Argentine Tango and monthly “Milonga Cocktail”AMAdev2019-08-01T13:42:17+02:00
Argentine Tango and monthly “Milonga cocktail”
Dancing the Argentine tango is fascinating and addictive…
This is a regular L’AMAmusique course; it is open to people of all ages and levels.
Beginners course and advanced course, once a week
Dancing the tango is a great opportunity to express music with one’s body, to discover oneself and one’s partner. This course examines the Argentine tango in all its forms. The goal is to improvise ‘a dos’ during a Milonga (dance night).
Every last course of the month, a common course + a “l’AMAmusique Milonga” : dance & cocktail
Students are encouraged to bring a partner, but singles are welcome too. Regular attendance is required.
Please wear relaxed loose-fitting clothing and clean, comfortable shoes that stay well on your feet and will not mark the floor; women’s shoes should have a heel.
What is Argentine Tango?
Argentine tango is an improvised dance performed in pairs. The tango is representative of Porteño culture. It arose out of the Rio de la Plata (Buenos Aires – Montevideo) region at the end of the 19th century during a period of mass immigration of Italians and French. Today, it has spread out across the whole world with an ever-growing number of enthusiasts. Tango is a rich cultural universe that expresses itself through different forms of art. It is music, poetry and dance at the same time. All who enter the world of the tango come into contact with these three forms of expression.
Dance and music
This dance is a truly enriching experience for those who wish to express music through their bodies. The dancer improvises his steps and movements using various codes, and by orienting the movements of the body in a certain way. He allows himself to be inspired and guided by the music. A paired dance, the tango is a wordless dialogue in which the dancers evolve in the space they share and play with the music that enlivens them. Tango is a freestyle dance – as long as one knows the language of tango – nourished by music. The dancer does not only follow the rhythm, he interprets the music with his body and that of his partner. The two dancers’ bodies are instruments united in listening to the music and to each other.
Dance and personal expression
Tango dancers, in order to express themselves freely, must first learn a particular physical and musical language. This language opens them up to a new expressive and emotional universe. Each dancer must then find a style of dance that corresponds to his own personality. Dancing the tango dance allows one to link the soul and body and find one’s individual harmony.
Dance and sharing
The tango is a couples’ dance. Each couple must find their own particular equilibrium in this dance. First of all, one guides (the male role) and the other follows (female role). Each role is equally important. Once the couple finds their balance and communication is established, a listening game develops between the man and the woman. Each one learns to understand each other’s body movements and their musical and dynamic possibilities. Neither one is above or below the other: both roles are important in finding that balance. After that, a dialogue is initiated and improvisation is possible. It becomes a matter of being attentive to one’s partner and the other dancers on the dance floor.
Dates: Classes are held one evening a week between September and June.