Tango musicality in depth

Event | Tango Amistoso


Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 18:00
ends 20:00


London, UK


Tickets available online.


The common compass of feelings in a milonga is actually the music. And yet, each dancer and each couple can have their own way to hear, share and interpret it.

In this special workshop we will talk about the structure of tango music. We have the “neutral” rhythm as a time division and we have the rhythmical motifs that orquestras create on pieces, on which we can play. Then, we have the melody, what is frequently the foundation of a tango piece and what discerns it and makes it easy to remember. The melody is separated in phrases and semi-phrases and can include several instrument sounds and several inter-lapping melodic lines. Last, but not least, we have the lyrics and the voice of the singer, and all the power they can contain.

Our goal is to be able to observe all these elements and obtain the knowledge of how to dance them. We learn to chose at will among them every time we dance, instead of getting lost and making random choices.
We will work on various orquestras from the Guardia Nueva and the Golden Age. The movement examples will be simple, so that we concentrate on the musical observation.

Date: Saturday, 8th February 2020
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Cost: £25 (Includes Practica till 10.30pm)
Location: Tango Amistoso
24-27 White Lion St.
N1 9PD

Note: Please note that if you are already signed up for the term based Advanced Level Classes, this workshop is already included in the cost and you do not have to book again.