Monday, November 25, 10am – 12pm
The Myth about Chopin’s “Romantic” Style
Baroque and Classical Influence and Foundations of Style
In his presentation, Henri-Paul Sicsic will shed some light on Chopin’s style and discuss rhythmic balance and the element of rubato taken into context. He will stress the importance of always perceiving and experiencing rubato in the larger context of musical statements rather than as an isolated embellishment of the melodic line and design...
Enjoy a beautiful interpretation by German Ballejo and Magdalena Gutierrez to the song Este Es El Rey by the Juan D'Arienzo orchestra. **For The ACT students, this is your "homework". 😉We hope you are inspired. Watch their musical interpretation (timing, pauses, flow). See how many elements you recognize that you've already been dancing in class. Since Este Es El Rey is an instrumental, we've included lyrics, translation and a link to the song Tú below.
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Cadena — The chain; a traveling turn that commonly involves switches between parallel and cross-system, sacadas, ganchos/enganches.
Soltada - Breaking or releasing the embrace to execute a move, like a turn - found primarily in tango nuevo.
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Maple Ridge starting Wed, Sep 25th
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• Cachafaz Milonga features Guest DJs. We encourage you to come out and enjoy each DJ’s unique musical signature.
• Dancing for Dessert features a sprung, hardwood floor, surround sound, air-conditioning, free parking and the beautiful ambiance of purpose-built dance venue
Nuevo means new in Spanish. Nuevo Tango or Tango Nuevo, the dance, followed the creation of Tango Nuevo Music. Astor Piazzolla was at the forefront of this development when he incorporated elements of jazz and classical music into traditional Argentinian Tango music.
When dancers tried to dance to Piazzolla's compositions such as Vuelvo al sur, the mood of the music inspired dancers to incorporate slower and larger moves. Or when dancing Piazzolla's Libertango - faster moves. Soon the name Tango Nuevo was given to this expression of Tango dancing. Tango Nuevo uses fundamental Tango concepts and adapts them to modern Tango music.