Are you an experienced dancer with a desire to perform? Perhaps your tango still needs refinement but your heart and soul are ready!
Would you love to be part of a company of tango dancers on call for special functions, parties and celebrations?
Then … join us for
This year, instead of a theater production that disappears after four performances, we want to create something more lasting…a show that will allow us to say yes to the many requests we receive inviting us to perform at community and corporate events, as well as private parties and celebrations.
In order to do that, we need your talent and dedication to the project for the premiere showing.
What: Tango Magic
When: Feb. 14-16, 2014
Where: Alma del Tango studio
Training: Begins Sept. 1, 2013
The show will remain an integral part of the Alma del Tango program offerings. If you are unable to make these dates but still want to be a part of the training process for ongoing shows of Tango Magic, please sign up!
We’re looking for dancers of various skill levels:
Emphasis will be on attaining a higher quality of improvisational dancing with connection and musicality … AND a show that shares the magic of tango in a powerful, intimate way.
Please read more about Tango Magic in the articles below.
Debbie and John are a treasure in the Marin tango community! Their commitment and generosity as teachers is deeply heartfelt. Their love, passion and dedication to the art of tango is inspirational and contagious! Their teaching style is fun and playful! Participating in their student production is an absolute blast! Through my participation in their student production, All About Tango, my dancing and technique improved immensely. The experience got me out dancing several times a week and connected with the local tango community. I definitely recommend studying with them, attending their various tango events, and participating in their student production! – Kat Sun
1. Ten Int/Advanced dancers for improvisational dance scenes
5 leaders, 5 followers for tangos, valses & milongas. The improvisational dancing will take place in a group and also as duets. This, along with the Tango Magic story, will be the main part of the production.
2. Three Int/Advanced couples for individual choreography – duets
The style, music and story line of the choreography can be adapted to each couple. One couple will dance a tango, one a vals, another a milonga.
3. Three to five couples for one group tango choreography
The choreography is a sleek contemporary piece that will illustrate to the audience “how to dance the tango.”
4. Eight to 20 dancers for all-women’s choreography
(All levels welcome – see description of women’s choreography below.)
Ready to dance? If you are interested in joining the cast or still have questions, please phone 415-482-7588 or contact Debbie.
To make this production possible, a preliminary commitment is needed by September 1, 2013 from a minimum of 3 leaders and 3 followers of strong Level 3-4 ability or above. Everyone’s level will definitely go up a notch if involved!
Please note how this can be a doable project for all concerned:
All classes, rehearsals & premier performances will be in San Anselmo. Future dates and locations of performances depends on bookings. To accommodate dancers’ schedules, the cast will rotate.
Regular class fees apply $15. (Discounted Monthly Passes Available- Couples $300/couple for unlimited group classes.)
This year’s women’s choreography will be danced to Piazzolla’s Leonora’s Song featuring the beautiful footwork and adornments of the follower’s role in tango. Prepare to be challenged as we work to refine body movement, balance, foot placement and coordination to create a stunning display of fancy footwork!
We need a minimum of 10 women signed up by Sept. 1st to make this happen. First class is Saturday, Sept 7th, 2013.
1. Attendance at Saturday morning Technique & Choreography classes. An average of 3 out of 4 weeks per month Sept-Feb. Cost is $25 for the entire morning (Only $20 if you have a 10 or 20 class package. If you have a monthly couples pass, add only $45/month for Women’s Classes. )
11:30-12:30 Women’s Choreography Class (All Levels)
(This is a closed class only available to those signed up to perform in Tango Magic 2014.)
Also required #’s 5-11 in Commitments for General Cast section above.
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