Sunday July 19th 2015
Marcelo “El Chino” Gutierrez is one of those special and lucky professional tango dancers that came of age studying with the old school masters of tango while being a part of the tango revolution that began with Gustavo Naviera. He is a highly sought after teacher and mentor in Buenos Aries and Europe, and we are delighted to welcome him for his first West Coast USA tour.
El Chino has a unique method focusing on body mechanics with techniques to improve the ease, stability and effectiveness of your dance. His famous exercises and specialized ideas: “Grounded,” “Standing Leg,” and “Push the Floor” are well known and copied throughout the world. He is also loved for his ongoing Cobra (teaching women to lead) classes in Buenos Aires.
Come study with this master of the dance for one day only!
Finnish Brotherhood Hall :: 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley
Synchronicity & Connection :: Beginner/ All Levels :: 3:30-5:00 pm
Synchronicity involves the state of dancing concurrently at the same rate to the same rhythm. Synchronicity requires a certain kind of togetherness. Connection also requires togetherness, but in a different capacity. To be connected is to be joined or linked: united as one. In this workshop, we will explore how understanding and utilizing these two concepts can drastically improve our dancing the tango. $25
Turns through Lines :: Intermediate :: 5:30-7:00 pm
Our lesson in this workshop will ask us to link lines in order to produce curves. We will explore a new method to improve our turns and pivots using concepts of being grounded. $25
(Discounts: $40 for both workshops when paid by 7/18. Full-time students $10 off)