|Homer & Cristina Ladas (San Francisco)
||Mario de Camillis & Barbara Wainnright (Buenos Aires)|| Stravaganza
Ulrike Schladebach und Stefan Wiesner (Berlin )
|Tove Gladh & Bert-Ola Bruce
|Lydia Mueller & Ezequiel Sanucci (Amsterdam)||Tom & Jeanette Marx (Aachen)|
Homer and Cristina's reputation within the world tango community has become almost legendary - and we fully agree with that. Not only are they excellent dancers, but also brilliant teachers as well as charismatic personalities.We're very happy to have them here again at the PHANTASTango Summercamp, after their visits in 2008 and 2009!
Mario und Barbara habe ich zum ersten Mal auf ihrer Tournee mit dem
Tanztheaterstück "El Sonido de la Caricias" von und mit Gonzalo und
Solange kennen gelernt. An diesem Tag haben wir gleich erst mal
zusammen Empanadas für die Aftershowparty in meinem Studio
gebacken und sofort eine Menge Spaß zusammen gehabt.
Abends bei der Aufführung konnte ich sehen, welch brilliante Tänzer ich da in meiner Küche zu Gast gehabt hatte!
Und da die beiden nicht nur sympathisch und fröhlich sind, sondern auch einen Ruf als großartige Lehrer haben, freuen wir uns, sie in diesem Jahr beim PHANTASTango zu Gast zu haben!
Our Tango. Which Tango?
The traditional one, of course; the one that rescues the roots, the connection and the pleasure in each movement. The dance to the ground, the cadence, the musicality and that atmosphere achieved only with the intimacy of a deep embrace fused in the beating of a single heart.
But also the fusion Tango, that tries, evolves, mixes, loses and find itself with the sole reason of playing.
Whimsical, without a starting point or an end defined in advance. A climate only, an idea, an atmosphere joining theater and dance.
I invite you to join us in the experiences and share these two ways of living the Tango.
Ulrike and Stefan have supported the growing-up of our Camp managing and choreographing the participants performance in the first three years.
Maybe there is no other Tango couple in Germany like them which is able to stage a Tango with such a deep theatric idea in both their shows and their choreographies.
We are really looking forward to working together this year again!
Stravaganza have been dancing Tango since 1985. They studied in Bs As with masters like Antonio Todaro, Gustavo Naveira and many more. They developed early toward stage tango inclulding elements of contemporary dance, contact improvisation and improvisation theatre.
Their works include e.g. technique support of ballet dancers of the Komische Oper Berlin (Arturo Gama, Sabine Franz). Choreographic co-operation with Deutsche Tanzkompanie and Gregor Seyffert Compagnie; since 1998 regular performances at the Chamber Music Hall of the Berlin Philharmony; Engagement at the Komische Oper Berlin (2006/07); at the Staatstheater Schwerin in Bartok's opera "Bluebeard's Castle" (2010/11). They also performed at general consul in Chicago honouring the 20th anniversary of the German Unification and 2011 again together with the Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt. Also, Stravaganza dance at ... galas, cruises and clubs.
VOM FUSSGÄNGER ZUM TÄNZER
Die Metarmorphose von Alltagsbewegung in gestaltete Bewegung
Nach unserem Tangoverständnis ist Tanztechnik immer auch Arbeit an einer
ganzheitlichen Körperlichkeit: Wie sortiert sich das Becken zu den Beinen,
wie still ist der Oberkörper in der Tangobewegung? Wie setze ich das große
Bedürfnis nach rhythmischer und musikalischer Interpreation in meine eigene
körperliche Bewegung um? Wie schaffe ich einen klugen Wechsel von der
Alltagskörperlichkeit in die bewußte und deswegen anspruchsvolle
Tanzkörperlichkeit? Gemeinsam tauchen wir ab in die vielschichtige
Philosophie der Tangobewegung und finden Antworten auf komplexe Fragen.
Wir zeigen Zeitlupenboleos und rasante Schwinger, den geführten und den
eigenständig verantworteten Boleo.
Das Kunststück wir darin bestehen, die virtuose Bewegung im Paar zu belassen - die Gliedmaßen werden nicht im Raum umherfliegen.
Die schön schwingende Boleobewegung wird von beiden gleichberechtigt
entwickelt und ausgeführt.
PHANTASTango Performance Company
Unsere Idee für die Teilnehmerperformance ist ein großer Formatiostanz, der von den verschiedenen Bewegungsstilen des Tango erzählt (möglicherweise zu den Klängen von Ravels Bolereoß); aufmarschierende Gruppen, die sich kreuzen - auch mal aufeinanderprallen (?) - erzählen mit virtuoser Körperlichkeit vom engen und vom weitem Tanzen, vom Kopf-an-Kopf-Miteinander, von durchgestreckten Beinen, von Stöcken im Rücken, vom tiefen katzenartigen Schleichen etc.
Bei diesem Projekt geht es um eine fundierte Auseinandersetzung mit der Tanztechnik - das Ergebnis auf der Bühne wird mit Sicherheit spektakulär sein!
"With Tove Gladh I've invited my personal hero to PHANTASTango!!!
2004 I took part in my so far most wonderful Tango event - called Carpe Diem Festival, organized by Tove in Stangby, a village in the south of Sweden. Camping on the sports ground or mattress in the gym, cooking, cleaning and doing the dishes together - in short it focussed on the quality of being together between the tangos - all these ideas I learned about at Tove's.
Later Tove stopped tangoing to finish her degree and giving birth to her kids. So, since there was no Carpe Diem Festival anymore, I thought to myself: Then you should organize something yourself... This was the fountain of PHANTASTango;-).
Since Tove is not only a sort of a 'mother' of the PHANTASTango idea, but also a gifted dancer, I am especially happy to welcome her to the camp. She comes with Bert-Ola, an old friend of hers, to whom we also look very much forward." (Mirjam)
Tove Gladh once had her tango described as "you throw your heart away and see how what happens" from a dear friend. Although not thoroughly accurate, Tove´s tango is, quite on the point, very much heart and improvisation, and as a violinist she is also very much in the music while dancing. Also Bert-Ola Bruce loves music, also other than tango, and expresses that eloquently in his dancing. He is also very concerned about the connection with his partner and together this couple express very much togetherness and joy.
Ezequiel Sanucci (Buenos Aires) & Lydia Mueller (Germany) are professional dancers in tango, contemporary dance, ballet and contact improvisation based in The Netherlands. They are specialiced in the fusion of Argentinean tango with contemporary dance and contact improvisation. They studied tango with Gustavo Naveira and DNI Tango, among others. They have been working since many years as professional contemporary dansers in well known dance companies in Europe. Ezequiel was also a soloist ballet dancer at the Ballet del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
Because of their tango, contemporary dance and theater background they developed their own Contemporary Tango style and they make tango dance theater productions with their own dance company: Tango Danstheater / Ezequiel Sanucci. They also teach together tango, tango fusion, contact tango, partnering, contemporary dance, contact and improvisation workshops.
In 2010 they won the 1st prize with a tango
fusion choreography of Ezequiel at Rabotheater Open Podium Twente in
The Netherlands. They performed and teached at major festivals,
theaters and milongas in Argentina, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy,
Belgium, Greece, Venezuela and Mexico as: Festival Cambalache, Club
Villa Malcolm in Buenos Aires; Muziektheater Amsterdam, Festival
Mundial, Dias Latinos, Korzo Theater, Vondelpark Openluchttheater in
The Netherlands; TangoGreece Festival in Athens; NeoTangoRave,
Phantastango in Germany; Mi Amberes Querido in Belgium; Festival
Cervantino in Mexico, among others. They also performed together with
orquestras such as Alfredo Marcucci and Sexteto Milonguero.
Ezequiel is currently working as a dancer and tango choreographer with the International Danstheater in the production "Puur Barbaars" that celebrates the 50th anniversary of this prestigious dance company with premier in Lucent Danstheater. In 2012 Lydia and Ezequiel are performing and teaching at Taboe Tango Camp (NL), NeoTangoRave (G) and at the new festival Rotterdam Tango Transformations (NL).
We learn from principals of Contact Improvisation to find new impulses for Tango. Through different points of contact there are coming new possibilities to extent the tango in an even bigger improvisation. We can dance Contact Tango with two people but also with 3 or as a whole group. Pure exploration!
All levels are welcome, no coupel-registration needed.
"Dancing is life and dancing Tango is living together."
Tom Marx has been dancing and teaching Tango for more than 12 years. His dancing roots lie in couple dance, from there he crossed Salsa, ballet, HipHop, Modern Dance and Jazz dance to finally find the Tango Argentino. Today he dances and teaches both roles (leader and follower), he can switch between the different styles (Milonguero, Nuevo, Neo) and is well-known as a teacher.
Jeanette Marx, committed to dancing since she was a child, found her way via classic ballet, Rock'n'Roll, Afro, Jazz, Modern Jazz, HipHop and belly dance to Tango. Her background is formed by a long dancing life with experiences at the German Bundes League, international performances, an own company as well as long standing teaching (Jazz) in numerous renowned dancing schools (Aachen, Hagen, Atlanta).
"Basis of our teaching is to be on a par with students and partners. Together we develop a 'slice' of Tango - individual, personal and danceable. Questions and problem are looked at as a challenge to reveal new things. We'd call our style of dancing as playful, controversial and creative. For us, Fusion is the most normal thing in the world: 'Tango made in Germany'."