, Cecilia Gonzalez, Chicho Frumboli, Pablo Pugliese y Noel Strazza or Tomas Howlin.
Her exploration of the techniques of tango, from the very classical to the very experimental, leading and following, including other dance forms like contact improvisation or modern dance makes her believe that there is no "one" Tango. She believes in creative, liberating variety and connection of ideas, movements and technique by repecting the roots of Argentine Tango. She promote that fusion to reduce borders and let find people their own expression in the dance.