A celebration of the women of tango,
from March 5 to 7
This 6th edition of Tanguerafest, the festival that marks International Women's Day by celebrating the women of tango, will be online. While waiting for the return of in-person classes and milongas, we can take the opportunity to study with teachers from around the world and to work on our individual technique. The festival will include classes with five maestras from here and elsewhere, a virtual opening milonga and a women-only round table discussion to conclude the weekend. Join us in keeping the tango spark alive as we practise, dance and raise a glass!
All activities will take place on Zoom in real time. The links will be sent by email the day before or the morning of the activity. The workshops will be in English or French with translation available if necessary.
All times are in EST (Montreal time); all prices are CAD.
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Friday, March 5
•6:15-7:30 p.m. Workshop T1: Posture and essential technique with Andrea Shepherd. The festival organizer will open the weekend with a review of alignment and walking technique in order to dance while preserving our balance and elegance. $20
•8-10 p.m. The virtual milonga. Join us alone or as a couple to raise a glass; listen and dance to tandas highlighting the female musical talents of tango; and watch performances by some of our guest maestras. $10
Saturday, March 6
•1:30-2:45 p.m. Workshop T2: Different styles, different adornos with Juliana Maggioli. We will explore the question, "Does the woman have her own style?" by examining how the leader's style influences our possibilities of movement, embellishment and musicality, all with the aim of having fun in the milonga by easily adapting to different partners. $20
•3-4:15 p.m. Workshop T3: Immerse yourself in feeling with Hebe Hernández. Explore all the qualities that each movement can bring to us, through the pleasure of moving. A sequence will serve as a conduit to explore the thousands of variations that movements can give us, from the inside out. $20
Packages and registration
Complete package (all workshops; yoga; opening milonga; round table): $89 CAD
3 workshops package: $54 CAD
À la carte:
Technique workshops: $20 CAD each
Yoga: $15 CAD
Opening milonga: $10 CAD (Included with participation in any workshop)
Round table: Included with participation in any workshop
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Sunday, March 7
•11 a.m.-12 p.m. Yoga for tango with Andrea Shepherd. A Hatha Yoga class, highlighting poses that will reinforce your dancing. $15
•1:30-2:45pm. Workshop T4: Discover the authentic tanguera in you with Sandra Naccache. Develop a better understanding of the active role of the follower in giros. Part 1: The abrazo and its essential role in the connection with the partner. Part 2: Improve your technique to have fun dancing the giros. $20
•3-4:15 p.m. Workshop T5: Exploring the interpretation of movement with Karina Colmeiro. We will learn how to have full control of our bodies as we move in relation to different stimuli. We will explore the quality of movement in relation to the music, and how to use embellishments as interpretive tools. $20
•5-7 p.m. Women's Happy hour round table with our guest dancers. We'll toast to all our hard work this weekend and discuss the evolving role of women in tango. Included for all weekend participants.