MUSICALITY WEEKEND WORKSHOP
WITH ALEX KREBS
Portland, OR - March 16-17, 2024
Organizer: 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.
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 (email@example.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.
Questions: contact Alex: here
Workshops are held at TANGO Berretin, 6305 SE Foster Rd.
6305 SE Foster Rd.
Portland, OR 97206