Tango Musicality Workshops June 22–23 Sponsored by the Boston Tango Society

A two-part weekend Musicality Workshop by Mary Oleskiewicz and Marco Cavallari, sponsored by the Boston Tango Society

When: Sat and Sun., June 22 and 23, 12:30 to 3:00 pn

Where:  Dance Union, 16 Bow St., Union Square, Somerville, MA, 02143

In this workshop dancers will learn to hear and identify the distinctive and defining musical styles of four classic Tango orchestras. Carefully designed movement exercises will introduce new ways to feel and express different orchestras’ styles and unique musical traits with our bodies. No prior technical musical knowledge is necessary. The workshop will introduce musical concepts relevant to the material.

Part I (Saturday): D’Arienzo and Di Sarli
Part II (Sunday); Biagi and Troilo

PRE REGISTRATION by June 21: $95 ($80 students) for both workshops; $55 for one. After June 21: Add $10 per workshop at the door

Teacher Biographies:

Marco Cavallari began dancing ballroom standard and latin at the age of fourteen. Hailing from Switzerland, Marco has been teaching and dancing salsa and other latin american dances since 1999 and Argentine tango since 2002. Marco is a founding member of the Basel-based show dance group Blickfang and has participated in numerous Euro Dance festivals, salsa congresses and tango festivals and marathons around the world. He has studied intensively with renowned tango teachers including Mariano Chicho Frúmboli, Sebastián Arce and Mariana Montes, Pablo Pugliese and Noel Strazza, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne Pablo Villarraza and Dana Frigoli, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, and Marcelo.

A prizewinning flutist, Mary Oleskiewicz is known internationally as a widely published musicologist and a sought-after speaker and master teacher of music. She records for Naxos and Hungaroton Classics.

Mary plays flute and bandoneon in Qtango orchestra and has taught tango musicality workshops in Berlin, Boston and elsewhere. She is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches music history and style analysis. Mary began dancing tango in 2005 and has studied privately with José Garufalo, Aurora Lubiz, Luciana Valle, Muma, Javier Rochwarger, “El Pulpo”, Silvina Valz, Brigitta Winkler among others. Read more about her at BaroqueFlutist.org.


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