DATS is pleased to host an evening of tango with master teacher, choregrapher and performer Daniela Arcuri
- Location: Cummings Great Hall (Thayer School of Engineering)
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- Cost of Classes: Dartmouth Students Free; All Others $15 for one class, $25 for two classes, $35 for three classes.
- Private Lessons are also available: Contact daniela4tango AT gmail.com
1:00-1:30 PM Registration & Warm-up
1:30-2:45 PM Intro to Tango
Description: We will cover the fundamentals of tango technique. This class will be accessible to first-time tango dancers, but even if you've been dancing for years, this calss with Daniela will help you refine your technique.
3:00-4:15 PM Intro to Milonga
Description: This class will be accessible to anyone who has been dancing a few months. If you're taking Chris & Marisa's class, you're especially encouraged to come to this workshop, as Chris & Marisa will be building on Daniela's lessons throughout the rest of their series.
4:30 - 5:45 Tango Vals
Description: This class will start from the sacada sequence that Daniela taught in her second class last time, and use that as a basis to explain the musicality and rhythm of dancing Tango Vals
About Daniela Arcuri:
Daniela Arcuri grew up in the heart of Buenos Aires, where she absorbed the English, French, Spanish and mostly Italian influences that define the cosmopolitan "porteño" culture of this port city. At age thirteen, Daniela began training in ballet, modern dance, music, acting, jazz, argentinian folk dancing, and gymnastics and began teaching, choreographing, and performing tango for modern dance at the age of fifteen. She is a graduate of the prestigious Escuela National de Danzas and Instituto Nacional de Gimnasia in Buenos Aires and former competitive athlete on the Argentinian National Rhythmic Gymnastics team.
Daniela began her professional tango career in her early twenties in a production with legendary tango dancers Juan Carlos Copes, Maria Nieves, and Pepito Avellaneda. She then began to teach and choreograph tango in Eduardo Arquimbau's Tango Academy in Buenos Aires. Her style developed as a result of her training in ballet/contemporary dance, and the influence and instruction from some of the great milongueros of Club Almagro and Villa Urquiza of Buenos Aires, such as Gerardo Portalea, Petaca, and Juan Bruno. In the late 80's she continued training with the best tango masters of that time such as Rodolfo Dinzel, Eduardo Arquimbau, Antonio Todaro, and Pepito Avellaneda and spent many years dancing and observing in the milongas of Buenos Aires.
Daniela won world-wide acclaim with her then-partner Armando Orzuza, together acknowledged as one of the top professional tango couples, regularly appearing on the Solo Tango TV channel in Buenos Aires, owning their own tango school in Buenos Aires, and teaching/performing in more than 200 cities in Europe and the U.S., including prestigious festivals in Boston, New York, and Miami.
They performed with such important artists as Julio Iglesias, Madonna, Libertad Lamarque, Maria Grana, Alba Solis, Beba Vidart, Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves, Pepito Avellaneda, Fernando Soler, Sexteto Mayor Orchestra, Sexteto Tango Orchestra, La Orquesta de Ernesto Franco, and The Hollywood Bowl Symphonic Orchestra, among others.
Daniela has since choreographed and performed in many tango productions including Tango Pasion, and Sebastian Tango, her latest choreography and performing project, which was presented at the Complejo Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires in April, May, and June of 2008. Daniela is now teaching in the U.S.A. and residing in Austin, TX.