Wed 2 January 2019 | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Studio Pasito - HaRav Yizkhak Yedidya Frenkel 29, Tel Aviv, 50 NIS
The Argentine Tango defies the expectations of most – well of those who chance it. It manages to rattle, calm and intrigue all our senses at once. This beautiful dance has gone through changes and evolved over the years, although is still maintains it’s fundamental structure. There is now an abundance of variety and styles available to admire and learn. We are going to take the Argentine Tango to, what I see as, it’s next logical step in evolution.
The Tango Sense will bring you Argentine Tango classes, but with 3 main changes to the traditional classes, here are the changes:
1. The names of the roles. Some like to use man/woman, some like leader/follower, but TangoForge in Berlin has come up with a new set, and I’m going to use them. We will use “mark” for the traditionally ‘leaders’ role, and “revel” for the traditional ‘follows’ role. I feel that these terms describe the actual role better, are gender neutral and leave much for interpretation, just like the dance. For the a detailed explanation of where the terms came from check out the link: https://tangoforge.com/renaming-the-roles/
2. There will be a strong emphasis on technique and body work. Many start learning tango by using the fancy-looking steps. After they’ve exhausted themselves, they then realise that the next level of dance is to delve deeper. So, we will begin using these techniques right from the start. Come to class in socks 🙂
3. Whether you don’t think you will ever use it in “real” life, we will study both roles. That is, in class you will get to experience what it’s like to ‘mark’ and ‘revel’. You don’t have to dance in both roles at the dances, you’re free to choose. But, during classes, learning both roles will give you a better understanding, appreciation and sensitivity of what the dance requires.
Tel Aviv – Wednesdays
Beginners 8:30 – 9:30 pm.
Technique (both roles): 9:30 – 10:30 pm
HaRav Yizkhak Yedidya Frenkel 29
(Next to the Kiosko cafe)
Classes are 50 ils.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I speak English and Hebrew. I use both traditional tango and non-tango music in my classes and love to share my passion and energy for the dance. I have taught many ladies’ technique and Intimacy Tango classes as well and like to incorporate as much as I can into my classes.
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Iris was born and raised in Toronto, Canada until moving to Israel in 2013. Her dance passion has carried her since childhood and met its match when introduced to Argentine Tango. Along her journey she had taken extensive classes and workshops around the world with a number of professional tango dancers. Iris’s technique is one that is built on and incorporates mind-body exercises that she has acquired from Ballet, Pilates, Yoga, Franklin Method, Alexander Technique, Contact Improvisation and more. Iris’s style is often called playful and creative, working with the principles of the dance and the idea that the dance is a conversation between two people and the music. Iris has also performed in traditional tango as well as contemporary neo-tango styles.