Tango Events in Sydney


Next Pablito's Milongas - 2020

posted Jan 6, 2020, 3:33 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 1:05 AM ]


On the '2nd Friday of each month'
Next dates are..
February 14
March 13
April 10
May 8 
June 12

Never to be missed!

Entrance from side of Church on Petersham Road.
8pm - 12am
Entry $20 - includes wine and supper
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Sydney Workshops with Rodrigo Palacios & Agustina Berenstein

posted Dec 4, 2019, 7:35 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 4, 2019, 8:31 PM ]

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Workshops and Milonga hosted and organised by Pablito (Paul Warren) and Mona Ardeleanu

Friday 6 December - 1.5 hours starting 7pm
OPEN LEVEL workshop
Fundamentals: connection, movement control and directions
Venue: Aboriginal Dance Theatre Redfern
@ Redfern 

Saturday 7 December - 1.5 hours starting 11am
OPEN LEVEL 
Generating spaces to walk on either side
Venue: Aboriginal Dance Theatre Redfern
@ Redfern 

Saturday 7 December - 1.5 hours starting 1.30pm
INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED
Boleos. Training and technique for high and low boleos. Application and unexpected resolutions.
Venue: Aboriginal Dance Theatre Redfern
@ Redfern

Sunday 8 December - 1.5 hours starting 11am
OPEN LEVEL workshop
Bounced motions
Venue: Aboriginal Dance Theatre Redfern
@ Redfern 

Sunday 8 December - 1.5 hours starting 1.30pm
INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED 
Sacadas. The creation of the space necessary to execute sacadas. Interpretation of the right positions from static positions and movement. Recognition of difference between the natural position and necessary position to work the lead and follow in relation with sacadas.
Venue: Aboriginal Dance Theatre Redfern
@ Redfern

Wednesday 11 December - 1.5 hours starting 7pm
INTERMEDIATE VALS 
Vals. We will explore the qualities of linear and circular movements, We will also look at the difference between musicality and musical interpretation. Rhythmic and flowing sequences/figures to practice different movements.
Venue: Sydney Ballroom - 102 Booth Street, Annandale 2038

Thursday 12 December - 1.5 hours starting 7pm
INTERMEDIATE MILONGA 
Milonga. Continuity in the rhythm and circular movements.
Venue: Sydney Ballroom - 102 Booth Street, Annandale 

Friday 13 December
Performance by Rodrigo and Agustina 
at Pablito's 'Black Christmas' Milonga! 
DJ Alex
8pm to 12am
@ Marrickville: Marrickville Church hall, 336 Marrickville Road

Venues
Redfern: Aboriginal Dance Theatre Redfern, 88 Renwick St
Annandale: Sydney Ballroom, 102 Booth St

Pricing
1 – 2 workshops - $45
From 3 workshops up - $40
All 7 – talk to Mona / Paul 

Workshops - book with Mona (mona.ardeleanu@me.com)
Privates - book with Paul on 0418 964 955
Not sure about your level for workshops?  Discuss with Paul

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Fiesta de Tango - Sunday Nov 17, 2019 @ Glebe

posted Nov 15, 2019, 4:01 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 4:03 AM ]

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A Free event hosted by Tango Synergy *

A day of celebration of the tango, the dance, the music, and the friendships!

SoTango will be offering a free Intro to Tango workshop from 12.45pm - 1.45pm.  

*Tango Synergy is a not-for-profit community association based in Sydney - created by and for Tango Dancers. 

Imagine - a Total Art Charity Concert

posted Aug 7, 2019, 11:37 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 11:40 PM ]

Imagine Art Charity ConcertHansori Music and Honeycomb Redfern present Imagine - A Total Art Charity Concert

When: Saturday 31 August, 2 - 8pm

Where: Giant Dwarf Theatre, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern

Dress code: Elegant

Go here for Facebook event (RSVP to show your support)


Giant Dwarf theatre is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Imagine is a performing arts gala and charity event where live music, dance and visual arts come together to create a community that encourages integration of diverse backgrounds and forms of expressions with a purpose.

Wonderful artwork will be on display for a silent auction. Bring some cash and take home a piece of art that you love!

Your participation and donations will help to build the primary school, Hosanna Gardens  Academy in Mikameni, Kenya. You can find out more about the school here.

Come and be entertained by their gifted international artists which will include a tango display by local tango dancers!

Here is a message I received from the event organiser and tango aficianado Gabbie Koak:

"When I first heard about the story of two Priests who desperately needed funds to finish the construction of a school for the children in the poorest area in Kenya. It reminded me about my childhood when my school was sponsored for a school trip to the city, Seoul.

It was one of the most exciting event ever to have happened to me at that time. I can clearly remember feeling so excited because it was my very first trip to the city. I can never forget the feeling of awe seeing how big, different and incredible the city looked through my eyes.

I now understand the kind heart who donated the money to my school which made the school trip happened. I will never know who they are but their act of kindness and generosity had greatly impacted my life.

I realize that I have received so much from kind people knowingly unknowingly.

I have been having this desire to give back and I feel that now is the time for me to pay back in anyway I can. So I searched around and came across these two Priests whom have been praying for a long time to finish the school project. When I heard that the Priest who is currently working in Kenya right now is visually impaired, I was incredibly touched and moved by their story hence I have decided to help them.

Education is the best tool you can have in life. And a precious gift you can give to those who are in need.

My Mom can’t read and write because she had to work in the fields since she was young. Unfortunately, she never had the opportunity to learn and have an education. She still asks the bus drivers where the destination of the bus is.

I don’t know how we are going to reach the goal, however I believe in miracles and the power of love.

Please feel free to join me on this meaningful journey.

With all my love, Gabbie"

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Cecilia Gonzalez Workshops in Sydney - August 16 - 18, 2019

posted Aug 6, 2019, 11:18 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Aug 9, 2019, 12:19 AM ]

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So excited that Cecilia will soon be back in Sydney! A big thank you to Pablito for hosting Cecilia's Sydney tour.

Over the years that I have been dancing tango I have taken many classes (group and private) with Cecilia and  have always found her instruction particularly useful, inspiring and enjoyable.  

About Cecilia
Cecilia González is an exquisite dancer who, since 1995, has worked with some of the most renowned Argentinean dancers of her generation, such as Fabian Salas, Chicho Frumboli, Julio Balmaceda, to name a few. Due to her extensive teaching experience she is known as a 'Teacher of Teachers'!

Cecilia's dancing is characterised by her technical precision, the fluidity and elegance of her movements, and a remarkable capacity to improvise. 

Cecilia effortlessly shares her extensive knowledge and passion with her students. She is regularly invited to international Argentine tango festivals and teaches workshops around the world. Cecilia also frequently gives workshops alone, as she both leads and follows in her teaching.

Here's what tango organisers / teachers  in Denmark has to say about why you should learn with Cecilia...

Bryndis:
"In the time when tango became an important part of my life, I searched for a role-model, a female dancer I could learn from. I was watching numerous videos on the internet and was so lucky to stumble over one that immediately caught my eye. A performance with Fabian Salas and. Cecilia Gonzalez. Her way of dancing intrigued me and she was the one I wanted to learn from. I met Cecilia the first time in Buenos Aires and took privates with her. My finding was, that Cecilia is not only a great dancer, but as well a wonderful person, radiating warmth and joyfulness. We immediately became friends and during the next years she became my and Hany’s tutor in all tango aspects.

What intrigues me the most with Cecilia’s dance style are her long lines, the flow and subtlety of her movements, not disturbing the music with too many adornos, which makes her dance clear and aesthetic. I would consider her a very “classical” dancer and that is exactly what I aim for myself."


Hany:
"Bryndis asked me to take classes together with Cecilia, as she had decided that Cecilia was the one she wanted to learn from. I happily agreed to this idea and so we had our first class in Palermo, a wonderful part of BA. Cecilia is a very nice and gentle person, in her teaching she is very exact and demanding. I appreciated her forwardness and bluntness even though it was quite hard for my ego. Cecilia gave me through the years a great understanding of the dance, inspired me to listen more to my body than my brain and being more daring in my improvisation. Always with the notion that my partner is nr. 1, 2 and 3.

Today I appreciate being Cecilia’s friend and enjoy a great deal to dance with her, as it is great joy and fun to do so. I am looking very much forward for her coming to Copenhagen."

Go here for an interesting interview with Cecilia - Argentine Tango starts with Respect

Here's some videos of Cecilia partnering with internationally renowned dancers:

With Julio Balmaceda:

With Somer Surjit:


Getting There
The Aboriginal Dance Theatre is 5 mins walk from Redfern train station.
Best parking is in the carpark at end of Renwick Street (2 hours free parking) - 1 mins walk from venue.

How to book
Please note that the workshops are not organised by SoTango. Organisers are Pablito and Mona.

Workshops  - book with Mona at mona.ardeleanu@me.com
Register with a partner and you will get discount. Contact Mona for discount details

Private lessons - book with Pablito at film@pauljwarren.com

Pablito's Milonga

posted Jun 9, 2019, 4:38 PM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 11:12 PM ]

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On the '2nd Friday of each month'
First Pablito's in 2020 is...
January 10

Never to be missed!

Entrance from side of Church on Petersham Road.
8pm - 12am
Entry includes wine and supper
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Pablito's Milongas Oct - Dec 2019

posted Jun 9, 2019, 4:38 PM by Sophia de Lautour

SoTango's next Student Outings...
All welcome!

On the '2nd Friday of each month'
Next dates are...
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Never to be missed!

Entrance from side of Church on Petersham Road.
8pm - 12am
Entry $20 - includes wine and supper
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Pablito's Workshop - June 16 @ Tango Synergy

posted Jun 9, 2019, 7:01 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jun 9, 2019, 7:35 AM ]

Pablito is guest teacher at Tango Synergy's Practica.

Here's the details...
Sunday June 16, 6.30 - 8pm
Theme: Change of Direction
@ Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Level 1, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills

$15 for members, $25 for non members. 
Workshop includes Practica after until 10.30pm

Workshop - Ornamenting for Followers with Sophia

posted May 26, 2019, 4:33 AM by Sophia de Lautour   [ updated Jun 9, 2019, 7:02 AM ]

Sophia is guest teacher at Tango Synergy's Practica.

Here's the details...
Sunday June 30, 6.30 - 8pm
Oramenting for Followers
@ Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, Level 1, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills

$15 for members, $25 for non members. 
Workshop includes Practica after until 10.30pm

Student Outing to Pablito's June 14, 2019

posted May 26, 2019, 2:43 AM by Sophia de Lautour

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On the '2nd Friday of each month' - not to be missed! 
Next Pablito's is on Friday June 14
Marrickville Church Hall, 336 Marrickville Road, Marrickville (google map) 
Entrance from side of Church on Petersham Road. 

8pm - 12am 
Entry $20 - includes wine and supper

Here's some pics from recent Student Outings to Pablito's...


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