Pablo & Sofia

Pablo Inza & Sofia Saborido
Portland Tango Intensive
June 2-5, 2017
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After decades of teaching and performing at tango festivals around the globe, Pablo and Sofia have became an international point of reference on the tango scene. Their professional path of sharing their passion and expertise for Argentine tango with the rest of the world is widely appreciated in the tango communities that are fortunate enough to have them visit. Refined, talented and technical dancers, teachers, performers, choreographers and actors, Pablo and Sofia are two individually accomplished artists who partnered together in 2013 creating one of the most renowned couples in Argentine tango today.♥

Friday Schedule, June 2:
Location: Dance with Joy Studios, 7981 SE 17th Ave
Two Workshops *All levels (Beginners welcome) ~
1) 6:30pm-7:45pm: Useful Ideas for the dance floor. Work on some cool moves while keeping the navigation tidy.
2) 8:00-9:15pm: Pivoting. Different ways and possibilities using the pivot. Not your average 8 class.

Saturday Schedule, June 3:
Location: Dance with Joy Studios, 7981 SE 17th Ave
Seminar Intensive (Intermediate +) ~ Limited to 20 couples ~ no partner required
3) 1:00-5:00pm (with a short pause in between)
Mixing elements and qualities. Linear and circular moves. Short and stylish combinations to enrich you tango vocabulary while working on the technique and the quality. Achieve smoothness and progression in the movement.

Sunday Schedule, June 4:
Location: Dance with Joy Studios, 7981 SE 17th Ave
Seminar Intensive (Intermediate +) Limited to 20 couples ~ no partner required
4) 1:00-5:00pm (with a short pause in between)
Tango and expression. Go beyond the technique and explore different tango styles. Exercise various ways of organizing your body and the dialogue with your partner to diversify your expression according to the music. Play changing the rhythm in some typical moves.

Monday, June 5:
Location: Tango Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd
Schedule ~ Two Workshops *Advanced level~ Limited to 15 Couples ~ Partner highly recommended
5) 6:30-7:45pm: The elastic move. Add this quality to your moves and challenge your axis a bit.
6) 8-9:15pm: Changing the embrace. How to adapt the bodies within the couple according to the different needs in various situations.
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Pricing for Workshops & Seminar Trainings:

Weekday Workshops Friday & Monday @ Tango Berretin:
1 workshop (1.15 hours) $30
2 workshops (2.5 hours) $55 (save $5)
3 workshops (3.75 hours) $80 (save $10)
4 workshops (5 hours) $105 (save $15)

Weekend Seminars Saturday & Sunday @ Dance with Joy
Saturday Seminar (4 hours training) $80
Sunday Seminar (4 hours training) $80
Both Seminars: $140 (8 hours training) save $20

Best Deal! :) Full weekend with Pablo & Sofia = $245 (save $45) = 13 hours of training ~ All workshops & seminar intensives

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Both the workshops and seminar are limited to 24 people and we will strive to role-balance the classes. We expect both the Seminar and Workshops to sell out, so space is only guaranteed by registering online and paying online (first come, first served). If classes are already filled we will add to you a wait list. No refunds once you are registered, though you can transfer your registration to someone else of the same role. The Seminar is geared towards those who have been dancing for 2 years or less (beg/int-Int) and are looking to make their dance more comfortable, musical, and connected. Workshop on Friday are for Beginners and all levels. Workshops on Monday are geared towards those that have been dancing for more than two years and are looking to refine their dance and push themselves to new heights in their dancing.

ALL the private classes are with Sofia AND Pablo together. ♥
Price per hour does NOT include floor fees (floor fee + $15 /hr)
1) 1 Person $120,
2) 1 Couple $140
3) Semi-privates for 2 couples of students: $200
3-hour Deal Package (Paid in advance):
1 person x 3h =>320 (save $40)
1 couple x 3h =>370 (save $50)
2 couples x3h =>540 (save $60)
To schedule a private lesson with Pablo & Sofia, please email or text: 503 704 5617

Professional Bio
Pablo Inza + Sofia Saborido Bio's
Pablo Inza (Argentina) Pablo Inza. Dancer, choreographer, stage director and tango teacher. With a rich background in contemporary dance, artistic performance and direction, he started dancing tango in 1992 with both amateur milongueros as well as renowned maestros. He participated as dancer and choreographer in many tango shows in Argentina and also internationally. Since 1999 he has been invited to teach and perform in the most prestigious festivals. As stage director he created "Radio Cabulero"(presented in Bergen International Festival in 2002, Norway) "El arte de amar" (Tangomagia VI 2003, Holland). In Buenos Aires he did "El camion" (2001-02); "Matambre" (2003), "Metronomo" (2004), "Living" (2008) and "En el abrazo"(2012). Between 2004 and 2009 he was the producer and artistic director of Cambalache (a festival based on a fusion of tango, theater and contemporary dance). He was also one of the founders of Practica X (2004-2012) which was one of the most frequented practicas in Buenos Aires. Pablo Inza is considered by many to be one of the present day tango scene's most influential figures and has won respect worldwide for his innovative and creative style. Pablo's personal style is rich in contrasting dynamics and playful musicality.Frequently invited to some of the largest tango festivals in Europe and North America, Pablo has been teaching and performing around the world since 1999. An excellent teacher with a great capacity for analysis and an innate sense of musicality, Pablo's classes are popular amongst dancers of all levels.

Sofia Saborido (Argentia) Dancer and tango teacher with a large background of theatre, ballet, modern and jazz dance. Great grand-daughter of Enrique Saborido (dancer, musician and composer of tangos like La Morocha or Felicia and many others) Sofia started dancing tango when she was only 10 years old. At the age of 12 she enters in the young tango ballet of La Plata. In 2000 she works in the dinner show "La Cumparsita" and performs every Sunday at the historic show of plaza Dorrego, in San Telmo. In 2006 she wins the 4th place of in the tango championship of Buenos Aires. In 2009 and 2010 she participates as main dancer in the show "Tango Argentique" presented in the Theatre Festival of Avignon. Since 2006 she develops an intensive pedagogical activity and is invited to teach in many countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Switzerland, Greece, Sweden, United Kingdom etc. Sofia is a delicate and intense dancer, a jewel of the new tango generation. Rich in musicality and quality of movement her dancing is based on a refined and sensitive connection. Very appreciated for her pedagogical method, she teaches in Europe since 2006 giving workshops, seminars and festivals.

About The Classes: Vision-Classes-Goal

VISION: "In improvisation we trust" About tango, we love the possibility to build the dance through small moments. Even if we use patterns while dancing, we challenge the couple to decide step-by-step what will come next. We believe in the real improvisation.

CLASSES: In our classes, the dancers will work on awakening the body awareness and connection in order to develop the physical dialogue within the couple. Our technique work doesn’t only have an aesthetic purpose, it rather helps to find the comfort of the dancers in a relaxed and sensitive embrace. To stimulate the improvisation in your dance, we focus on short and useful situations rather than long sequences.

GOAL: We provide students with useful information to help them develop a personal and creative dance, encouraging the diversity that we so much love about tango.

With love & appreciation,
Rachel Lidskog
Professional Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Singer & Performer
Owner of Dance With Joy Studios, LLC
(503) 704-5617

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June 2, 2017