Bryndis & Hany
Here is how Bryndis and Hany describe their tango teaching experience: “We learned tango from some of the renowned argentine tango teachers such as Gustavo Naveirra and Giselle Anne, Chicho, Ruben and Sabrina Veliz, Sebastian Achaval and Roxanna Suarez and many more. This gave us a very strong base to build our “own” tango. We love teaching tango and sharing our best practice with our students. We enjoy watching them improve and how the enjoyment of the dance increases. For us, it is important that both parts of the couple are active and enjoy their role.
Our goal as teachers is to increase the quality of our students' dancing, by diving deeper into details, giving as clear instruction as possible and presenting teaching material in a structured manner. Personal feedback and a positive attitude are our motto, both in group and private lessons. In every lesson it is important for us to give every couple as much attention as they need to improve.
For us as professional dancers, training, further education and performances are an important motivational factor.”
I was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. I have been teaching tango for over 20 years together with my partner Hany. We were the first professional tango instructors in Iceland and together we built the Icelandic tango scene. For the last 12 years I have lived in Denmark and worked exclusively with Argentine tango, at M2tango Studio Copenhagen, as well as traveling to other countries to teach and perform.
My dance background is classical ballet and modern dance. Dance has always been a big part of my life and I have been dancing since I can remember.
I was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, but in my adult life I have lived in Nederlands, Iceland and Denmark.
I have been dancing and teaching with my partner and life partner Bryndis Halldorsdottir for over 20 years and have absolutely no intention of stopping.
Tango is an important part of my life and I never cease to develop my dancing and teaching abilities. Standing in front of a group gives me a lot of energy and my entertaining and educational skills can unfold to the fullest. I always try to mix a little laughter and funny stories into it all because it lightens the atmosphere, as tango can be a little frustrating sometimes..
Besides the tango, I have danced classical ballet in the Netherlands and in Iceland for 15 years and I have an education as a graphic designer and have been running my own designer studio since 2004.
Here is how Theo describes his DJ-ing experience: "When I'm djing I like to relate with the people on the dancefloor, I always try to guess which can be the best choice in order to create a nice wave and I'm making my selection always on the fly, track by track (I do not use "fixed" tandas). I often think about the fact that some couples can have the best tanda ever during my set and that's why each tanda should be constructed having a sense, a path, a sort of uniqueness that can match with the uniqueness of dancing. My experience allows me to work like this and I can't imagine another way.
The music selection is predominantly classical and never predictable, spans the entire period of the tango and sometimes I like to surprise the dancers by proposing some rare tracks. The aim is always satisfying the dancers: nice music for dancing, warm atmosphere to enjoy. I'm using lossless files imported from my collection of CDs and LPs and I work with a sound card and professional software in order to guarantee a high sound quality."
Here is how Bryndis describes her DJ-ing experience: “I love to dance to the classical tango music from the golden age and consider myself a classical DJ, playing tandas and cortinas in the classical order of 2 tangos, 1 vals, 2 tangos and 1 milonga. I mostly play the original golden age tango music, but I have also been inspired by some of the new Tango orchestras that play classical tango music with a new sound. I have studied tango music quite a bit and got inspired by some of my favorite dj's while traveling to Tango events, as well as participating in some workshops for DJs.
The role of the Dj is very important in a milonga. It is the DJ that inspires the people on the dancefloor and is responsible for keeping the energy and joy of dancing. When I am DJing I constantly follow the energy and atmosphere on the dancefloor and adapt the choice of music to the dancers.”
Omar fell in love with tango in 2010 and has been listening to and collecting tango music ever since. His love and passion for the music shows in his choice of songs for each tanda. His style is rooted in the traditional Golden Age of tango, but he is open to playing almost anything that fits the mood. As a DJ he always makes sure to play beautiful and danceable music that is well balanced in rhythm and melody and very much in tune with the current atmosphere. He has DJ-ed in Washington DC, Beirut, and Norway, and in the last several years he has become the main DJ in his local tango community in Sweden.
DJ Rolpho is one of Tango Nuestro's faithful DJs who usually plays at our own practices & milongas. He likes most things in tango music and likes to mix classical, alternative and nuevo music when he plays.
Workshop 1 (All levels) Finding the flow with your partner - "It takes two to tango"
In this workshop we focus on deepening the understanding of the essence of the Argentine tango, or the contact, the communication and the musicality. The aim of the workshop is for both parts of the couple to feel active in their role. We will work on how a good embrace and interpretation of the music can make dancing a greater pleasure for both. In this workshop we will do exercises, as well as examples with tempo variations and step combinations, from simple steps to more complex ones.
Workshop 2 (Level: Intermediate / advanced) Change of Direction and Embellishment with the free leg
The change of direction in tango is very dynamic and can pleasantly surprise the follower. It also gives the follower many opportunities to play with the free leg. In this workshop we will explore and practice some embellishments and movements of the followers' free legs, as these movements are inspiring for both the couple and enrich their dance.
Workshop 3 (Level: Intermediate) Milonga – A rhythmical Journey
Playing with the rhythm with simple steps is essential when we dance Milonga. We will give you some exercises and step combinations with a change of dynamics and tempo. We will work on the communication in the couple, focusing on the embrace, grounding and soft feet.
Workshop 4 (Level: Intermediate / advanced) Change of rhythm and dynamics in the Waltz
Waltz is full of different layers and dynamics and there are many different variations in the waltz rhythm. The goal of this workshop is to learn different combinations with changes of dynamics and rhythm so you can express yourself to the music. We will guide you carefully through these examples with good explanations and a lot of practice.
Semi-Private lesson 1 (Level: Advanced) Enrosque - The elegant embellishment
Enrosque is one of the most elegant and exciting steps in tango. To be able to master the enrosque you need some understanding and practicing the technique and learn how to use the flexibility in the embrace. Usually the leader makes enrosque while the follower goes around him in a giro. The follower can use the same movements to create embellishment in her dance. We will do some exercises and work on some examples for the follower as well as for the leader.
(Level: Intermediate / advanced) Giro och Calesita
In this workshop you will deepen your knowledge of how to make nice and smooth turns. We will work on how you can be more precise and balanced in your own axis and how both parts in the couple turn around the common axis. We will focus on the followers part and work with form and dynamics.
You will both learn combinations when the follower goes around the leader and when the leader goes around the follower, or the calesita.
(Level: Intermediate / advanced) Sacadas for both
Sacada is one of the big tango terms and quite a challenge to learn. Sacadas give a wonderful dynamic dimension to the dance and once mastered, they will enrich your interpretation of the tango music. Sacadas are a part of the leaders and followers repertory and this is exactly what we will be focusing on in this workshop.
Here teachers provide individualized and personalized instruction that focuses on technology and materials as desired. During Friday-Sunday there is the possibility of private lessons with one of the teachers, couple or single. Booked in the system but paid in Euro directly to the teachers. All workshops, semi-private lessons and private lessons are booked via the registration system.
Festival package include all milongas (Friday - Sunday), all meals and coffee.
Milongas can be booked at registration but can also be paid at the entrance if space is available. Note! Max 80 people.
Thursday 19.30 - 21.30 - Milonga
Friday 21.00 - 01.00 - Welcome milonga.
Saturday 13.00 - 17.00 - Day milonga
Saturday 21.00 - 02.00 - Festival milonga
Sunday 13.00 - 17.00 - Day milonga
Last day for registration is friday 17 march at 24.00.
The festival package includes all milongas (Friday - Sunday), all meals, and coffee.
Meals that are not included with admission are booked through the registration system.
Please let us know if a special diet is needed.
Coffee and tea are included with the milonga admission
Coffee, tea, sandwiches, and a light dinner buffé are included with the milonga admission.
Booked through the registration system
Booked through the registration system
You may bring your own drink if you like (such as beer or wine).
Booked through the registration system.
* Workshop 1 Thursday
discounted to SEK 100 per member in TN.
** WS2, WS3 och WS4 discounted to 200 kr/each as package.
Registration and information
All registration closes on Sunday March 27th at midnight, for lunch and buffé the registration closes on Friday March 17th.
Workshops 2-4 will be role-balanced. Single registration will be confirmed as dance couples are formed.
Confirmation of registration will be sent by e-mail.
The confirmation e-mail will contain all information regarding participation, prices, and payment.
Payment must be made within 14 days of confirmation, and no later than March 30th.
Please contact Omar Saab
Phone: +46 73 344 2223
Tango shoes and clothes
Barcelona Tango Showroom will enhance our festival with tango fashion from Italy, Buenos Aires, and Istanbul by having shoes and clothes for tangueras and tangueros for sale.
If you have any wishes, you are welcome to contact them in advance: www.bcntangoshowroom.com