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Flamenco workshop coming early in February

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 2:54 PM

Flamenco Tangos Workshop

on Tuesday February 9th and Wednesday February 10th

6:30pm to 9:30pm


flamenco dancer Cihtli Ocampo and guitarist/singer Ethan Margolis

sign Up by Friday February 5th for 10% Discount


Workshops are 3 hours per day for 2 days $120., or one day $75.

Save $50 when you sign up for both days


The 3 hour long workshop gives participants 1.5 hours with dancer Cihtli Ocampo and 1.5 hours with guitarist/singer Ethan Margolis each day.  Margolis will accompany the class with guitar and cante with Cihtli Ocampo por baile.

This workshop covers the different styles of tangos flamencos.  Learn how to dance, play, and sing them while maintaining “un aire gitano”.  Tangos flamencos are very common in both stage performances and flamenco parties.  Like bulerias, tangos is a palo that bases itself around the understanding of cante.  It relies on significantly more verses than other flamenco palos (flamenco styles).  Because of this, the success of the dancer and guitar player greatly depends upon their knowledge of cante por tangos.


Ethan & Cihtli will begin the workshop with a strong emphasis on compás (rhythm) and soniquete (flamenco feeling) within tangos.  They will demonstrate a wide variety of tangos letras (verses). The purpose is to accustom the student to a wide variety of tangos verses, thus facilitating their ability to dance, sing and play them.  Some of these styles will include:


*tangos populares  *tangos extremeños  *tangos de málaga  *tangos de triana

 *tangos de La Nina de Los Peines  *tangos por fiesta  *tangos-rumba *rumba.


Ethan & Cihtli will explain the differences between dancing tangos in a fiesta and dancing tangos on a stage.  And will also cover issues concerning the differences between modern tangos and tangos in the older, purer form.


They will answer frequently asked questions such as:

v  How do we set a proper tempo for a stage performance?

v  How long should I wait before I dance?

v  What do I do first once I’m dancing?

v  How do I rematar the letra?

v  What kind of palmas should I play?

v  Which steps are appropriate to dance and which are not?

v  When should I do footwork?

v  As a guitar player, where do I have to change dynamically in order to give my playing the desired aire?

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