Tango Element Baltimore 2016

July 21-25 2016
Tango Element Baltimore 2016
2016 July 21-25

Maestros:

MARIANO "CHICHO" FRUMBOLI & JUANA SEPULVEDA (Buenos Aires)
JAVIER RODRIGUEZ & MOIRA CASTELLANO (Buenos Aires)
RUBEN & SABRINA VELIZ (Buenos Aires)
RICARDO BIGGERI & CECILIA PICCINNI (Buenos Aires)
CARLA MARANO (Buenos Aires)

 

LIVE MUSIC:

LOS REYES DEL TANGO (Buenos Aires)
 

DJs:

Robin THOMAS (NYC)
Avik BASU (Ann Arrbor, MI)
Lampis ZALAVRAS (Los Angeles, CA)
Ricardo BIGGERI (Buenos Aires)
Varo BOYAJYAN (Los Angeles, CA)
Zeina Misu (San Diego, CA)
Angel MONTERO (Atlanta, GA)
Sabah Chammas (San Diego, CA)

Join to Event on Facebook:

  https://www.facebook.com/events/1101301993215887/

Questions: welcome@tangoelement.org

 

Register to Attend

The entire event will be held at the stunning ballrooms (the old Masonic Temple) of the beautiful Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel

Please read Festival Policies

 

 

 

Maestros:

Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda

Mariano Frumboli, also known as Chicho, has undoubtedly played the main role in the creative evolution of tango in the last 10 years. He is renowned worldwide as one of the founders and initiators of Tango Nuevo. He is famous for his personality, musicality and creativity. A true representative of the "New Generation," Chicho brings all his talent and freshness to the dance. He teaches with love and talent, combined with a profound understanding of the dance. His classes are a must for those just approaching the Nuevo Tango style, as well as for experienced dancers. Chicho's work has been one of the biggest gifts that an artist could have given to any art form: the continuous questioning, the research, the quest for originality, and full-hearted creativity.

Chicho began playing drums at 14 years old, and studied theater for 8 years before discovering the tango. He has studied and worked closely with Gustavo Naviera and Fabian Salas. His dancing is characterized above all by musicality and improvisation. In a unique way, he expresses the essence of the music in his dancing. In his teaching, he emphasizes being conscious of the body's movement. Chicho's theatrical background influenced tango dance by adding aesthetics and forms never used before in tango, which at that time went directly against the established rules of social tango but that today are used among professionals and amateurs all around the world.

Juana Sepulveda, is one of the youngest-born stars in the tango sky, she spans the entire range of expression from an innovative subtlety to a stunning manifestation of power in every movement, always matched by her unswerving musicality and pure sensuality.

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N0GmToSmJg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy1qX5Xb_7Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfU0sYI81ps
 

Javier Rodriguez

Javier Rodriguez, tango dancer and teacher, is one of the most recognized figures of the Argentine tango and an indisputable expert in Tango Salon style. For the past 20 years Javier has been a part of the most famous tango festivals in Argentina, Europe and Asia, where he never stopped dazzling the participants with his art of dance and pedagogy.

Javier Rodriguez has begun dancing tango when he was 18. Together with his first professional partner, Geraldine Rojas, they have quickly become one of the most sought after tango couples in the world. They have toured the globe, performing in the best theaters and working in most prestigious tango festivals.

The next stage of Javier’s professional tango career was his partnership with another prominent dancer, Andrea Misse, with whom Javier worked for 9 years until Andrea's tragic death in 2012. Together with Andrea Javier toured throughout Europe, Asia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile and they continued being one of the most popular couples worldwide.

Javier's teaching focuses on technique, posture, and elegance, emphasizing those many little important details that can polish and
perfect your dance.

Tango Element is proud to welcome Javier back to our annual event. This year Javier will perform with no less distinguished dancer, Moira Castellano, which will be their world premier performing together.

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnC03nKl_rE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3BPyzwu83c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRD1ey35eYk
 

Moira Castellano

Moira Castellano is a professional tango dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has an extensive dance background going back to her childhood, when she studied ballet and modern dance. She discovered tango in 1996 in Rosario, Argentina, with maestro Orlando Paiva. Shortly after she moved to Buenos Aires where she studied with various famous maestros, such as Vanina Bilous and Roberto Herrera, Natalia Games and Gabriel Agnio, Fabian Salas, Gustavo Naveira, among others. Between 1999 and 2006 Moira lived in Paris, France, performing as part of the Caterine Berbesou company in work that was based on tango, theater, and modern dance.

After partnering with Pablo Inza for a couple of years, in 2008 Moira began her partnership with Gaston Torelli, with whom she has traveled all over the world, teaching tango dancers, as well as performing at milongas and on stage in Europe, Canada, Asia, and the US.

Experienced teacher, Moira Castellano is currently one of the references in the Argentine tango pedagogy. She is renown for the quality of movement in her dance, in which she projects elegance, personality, tradition, and innovation. In her teaching Moira focuses on basic concepts, such as liberating your body and conditioning it
for dancing, connecting with yourself and your partner, internal movement vs external movement, sensibility and quality of movement.

Moira is also a co-organizer of Misterio Tango Festival, one of the most important tango events held yearly in Buenos Aires.

We are honored to welcome Moira to Tango Element and we look forward to her extraordinary classes as well as her debut performing with Javier Rodriguez! This will be Moira's only visit to the US in 2015.

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpjoq2jb2CY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i8V0rJXItw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zClFSZAkENs

 

 

 

Please read Festival Policies

Tango Element Baltimore Festival Schedule
July 21-25 2016


THU July 21

Edinburgh (5th Fl)

Doric (4th Fl)

Oriental (4th Fl)

Mirror (5th Fl)

5:00pm-6:30pm

1.1JM-Javier&Moira Milonga I-Basic rebounds and embellishments (Int)

 

1.1SR-Sabrina&Ruben Secrets of embrace. Achieving comfort and connection in the embrace. (All Levels)

1.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv, Couples Only)

7:00pm-8:30pm

1.2JR- Javier Followers’ Technique WOMEN ONLY (All Levels)

   

1.2RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Technique and structure for dynamic sacadas for both roles. Sacadas in close embrace (Int/adv)

9:30pm-2:30am

Opening Milonga: DJ Lampis, Presentation of Maestros (Edinburgh)

FRI July 22

 

12:00pm-1:30pm

2.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int/Adv)

2.1SR-Sabrina&Ruben Dissociation and pivot: technique&applications (All Levels)

 

2.1JM-Javier&Moira Milonga II-Rebounds, embellishments, and corridas (Int/Adv)

2:00pm-3:30pm

2.2CJ-Chicho & Juana
(Adv. Couples Only)

2.2CM-Carla Follower’s technique: Organizing the body for movement (All levels)

2.2RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Structural and rhythmic deconstruction of basic sequences to explore options (Int)

2.2JR-Javier Leader’s Technique MEN ONLY (All Levels)

4:00pm-5:30pm

2.3CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int)

2.3SR-Sabrina&Ruben Sacadas and barridas (drags): technique and combinations (Int)

2.3RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Changing energy&dynamics btw linear and circular movements for tango and vals (Int/Adv)

2.3JR-Javier&Moira Rhythmic Tango with giros and sacadas (Adv Couples Only)

5:30pm-8:00pm

MIXER PRACTICA - Meet your Peers!  FREE DJ Zeina Misu (Edinburgh)

10:00pm-5:00am

The GALA: DJ Robin, Live Music by LOS REYES DEL TANGO, Performance by Sabrina & Ruben + a surprise performance (Edinburgh)

SAT July 23

 

11:30am-12:30pm

Yoga for Dancers (Cassandra Hume) $10 at the door to the instructor (Tuscan Room)

12:30:pm-2:00pm

3.1CJ-Chicho&Juana (Adv Couples Only)

 

3.1SR-Sabrina&Ruben Simple milonga and introduction to traspié (Int)

3.1RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Composition, structure, and technique of pivots: idea of center and circumference. Spiral movements and overturned pivots (Int)

3.1MC-Moira& Carla– Technique for Both I No partner needed (All Levels, offered only w/Technique for Both II)

2:30pm-4:00pm

3.2JM-Javier&Moira Rhythmic Tango – changes of dynamics (Int/Adv)

3.2CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int)

3.2CM-Carla Walk with the change of systems (Int)

3.2SR- Sabrina&Ruben Giros (turns) I (Adv Couples Only) Axis functionality and centrifuge energy in turns. Technique for both (Offered only w/Giros II)

4:30pm-6:00pm

3.3JM-Javier&Moira Tango Salon Embrace, Walk, Posture (Int)

3.3RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Old milonguero sequences for the dance floor (Int)

3.3CM-Carla Rhythmic sequences with leader sacadas and follower boleos, and technique (Int/Adv)

3.3SR- Ruben&Sabrina Giros II (Adv Couples Only) Difference in application for Tango, Milonga and Vals for social dancing. Embellishments for leaders and options for follower’s role. (Giros I required to attend)

6:00pm-7:30pm

"Tango First" by Javier and Chicho a talk/Q&A about what dancing tango means for both of these legendary dancers $5 (Mirror)

6:00pm-9:00pm Practilonga aka Cheeselonga, DJ Angel (Doric)

10:00pm-6:00am

All-Night Milonga: DJs Sabah & Avik, Performances by Ricardo&Cecilia and Chicho&Juana (Edinburgh)

SUN July 24

 

 

 

 

1:00pm-2:30pm

4.1CJ-Chicho & Juana (Adv Couples Only)

4.1SR-Sabrina&Ruben Milonga: Sequences with crosses and traspiés (Int/Adv)

4.1RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Body awareness and technique for both roles. Correct use of base. No partner needed (All Levels)

4.1MC-Moira&Carla– Technique for Both II No partner needed (All Levels, Technique for Both I required to attend)

3:00pm-4:30pm

4.2JM-Javier&Moira Tango Salon Enrosques and giros (Adv Couples Only)

4.2SR-Sabrina&Ruben Vals: Fluidity in displacements and changes of dynamics (Int)

4.2RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Connection and communication in a couple within different qualities of movement (Int)

4.2CM-Carla Structure of the giro with boleos (Int/Adv)

5:00pm-6:30pm

4.3CJ-Chicho & Juana (Int)

Practilonga, DJ

5:00pm-8:00pm

4.3RC-Ricardo&Cecilia Nuances of boleos. Lead for creating different boleo shapes(Int/Adv)

4.3CM-Carla Leader’s and follower’s ganchos (Int/Adv)

9:00pm-5:00am

Closing Milonga: DJs Varo and Ricardo, Live music by LOS REYES DEL TANGO, Performance by Javier&Moira (Edinburgh)

 

Download Schedule in PDF

Tango Element Baltimore Festival Pricing

 

 

On-Site

Partners Full Pass (sign up w/partner)

for 2, lead&follow

$950

Full Pass

 

510

Student Full Pass (your First Degree only)

 

not avail

Partners 2-day Pass

for 2, lead&follow, Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun

630

2-day Pass

Fri/Sat

315

2-day Pass

Sat/Sun

325

Student 2-day Pass

Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun

not avail

Couples Only Adv Classes 8-Pack Pass

for 2, lead&follow

580

Couples Only Adv Classes 4-Pack Pass

for 2, lead&follow

310

Couples Only Adv Classes 2-Pack Pass

for 2, lead&follow

160

8-class Pass

 

315

6-class Pass

 

240

4-class Pass

 

160

8-class pass + all milongas & practicas

 

430

6-class pass + all milongas & practicas

 

385

 

 

 

All Milongas, Practicas +2 Classes

 

not avail

All Milongas, Practicas +2 Classes - Student

 

not avail

Milongas:

At door only

 

 

Thu Opening Milonga

$20

 

Fri The GALA w/Los Reyes Del Tango Live

$50

 

Sat All-Night Milonga

$40

 

Sun Closing Milonga w/Los Reyes Del Tango Live

$45

Practilonga

Saturday or Sunday

$15

Friday Mixer Practica

 

FREE

One Day Pass (Friday, Saturday or Sunday)

At door only, receives availability priority over single class purchases

$165

2-class Pass

At door only

$85

Single Class

At door only

$45

Add-on Class for a pass holder

At door only

$35

Pricing

 

Full Pass. Includes 11 lessons, afternoon practilonas, evening milongas and performances.

Partner’s Full Pass. Your best value! Special discount for a lead/follow to sign up together.

Student’s Full Pass. Only offered to students working on their FIRST degree. Valid dated full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you validate your registration pack at the desk. If a dated full time student ID is not available at the time of pass validation, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend. If a dated student ID is not available, another proof will be required (such as Registrar’s Office paperwork or a letter confirming you are a full time student). Discount is not available for PostDocs.

2-Day Pass. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Includes 6 lessons, afternoon practilongas and evening milongas on the days of your pass.

Partner’s 2-Day Pass. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun, but you must sign up with a partner.

Student’s 2-Day Pass. Only offered to students working on their FIRST degree. Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun. Valid dated full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you validate your registration pack at the desk. If a dated full time student ID is not available at the time of pass validation, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend. If a dated student ID is not available, another proof will be required (such as Registrar’s Office paperwork or a letter confirming you are a full time student). Discount is not available for PostDocs.

Couple’s Only Adv Classes 8-Pack Pass. All 8 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.

Couple’s Only Adv Classes 4-Pack Pass. 4 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.

Couple’s Only Adv Classes 2-Pack Pass. 2 lessons, but you must have a partner to attend. See Web site for full details.

8-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.

6-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.

4-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included.

2-Class Pass. Any time during festival. No milongas included. Available at door only.

All Milongas, Practicas +2 Classes. Dance any time during the festival + take any 2  classes.

All Milongas, Practicas +2 Classes - Student. Only offered to students working on their FIRST degree. Valid dated full time student ID or paperwork from the Registrar's office required when you pick up your registration pack at the desk. If a dated full time student ID is not available at the time of pass pick up, you will have to pay the difference to match a regular pass to attend.

 

Please note that if you place an order and choose “pay by check” option, your order will not be confirmed until the payment is received .We must receive your payment before the registration deadlines expire, and balance and gender restrictions will apply at the time we receive your order.  Until then your order will remain “Pending” and you will be contacted if your selections are no longer available. Please note we will not be able to accept any check payments received after July 15, 2014 in order to clear your check.

Location and Lodging

The entire event will be taking place at the elegant and convenient Embassy Suites Baltimore in the very heart of Baltimore, MD. FULL BUFFET BREAKFAST AND HAPPY HOUR ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR ROOM PRICE!!!! We will dance in the gorgeous upper level ballrooms, situated in an old Masonic temple connected to the hotel. Embassy Suites Baltimore also offers food outlets on-site, a splash pool (handy in the summer weather!), easy access to all city attractions and restaurants (either walking or via the FREE city bus). The hotel is surrounded by an array of great restaurants and is just a short walk from the famous Baltimore Inner Harbor and the waterfront - it really has it all! to the best restaurants and the famous Inner Harbor and the waterfront - it really has it all! The hotel is located only 10.5 miles to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

The address of the hotel is:
222 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
P 410-727-2222 | F 410-685-4215

 
 

Embassy Suites Baltimore Hotel group code is TE6. Our group rate is $139/night for single and double occupancy. All rates include full breakfast buffet and happy hour. All rooms should be booked by July 1, 2016 to receive the special rate, after July 1 only regular hotel rate will be offered. Please note that it's essential to book your hotel room asap because the hotel has sold out every year during the festival weekend weekend. Once we run out of rooms in our block (we asked for as much as they would give us) our special room rate will be no longer available.

Here is the link to book your hotel room online: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/B/BWIBDES-TE6-20160720/index.jhtml

PARKING
Street parking is difficult in Baltimore, just as in any major city. There is metered street parking, but it is difficult to come by. Self parking is available in a city-owned garage adjacent to/underneath the hotel, located at 210 St. Paul Place. This is a manned and automated garage, managed by PMS Parking in cooperation with the Baltimore Parking Authority, not the hotel. The weekday maximum overnight parking rate is $15, and on weekends the maximum rate is $10 per night. The maximum vehicle height clearance is 7'0". Please note that you will be charged at the hourly rate each time you exit the garage during a 24 hr. period, so we advise you park for the duration of the festival and use public transportation should you need to leave the premises. Automated payment machines accepting credit and debit cards are available if you exit after hours.

Getting from BWI Airport to the event (Tremont Plaza Hotel) by Public Transportation

From the Terminal walk to BWI Airport Light Rail NB (www.mtamaryland.com) - About 2 mins
Take Light Rail -200 - Direction: Hunt Valley and Light Rail Stat NB - About 30 mins
Arrive at Baltimore St and Light Rail Stat NB
Walk to 222 St Paul St - About 9 mins
A one-way Super Shuttle ride from BWI airport costs $15 and can be booked at www.supershuttle.com.