October 8, 2016
1 - 4:30pm
This 3 hour workshop focuses on fundamental elements essential to building new skills, and becoming a better follower and leader. Through exercises and simple combinations, dancers can rethink and improve their embrace, walk, and pivots. A must for dancers of all levels!
October 9, 2016
1 - 2:30pm
The joy of Vals! Come, discover the specific rhythm and learn new ways of interpretation of different timing.
2:30 - 4:30pm
For more than 20 years Astrid has been dancing Tango Argentino and is well known and respected in the tango communities worldwide as an excellent leading woman. She has developed strong sensitivity in leading, great creativity in improvising and playful musicality which stand out as key elements in her dance. But Astrid is recognized also for her skills as follower which expand her knowledge of the dance much more.
Since 2005 she has been teaching in Berlin at "PHYNIXtanzt" Studio, traveling as a guest teacher and followed invitations in Germany, UK, Paris and also abroad to Argentina, US and Canada. She received invitations to teach and perform on several Festivals like Queertangofestival Copenhagen, Phantastango Festival (Germany) or Queertango Festival Buenos Aires. 2011 she founded the 1st. intern. Queertangofestival in Berlin with a great success and international reputation.
Her teaching is based on awareness, analysis of natural movement in combination with her profund knowledge of technique, structure of the dance and awareness of connection in the couple. Creating a constant dialogue between leaders and followers who share the responsibility of listening and reacting to each other, based on a strong connection to the music.
Her exploration of the many techniques of tango, from the very classical to the very experimental, leading and following, including other dance forms like contact improvisation or modern dance makes her believe that there is no "one" Tango. She believes in creative, liberating variety and connection of ideas, movements and technique by repecting the roots of Argentine Tango. She promote that fusion to reduce borders and let find people their own expression in the dance.