Karina Colmeiro and Rodrigo Palacios
These two renowned Argentinian dancers will be with us at MonTango from Oct. 4 to 6 to perform and teach several workshops.
8-9 p.m. Drop-in class: A fun figure for everyone.
9 p.m.-1 a.m. Milonga with demonstrations by our guests. DJ Coco.
Class + milonga: $20 members; $25 guests
Milonga only: $12 members; $15 guests
12-1:30 p.m. A strong foundation – learn to use the body and legs effectively as well as the hows and whys of proper dissociation
1:45-3:15 p.m. Giros and sacadas – technique, changes of direction and sacadas for him and her
3:30-5 p.m. Musicality and interpretation – learn to work with phrasing, rhythm and melody as well as how to transfer what we hear to our bodies
$35/workshop or $120/4 workshops (Saturday and Sunday)
11:30-1 p.m. Vals – Specific elements for tango-waltz
1-2 p.m. Drop-in class: Milonga!
2-6 p.m. The Café Domingo milonga with DJ Andrea
Vals workshop: $35 ($30 with package)
Drop-in class + milonga: $18 members; $23 guests
Milonga only: $10 members; $12 guests
More about the dancers:
KARINA COLMEIRO: A purebred dancer, trained in classical ballet and professionalized in contemporary, she has studied several different movement techniques. The dance teacher and choreographer has worked as a dance instructor and as director of contemporary dance and tango shows. Her great achievement has been to bring to tango the fluidity and knowledge of other dances, which add to her milonguera flavour, her musicality, her embrace and and the connection of the music to her feet. Renowned for her great versatility, she has explored different styles of tango, thus enriching the quality of her dancing.
With more than 20 years of teaching experience in tango and other dance forms, Karina has been teaching and dancing around the world for 15 years at numerous festivals and congresses, schools and championships where she generously shares her knowledge, her experiences and her tango.
Karina has the spirit of the milonga in her body, and in her movement a fluidity that removes you from time and space when you watch her.
RODRIGO PALACIOS: An Argentine tango teacher and dancer, he grew up in Buenos Aires surrounded by a family who breathed tango through dance, music and singing. Rodrigo has been dancing since his childhood and at the young age of 14 he began to frequent the legendary Salon Canning where he saw the authentic dancing of the most recognized milongueros and also of those who at that time were leading the new trends of a growing tango scene. In 2000 Robert Duvall invited Rodrigo to have a special role in the movie Assassination Tango. In 2005 and 2006 he worked as a teacher and dancer in one of the most famous dance schools in Japan (Tiempo Iberoamericano). In 2007 he was invited as guest artist by Luis Bravo of Forever Tango for the show held in Buenos Aires.
With more than 20 years of dancing and 15 years of international experience, Rodrigo is recognized as a great teacher and dancer, having been summoned by the most prominent schools and festivals in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Serbia, Croatia, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Italy, France, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, China, the United States and Australia.
KARINA and RODRIGO share their knowledge with great enthusiasm. Their classes will take you through musicality, body awareness, technique, milonguero skills, evolving concepts and the indisputable richness of this popular dance about which you are so passionate.