<![CDATA[Seattle Tango Magic Festival June 8th - 12th, 2017 - Blog ]]>Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:59:07 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Memories of the Seattle Tango Magic 2016..]]>Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:54:23 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2017/06/memories-of-the-seattle-tango-magic-2016.html
<![CDATA[Memories of the Seattle Tango Magic 2014..]]>Sat, 03 Jun 2017 06:53:22 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2017/06/memories-of-the-seattle-tango-magic-2014.html
<![CDATA[Seattle TangoMagic July 7th - 11th 2016...another great year]]>Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:36:15 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2016/07/seattle-tango-magic-2016another-great-year.htmlWe were honored to work with great tango professional dancers, musicians, and DJs.  

Our 2016 instructors: Alex Krebs and Patricia Becker (USA), Eugenia Parrilla and Yanick Wyler (Argentina - Switzerland), Gaston Torelli and Mariana Dragone (Argentina).

Our 2016 musicians and DJs: Alex Kreb's Orchestra, Anton Sukhanov, Dan Boccia, Grisha Nisnevich (live guitar), Kristina Ivanova, Robin Thomas, and Sabah Chammas, 
<![CDATA[Seattle TangoMagic July 9th-13th 2015 round up...  ]]>Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:20:13 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2015/09/seattle-tangomagic-july-9th-13th-2015-round-up.htmlAnother year of a great festival rounded up nicely. It was the 11th TangoMagic Festival, and our 2nd year organizing it together with Anton Sukhanov.  We deeply appreciate all the help and support that we received from our Seattle tango community during those days, and we feel honored to be part of it.  It is always our pleasure to produce and work on this festival.  It was a joy for us to see many tango dancers returning to Seattle or coming here for the first time.

We were honored to work with great tango professional dancers, musicians, and DJs.  

Our 2015 instructors: Alex Krebs and Patricia Becker (USA), Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt (USA), Pablo Inza and Sofia Saborido (Argentina), Virginia Pandolfi and Jonatan Aguero (Argentina).  

Our 2015 musicians and DJs: Alex Kreb's Orchestra, Avik Basu, Dan Boccia, Jay Abling, Jennifer Olson, Ramu Pyreddy, Varo Boyajyan. 

What people are saying about their experience at the festival...

Seemanta Dutta (as posted on Facebook event page): 

This festival was probably one of the best ones I have attended in my life. Excellent dancers from the US and Canada, excellent venues and so much hard work put in by Kristina and Anton and their volunteers. I am very grateful to the Seattle community for welcoming me into their city and their hearts! And of course, many many thanks to the maestros and maestros who enriched us with their knowledge and inspired us by their performances! Simply put, your presence made our tango experience something to be remembered! And who can forget the sublime music of the DJs who kept us dancing even though our feet hurt! And then there was the Salmon Bake! This can only be experienced in person and writing anything about it is pointless. Just one of those experiences! Cheers to the Seattle tango community as I now look forward to next year's festival!

Edit Fasi (as posted on the Facebook event page):

Thank you very much for organizing this event Kristina and Anton. Kudos to all the wonderful volunteers, dj's and teachers! Thank you for the Seattle tango community for the warm welcome! I had a fabulous time dancing; met some new tango friends and saw few dancers who moved from NYC to the west coast in the past few months. I am sure I'll be back at one point and please feel free to contact me if you are planning to come to NYC for tango. Cheers!

Xiaomin Jiang (as posted on the Facebook event page):

Wish I could stay longer and get more out of my first trip to Seattle. But this magical festival has gone on and beyond my expectation. 

Want to join our tango community and be part of great tango events?  Learn to Tango with Kristina Ivanova www.FollowKristina.com 
<![CDATA[TangoMagic 2015 Volunteering Opportunities currently closed]]>Fri, 13 Feb 2015 22:52:37 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2015/02/tangomagic-2015-volunteering-opportunities.html<![CDATA[Workshops with Sebastian Jimenez & Maria Ines Bogado]]>Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:07:48 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2014/12/workshops-with-sebastian-jimenez-maria-ines-bogado.htmlPicture
Sebastian Jimenez and Maria Ines Bogado are back in Seattle December 12th-16th giving us the opportunity to study the beauty of Tango Salon in depth.

Elegance, beauty, technique and connection is what we are gifted with for this Xmas.

December 13th, Saturday - All Levels
1:00p Cadence: Steps and Sequences from the 40's
2:30p Tools for Interpretation: Working with Sustained Tempos

December 14th, Sunday - All Levels
1:00p Embrace and Elegant Movements: Key Elements of Tango Salon
2:30p Coda (different Form and Dynamics): learning how to interpret it 

<![CDATA[Workshops with Pablo Rodriguez & Eva Garlez "Tango-Milonguero" (Seattle, Nov. 5th-10th, 2014)]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:25:52 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2014/10/workshops-with-pablo-rodriguez-eva-garlez-tango-milonguero-seattle-nov-5th-10th-2014.htmlPictureTango Milonguero Workshops
Pablo and Eva are true messengers of the classic Milonguero Style, they have studied and assisted several of the most prominent maestros in Buenos Aires. They teach what is useful on the dance floor, thus enhancing student’s social dance skills. The material given in a class is thoughtful and well explained.

They will be teaching at various locations in the Seattle area throughout the week, offering thematic group classes. 
The workshops will be held at Dance Underground Studio on the weekend of Nov. 8th-9th

Workshops Schedule:
Wednesday 7:45 – 9:30pm ~ “Vals: Walking to the Rhythm of Vals (different variations with connection to the rhythm). Giros and Contragiros”
Level: Beg/Int
Location: LaVida Studio 13620 NE 20th St., Bellevue, WA 98005 
Price: $25 pay-at-the-door 

Friday 7:45 – 8:45pm ~ “The 8, different ways (different ways for the 8 according to the Space and Music)”
Level: Int.
Location: Belltown Dance Studio 2217 3rd. Ave suite 102, Seattle (pre-milonga class) 
Price: $25 pay-at-the-door

Saturday and Sunday WORKSHOPS at Dance Underground Studio (Seattle)
1:00pm Tango: Freedom of Movement in the Milonguero Embrace (all levels)
2:30pm Tango: Dancing with Elegance (all levels)

2:00pm Milonga: Lateral Displacement (different choices to keep dancing in the line of dance) (all levels)
3:30pm Milonga: Playing with the Cross (all levels)

Price: $25/class pay-at-the-door 

<![CDATA[Workshop w/ Virginia Pandolfi "Intensive Training - Tango Technique" (Seattle, Oct. 18th and 19th, 2014)]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:44:35 GMThttp://seattletangomagic.com/1/post/2014/08/workshop-w-virginia-pandolfi-intensive-training-tango-technique-seattle-oct-18th-and-19th-2014.htmlPicture
Virginia Pandolfi is a world recognized maestra (teacher) of Argentine Tango.  Her unique pedagogical approach in teaching tango makes students around the world to seek her seminars everywhere. Virginia's signature Tango Technique classes are what she is known and loved for.  In Buenos Aires it's called "La Tecnica del Tango para las Mujeres y los Hombers", here in the US we call it "Intensive Technique Training for Followers and Leaders".

No matter what "tango style" you dance, Virginia's classes are for everybody as what she teaches is universal and true.  She puts it this way: "Ni Tango Nuevo, Ni Tango Viejo. Tango Presente" (There is no New Tango nor old Tango. There is only one present tango). 

Virginia's personal dance is sensual, playful, musical, and authentic.  She has worked with Fabian Peralta, Maximilliano Cristiana, Ney Melo and Javier Rodriguez.  She regularly conducts classes at the Mujersitas festival in BsAs along with Noelia Hurtado, Moira Castellano, Maria Ines Bogado, and Roxana Suarez. 

Workshop Info:
Location: eXit Space 414 NE 72nd St., Seattle WA 
Dates: October 18th and 19th
Pre-Registration is Closed

2pm Followers: Technique Intro (walking, posture, dissociation)
3:10pm Followers: Engine of Movement & Circular Movements. Embellishments
4:30pm Followers: Structure of the Step in Walking and Proper Use of the Hips

2pm Lead&Follow: Giro Technique
3:10pm Lead&Follow: Dissociation of Motion and Energy. Spiral Movements
4:30pm Lead&Follow: Combination of all elements worked during the workshop