Pilate for Tango Dancers. How to improve posture balance, for leader and follower
Workshop 1 Fausto and Stephanie: Simple Milonguero Turn - Intermediate
Workshop 2 Stefano and Pamela: Posture, Balance and Embrace – All level
Workshop 3 Fausto and Stephanie: Musicality, how to recognize and interpret musical structure in tango between rhythm, melody and pauses – Intermediate
Workshop 4 Stefano and Pamela: Walking with style, step structure and walking technique – All level
Workshop 5 Fausto and Stephanie: Alterations - Intermediate
Workshop 6 Stefano and Pamela: Basic tango musicality, count of 8 and music structure – Beginner
Workshop 7 Fausto and Stephanie: Pivot technique
Workshop 8 Stefano and Pamela: Change of direction - Beginner
Milonga with Performance and live music2.30
Onwards Post Milonga Party (advance booking required)
Workshop 9 Fausto and Stephanie: Type of Volcada – Intermediate / Advanced
Workshop 10 Stefano and Pamela: Gyro! – Beginner
Workshop 11 Fausto and Stephanie: Milonga, Rhythmical structure and musicality analysis
Workshop 12 Stefano and Pamela: Leading Following and Dancers Dialogue21.30
|Early booking prices
up to 25/12/2018
from 25/12/2018 onwards
|Full pass (4 Milonga and 6 Workshop)||160 €||190 €|
|Full pass for a couple||270 €||320 €|
|Thursday Friday and Sunday Milonga||7 €||11 €|
|Saturday Milonga with show||17 €||22 €|
|Individual Workshop||22 €||27 €|
FAUSTO CARPINO (Syracuse, Sicily) he had his first encounter with danceat the age of six, for twelve years he has studied, practiced and participateded many Ballroom dance competitions, regional and national, who have seen him always among the first places. At the age of sixteen, thanks to his sister Barbara (also dancer) and his partner Claudio, who had recently discovered argentine tango, Fausto had his first contact with this dance, remaining fascinated. After many years of Ballroom training, his learning was very fast and shortly after Barbara, Claudio and Fausto decided to open the first school of Argentine tango in Syracuse, Paladanze. Since then, Fausto became one of the main teachers of Paladanze for several years. Since 2004 he teaches and continues to develop his dance at full time. Besides being a successful tango dancer, Fausto is also a well-known tango DJ, but lately, because of lack of time, he does not practice this activity very often. From 2008 onwards he was Djing in important festivals, marathons and milongas in Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada and Argentina. From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the organization of the Syracuse International Tango Festival. At the end of 2006 he meets Veronica Toumanova with whom he collaborated and made a dancing couple from 2007 to 2011. Later, for a short period, he collaborated with Anna Solakius and Maria Filali. Since July 2011 he’s in a fix dancing couple with Stephanie Fesneau.
STEPHANIE FESNEAU (Paris, France) dance and theater were always present in her life since she was a child. At the age of sixteen she discovers tango, thanks to a friend of her, and from that moment on, tango has been always more and more present in her life, until it became it’s essential part. In a short time she starts to teach in one of the most successful schools in Warsaw, Zlota Milonga, where she taught until 2009, before returning to Paris, place of birth, where she taught in one of the oldest schools and milongas of the city, Le Chantier. Afterwards, in 2011 she moved to Florence, where she taught for two years at the ‘Pablo’ school. In her short but intense tango career, she collaborated with several dancers in various schools in Warsaw, Paris and Florence. Since July 2011 she’s in a fix dancing couple with Fausto Carpino. THE COUPLE Fausto and Stephanie, are a dance couple since July 2011. After an intense period of preparation, they begin to participate in various tango events as teachers. So far they have taught in more than 27 different countries and 80 cities. Their lessons are focused on how to propose oneself to the partner in a comfortable way within the embrace, based on logic and natural movements. They believe that connection, musicality and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of tango.
Stefano Pappalardo started studying Tango in Italy and he continued in many countries across Europe. When he moved to the United States he continued to study tango with the best American and Argentine teachers constantly refining and improving his dance. His interaction with such a diverse group of Tango Masters, allowed him to develop a strong technique and great musicality. He studied for many years with Master Michael Walker and Luren Bellucchi . Stefano also studied with: Miguel Zotto, Gustavo Naivera and Graciela Gonzalez. In 2011 start performing in the show “For the love of Tango”. In 2013 Stefano was selected as Tango dancer for the Music Video produced by Gord Bamford for Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc. Director of the Video was the multi Award Winner Stefano Barberis. That Music Video won 6th Canadian Music Award and Barberis was nominated Video Director of the Year. Stefano moved to Ireland in 2015 and there founded Dublin Tango School (DTS). Thanks to the work done by Stefano and his team, the school is now one of the leading Tango School in Ireland with regular classes, Milonga and Tango Weekends.
Pamela has been dancing since age of 8. She started ballet in Bolivia and she remained on that path after her move to Italy at age of 12. She continue studying in Bergamo in the Academy Step by Step directed by Marina Perini. She also received the certification by Royal Academy of Dancing in Bergamo. She continue studying in Milan at Physical School under the direction of Salvatore Tarascio primo ballerina of Sancarlo School in Naples. She start studying Tango with the Argentinian Macana brothers. In 2012 she take part of Tango Macho a tourne’ directed by Enrique and Guillermo De Fazio that cover multiple locations across Italy. Since then she had multiple collaboration as tango performer and teacher working with Bruno Calvo, Daniel Montano and Ernesto Candal. She is current working with Miguel Zotto and Daiana Gusparo Tango Academy in Milan. At the same time she also teach Pilates and fitness and she founded the Centre “Mil Pasos” in Bergamo
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