Weekend Tango Workshops

Julio Mendez and Guillermina Quiroga

9-10 August 2003

Regular visitor Julio returns again this year with one of the best female tango dancers in Buenos Aires, Guillermina Quiroga.

Teachers

Guillermina Quiroga

Guillermina Quiroga won the first Tango contest of the city of Buenos Aires just a year after she started dancing 13 years ago! She has since performed in Tango x 2, been principal dancer for Mariano Mores’ orchestra, dancer with the US and Europe tours of Forever Tango, exclusive principle dancers with Julio Iglesias’ Tango world tour, and performed in Tango Magic and Tango Argentino in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She has featured in several recent movies on Tango, including the upcoming Assassination Tango. Guillermina is also a remarkable choreographer, and choreographed the Libertango performance of Russian figure skaters Pasha Gritsuk & Evgeni Platov, with which they won the World Championship in 1997 and the Olympic Gold Medal in 1998! She also performed choreographies for Forever Tango (Tony Award nominee).

Julio Mendez

The dancing of Julio Mendez is saturated with the feeling of Argentine Tango, making him both a respected dancer in the community and a sought-after partner at the milongas. Simply watching him dance is an education. But Julio is much more than a fine and authentic dancer. His teaching combines extensive knowledge with patience, helpfulness, and personal attention to make his classes truly rewarding for students at all levels. Julio Mendez is an excellent representative of the modern generation of Tango dancers in Argentina. In addition to performing as a respected exhibition dancer, he is a real milonguero with deep feeling for and commitment to the traditions and ambience of Tango in Buenos Aires. At the same time Julio is a dancer of the new generation, open to the new currents in technique and dance vocabulary of the twenty-first century. Julio began Tango in 1993. His first important teachers in style and technique were Mingo and Ester Pugliese. His studies in milonguero style with Tete were very important to Julio. In addition he studied with Gustavo Naveira and Fabian Salas, with Julio Balmaceda, and with Omar Vega. He has toured extensively in the USA and Europe partnering with several excellent dancers including Florencia Taccetti, Elina Roldán, Gisella Schuster and Guilermina Quiroga.

Programme

No. Day Level Start End Theme Venue Price Select

1

Saturday

Improver

11:30

13:00

Counting House

£12 (£10 ETS)

2

Saturday

Intermediate

13:30

15:00

Counting House

£12 (£10 ETS)

3

Saturday

Intermediate

15:30

17:00

Counting House

£12 (£10 ETS)

4

Sunday

Improver

11:30

13:00

Counting House

£12 (£10 ETS)

5

Sunday

Intermediate

13:30

15:00

Counting House

£12 (£10 ETS)

6

Sunday

Inter/Adv

15:30

17:00

Counting House

£12 (£10 ETS)

Venue Map and Addresses

Price

£12 per 90 min class, or £10 for ETS subscribers and students.

Private Classes

Julio and Guillermina will be available for teaching private classes separately or together on Tuesday the 5th August during the day, Friday 8th August pm and Monday 11th August. Prices will 100 US dollars per hour for Guillermina and 40 pounds per hour for Julio - time and venue permitting. 160 US dollars for Guillermina and Julio together.

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