FRIDAY JANUARY 31 TANGO NIGHT with
MARIANA PARMA & HERNAN BRIZUELA
7:30 pm beginners Tango
8:30 pm intermediate Master Class
Performance by MARIANA PARMA & HERNAN BRIZUELA!!
DJ XAVIER VANIER
Open Dancefloor until 2:30 am !
$12 ($15 with the classes included)
$ 8 (Students with ID )
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 2nd Ave ( between 8th & 9thSt)
Dinner and drinks optional
HERNÁN BRIZUELA is a Tango dancer and Tango teacher from Mendoza, Argentina, known in NYC for his tanguero style.
Hernan is highly praised by his students for ability to teach something very ephemeral, hard to demonstrate, capture or explain in words - ability to teach the connection in Tango, true lead and follow.
If you ever wonder how much of movement in Tango is actually led - Hernan’s answer is very simple - EVERYTHING. It is up to leader to decide the direction of the movement, the amount of rotation, placement of follower’s feet, size of the step, placement and speed of weight change, depth of the cross, height and type of boleo, speed of the giro… All this and more is all in leader’s hands.
And the followers? The response to leader's proposal of movement still belongs to follower who can interpret how to most creatively use given time, impulse and direction to respond to music and emphasize chemistry between partners created during dance. What will most surprise you in those classes is the epiphany of re-discovering your own body and regaining the power over it. The ability to feel instead of just letting your body simply fall into the movement. In those classes you will learn the power of vulnerability and the power of trust. Truly liberating.
At the age of seven he began an intensive study of Argentinean folklore dance with Monica Maturano and at 10 he received his first tango lesson from his mother, beginning a life long love for the dance and sharing it with others. In NYC, Hernán's first and most influential teacher was Cesar Coelho of Forever Tango. He was also infuenced by Luis Canan, Jorge Torres (Tango salón), Francisco Forquera (escenario) and Carlos Perez (Tango salon).
Hernán has taught and performed at various festivals, milongas and studios in New York and Massachusetts and most recently in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Argentina. He was a principal dancer in the off-Broadway dance play Let's Speak Tango and choreographed and starred in the short film Gardenias. He performed in the past four productions led by Maestro Romulo Larrea, Tango First Century, Spotlight on Tango, TANGOS: from Gardel to Piazzolla and TANGO for lovers across the United-States, Canada and Europe.
Currently, Hernán travels between New York, Boston, Buenos Aires, and Europe to teach and perform Tango. He partners professionally with Mariana Parma.
For more info visit: www.HernanBrizuelaTango.com
MARIANA PARMA is an internationally acclaimed performer, featured on stage, tv and film, specializing in Argentine Tango and Salsa. She is recognized for her passion and versatility in dance, combining her dance technique with her acting skills, which results in a breathtaking and sensational performance. She has shared the stage with Tango Stars, Cecilia Saia, Angel Garcia Clemente, Rosa Collantes, Mariela Franganillo, Mariana Galassi, Valeria Solomonoff, Cesar Coelho, Junior Cervilla, and Esteban Dominichini, to name a few. And currently performs at the Tango House, downtown with an amazing tango cast choreographed by Jorge Torres, four nights a week.
Mariana's theater credits include, Tango Fever, (as the Lead Ana), Evita,(Featured Tango Dancer), Swing, the musical, (Featured Latin Track), Swango,(co-producer), Tango Por Ellos, Tango Connection, Tango 1st Century, Tango Casenave, Roxanna's Tango, Glamour Tango,(Choreographer/Dancer) and numerous Tango and theater productions throughout her career.
In Salsa she partners with the talented Mad Hot Ballroom star, Rodney Lopez, performance credits include Pier 54, with the orquestra, "Los Hermanos Colon", Lincoln Center Midsummer Nights, and featured in the film, "The Big Shot Caller".
She recently choreographed a major Parle commercial in Mumbai, India, starring Bollywood star Roshan Hrithik. She taught and choreographed Chita Rivera in tango, for her role in Venecia, directed by award winning American Playwright, Author Laurents. And coached the legendary Tommy Tune in Tango, and was a dance critic for NYC newspaper the Daily News, on the “Dancing With The Stars” dance column.
She is also a recent recipient of the 2013 HOLA award for additional choreography, 2008, USA Tango Champion, in Tango Salon, and a Semi- Finalist in the Mundial de Baile de Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mariana Parma, currently teaches in NYC, and travels abroad performing and teaching. She is very excited to be performing with partner Hernan Brisuela at La Milonga Rosa.
For more info visit: http://marianaparma.blogspot.com/p/bio.html
Xavier Vanier has an extensive background in music and martial arts that spans nearly two decades.
This experience has granted him a facility both in his understanding of the music as well as in his movements. He began his tango studies with the widely respected Marika Landry, where his ease with the dance became immediately apparent. Within a few short years of study, he began teaching at Tango Fabrika in Montreal and was already becoming well known throughout North America.
Xavier continues to be passionate about teaching, dancing, and learning. Having recently spent several months in Buenos Aires studying with Gaston and Moira, he is more inspired than ever and is in increasingly high demand at events around the country.