With the Cooperation of the Mount Holyoke Dance Department & the
NeoTangoZone (a coproduction of TangoPulse and Northampton Tango)
All of these events are FREE of charge, except the Practica on Sat night which is only $5!
Saturday, Dec 7th
4:30-6:30 at Kendall Gym Studio 2 (Mt Holyoke Dance Department)
Music Workshop with Mari Black, violin, and Tilly Kimm, Piano; of Orquesta Sin Trabajo
"Take It Apart and See How It Works: Tango Music from the Inside"
How often do you get to be up close and personal with live tango music? How often do you get to pick the musicians' brains and find out how they are creating that musical experience? Now's your chance to do both! Come join seasoned tango musicians and arrangers Mari and Tilly for a tour through the inner workings of tango music. No lofty musical jargon or long-winded theoretical explanations; instead, we'll use examples from our favorite Golden Age songs to investigate the underlying structures of the music and then explore the ways different musicians play within these structures to create different moods, colors, and stories -- what we all know as the "complexity" of tango. All levels of musical and/or dance experience welcome -- just bring your ears, your questions, and your curiosity as we dive into the layers of tango music!
7-10:30 PM TangoPulse Tango Practica at Studio Helix, 150 Main st. Northampton (moved from its usual Sunday time)
Sunday, Dec 8th
All 3 Sunday events at: Seelye Dorm Lounge, 129 South Pleasant Street, Amherst. At the NW corner of the junction of Rte. 9 and rt.116. Park on the Amherst Green!
12 Noon - 1:30 PM- Tango Beginners Dance Workshop with Carlos Moreno and Tilly Kim
This one insane move will completely change your tango
In this workshop, we’ll explore rhythms and techniques to spice up even the simplest moves. We’ll focus on a super-secret challenge move that will take your dancing to a new level (that sounds fake, but it isn’t).
1:30 PM - 3 PM Intermediate Workshop with Carlos and Tilly
Tango illusions: Sacadas and drags
There are at least 48 distinct sacadas and 36 simple drags (yikes!), all of which create a characteristic illusion of sparring with the feet. Using the basic tango turn as a foundation, we’ll explore just a few of these combinations.
6-10 PM Amherst Fall Milonga with Live music by Sin Trabajo and dance performances with Carlos and Tilly.
Come on out and have some fun with us!