DATS is very pleased to welcome Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo to Hanover for their first workshop at Dartmouth College!
6:30-7:00 PM Registration & Warm-up
7:00-8:15 PM "Power" (All Levels, including Beginners)
8:30-9:45 PM "Energy" (Advanced Beginners to Advanced)
10:00-11:15 "Dynamics" (Intermediate to Advanced)
- Location: Occom Commons (McLaughlin Cluster, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH)
- Special Note: This evening's workshop will constitute a progressive study of argentine tango. Consequently, Fernanda & Guillermo request that everyone take the first class "Power," and that participants in the 2nd and 3rd classes do not skip the preceding offering.
- Description: In this series of classes we will seek to understand where the power to move comes from, and how to communicate this to our partner. This not only makes the dance easier but will reduce the usage of forceful movement that puts strain on our partner's body and our own. When we are able to respond to the energy coming from our partner then we can begin to connect and move to the music together. This is the source of creativity that we want to help our students to access- the moment when we can connect and use the tango vocabulary to express the dynamics of the music through their dance.
- Note: Neither a partner nor experience is necessary to participate. You will need soft soled shoes on which you can pivot. Low heels are optional for ladies.
- Cost: All Dartmouth Students Free, Others $15 ("Power"), $25 ("Power" & "Energy") and $35 (All three classes)
- Registration: Register at the door
About Fernanda & Guillermo:
Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo are internationally renowned performers and choreographers of argentine tango, who have also developed a faithful international following as instructors of the dance. They performed in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit "Forever Tango," for which the "Forever Tango Dancers" were nominated for the 1998 Tony Award for Choreography. Subsequent to this they were crowned the 1999 World Professional Argentine Tango Champions by the International Dance Organization.
Fernanda Ghi was initially trained in classicial and modern dance. However, at the age of 13 she began to dance Argentine tango and soon thereafter it became her passion. Guillermo Merlo was already dancing Argentine Folklorico and modern dance when at the age of 12 he discovered Argentine tango. Fernanda & Guillermo have been dancing and teaching together since 1998 and will be moving to Boston this September.
To learn more about Fernanda & Guillermo as teachers, performers and choreographers of Argentine Tango, please visit their website. After their workshop at Dartmouth, they will perform in the iTango Show in Stowe, VT, on September 30th and October 1st, 2011.