A set of master classes will be given during the marathon in order for you to take classes with teachers who do not visit your own country. It is also a great opportunity to meet people from other cities as fellow students.
The classes are limited to 20 couples each. W will arrange an equal number of men and women (no need to register as a couple).
Andrès and Isabel (Buenos Aires)
A&I: A&I: Sunday 2-4pm (class + 30 mn practice)
Topic: Change of intentions and creation of effects for tango salon.
Studio: SinoChu Wine bar
Andrés "El Bichi" Laza Moreno and Isabel Acuña are part of the new generation of Salon tango masters. They are highly recognized and respected in Buenos Aires milongas where they perform frequently, and in Asia as well where they teach an enthousiastic crowd with great care.
We are very pleased to have them back for more than 2 weeks in Beijing. Details of the workshop they will give from March 16th to 31st will be released soon.
They will be giving a special class during Trasnochando, crafted as a single class but which can be part of the workshop package for people who buy a pass card of 8 classes or more.
Ernesto & Rika (Buenos Aires/Kobe, Japan)
E&R: Monday 12:15-13:45pm
Topic: Milonga con traspie
Studio: Tango Chino Club
Ernesto Borgonovo and Rika Fukuda are Tango masters well-known and acclaimed in Beijing. During the last two years they have been coming regularly to Beijing to give group and private lessons and one can say that they are, like Pablo Giorgini and Noelia Coletti, the "godfathers" of Beijing tango scene. We are very happy that are coming to support Trasnochando.
Ernesto and Rika will perform as masters at the Grand Milonga along Andrès and Isabel, and Ernesto will be the DJ at the Farewell Milonga.
Agnes and Derrick (Taiwan)
A&D1: Saturday 1-2:30pm
Topic: Explore and enjoy the leading and following
Studio: Tango Chino Club
A&D2: Saturday 2:30-4pm
Topic: Create your own tango universe : Dance to music and Play with rhythm
Studio: tango Chino Club
Derrick Lee and Agnes Tang have been dancing together since folk dance club for several years. They have studied tango from tango masters in Argentina, United States, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Turkey.... Despite of having their own jobs, respectively in electronics engineering and private equity, they are professional tango dancers, teachers and choreographers giving regular tango lessons, performances and workshops in Taiwan. They have been invited for speeches, workshops and performances in several cities in Japan, China, Hong Kong and Korea.
In 2006, they won the Creative Expression prize in Asian Tango Championship in Tokyo and also entered semi-final round in Worldwide Tango Championship in Buenos Aires.
Their vibrant and breezy dancing and specific style always make them popular.
We are very pleased to welcome Agnes and Derrick for their first time in Beijing as tango dancers and teachers.
Martin and Yuki (Buenos Aires/Tokyo)
M&Y: Saturday 5-7pm
Topic: Boleos and ganchos, working on energy (Tango fantasia)
Martin Choren is a salon and stage dancer, teacher and choregrapher. Born in Buenos Aires, he started dancing at the age of 13 and graduated from the National Superior Institute for Folklore Teachers. In Argentina, he was a member of the Group of Danzas Argentinas (tango & folklore), the Ballet Folklórico Nacional and was cast in the musical “Homenaje” and the famous “Drácula, ‘El Musical’”, performing in various international tours. In 2008 he established the Ballet Folklórico Argentino.
Tango dancers Osvaldo Zotto, Gabriel Misse, Claudio Billagra y Romina Levin and Maximiliano Avila were among his instructors.
He is currently working in Japan as a choreographer and teacher; in 2010 he began touring Europe and Asia with Yuki Kimura as his performances partner.
Martin has come to Beijing in 2010, brough by Taifengo. He gave a very successful week-end workshop at Hidden dream Cafe and was highly praised as a private teacher.
All the teachers are available for private classes during the marathon. Please contact the organizers (firstname.lastname@example.org) for reservation.
Download the Registration_form here.