What is the idea behind "Maestros Invitados":
The idea came through the need to invite a group of carefully selected teachers whom we consider to have knowledge and experiences that lead to the maturation of a community of dancers.
All teachers selected for the purpose of maestros invitados 'speak the same language', they are active milongueros and professional teachers and dancers and, most importantly, they maintain an active connection to Buenos Aires both socially and professionally.
Having seen their teaching action, we know that their purpose is not to impress the student, but to help them learn and move one step further.
All teachers are people we already know for a significant amount of time, so as to be sure they are the best choice for conveying all that is needed for dancers looking for something more substantial and more than just one more tango figure.
The topics have been selected after a lot of thinking and discussion with all the teachers. As such, the topics are related and equally important: each one completes the previous or the next as a compact chain of knowledge.
The aim of Maestros Invitados is to bring to light aspects related to how we strengthen our tango in essence, not eg. in quantity.
All teachers involved in Maestros Invitados believe that tango gets better when you help an apprentice understand what is inside tango and not just show him a step.
The purpose of the seminars is to create an incentive for each participant to go deeper, think and act in an active way and be confident about how tango is an expression based on a particular and unique dance culture.
We are very happy that, for the first time in our community, a coordinated effort is made: with a specific structure, with a time planning that allows real dancing development (instead of scarce, random or irrelevant workshops), and, last but not least, with the appropriate maestros for the venture.
Description of Maestros Invitados' structure:
1. Tango Café is an opportunity to get to know each teacher of Maestros Invitados before joining the class with him.
We believe that getting to know each other on a personal level is important for both teachers and students before the lesson begins, so that everyone feels more comfortable and approachable.
It is also an opportunity to present and discuss our concerns in tango, to get answers to possible questions and to share experiences and personal stories that have emerged through the numerous years of each teacher's involvement with tango.
2. Práctica Asistida is a guided practice where the participating teachers will have the opportunity to work on some ideas of movements, resolve practical problem that students face and give them tips on their dance.
3. The seminars are based on an important central idea, that of "milongueando & tango comunicación".
In a few words, the idea is how to develop our tango skills in the real milonga environment and how to enhance the quality of communication with the person we embrace at every moment.
All seminars are homogenous to the central idea and all teachers will develop their own way of thinking about the subject.
4. Performances/show: Each of the couples will perform in special milongas during the weekends.
October 18-20, 2019:
Corina Herrera & Pablo Alvarez
November 15-17, 2019:
Valencia Batiuk / El Motivo Tango
December 13-15, 2019:
January 10 &12, 2020:
Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales
1 Seminar 20 euro
2 Seminars 30 euro
Drop-in Class + Practica Asistida: : 5euros
Practica Asistida: 3 euros
10 & 12 January 2020:
Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales
Friday December 10th
20:00-21:00 Drop-in Class
21:00-00:00 Práctica Asistida
Sunday December 12th
Title: Dancing milonga in the milonga.
Subject: Milonga, as a dance subspecies, has both similarities and differences from tango.
When time comes for a milonga tanda, it can either be frustrating and frightening or it can be a tanda that shows one's actual "milonguero" skills.
All the particular abilities required for a fine milonga dance, as well as the way to maintain control at a high moving speed will be presented.
Title: Creativity in closed embrace
Subject: Exploring how creative the embrace can get. The possibility of dancing a variety of attractive steps and combinations without losing the close connection with one's partner and without losing the flow of the dance.
In la Milonga del Barrio, on Sunday evening, 19:00 - 00:00, the maestros couple will give a special performance for us.
Entrance: 5euros (wine, refreshments included)
4 Nakou str
Acropoli Area 11743, Athens
Metro Stasion: Acropoli or Sigrou Fix
Phone Number +306975368713
(regular calls/sms or what's up/viber)
Fill out my online form.
Alejandro Larenas & Marisol Morales
The dance of Marisol Morales and Alejandro Larenas has a range from pure tradition until the most mind blowing innovation. Reach in musicality sense, a flawless technique and a very skillful and precise method of explaining the evolution of the dance are their main characteristics. Tango for them is much more than a dance: it is a way of living that through the dance allow us to express inside of an embrace. Their research is focus in the body language. When it comes the show for them is all about improvisation! Both of them have started tango in 1998 in Argentina. In 2004 their paths crossed and they became a professional couple. With more than 20 years of dancing experience, they have been a professional couple since 2005.
They have taught and performed in famous places in Buenos Aires, such as Club Gricel, La Catedral, Salon Canning, La Ideal, Cochabamba 444, Tangocool, La Viruta Tango, Practica X, El Motivo Tango, Viva la Pepa Milonga, Milonga 10 and the tango performance “Tango New Generation”, organized within the CITA Intenacional Tango Festival (2006, 2007).
They have completed more than 25 tours around the world in order to present in seminars, shows and tango festivals, including the following:
Montreal Tango Festival (2006 - 2009), The International Festival of Rimini (2009), 13 Hamburg Tango Festival (2010), 14 Aniversary Universo Tango (2011), San Remo Tango Festival (2010), TangOtoño Innsbruck (2010), Tangoconsharm, Egypt (2010), The Smith Tango Festival in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. (2010), International Istanbul Tango Week (2011). Festivalito de primavera, Zurich (2012). Lisbon Tango Festival (2013). Marca de Tango Festival, Treviso.(2013). Washington Tango Weekend (2014), Istanbul Tango Experience (2015), Pisa Tango Festival (2015), Meditango Festival, Roma (2015), Days of tango Festival Saint Petersburgh (2015 -2018), Philadelphia Tango Festival (2016), Australian Tango Festival (2017-2019), Kunming Tango Meeting (2017-2018-2019) Toronto Tango Festival (2014 - 2016 - 2019), Tango Festival Karlsruhe (2019).
Their first visit in Greece for a teaching occasion was in 2008 and ever since they have returned every year to maintain a core of dedicated students and dance for the brader public. In 2015 they chose Athens as a permanent base, where they also guide regular group classes. Meanwhile, they keep on travelling around the world to expand the tango they believe in.
Their main objective is to help students understand that tango is not only a dance, but also a part of a long trip about ways of life and a deep conscience of what tango stands for and represents. For that reason, they focus of building up the inner base in their students that will gradually acquire their own tango living experience. This point of view makes their classes unique.