Argentine Tango Workshop at Beyond Coffee in Hyderabad
Time: 12 December · 12:00 – 15:00
Location: Beyond Coffee
Road No 36, Jubilee Hills (opp )
Created by: Furor Hyderabad
Jacques Blain a keen milonguero from Montreal is in town for the weekend and will be conducting an introductory Argentine Tango workshop for us.
Jacques is passionate about Tango and has learned tango from the source – formally trained tango dancers from Buenos Aires, Argentina who have been dancing for 15 or 20 years. He has been dancing tango for several years now and regularly visit tango scenes around the world.
Location: Beyond Coffee,
Road no 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
Time: 12:00 to 15:00
Day: Sunday, 12th December 2010
About Argentine Tango:
Argentine tango is an improvisational dance based on the four building blocks of walking, turning, stopping and embellishments. The dance is like a puzzle that gets put together differently each time. Women and men bring their own styles and embellishments to the dance which contribute significantly to the excitement and unpredictability of the experience.
Even though dancers follow certain conventions, they never quite know how someone will construct a dance, add an embellishment or interpret the music. The surprises possible within the dance are what make the dance so compelling. It really does take two to tango, because the dance isn’t just about the man leading and the woman following. Both partners have important things to contribute—like all good conversations.
Tango is danced counter clockwise around a floor just like a horse race. Dancers try to stay on the outside edges of the floor and away from the centre space. If you were able to look down on a tango dance floor, you’d see dancers move as if floating down a river—flowing smoothly forward sometimes and occasionally stopping for a spin in a shallow eddy.
About Beyond Coffee (the Venue):
BEYOND COFFEE, Hyderabad’s first boutique coffee house -cum- art gallery, located in the up-market 36 Jubilee Hills area in Hyderabad.
As the name suggests, Beyond Coffee is something more than a coffee house. Combining the age-old connection between food and art, Beyond Coffee is also an art gallery displaying for sale some stunning and eclectic pieces of art from all over India and the world.