Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Heather2007, Nov 14, 2007.
Pablo Veron will be teaching at Negrachas this coming Friday. Class starts at 8pm.
My take on the Friday PV workshop: it was like cattle being herded at an abbatoir. Although the step was very simple, there wasn't even room to walk it was so crowded. Was the Saturday workshop any better?
The Friday class was an open class for anyone. The workshops on Saturday were for a limited number of people, so I should think they were more useful. I'd like to know how they were too. Did anyone go?
I didn't attend the workshop but I did attend the pre-milonga class on Friday night. The theory was good but trying to squeeze a 3-4 hour workshop into an hour's class? He should've kept the long lectures to a minimum and just thrown a set pattern at the students to get on with. And of course, his voice being so gentle it was quite difficult for most to understand what it was he was saying. At the 40 minute mark, I completely zoned out and went for a fag break and returned at the end of the class.
It was my first time back at Negrachas in almost a year - is it me, or has the sizz gone out of Negrachas as well as standard of dancing having dropped somewhat?
Well ... I wasn't there on Friday, so ...
(insert smiley with insane laugh)
NOOOO! OK, so I wasn't there but I absolutely hate it when they just teach you a pattern. That's why I don't go to classes very much anymore. (Actually, you can delete the "very much" part...)
Did he have anything in particular of interest to say?
Very much so. He concentrated the lesson on the hold, the connection, movement etc. but with an accent that was heavy (sometimes in Spanish as well as French) along with very quiet, some admitted later that they found it hard to focus on what it was that he was saying. A little talk then allowing the students to then let their bodies do the talking and repeating this exercise at speed than overkilling the lecture would've been better. Again, excellent topic but the delivery was a bit zzzzzzzzzzz!
A wonderful teacher - Veronique Bouscasse - will be teaching at the Crypt this Saturday and like PV focuses on the connection, feel, the leader's invitation to dance, then hold etc. Her teaching is crisp and clear and she's a beauty to watch. Highly recommended if you can make it.
Thanks for the info! I know of Véronique and have heard very good things. Don't think I can make it on Saturday, but hopefully she'll be teaching elsewhere too.
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does anyone know a way of recording this as I shall be on the road at the time.?
Your cable TV will have it.
Or freeview for that matter. In that regard you should be able to set your video for it, like any TV programme.
Lastly, since it's a BBC broadcast, there is every possibility you will be able to download through the BBCs iPlayer, or otherwise stream it from their website in retrospect. Worth looking into perhaps?
In fact, it looks like you can stream last week's programme without difficulty.
Try this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio3.shtml
Then look for "discovering music" in the programme listing. You might have to install some stuff to make it work, but maybe it's worth the hassle.
You obviously don't have Cable. I'm with Virgin TV. They carry Radio 1, 2, 3 and 4. (No faces, just the radio presenter voiceovers - yep, technology's got that good).
Thank you for all replies. I will try the streaming thingy.
All clear now
In my day it was just a case of putting a mike from the cassette recorder into or in front of the radio; setting it to record; and setting the timeswitch on the wall ( or a relative) to switch it on. So easy.
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