SPECIAL 'LA MILONGA'
Saturday, January 21
Silvana Brizuela will teach 2 pre-milonga classes
**Chacarera and **Milonga
This month will be special as we will start a series of classes of Argentinean Folk dances together with Tango.
Silvana Brizuela--she will be teaching the basic steps for the Chacarera. We will play one Chacarera during the Milonga so that you can show the skills you have leaned in the class.
8:30-9:15pm -- Tango--today, Milonga Class
Come join us tonight as you will be able to learn and practice two Argentinean dances in one evening.
One Class: (either one) $15
Two Classes ($25)
One Class and Dancing ($25)
Two Classes and Dancing ($35)
Dancing only: $15
As always---students will have a 20% discount.
The best muchies in town will be served together with our famous Tango Sangria!!
This is Silvana and Claudio Ponce last time they were in Boston together. Start at 1:50minute--(nothing interesting before that :-) )
So, some of you have been dancing the Chacarera....but do you know what it really means?? Here is some info:
The Chacarera is a dance and music that originated in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. It is a genre of folk music that, for many Argentines, serves as a rural counterpart to the cosmopolitan imagery of the Tango.
Description of the Dance:
A popular Creole dance
Festive and happy
Light step and quick rhythm
Danced in partners (each dancer on his/her own and they do not embrace)
During the dance, the male courts the female and tries to win over her love and attention by displaying his complex tap- dancing skills, known as the zapateo
Part of present-day folklore
Dance of the people
The Chacarera consists of four stanzas in which song verses called
coplas are sung. There is an instrumental part between each of the coplas that also serves as an introduction and determines the length of the dance. The coplas are a Spanish influence and a direct result of the Spanish colonization. During the Chacarera,
four coplas are sung and in at least one of the coplas the name Chacarera is mentioned, and it is believed that is how the dance became known by that name.