Teaching

Next

Contact Tango

sessions are on the

first Thursday

of the month:


7 March 2024

4 April 2024

<No session in May>

6 June 2024

4 July 2024

....other dates TBC....


See you there!


Contact Tango in LONDON
Thursday 7th March 2024
CLASS: 19:00-20:00         

FREESTYLE DANCING: 20:00-21:00      

 

Join this fun, creative partnering dance class that draws from Tango Argentino and Contact Improvisation techniques. Contact Tango emerged around 25 years ago and is now danced and enjoyed by a niche group of enthusiasts on 3 continents, most recently in Argentina and the USA.

 

CLASS: 19:00-20:00 all levels (Arrive at 18.30 if you wish to get ready/warm up)

 

We will work on spiralling embraces.


For tango dancers: How do you find a comfortable, dynamic embrace? How can we go from a close to an open embrace, and even leave contact with the partner briefly? How do we maintain our dance connection?
For CI dancers: How can the 'limitation' of staying with an embrace and feet on the ground elicit a different playfulness? 
For other dancers: No previous Tango or CI experience is needed. Just come ready to play!


DANCING: 20:00-21:00 (up to 21:30 for your cooldown)
Open floor to dance to an eclectic selection of songs, from classical tangos to nuevo and neo to John Cage's 4:33. Requests are encouraged!

 

 

Admission: £15     Please book online using the button below.

You can change the amount to suit your situation (£5 to £15). Invoices are available on request.

 


Please note: shoes or socks are recommended however barefoot is also an option.
Please take care of yourself and others when dancing: avoid unnecessary lifts and opt for gentler, lower and safer options.

Have a question? Write to me here on messenger or whatsup me on 07974 619 570


ADDRESS: The Ringcross Community
60 Lough Road, Islington, London, Greater London, England N7 8RH, UK

Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/DQcYt9iCTtzQcBq28


 

Little video from last session:


What is Contact Tango? Check these links: 

Tango Diferente 2012   video by Adriana Pegorer

 

Tango Differente 2013  video by Tobias Funke

 

Wuppertal Contact Tango Festival 2016  video by Adriana Pegorer

 

Tango Diferente: Exploring Tango and CI at Ponderosa: Movement & Discovery, Stolzenhagen, Germany in Contact Quarterly Summer/Fall 2013 Vol. 38.2

 

Why ContacTango? Contact Quarterly  Winter/Spring2020 Vol.45.1

 

 

Join the Facebook group CONTACT TANGO AROUND THE WORLD for more details on International Festivals and workshops.

 


BIO

 

Adriana Pegorer is an interdisciplinary dance artist interested in the interweaving of forms. She has devised and performed several experimental works mixing choreography with improvisation, videos and new technology.
She belongs to the first generation of Contact Tango practitioners, having started to mix Tango and CI during her BA in Dance and Related Arts at Chichester University (1998-2001). She choreographed 'Adagio, con brio' in 2005 and revisited that duet for a quartet in 2008. Her monthly Tango Release sessions in London ran from 2008 to 2013, and her International Tango Diferente research week in Ponderosa (Berlin) ran from 2012 to 2015.
She has taught and performed at various venues and festivals in the UK and abroad, including Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium and the USA.
She teaches Tango Argentino courses at the City Literature College in London since 2016.
Her writings include 'Performing Gender in Milongas of Buenos Aires' (2008); 'Tango Diferente: Exploring Tango and CI at Ponderosa' (2013), ‘It takes two to win' (2015), ‘Why Contact Tango?’ (2020).