We get together with Jason Jiang, for some Tango chatting!
You know some times a friend can be the best mentor, and this is coming from me a dancer… Do you know what that means?
That most of the times I hate my partners…and then I realize how much, each of them has taught me..! haha
Tango is too beautiful, not to dance good! Jason Jiang
Jason Jiang is a good friend and active member from our community here in Toronto.
He is also though the organizer of the Shanghai Sientome festival which features many big names of the Tango world with Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes leading the way.
He has been a DJ for big festivals the most recent on being the Tango Maya Fest happening every November in the spicy Cancun. Jason has been dancing Tango for many years and has a strong background in Ballroom dancing as well.
So in this interview, we attempted to reveal juicy Tango details that can help different dancers of different levels and with different goals.
This is what you will get from our chat:
What it is like to dj for big festivals–such as Tango Maya Fest in Cancun: https://www.tangomayafest.com/
How he managed some special circumstances
What happens when Sebastian Arce shows up to teach a class
Tips he got from his private class with Sebastian Arce and Maximiliano Cristiani
How he uses these tips to practice
What exactly he practices on and how
How his vast experience in ballroom affected his Tango
The Shanghai Tango Festival– Sientome Tango: https://sientometango. com/
How he organized it, who, where, when and why
How they manage role balance in the classes
and much much more
If you are looking for tools, tips, drills and inspiration, I think you won’t be disappointed!
Associated links mentioned during our chat:
Jason Jiang FB: https://www.facebook.com/jasonwjiang
Luciano Brigante and Alejandra Orozco
Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes
Maximiliano Cristiani and Karina Colmeiro
Fabian Peralta and Josefina Bermudez
Geraldine Rojas and Javier Rodrigues