We proudly present the teachers team for the 20th Taboe Tango Camp 27 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018.
|Natalia Agüero & Agustín Venturino||More info|
|Charlotte Baines & Laurent Trincal||More info|
|Murat Erdemsel||More info|
|Adeline Ireland||More info|
|Steve Morrall||More info|
|Paras Saghi & Paul Vossen||More info|
Non tango teachers and body workers
|more will follow|
Murat is gifted with an insightful, thorough and analytical understanding of the dance. His experience with teaching and performing tango numbers 15 years. Widely known for his strong lead and musicality, Murat's background in fine arts and music provides him with the perfect blend of senses for the movement of bodies through time and space.
In his philosophy of teaching Murat strives to offer students valuable tools in order to enable them to take control of their own personal growth. Murat is warm, attentive, entertaining and accessible to students. The style of his teaching is holistic in approach and clear in method. He successfully combines technical and sensory exercises with fundamental concepts that lead to all the challenging possibilities of improvisation and expression.
As demonstrated in his own dance, he focusses on the origin of movement coming from an agreement in the embrace and has created a unique brand all his own characterized by musicality, playfulness, a balanced partnership and an awareness of social etiquette.
Check him out:
Murat improvising with Noelia, Brussels Festival
Murat on floor craft
Murat Austin, YolaTango 2014
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Natalia Agüero & Agustín Venturino
This is a charming young couple with a breeze of freshness and enthusiasm from La Plata, Argentina.
From the many different styles and influences they developed their own teaching method. They start the lessons with exercises to develop body awareness which opens the road to explore many possibilities, instead of focusing on fixed sequences. This approach makes it possible to dance with greater ease and flexibility and enables dancers to find their own expression.
Their aim as teachers are to help people find a dance that harmonious, authentic, comfortable and natural.
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Adeline's dance experience began with a decade of jazz dance and aerobics, which led to her first teaching experiences. In 2002, she found argentine tango and was fascinated by the degree of awareness necessary for tango's intensity of connection. Adeline started teaching tango during her time at Humboldt University in Berlin, where she received her Masters in Gender Studies and Pedagogy.
Her desire to enhance her effectiveness in teaching tango motivated her to pursue graduate studies in dance pedagogics. Upon completing her dance teaching credential, she immediately migrated to Buenos Aires to study and teach tango.
After touring for several years through the States and Europe she returned to Berlin and began work as a full-time tango instructor in Berlin's three largest Tango schools (TTMS, Nou, Mala Junta). She worked with a great variety of colleagues which fostered an openness for different techniques and styles. Some impressions:
Adeline with Alejandro
Adeline with Korey
Adeline and Rudy on Tango Tanzen Macht Schön in Berlin
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Charlotte Baines & Laurent Trincal
Charlotte and Laurent both trained from a young age to be classical dancers and enjoyed successful careers as classical and modern ballet dancers in several of Europe's well known dance companies [including Scapino Ballet here in Holland] They then both went into coaching and teaching professional dancers.
Around ten years ago they discovered Argentinian Tango and were immediately touched and captivated by this new dance language .....a few years later, in 2008, they were invited to start teaching tango in Amsterdam.
From a modest start in 2009 they started their own tango school in Haarlem "You Tango" which has now become a full time job and their way of life!
Together they are known for teaching with humour and passion, making lessons enjoyable and inspiring. With their professional dance background they like to encourage freedom of expression by focusing on good dance technique which strengthens and intensifies the connection with the partner. For them playfulness and freedom to interpret the music are always to be explored and challenged.
Charlotte & Laurent performing in Préau 2015
Charlotte & Laurent performing in Spain 2015
You tango, their website (Dutch only)
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Paras Sághi and Paul Vossen
Paras was in her youth a Rhythmical Gymnast for 10 years, going to competitions in many countries and winning many medals inclusive the golden one of the Hungarian Championship. After her sport-carrier she danced in different dance companies. She is experienced in many disciplines: classical, modern and jazz ballet, contact improvisation, dance therapy, yoga and the most inner movements she learned in India: Qigong and the Buddhist Vipassana meditation. She is a skilled teacher of dance-expression for kids and adults.
When she discovered Tango in 1998, Paras was so astonished by its richness with its silent, intimate, heartfelt, sensual and playful moments, that she decided to put her focus into this dance.
Paul made his first tango steps in 1991 and probably danced at least once around the world since then. He is inspired by many teachers from Argentine and Europe, and also by other movement disciplines such as dance improvisation, Qigong and yoga. His dance is fluent and playful. He has a soft lead with space for the follower's initiative. He is always searching for ways to go beyond the technique to find the space where the two dancers becomes truly One in the dance.
Paras and Paul are dancing together since 1999, and started to teach in 2003 in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Hungary and Italy. Their main interest is to be a good and committed teacher, rather than a performing artist. They followed many workshops and seminars with many Argentine maestros in Europe and Argentina and studied few months in the well-known DNI School in Buenos Aires with Pablo, Dana and many other teachers there. They have an 'open minded' approach, as they have found a lot of valuable things in all the different styles from milonguero till nuevo. Their investigation in tango is like a long journey, always moving, changing and evolving. They believe that the Magical moments happen only partly thanks to the technical skills, and that's why they like to work with the "Extras": presence and body awareness, qualities and intensity, dialog and improvisation. They have a new approach to it, called the TaoTango.
Their motto is: 'Magic happens always outside the comfort zone'. That's why they found a light and playful way to challenge the dancers to trust, open up, connect and interact and a little more intense than usually. They like longer events, because they are more suitable for this as the group stays together. They organize the Taboe Tango Camp, a big, innovative and international tango 'retreat'week twice a year.
"We love to gather with all these tango-nomads from all around the world in this warm and joyful 'refuge' in the forest. We create the circumstances that everybody can feel at ease and part of the 'Taboe tribe'. Besides all the hours of dancing, we offer many little extras to encourage people to connect, interact and even talk with each other ... because we find, that this open atmosphere is really important when staying together with such a huge group of 150 or more people for a week."
Living Doll performance in Ruigrok Amsterdam
Spontaneous performance in Flores Mannheim
Phantastango performance on live music
Play with enganches (class)
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What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu, meaning 'finger pressure' in Japanese, is a form of healing massage originating in the east and based on energy meridians or channels (as used in acupuncture). Receiving shiatsu is a deeply relaxing and releasing experience. A range of techniques are used including stretches, movement and pressure to bring about an adjustment of the body's physical structure and balancing of its energy flow, whilst creating an overall sense of well-being. Shiatsu is generally given on a futon mat on the floor. The receiver remains fully clothed throughout the session and it is best to wear loose fitting/stretchy comfortable clothes.
Why Shiatsu and Tango? Tango events and camps are a feast for the body and emotions. Shiatsu is a unique form of massage, which brings together body, mind, spirit and emotions through dynamic, gentle touch. Shiatsu prepares the ground for people to be more relaxed and receptive to the learning process.
It can specifically pick up on something that is coming up in a private lesson or workshop or in people's dance - a blockage of energy, or disconnection of part of the body. During an intensive period of tango dancing and workshops, knees and ankles get heavy use with lots of spiral movement. The dance focus is on balance, posture, being grounded, sensitivity to other people's energy, non verbal communication, connecting with your own centre and from there with your partner.
Shiatsu supports and nurtures the process. Tango and shiatsu are complimentary in that they are both working with moving energy. People arrive on the mat well prepared for shiatsu - tuned into their own and other's energy. In a shiatsu session each treatment is tailored to the recipient and their individual needs. People bring their emotional and physical aches and pains and return to the dance with a sense of renewal and rebalancing.
Sacha Roberts - Dip Shi, MRSS (member of Shiatsu Society UK) www.shiatsusacha.co.uk
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Yoga for Tangodancers
Yoga opens and strenghtens the body in a very intelligent way. It increases body awareness and enhances the stability of the own axis. This experiences can enrich our Tango dancing.
We welcome the day with simple but improvable asanas for outer and inner balance, for centering and connectedness, for a strong and supple body. Soft streches and a deep relaxation round the class off. In this way, we ar well prepared for a new day full of Tango.
Daniela is a certified Anusara Elements yoga teacher and teaches yoga since 2011. She is fascinated by bodywork and has completed trainings in thai yoga massage, yogatherapy, watsu and spiraldynamic.
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