Leona del Tango" |
- Tribute: Gems of Legendary Masters
- Follower Adornos
Blue Milonga Performance
Aires), a maestra of maestros,
is among the first teachers of tango technique.
She is internationally renowned for her innovative teaching
and elegance in tango salon. Her students have become celebrated
teachers, performers and dancers the world over.
(See also BIO
and Videos below)
Graciela's pioneer work is the result of dancing with milongueros
and years of dedicated study of body language. Her approach
is to work with the sensation and body memory of natural postures.
These form the basis onto which students superimpose"their
A major tango figure for 30 years, Graciela is the creator
of internationally lauded seminars: Technique
for Women (1994), Marking
for Men (1995) and Antitécnica
Graciela will offer her signature Antitéchnica,
an intense seminar for women, men & couples, a high spirited
Milonga workshop and Tribute:
Gems of Legendary Maestros. Having worked with
and partnered many masters, Graciela is a link to legendary
dancers from tango's "Golden Age", and will share
selected gems. Finally, a special Follower
Adornos workshop takes place Monday, for
those who have taken the Antitécnica seminar.
Join us at Blue Milonga Saturday
May 12: Performance - Graciela &
Adam Cornett. DJ is
This is a special opportunity to study
Pre-register by 5/9 for
- 4:30 PM A.
Levels: Adv Beginners - Advanced)
seminar for women, men & couples
natural body movements, become conscious of
what the body already knows; work with
positions that are functional to form the basis
of all that we do in tango.
Wear comfortable clothes
* Followers - bring flat
shoes (or socks) and
8:00 - 9:20 PM B. Milonga!
High spirited workshop on
milonga traspié or lisa
PM - 1:00 AM Blue Milonga (Dance)
Performance - Graciela
DJ - Gozde Colak
Workshop B $35, Milonga $15, Both
(Antitécnica attendees / Postdocs &
Students $5 off above prices)
Tribute to Legendary Maestros
Discover gems of grand
masters of tango
The diversity and richness of tango of the "Golden
Age" far surpasses
what we see today.
Golden Age Tango (mid1930s- mid 1950s) involved the
drive to create "unique"
distinctive moves which dancers called one's own. With
hugh numbers of dancers and a lifetime to develop skills,
there was immense creativity.
Graciela is a special link to several of these grand
maestros from the past.
- 2:30 PM C.
(Intermed / Advanced)
& Figures of a grand master
- 4:30 PM D.
Selected Legendary Maestros:
Turco José, Juan
Cacho Pistola, Carlos
- 9:00 PM
* (Special workshop
for Antitécnica participants)
(Come 10 min early to register)
(Except for Antitécnica)
(Antitecnica = 2 workshops)
(Workshops A,B,C,D & Blue
(All Workshops Sat, Sun &
Mon & Blue Milonga)
/ Student Discounts: ($5 / $10 off workshop prices:
$15 / $30 off *Specials)
Refund request honored before 5/9 (minus $15 processing
All Slots are Filled.
SAT, SUN & MON (All
workshops except B) - Dance Union
16 Bow ST, Somerville.
SAT NIGHT (Workshop B & Blue Milonga)
- Avalon 345 Trapelo Rd,
& Pupi |
BIO - Graciela González
Dancing tango since
1988, Graciela's teachers and partners are the legends
of tango. Her most important teacher & partner
was Pupi Castello, with
whom she formed a 20-year internationally lauded
dancing and teaching collaboration. Other maestros
included Pepito Avellaneda,
Antonio Todaro, Gustavo Naveira, Juan Bruno, Teté,
Martha Anton y Manolo, El Turco José, Lampazo,
Eduardo Pareja and Nito and Elba.
Graciela's teaching is the fruition of years of study
of the language of the body coupled with her sensory
experience from dancing with milongueros. By
analyzing how the body moved through natural positions,
she developed a system of movement by which students
can imprint "their own style".
A distinguished maestra, Graciela has taught throughout
Europe and South America, and also Israel, Turkey
and the United States. She has trained many
professional dancers who teach and perform extensively
around the world. They include Lorena
Ermocida, Fernanda Ghi, Elina Roldán, Corina
de la Rosa, Florencia Taccetti, Analia Vega, Ramiro
Gigliotti and Tomás Howlin (who
have all taught in Boston) and also Mora Godoy,
Vilma Vega, Nancy Lousan, Karina Romero and many others.
If you would like to host an out-of-town visitor, e-mail Blue
It's greatly appreciated!
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