Mala Junta Berlin

20 - 27 / 11 / 2018
mit Susana Miller
Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch

Susana Miller

Susana Miller ist eine Schlüsselfigur in der heutigen Tango-Milonguero-Szene. Sie war die Erste, die den Tango studierte, wie er von vielen namenlosen Milongueros und Milongueras intuitiv über Jahrzehnte getanzt wurde. Zusammen mit Maria Plazaola führt sie in Buenos Aires die Tanzschule " La Academia". Mittlerweil Lehrerin von vielen Lehren, hat sie ein pädagogisches Konzept entwickelt, das diesen Tango für uns zugänglich macht.

Mi, 21. November 2018

21:15 - 22:45 Spezialworkshop 1: Basics des Tango Stehen – Gehen – Umarmung – Gleichgewicht – Rhythmus. Techniken für gute Zirkulation auf der Tanzfläche. Kleine interessante Varianten für Mann und Frau. (alle Niveaus; auch ohne Partner)
Preis: 20 Euro, erm. 15 Euro inkl. Tangonacht

Do, 22. November 2018

20:00 - 21:30 WS 2: Vals: Der rhythmische „Puls“ des Vals. Drehungen und Gegendrehungen, Voleos. Rückwärtsschritte in Tanzrichtung mit anschließender Drehung in Tanzrichtung. Alle Niveaus. 
Preis: 30 Euro, erm. 25 Euro pro Person (Max. 6 Paare in Raum 3)

* Am Ende jedes WS gibt Susana eine Zusammenfassung für ein privates Video


Auf Wunsch gibt Susana während ihres Berlinaufenthalts Einzelstunden. Bitte vereinbaren mit Judith unter 0177 45 96 476.

Tradition and Learning (S. Miller):
When you learn tango, the basic elements of the dance are incorporated slowly: balance, the reflex that enables you to send and receive “the message,” the subtle duration of an accent, the way of interpreting the musical phrase. Your muscular memory needs time to assimilate movement. And the only way to fully transform these fundamental basics into a solid base of information is through repetition and practice.

Porteños are lucky to receive this learning as part of their natural inheritance. The codes of this attractive and complex language have been passed down from one generation to the other, both renovating and conserving its spirit over time.

Tango, like almost all the artistic and popular creation of a culture, is inherited. It’s been constantly “before our eyes,” almost on a daily basis. Tradition is observation, permanence, coexistence and confrontation with the elders of one’s tribe. It is memory and also reformulation.

Street culture and the ways of expressing sentiment change; the same thing happens with teaching. But the teaching that the great maestros handed down to us 30 or 40 years ago is still valid.

The slow, low-profile way of life of the barrio, with its different set of ethics between men and women, allowed for a spontaneous and “homegrown” type of learning. You learned with your aunt, your brother, or your friend who already learned how to dance. Consumerism, today’s culture of immediate access, generates other conditions. The street corners, the radio and the bar of the 50s have been transformed into impersonal corners, the Internet and Happy Hour. The tango school has replaced the former “patio” and the neighborhood corner. Teachers have appeared on the scene—iconic maestros, gurus —and tango has been exported and expanded through the media.

Nevertheless, nothing can replace the body-to-body experience. This teaching is the oldest form of learning and continues to carry the live spirit of the generations that preceded it. Like a flame that never dies.

(Translation by Karen R. Simon)


1 WS 30 € (erm. 25 €)
Susana Miller