When it's time to Perform, Alejandro & Natalia come out larger than life. They glide into the dance floor with so much ease. The quality and precision of their movements are flawless. Not to be missed!
All workshops and privates will be held at the Russian Hall,
600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver.
MONDAY MARCH March 19th
7:00-8:15 PM - Musical Interpretation/Technique. Level: Intermediate/Advanced
8:30 pm Advanced Tango (embrace, sacadas, boleos dancing floor shifting, elegant movements). Level: Advanced
TUESDAY March 20th
7:00-8:15 PM - Ladies Class with Natalia Hills - Men`s class with Alejandro (same room)
8:30-9:30 PM ladies and men from the previous workshop dance together in a supervised practica by the masters.
WEDNESDAY March 21st
7:00-8:15 PM - Beginners Class
8:30 PM - Tango Improvisation/Fantasia (development and Progression) Level: Intermediate/Advanced
THURSDAY March 22nd
7:00-8:15 PM - Vals (advanced and complex variations)
8:30 Technique for couples (please come with a partner).
Call us if you need a partner. We will rotate or you can choose to stay with your partner.
FRIDAY March 23rd
7:00-8:15 pm - Developing Complex Figures/sequences. Level: Intermediate/Advanced
8:30 PM - Milonga Intermediate/Advanced
SATURDAY March 24th
Special Performance and Milonga. Ukrainian Church, 154 E 10th Ave. Vancouver - Doors open at 8 pm.
You must reserve your table.
SUNDAY March 25th - 3:00-5:30pm
SPECIAL FORUM Aquino - Hills . To be held at Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall, 154th 10th Ave. Vancouver
Their Forum "Aquino-Hills" is a live documentary presentation with footage of photo and video. The artists will relate their experiences as protagonists during the late 1980's in the revival of the dance of tango in Buenos Aires".This tour will inspire the new generation to preserve the Tango as a dance.
A practica will follow the forum.
Students willing to take a private with the maestros are welcome before the workshops, from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm. Alternate times can be arranged ahead of time and you can take a semiprivate as well. Private lessons will be taught by the couple one half hour with Natalia and one half hour with Alejandro.
Please contact Gabriela for private lesson bookings: Tel 604.684.4225
Workshops/ea: $35 ($40 at the door)
5 Workshops: $150 ($175 at the door)
10 Workshops: $280 ($330 at the door)
Saturday Gala: $35 ($40 at the door)
Sunday Forum and Practica: $35 ($40 at the door)
Available online via PayPal or at the door. Note, proof of Paypal purchase is to be presented at the door.
Since the eruption of Rock and Roll at the end of the fifties, and later due to the military dictatorship in Argentina, the tango was practically relegated to family reunions and a few neighbourhood spaces that maintained the spirit of the social dance.
NATALIA HILLS and ALEJANDRO AQUINO formed part of that generation of dancers who rescued the tango of the old salons to return it to its historical importance, compelling its later inclusion in the list of assets considered by UNESCO as World Heritage.
Even though they may have come to tango from different directions, Natalia and Alejandro came together on stage for the first time in 1988, when both were members of the cast of 'Tango-Tango', a show under the direction of Juan Carlos Copes with the music of Atilio Stampone that had among its invited artists the legendary Roberto Goyeneche.
Their workshops and the Forum: 'Aquino-Hills' will be an eye-opener for the attendees. It will be, for some, the first time to work with a genuine master of the 80s. Alejandro’s method of teaching, his medium of instruction and the warmth and charisma he exudes is a product of a by-gone era. Thus, it will be a refreshing experience to be exposed to an entirely new approach reminiscent of old Buenos Aires.
Their solid credentials are enough to sustain an insightful workshop making the students yearn for more.
I hope to see you all there !
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Natalia Hills and Alejandro Aquino
March 19th to 25th, 2018
Start the Spring 2018 by welcoming to Vancouver the award winning Master Teacher, performer and choreographer NATALIA HILLS and the legendary and multi-awarded Master Teacher ALEJANDRO AQUINO.
In this their long awaited USA Tour, they have presented "Pass the Legacy" in Hollywood, San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit.
In their exclusive visit to Vancouver NATALIA & ALEJANDRO will bring us a series of Special Workshops on what they are most passionate about: technique, interpretation & choreography and the Forum "Aquino-Hills".