Tango advanced level with Daniela & Luis

Daniela Pucci de Farias & Luis Bianchi

Daniela Pucci & Luis Bianchi
Daniela Pucci & Luis Bianchi

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Understanding Milonguero, Salon and Nuevo Styles

What characterizes milonguero, salon and nuevo? Do you know the difference? Do you have a preference?

We believe that each style offers beautiful and unique resources for expression, and that the best tango is that which is well-danced and expressive, beyond labels. This series of workshops was designed from this point of view. Our goal is to give students a better understanding of the different styles of social tango and to equip them with an expanded set of resources for expressing the music.

More specifically, we will explore:

•     the techniques for walking in each style, looking at their inherent staccato, legato and pendular qualities;

•     the techniques for turning, looking at how they differ completely in terms of use of pivots, dissociation, momentum and space, creating very different sensations;

•     some of the vocabulary that is characteristic of each style, including the tiniest and most playful (and useful!) milonguero turns, sublime salon turns with sacadas, enrosques and planeos, and dynamic nuevo turns combined with very gently led (but very powerful!) boleos;

•     most importantly, how to apply the different techniques to rhythmic, melodic and dramatic music, matching the quality of movement to the quality of the sound and making your own choices to create personal interpretations.

Get a taste of Daniela's and Luis' vast range of interpreting different kinds of music in these videos.

Daniela Pucci & Luis Bianchi
Daniela Pucci & Luis Bianchi

Daniela and Luis met during her first trip to Buenos Aires. What was supposed to be Luis's last tanda for the night turned into two hours of dancing together. The magical connection they experienced that night led them to share their tangopaths. Daniela left her career as an MIT engineering professor to join Luis as his tango partner. Luis left Buenos Aires to join her in NewYork City. In the meantime they have moved back to Buenos Aires where they now live and teach.

Daniela and Luis' performances have been described as sensational,passionate, musical, and technically impeccable. Their dance is based ondeep knowledge of the different styles of tango: milonguero, salon,nuevo and stage, which they blend with ease and fluidity to create very personal interpretations.

As instructors, they have quickly gained renown for their deep grasp on body mechanics as well as analytical, logical and detail-oriented teaching style. Their ultimate goal is to help students achieve better quality of movement, develop a comfortable, subtle and sensitiveconnection with the partner, increase their body awareness and find their own unique voice in the dance. Students in their classes canexpect a wealth of information on tango technique, encouragement to pushboundaries, lots of hands-on instruction and a healthy dose of humor to complement the mix.

Comments about Daniela and Luis as teachers:

Daniela and Luis were everything we could have wished for: dynamic, funny and o so committed: I loved their way of teaching, thank you so much for inviting them at your place! I feel rich now with all these beautifull experiences.Jacquie from Bruges.

Luis and Daniela are simply the best teachers we have ever worked with. Nigel and Gill from the U.K.

Level: Advanced

Languages of instruction: English, German  

Fee: EUR 915 per person per week

Price includes 15 hours of teaching, lodging in doubleroom and meals (beverages included) for the entire week of the course, including the booking charge. Extra charge for lodging in single rooms: EUR 200 per person per week. Extra charge for lodging in private apartment for two persons: starting from EUR 60 per person per week. Please contact us about details of instruction, lodging and food.

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Daniela & Luis dance a "sober" Milonga: "Saca Chispas" (Hector Farrell)
... but they can also do a "drunken" Milonga: "Ella es Así" (Edgardo Donato)
... and they can do a Milonga with their daughter Francesca!
Daniela & Luis, Tango "Sìn Palabras" (Osvaldo Pugliese), Dresden, October 2014
Daniela & Luis, a classical Tango from the "Golden era": "Ensuenos" (Carlos Di Sarli)
Daniela & Luis, Tango "Oblivion" (Astor Piazzolla)
Daniela & Luis, a modern Tango with music by Frederic Chopin

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More about Daniela and Luis at www.danielayluis.com

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