Rino Fraina and Graziella Pulvirenti Portland Tango weekend

Rino Fraina & Graziella Pulvirenti
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - August 9-11, 2024

Stay tuned for more details.

To pre-register for workshops or schedule a private lesson with Rino and Graziella, send an email to: luisa@tanichezini.com or call (503) 481-4593

More to come.

Rino & Graziella Bio

Rino and Graziella started dancing together with the clear aim to create a stable dance partnership and consolidate their qualitative and personal growth in tango. After dancing other dances like ballroom at a Professional level , they decided to dance tango to enjoy a greater ( superior ) interpretative freedom of music and movement. The discipline and training learned from other dances have constantly led them to deepen the basic technical elements and to research a defined and recognizable teaching method.

Rino and Graziella have been teaching at several Italian tango schools. They are the directors of the En Tus Brazos Tango Association in Catania and Eboli (Salerno).

They trained in the tango dance with several masters and dancers like Alejandro Arenas and Marisol Morales among others. They continue studying and deepening their knowledge through special seminars organized by them and taught by Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda and Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne.

As teachers, their goal is to help students deepen the technical aspects of the Tango dance. In their lessons and practices they provide clear instructions on the fundamental tools that will help the students manage and create their own personal dance.

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Rino and Graziella are also organizers of events such as the Catania Summer Tango Week. They have participated as teachers and performers at various national and international tango events such as:

  • The Rosario Tango Festival, Rosario-Argentina
  • Festivalito Tango Upload, Lisbon-Portugal
  • Tango Upload, Coimbra-Portugal
  • Mediterranean Tango Cruise
  • Bunker Tango, Turin-Italy

As performers at

  • The Tangart, Athens-Greece
  • Boulder Tango Festival” Boulder-U.S.A
  • Argentinian Milongas as Milonga 10 and El Gardel de Medellin
  • Ideators and choreographers of the theatral Tango show Which Tango are you? on stage in Italian theaters

Check their website: www.rinoygraziella.net/

SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS with
Rino & Graziella
Will come soon

Save the date - More info to come

milonga Andina

Milonga Andina

Organizers: Jim Labbe

Join us for a night of celebration at Milonga Andina!

A UNIQUE ONE-NIGHT EVENT!

This is an happening you won’t want to miss

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to experience the passion and excitement of Milonga Andina!

Friday, March 1st, 2024 starting at 7:30PM

Live music with CIAO FELICIA

DJ Rebecca Smith

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Argentine tango, as we dance the night away to the mesmerizing melodies of live music with Ciao Felicia!

At 7:30 pm the fantastic tanguera and teacher Rebecca Smith with teach a beginning tango lesson for those new to tango or for those who simply need a refresher. No partner is necessary.

A bar will be open throughout the night, and you can start the evening off with a delicious meal from the Andina restaurant.

With its lively atmosphere and friendly community, Milonga Andina is the perfect place to meet new people, connect with fellow tango enthusiasts, and showcase your dance moves. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just starting out, this event welcomes everyone with open arms.

Make sure to come dressed in your most stylish tango attire, and don’t forget your dancing shoes! 

More information here: 

SCHEDULE:

WHEN: Friday, March 1st, 2024

WHERE: Andina, 1314 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209-2717

Argentine Tango Lesson: 7:00-8:00pm

MILONGA: 8:00pm-11:30am

DJ & Tango Teacher: Rebecca Smith

ENTRADA: $15, advanced purchase; $20 at the door.

Purchase your advanced ticket here:

Milonga Andina

  • Live music with Ciao Felicia 

  • DJ Rebecca Smith

Location

 

Andina Restaurant

1314, NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97209

Luciana Valle Portland Tango weekend

Luciana Valle
Tango Workshops

Portland, OR - May 14-20, 2024

Stay tuned for more details.

Registration is now open

Luciana Valle Bio

Luciana Valle, a tango dancer since the nineties, played a pivotal role in the Tango Investigation group of Gustavo Naveira and Fabian Salas. This project significantly contributed to the development of the tango language now widely used globally for teaching tango.

Renowned for her expertise as both a leader and follower, Luciana has earned widespread recognition as one of the finest female teachers. Her teaching style is characterized by fantastic energy, exuberance, and a keen eye for detail. Luciana employs descriptive movement images, making intricate actions accessible to her students. Her classes emphasize the dance’s structure, technical nuances for comfortable and expressive movement, and the strong connection between leaders and followers. This approach challenges and benefits both leaders and followers alike.

Additionally, Luciana is a co-founder of El Motivo Tango, a trio of female excellent tango teachers. This dynamic group not only imparts their tango expertise but also hosts a highly attended practica every Monday evening in Buenos Aires.

Since 1999, Luciana has been a regular presence in Portland, conducting tango workshops and offering private lessons. Her enduring commitment to teaching has left an indelible mark on the local tango community.

Argentine Tango
Musicality Workshop
with Alex Krebs

ARGENTINE TANGO
MUSICALITY WEEKEND WORKSHOP
WITH ALEX KREBS

Portland, OR - March 16-17, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Stay tuned for details.

For more information visit https://www.tangoberretin.com/musicality

To register please email Alex Krebs at tangoberretin@gmail.com

Alex Krebs

Alex has played the bandoneon and directed various tango bands since 2001 releasing 7 albums and collaborating with talented musicians around the world, including Alberto Podesta. Most importantly though, teaching tango is Alex’s primary passion. He loves sharing his love of the dance and culture, watching students grow, and connecting with people.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

  • 12:00-4:00 pm: Understanding the musical structure of Argentine Tango. Argentine Tango music is defined by certain elements: rhythmic patterns, phrasing, and contrasts between punchy rhythms and lyrical melodies. In the first part of the workshop we will uncover what these elements are in order to hear the music on a deeper level. Then we will shift to feeling how sound in general translates into movement intuitively and uniquely in each person’s body. This will help liberate us to dance more freely and tap into our own musical expression. We will then work on specific tools for musical expression.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, March 17th, 2024

  • 1:00-4:15 pm: Interpretation for the leader and follower: we have many different ways to interpret the music that are dependent on not only the music itself, but also the connection with our partner. We will learn how to communicate and listen for each other’s musical desires. We’ll then discuss stylistic differences between the major tango orchestras and work on tools we can use to dance to each orchestra in a unique way, and putting it all together into a more musical dance.

Pricing & Registration:

  • Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Alex (tangoberrretin@gmail.com).
  • Space is limited and workshops will be role-balanced.
  • Participants must have at least 6 months of Argentine Tango dancing.
  • The material will be applicable to beg/int through advanced dancer.
  • Cost is $100/person for the weekend. /each.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

Workshops are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Fernanda Ghi Tango Workshops

Tango Workshops with
Fernanda Ghi

Portland, OR - January 20-21, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Stay tuned for details.

For more information visit www.tangoberretin.com/fernanda

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information please email Alex Krebs at tangoberretin@gmail.com

About Fernanda

Fernanda Ghi started dancing at a very early age and chose tango dance as her only form of artistic expression. She has traveled the world for more than 3 decades, creating, producing and teaching, and stands out as one of the artists of the hinge generation between the tango of the 1980s and the 2000s. Her teaching has been continuously evolving along with her personal growth, adapting the dance to each social moment without losing its essence. Fernanda maintains that tango is based on three fundamental pillars: a clear definition of the partners’ roles; a constant and active embrace; and a common axis of the dancing couple. The starting point is the music, which determines the dynamics of expression, and thus creates a “style”, but the “style” is never the starting point. A clear understanding of the mechanics ensures that no undue stress is placed on the body and each movement is a response to a partner’s movement. The Tango that Fernanda teaches is based on a deep understanding of the essence of the dance and allows each student to find their own personal manner of expression, without losing the universal language of Tango and the culture from which it comes.

SCHEDULE

Saturday, January 20th, 2024

  • 1:00-4:15 pm: This workshop is designed for intermediate and above tango dancer. In this workshop, Fernanda will be emphasizing the concepts of tension, opposites and the power of the floor. For her, the tension in your body and the embrace is most important form of communication in tango. It is constantly applied from the floor to the partner and expresses the music and the intention of next movement. (Intermediate and above) – $50/person

           No partner or pre-registration is required.

  • 7:30-8:30 pm: Drop-in all levels class on the milonga rhythm with Fernanda ($20)

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, January 21st, 2024

  • 1:00-4:15 pm: This workshop is designed for intermediate and above tango dancer. In this workshop Fernanda will cover disassociation, upper and lower spirals in the body and that leads to good giro technique. She will also focus on performing giros using the power of the floor (including the essential technique for followers). (Intermediate and above) – $50/person

         No partner or pre-registration is required.

Pricing & Registration:

  • No pre-registration or partner is required.
  • Workshops are $50 /each.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

Workshops are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

The Thing

The thing!

Portland, OR - April 5-8, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Join us for four days of dancing tango with friends in an intimate and friendly environment!

Registration is currently open for leaders, followers and switch tango dancers

The dances will all be held at Tango Berretin.

For updated information visit https://www.tangoberretin.com/thing

SCHEDULE

Friday, April  5th

  • 2:00-5:00 pm: Dj Alex Krebs.

  • 9:00 pm-2:00 am: Dj Dan Boccia.

Saturday, April  6th

  • 3:00-6:00 pm: Dj Melina Mistral.

  • 9:00 pm-2:00 am: Dj Georges Nassan.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, April  7th

  • 3:00-6:00 pm DJ Rebecca Rorick-Smith
  • 9:00 pm-2:00 am: : DJ Jun Yi.

Monday, April  8th

  • 1:00-4:00 pm: Dj Alex Krebs.

Pricing & Registration:

  • Cost $160-person
  • Pre-registration is required by e-mailing Alex (tangoberretin@gmail.com) first to see if there is still space available. If there is space available, payment must be made within 2 weeks (via Venmo to alex-krebs-6). The Thing is (and has always been) open to all dancers of any level on a first-registered basis. The event will be limited to 150 people and will be role-balanced.
  • Changes this year: There is no brunch on Saturday. In an effort to make the event more sustainable over time for the crew, there will be no meal-like food options during each dance, but there will be a variety of snacks to keep us dancing for hours. The new schedule this year reflects ample time to sleep in and eat meals with friends new and old (Portland has really, really great food!).
  • Refund schedule: $120 refunded before Dec. 31st, $90 refunded between Jan. 1st and Feb. 29th, no refunds after March 1st. Transfers of passes is not allowed.
  • Refund schedule: $120 refunded before Dec. 31st, $90 refunded between Jan. 1st and Feb. 29th, no refunds after March 1st. Transfers of passes is not allowed.
  • Housing: We do not provide housing advice for the event. There are many great AirBnB locations near the studio, as well as hotels/motels.
  • Other: We do not post or share the participant list. The Thing has been hosted annually by Alex Krebs since 2002. The goal is great DJ’s and dancing in an intimate setting, with a little smattering of live music and surprises.

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

The event takes place at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

 
 

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Carolina Del Rivero
Technique Workshops

Tango Technique Workshops with
Carolina del Rivero

Portland, OR - April 27, 2024

Organizer: Alex Krebs

To register, schedule a private lesson, or for more information

please email Alex Krebs at tangoberretin@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 9th

  • 2:00-5:00 pm: Tango technique workshop for followers and leaders. (All Levels)

Pricing & Registration:

  • No pre-registration or partner is required.
  • Workshops cost $60.

 Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

Workshops are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

New Year’s Milonga
at Tango Berretin

New Year's tango weekend
at berretin

Portland, OR - December 30-31, 2023

Organizer: Alex Krebs

Join us for a weekend of dancing tango with friends through the New Year!

The dances will all be held at Tango Berretin.

http://www.tangoberretin.com/new-years-tango-event

SCHEDULE

Saturday, December  30th

  • 8:00-12:00 pm: Dj Derrick Del Pilar.

𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, December  31st

  • 1:00-4:00 pm DJ Rebecca Rorick-Smith
  • 9:30 pm-1:00 am: : DJ Alex Krebs

For more information :

http://www.tangoberretin.com/new-years-tango-event

Pricing & Registration:

  • Pre-registration is required as space is limited and role balanced.
  • To preregister e-mail Alex-> tangoberretin@gmail.com
  • Uupon confirmation, Venmo $70 for the weekend to alex-krebs-6

 Safety: TBD

Questions: contact Alex: here

Location:

The dances are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.

Location

 

Tango Berretin

6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206

Maria Olivera tango Workshops

Maria Olivera
Tango workshops

Portland, OR - May 4, 7,2024

May 4, 7, 2024,

Workshops

with Maria Olivera

From Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

She will be back in Town

Stay tuned for more details:

www.shabustudios.com

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Maria Olivera From  Buenos Aires, Argentina

María Olivera has been dancing Argentine Tango for 19 years. She is a member of the Asociación de Maestros, Bailarines y Coreógrafos de Tango Argentino and a Member of the International Dance Council (CID-Unesco) since 2014.

In 2006 she started traveling internationally to teach and perform. She has taught workshops and performed in the most important tango communities of the SA (New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, San Diego, Cincinnati, Hartford, Seattle, Washington DC, Atlanta, Memphis, Miami, Tampa,  Honolulu, Maui, Chicago, Tucson, Albuquerque, Portland, Salt Lake City),  and Europe (Staffordshire, Devon, Cardiff, Newcastle Upon Tyne, London,  Bramshaw – United Kingdom-, Stockholm, Umea, Skelleftea –Sweden-, Turku/Abo –Finland-, Bonn, Saarbrucken and Wiesbaden –Germany- Milos, Greece), as well as in Mexico, Brazil and Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton.)

Maria has been part of many tango festivals in more than one occasion: Valentango (Oregon, USA), – October Fest (Oregon, USA), Chicago Mini Tango Festival (Illinois, USA), Meet in the middle (Missouri, USA), -Tucson Tango Festival (Arizona, USA), – Albuquerque Tango Festival (New Mexico, USA), – NYC Milonguero weekend (New York, USA), – Tango Sutra (Washington DC, USA), – Moonlight in Vermont (Vermont, USA), – Turkey Tango Festival (Oregon, USA), San Diego Tango Festival (California, USA), – Tango de los Angeles (St. Wendel, Germany), – Tangosommer Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden, Germany),  Montecattini Terme Tango Festival (Montecattini, Italy),Tango Tangk (Bramshaw, Reino Unido),  Tango Feast (Devon, Reino Unido),  1º Congresso du Tango Argentino (San Pablo, Brazil),  Todos Tango Festival (San Miguel de Allende, México),  Salt Lake City Tango Festival (Utah, USA), Barcelona Tango Meeting (Barcelona, Spain) Montana Tango Uprising (Montana, USA), Greek Island Tango Retreat (Milos, Greece), Milonguero Wochenende (Saarbrucken, Germany)

She co-produced the documentary film: “The History of Tango Dance 1940 – 1960 – The Golden Years”.

In 2012 she released and instructional DVD “Techniques for followers”.

She has performed as a jury for the “Campeonato de Tango Sede Zona Norte”, one of the preliminary competition whose awarded couple is selected to participate in the Semifinals of the “Mundial de Tango” in the city of Buenos Aires.

She has been distinguished with the award “Pa’que bailen los muchachos”, declared of cultural interest by the Honorable Congreso de la Nación Argentina, Secretary of Culture and Legislature of the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

Among hundreds of performances she has been part of the play “Tango Allure” in the city of Tucson, Arizona, she performed at the opening of the full dome film Tango 360, the inauguration of the Rally Dakar 2015, in the Annual “Feria del Libro” and at the magnificent Salón San Martín in Buenos Aires.

María has lectured about the connection of Tango with other disciplines at the University of Bucknel, Ashland and Dartmouth, all in the USA and she has coached in the field of Argentine Tango for the Arthur Murray dance schools in the State of Connecticut, USA.

She has also taught at several milongas and dance schools of Buenos Aires: Escuela de Tango Beba Bidart,“La Milonguita”, “Vida Mía”, Centro Cultural Torquato Tasso, – “Porteño y Bailarín”, Nueva Escuela Argentina de Tango, – El Beso, Obelisco Tango Escuela, Centro de Artes AlFer, “Nuevo Chiqué”, Milonga “Mi refugio,  Milonga “Lujos”, Milonga “Sentimental y coqueta”, etc

Currently, she teaches regular tango, milonga and technique at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires.

SAVE THE DATE

May 4, 7, 2024

Location

 

Shabu studios

6055 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97213