January 21, 2017
Connection 101, Axis & Molinete, and Story Hour
1 - 4:30pm
Connection 101 – Utilizing Sensory Perception in Tango
Who are we dancing with? Identifying one’s self and the partner in our embrace to create a connected experience in Tango.
Axis & Molinete - Introduction and exploration of the Molinete
What is an Axis? Where is my Axis? Where is my Partner’s Axis? Introduction to molinetes and foot pattern mantra. Space & Flow. Practical application: while maintaining axis integrity, where and how to start a molinete.
The Story Hour - Communicating emotion
Exploring emotion and movement and music-ness. Expressing emotion to self and partner. What emotion do we want to share with the other?
January 22, 2017
La Crusada, Discovering the Dancer within, and Axis and Ochos
1 - 4:30pm
La Crusada; An Exploration - Introduction and exploration of going to the cross (La Crusada)
Continuation of on identifying axis and axis awareness. Technical aspects of the cross, axis, and position of the body and limbs. How to lead and follow a cross. Practical application in the dance.
Discovering the Dancer within - Awareness and Connection
Exploring tango beyond patterns and steps. Meditating while dancing. Exploring our inner self and our partner’s inner self. Communicating for a connected tango experience.
Axis & Ochos - Walking Back Ochos
Relating the axis to movement to create a back ocho in cross system. Continuation of Axis awareness. Turning back steps to walking back ochos. Introduction to the musical pause. Infusing mechanical movement with connection, mood, and care to create dance.
Marc Vanzwoll has developed his approach to tango, which blends close connection and body awareness with individuality and balance by each partner, in San Francisco and Boston.
Since moving to the East Coast, he has been teaching in Boston and Cape Cod. This year he was honored to teach Intercambio at the NY Queer Tango Weekend and taught with Brigitta Winkler in performance seminars exploring expression, meaning, and emotion in tango at the International QueerTango Festival Berlin. While in Boston, Marc created and co-hosted “Letras de Tango”, focusing on the poetry and meaning of tango lyrics. He also co-authored and co-taught the workshops “Axis Awareness”, “Lady Leaders Workshop”, and “Men’s Following Technique”. Marc is passionate about Argentine Tango, and encourages everyone to participate.