Pre-Registration Ends July 17th
~ Boulder Tango Studio
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm REGISTRATION!
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Technique:
Exercises to Improve Adornments, Speed, Balance and Musicality
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Creating & Enjoying Opportunities to Play with the Free Leg: Calesita, Low Boleos & Promenade
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm Boleos & Ganchos:
Leading & Following Technique, Changes of Dynamics & Timing
~ Boulder Tango Studio
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Musicality & Variety Through Adornment:
Working with Common Dance Floor Steps. We will practice very different adornments that can be used to express different musical qualities (Legato vs. Staccato, Melodic vs. Rhythmic, Serious vs. Funny).
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Happiness Through Giros:
Short & Long, Punctuated & Flowing, Hers & His
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Vals Musicality:
Recognizing the Musical Phrase and Dancing the Inner Beats
Saturday July 19th
Sunday July 20th
~ Prices ~
1 workshop: $22
3 workshops package: $60
6 workshops package: $115
Saturday Milonga: $15
To schedule private lessons please contact Nick Jones 720-280-4403
FRI ~ Mercury Café 2199 California st Denver
SAT ~ BTS 6185 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder
Friday July 18th
~ The Mercury Café
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foundation Class w/ Andrés & Meredith
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intermediate Class w/ Andrés & Meredith
Cost: $10 each
9:00 am - 2:00 am Mercury Café Milonga
Performances by Andrés & Meredith
Live Music: Orquesta Típica NaturalTango!!
DJs: John Miller
For questions and registration call:
Nick Jones 720-280-4403
Bios: Andrés & Meredith
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Andres Amarilla began dancing tango in 1987 at age 11. While still a child, he studied with and performed in the dance companies of three of the greatest tangueros of all time: Gustavo Naveira, Juan Carlos Copes, and Rodolfo Dinzel. After 10 years of intensive immersion in the music, culture and movement of traditional Argentine Tango, Andres became part of a small group of young people seeking to push the limits of the traditional art form. Together, they anaylzed and codified the movements, sequences and rules of traditional tango and began to play with the “grammar” of the tango language, thereby developing uncounted new sequences of movements, and giving birth to a new means of teaching, dancing and thinking about tango.
Andres’s dance is characterized by the rich variety of material that he accesses in improvisation due both to an extraordinarily efficient lead and to an extreme precision of movement. Years of close analysis of the dance have yielded a working vocabulary of tango steps that is perhaps unmatched in the tango world. Rather than seeking simple technical brilliance, Andres puts all of this technique and vocabulary to use to create a dance that possesses musical richness, responding to the subtleties of each orchestra with great understanding and feeling.
A greatly sought-after teacher, Andres has taught in more than 40 cities worldwide, including Istanbul, Sydney, Brisbane, Belo Horizonte, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Vancouver, Montreal, and New York, among many more. In 2008, Andres and Meredith Klein, moved to Philadelphia and founded the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, which has taught over 500 students in its first two years. In addition to running the school in Philadelphia, Andres continues to travel to teach world-wide.
Meredith Klein began dancing tango in 1999 in Massachusetts and, little by little, it took over her life. In 2005, she left her work as a grant writing consultant to move to Buenos Aires, where she lived for 3 years. In 2006, she began working with Andres Amarilla, and together they have traveled throughout the world to teach & perform. A partial list of cities in which they have given workshops and performances includes: Brisbane, Sydney, Istanbul, Gdansk, Belo Horizonte, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Beirut, and Nicosia, along with more than 30 cities in the US.
In 2008, Andres & Meredith moved to Philadelphia and established the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, of which Meredith is now Director. Meredith continues to travel nationally and internationally to teach and perform. She guides a yearly Tango Tour to Buenos Aires, organizes innumerable events (practicas, milongas, seminars, and a tango festival), and teaches group classes & private lessons.
Despite having danced tango for over 15 years, Meredith continues a daily quest to dance, teach & perform tango better. As part of that quest, she studies Classical Ballet intensively with Alexei Borovik (Former Principal Dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet). She has been fortunate to teach & perform with many fantastic dancers including Evan Griffiths, Adam Hoopengardner, Jay Abling, Damian Lobato and Hernan Robredo, in addition to performing with her partner, Andres Amarilla.