Tango Argentino > Londoners

Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by Heather2007, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    Hmmm. I was planning on going to Negracha on Friday. I'm not sure about the class, though, I may sneak downstairs and do Ivan's one instead, or be hot-shotty and turn up for the Milonga only :)
  2. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    I'm going, what the hell, you only live once.

    Apparently, from here, his topic is "Change of Directions and Rhythmical Dinamycs". Plus, it's £20 for the evening... seems a bit steep, but we'll see.

    (And, yes, I did indeed spend a minute thinking "Ooh, 'dinamycs', is that some clever technical term?" :D )
  3. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Isnt Dina Mycs his partner?
  4. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Meeting friends in town earlier, soberness permitting I'll see you there afterwards. At around 8.30. I'll be sitting at the base of the stage "watching". Let's dance!!
  5. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Really good seeing (and dancing with) you last night. H:)xx
  6. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    Aww - thanks for putting up with me.

    Pablo Veron's class was fine, well-balanced for numbers, and quite useful. I thought it was a bit pricey (£20 for the evening compared to a normal £12), but that's the price of fame I guess.
  7. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Workshop this weekend...and its cheap.

    As follows:

    Intensive Tango Technique Workshop for Leaders and Followers of all Levels
    with Iona Italia

    Saturday 31 May 2.00-5.30pm
    Sunday 1 June 2.00-5.30pm
    £10 per person for 1 day only
    £15 per person for both days

    You see - cheap.

    One KX
    120 Cromer Street
    London WC1H 8BS
    (Corner of Judd Street and Cromer St, Near St Pancras Station)

    She says:

    Good technique is not about dancing a specific style or learning lots
    of fancy moves. It's about using relaxed, natural movements and
    connecting with your partner. If you can master the basic techniques,
    you will be able to dance complex figures with confidence. I've been
    studying tango in Buenos Aires for the past two years and would like
    to share some of the techniques I've learnt there with you.
    We will focus on fundamentals like posture, axis, presence, walking,
    giros, ochos, boleos and leading and following skills. More complex
    combinations and jumps may be included depending on participants'
    level of experience.

    To book, contact Iona on 0790 3476994 or at iona.italia@gmail.com
    I'm also available for private lessons and performances. In London until 9

    Did I forget to say how cheap this is:p. For London, that is. Blimey.

  8. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    London Tango Extraganza 2008

    Book in advance your milongas and workshops for the festival. Most bookers have got their workshops and milonga passes already. Note that there are new dress codes for milongas, so more fun!
    Too see our latest News Letter just click here:


    ><><><><><><> TANGO EXTRAVAGANZA UK 2008 ><><><><><><><<><

    ***13 international guest artistes***
    24 workshops for all levels and different styles to choose from:
    * Foundations (Excellent for Beginners, suitable for all levels)
    * Innovations (Tango nuevo)
    * Salon Style (Traditional)
    * Milonguero (Close Embrace)
    * Especialised workshops (Volcadas, colgadas, Boleos, Ganchos, Sacadas, etc.)
    * Decorations
    * Tango Vals
    * Musicality
    * Milonga
    * Free dance partners attending workshops
    - To find dancer partners to attend classes go to Tango Blog section (Enlace con Tango Blog)
    Book now! Here ( enlace con bookings)

    II London Tango Festival抯 Programme:

    Featuring Eduardo Capussi & Mariana Flores, directly from Buenos Aires. The very unique style that combine brilliantly tango technique and theatrical work.


    Thursday 12th June
    Tango Extravaganza UK Warm Up
    (Pay at the door for this specific day)
    7:00 - 8.30 p.m. Lecture Demonstration: "The Birth Of the Tango Song" by
    Duo Napoli Casares (guitars + voice)
    (the first tangos sings, their first performers and authors, Gardel, Corsini and Magaldi, the composers, etc.)
    8:30 - 9:30 p.m. tango class (Rojo y Negro)£10
    9:00 -12:00 Milonga £5 / All £20
    at Latvian House, 72 Queensborough Terrace, W2 3SH Tube: Bays Water or Queensway


    Friday 13th June

    9:30 p.m. - 2:30a.m. @: Corrientes Tango Club
    24 Haverstock Hill, London, NW1 8AS
    Performance by
    Bruno Tombari & Mariageles Caamano
    Live music: - Joe Powers + assembled band
    - Duo Napoli Casares
    DJ: David Lurie
    Dress Code: Tango in the 20s


    Saturday 14th June
    9:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. @: Corrientes Tango Club
    24 Haverstock Hill, London, NW1 8AS
    Performances by Eduardo Capussi & Mariana Flores
    / Cesar Velasquez & Carolina Gonzalez
    DJ: Giraldo
    Dress code: Tango Etiquette


    Sunday 15th June
    Kensington College of Business, 4 The Wild Court, London WC2B 4AU
    9:30p.m. - 1:00a.m. Live music by Joe Powers + assembled band
    Performances by:
    Jenny Frances & Ricardo Oria + Surprise
    DJs: KG and Tony Walker
    Dress Code: Tango Summer
  9. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    Mmm... dunno why, but the whole event just makes me go "Meh"... I'm looking forward to the open-air summer events (Regents Park, Eton Bridge, Thames, etc.), but this isn't doing much for me.

    Maybe I'm just a pleb.
  10. kieronneedscake

    kieronneedscake New Member

    Last year's extravaganza milongas were a bit of a scrum I thought. Huge amounts of people, far too little respect for each other. I'm letting these ones pass by.
  11. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    You two/me three. People noise overload - euwwww!! :doh:
  12. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    River Tango 2008

    This year's Tate River Tango will be taking place between from 11-14th September. With the collaboration between the organizers of River Tango (Connect-ar), Negracha Tango Club and Zero Hour “The Dome”.

    Part of the Mayor of London’s popular Thames Festival, River Tango is now in its third year, and is set once again to take London by storm with four days of the very best tango events.

    There will be performances and workshops from international and local tango stars – the Macana Brothers, Sabrina & Ruben Veliz, Pablo Inza & Maria Modino and Analia Vega & Marcelo Varela and live music from Tanghetto, StazzoMayor, Orquesta Tipica Imperial, Sexteto Milonguero and two other orchestras, plus DJ sets from Felix Picherna, Punto & Branca, Fernando Filippelli, KG DJ and Mr D & Tweety Birds – and dancing till late at London’s top tango venues – The Bloomsbury Ballroom, the Dome and Negracha.

    With two days of free outdoor milongas on a specially designed dance-floor right by the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge, plus the River Tango Village, with its traditional Argentinean barbeques ("asados"), Mate tea stalls, tango-related products and Argentine wine and beer.

    For more details about the Maestros, Orchestras, DJs, Venues and Programme please visit www.rivertango.co.uk

  13. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Barge Tango

    MONDAY 7 JULY 2008 ON THE BATTERSEA BARGE 7.30pm to 11.30pm
    Candle-lit restaurant and the Bar :popen all evening
    Contact Michele on 020 8876 9914Booking in advance is essential - no ticket sales on the door: £7 per person
    Battersea Barge(moored at Nine Elms Dock), Nine Elms Lane, London SW8 5BP, Behind the FedEx building

    With DJ Tony Walker (who for me along with Alan from Mariposals are the best DJs in London (if not GB).

    Sadly, won't be attending as I have this whole past-life thing going about being on a boat :(
  14. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    Is that a tie-in with the Tango Commute event?

    Also, does anyone know, is there any one place where I can find out "What's on in London this weekend" information?
  15. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Have sent you a PM re. getting info 4 London.
  16. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

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    Heather2007 New Member

  18. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    I like the shared ipods; but isnt that weird for other people. How do they know you're dancing tango if they can't hear the music?

    I see people all the time singing or jigging in their cars to music that I can't hear
    and it looks pretty strange to me.
  19. Dave Bailey

    Dave Bailey New Member

    The "connector" link on the TangoCommute site doesnt work... :rolleyes:

    Well, to be honest, if you don't know the music, you might prefer not to hear it :)
  20. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Nyet! Truly strange-amusing is watching someone having a major row on their hands-free mobile.

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