Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Buenos Aires 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Schedule update

DECEMBER 1, 2010:

COMING SOON:

PAMPA CORTES teaches Tango fundamentals and technique and CHACARERA
on Friday December 10th @ Lafayette Dance Center.

ATTENTION: NO CLASS TODAY at VIMA Dance Studio. I have to extend my stay in Buenos Aires (how sad ;). See you next week on December 8th.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 3rd, WELCOME BACK PARTY. I had great time in Buenos Aires with my tour but I'll be back on Friday. Come to celebrate!!!


 

TANGO MUSIC? See my selection. Purchase and download. Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Donato, Laurenz & more…

TECHNIQUE AND MUSICALITY WORKSHOPS in San Jose Saturdays December 4th and 11th. Come, work hard, have fun and learn what matters to dance.


 

If you want to know more about Argentine Tango do not miss this site:

. You'll find great information about Argentine Tango that you ought to know if you really want to dance it well.

Classes and exercises online:
I have been posting some exercises and classes in You tube. You can watch them on
my web site.

Private classes available.
Every dancer needs at some point to focus on his/her own issues. In my private classes I work intensely on foundations, rhythm and musicality, and connection with the partner. I design a program according to your own goals and requirements. See more*

 

SCHEDULE

ABOUT TANGO

ABOUT ME

TOURS TO BA

ONLINE STORE

To remove your name from my mailing list, please click here.

Questions or comments? E-mail me at info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com or call 415-412-1866

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tango tour to Buenos Aires 2010

From November 19th to November 29th

This tour is organized around the idea of taking you to the heart of tango; to see the places where the locals go, not to show off for tourists, but to just dance from their souls, to enjoy themselves in the ecstasy of tango. For me, as an instructor, this tour is a reminder that my students should be able to dance in such places, among those dancers. Of course, it takes a lot of time, practice, and dedication measured in years. Still, at any stage of the student's learning process, witnessing this facet of Argentine Tango would be an essential part of knowing what tango really is about.

The trip includes:

  • Airfare from San Francisco (one stop from S.F).
  • Hotel in the best location of Buenos Aires (double occupancy) at Hotel Lyon www.hotel-lyon.com.ar
  • 24 hours assistance (we know the city and we speak the language!).
  • Shopping tours to places where locals go looking for quality and price.
  • City Tours (you'll get to know all the characteristic places: Obelisco – Downtown - Plaza de Mayo - Cafe Tortoni - San Telmo - Recoleta and much more).
  • Shopping tours to places where locals go looking for quality and price.
  • A Day in the Countryside.
  • 4 Tango Classes with the best local teachers
  • Milongas almost every evening or afternoon.
  • Transportation to all the mentioned activities.
  • A DVD with memories of the trip.

Cost: $2,390.00 until July 22nd, 2010. After this date price will be $2,590.00.- To sign in and get this early bird price I just need a $400.00.- advance before July 22nd, 2010 (non-refundable).

Why coming to Buenos Aires with me…?

  • I am a certified travel agent, tango instructor and native.
  • I have 16 years working on tango tours and 7 years organizing my own trips.
  • I work with a team of most capable an reliable people.
  • I know the culture.
  • I speak the language.
  • My customers are thrilled and many of them keep coming back every year.
  • I have a great time enjoying it!!!

In addition to Buenos Aires, I can also make arrangements for you to visit any other destinations in Argentina (Mendoza, Salta, Jujuy, Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, etc.)

Planning a trip to Buenos Aires? Contact me...I can help you!
  • I am always trying to offer the best efficiency and quality in all what I do.
  • I offer a Tango Tour to Buenos Aires every year and I take many people with me, but some people can not join me because the time for their vacation is different or many other reasons, so they travel to Buenos Aires by themselves.
  • Since I am from Argentina and I have people over there who work with me, I can offer help to all those people who plan a trip to Buenos Aires.
  • I can arrange a convenient package including flight tickets, hotel, and excursions, or if you just need someone over there to help you out I can put you in contact with the right person, also if you want to know about best teachers in Buenos Aires, taxi dancers, or milongas, please contact me.

Come to experience Buenos Aires from a local point of view, feeling yourself at home meeting local people and living 9 wonderful days immerse into the “porteño” life style.
Email: info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com
Phone: 415-412-1866
web site: www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com

Marcelo Solis' activity schedule

SCHEDULE

MONDAY, July 12th @ Alberto’s Night Club. (drop in)

7:00 to 8:00 pm Fundamentals & technique.

8:00 to 9:00 pm Intermediate class on: “Contrast in the length of the walking”.

9:00 to 10:00 pm Practice.

Price: $13 per class, 25 both classes, including practice. At Alberto’s Night Club, 736 W. Dana St, Mountain View, CA 94041. *see map.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TUESDAY, July 13th @ Precious Life Wellness Village. (drop in)

7 to 8:30 pm All levels special class on: “Creativity dancing”.

Price: $13. Personalized attention to each student. At Precious Life Wellness Village, 2116 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA 94704 *see map.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WEDNESDAY, July 14th @ VIMA Dance Studio. (drop in)

8:30 to 9:30 pm All levels class on: “Rhythm”. Personalized attention to each student.

9:30 to midnight practice.

Price: $ 14 class and practice, $5 practice only. At VIMA Dance Studio, 560 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107.*see map.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

THURSDAY, July 15th NEW SERIES STARTS @ Social Hall, Walnut Creek. (series)

6:30 to 7:30 pm Latin Rhythms.

7:30 to 8:30 pm Beginner tango class.

8:30 to 9:30 pm Intermediate tango class on “Posture and dynamics of dancing”.

Cost: $54 Six weeks session. Register online at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call (925) 943-5858. At Social Hall, Civic Community Center of Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek. City of Walnut Creek Recreation Department. CA 94596.*see map.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FRIDAY, July 16th Pampa Cortés @ Lafayette Dance Center. (drop in)

8:00 to 9:00 pm Fundamentals & technique class.

9:00 to 10:00 pm Chacarera class with Pampa Cortes!

10:00 pm to midnight Milonga (dance party)

Stay after class to practice or join us after 10 pm to dance in a nice and friendly atmosphere!

Price: $12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. At Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549. Off street parking is available. Snacks and refreshments included. *see map.

Pampa Cortés’ biography:

International dance star Pampa Cortés hails from Santiago del Estero, Argentina. He is famous for his performance career in such dance companies as the Ballet de Juan Carlos Copes, de Mario Machaco & Norma Re, the stage shows in which he’s performed and for whom he’s choreographed (Forever Tango, Tango Revue), and his own directorial projects (Argentina! Tango & Malambos, Fantasia Argentina). In his career of five decades, he has performed and taught all over the world. He is Artist in Residence for Tango & More - Argentine Dance. His clean footwork & elegant masculinity have inspired thousands to achieve greater skill in their own tango.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SATURDAY, July 17th @ Susan's Dance Studio. (workshops)

Argentine Tango Technique Workshops

3:00 to 4:00 pm Argentine Tango technique and musicality workshop 1.

4:00 to 5:00 pm Argentine Tango technique and musicality workshop 2.

Price: $12 for drop in, $20 for 2 workshops.

At Susan's Dance Studio, 2146 Ringwood Ave, San Jose, CA 95131.*see map.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

SATURDAY, July 17th The Beat. (class + practilonga)

8:00 to 9:00 pm Tango class on rhythm, posture and the dynamics of dancing.

9:00 pm to 1:00 am Assisted practilonga: “La milonguita” with Polo y Diana.

Price: $10 with class, $5 practice only.

At The BEAT: 2560 9th St., Berkeley, CA 94710-2563. *see map.

More info: Polo_talnir@hotmail.com or call at 510-541-3135

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MONDAY, July 19th @ Alberto’s Night Club. (drop in)

7:00 to 8:00 pm Fundamentals & technique.

8:00 to 9:00 pm Intermediate class on: “Contrast in the length of the walking”.

9:00 to 10:00 pm Practice.

Price: $13 per class, 25 both classes, including practice.

At Alberto’s Night Club, 736 W. Dana St, Mountain View, CA 94041. *see map.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

REGULAR SCHEDULE:

MONDAYS (drop in) Fundamentals & technique 7:00-8:00pm. Intermediate class 8:00-9:00pm. Practice 9:00-10pm. Price: $13 per class, $25 both classes, including practice. @ Alberto's Night Club, 736 W. Dana st, Mountain View, CA 94041. *see map.

TUESDAYS (drop in) All levels class 7:00-8:30pm, personalized attention to each student. Price: $13. @ Precious Life Wellness Village, 2116 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. *see map.

WEDNESDAYS (drop in) Attention new schedule starting in May! All levels class 8:30-9:30pm, personalized attention to each student. Practice 9:30pm-12:00am. Price: $14 class and practice or $5 practice only. @ VIMA Dance Studio, 560 3rd st, San Francisco, CA 94107. *see map.

THURSDAYS (series) Latin rhythms 6:30-7:30pm. Beginner tango class 7:30-8:30pm. Intermediate tango class 8:30-9:30pm. Price: $45 five weeks session. Register online at www.WalnutCreekRec.org or call (925) 943-5858. @ Social Hall, Civic Community Center of Walnut Creek, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. City of Walnut Creek Recreational Department. *see map.

FRIDAYS (drop in) Fundamentals & technique class 8:00-9:00pm. Intermediate class 9:00-10:00pm. Milonga 10:00pm-12:00am. Stay after class to practice or join us after 10:00pm to dance in a nice and friendly atmosphere! Price: $12 one class and milonga, $17 for both classes and milonga, $7 milonga only. $60 class card for 6 classes + milonga (must be used within 60days). Off street parking is available. Snacks and refreshments included. @ Lafayette Dance Center, 3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549. *see map.

------------------------------------------

More info: Email: info@marcelosolisargentinetango.com Phone: 415-412-1866

www.marcelosolisargentinetango.com

Movie recommendation:

Si Sos Brujo: Una Historia de Tango (2005)

Caroline Neal's intimate documentary follows young bass player Ignacio Varchausky as he sets out to ensure the future of Argentina's beloved musical tradition by creating a tango orchestra school. With the help of 87-year-old retired violinist and composer Emilio Balcarce, Varchausky recruits some of the giants of tango's golden era, including Pepe Libertella, Raúl Garello and Néstor Marconi, to help preserve a national cultural treasure.

Rent this movie for FREE from NETFLIX

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This week Marcelo's music recommendation.

Pedro Laurenz, bandoneonist, director and composer (October 10, 1902 - July 7, 1972)

Full Name: Pedro Blanco Acosta (Laurenz was the last name of his mother's first husband)

A great tango personality, basically as bandoneon player and composer. Relatively less though still significant was his influence as orchestra director. He was a bandoneon player of great techniques, skilful with both hands (high and low-pitches), superb in sound, energetic in performances and vehement in phrases. He was the founder of a performance school. He composed outstanding tangos and wrote exquisite variations for pieces such as "Mala junta" and "Mal de amores". The climax of his trajectory came between the mid-20s and mid-40s. His first outstanding performances were with the today forgotten orchestra directed by the pianist Luis Casanovas in which also played, standing at his back, two violinists who would then become famous: Edgardo Donato (the composer of "A media luz") and Roberto Zerrillo. He also played for the orchestra of the bandoneon player Eduardo Arolas -for some, the greatest composer ever given by the tango- at the cabaret "Moulin Rouge". A major step in his career was his participation, in 1925, in the sextet of the violinist Julio de Caro who was then introducing revolutionary changes in the tango style. That same year, the Maffia-Laurenz duo -probably the most remarkable in the tango history- would record -just the two of them- their first two records with the Víctor company, including the tangos "Julián", "Buen amigo", and "Sonsa", and the foxtrot "Titina". Laurenz formed his own orchestra in 1934, as though envisaging that the instrumental tango needed a new style. He took Blasco with him and initially entrusted the piano to another De Caro follower -the today revered Osvaldo Pugliese. As from 1960 Laurenz formed part of the famous "Quinteto Real" a group of great soloists, such as Horacio Salgán (piano), Enrique Mario Francini (violin), Ubaldo De Lío (guitar) and Rafael Ferro (double bass). They recorded for Phillips and Columbia, in an attempt to make tango re-flourish with a bold renewal in rhythm. The Quinteto Real still exists but the only who remain from its original stars are Salgán and De Lío. As a composer -one of the greatest in the tango history- his work mingled with those of Pedro Maffia and the brothers Julio and Francisco De Caro but then it flew on his own. Among his best compositions, now classic tangos, are "Mala junta" and "Orgullo criollo" (both with the cooperation of Julio De Caro); "Amurado" (with Maffia); "Risa loca", "Berretín", "Milonga de mis amores", "La revancha", "Mal de amores", and "Esquinero". He also composed the music of several famous tangos known by their lyrics "De puro guapo", "Como dos extraños", "Es mejor perdonar" and "Vieja amiga". Read more...

Download MP3 from amazon.com

More music by Pedro Laurenz

More music and videos



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday 04/12/10 class review.

See: http://sharing.theflip.com/session/8dc3ec0b4f39745c35ba5e96546ce83a/video/12700850
Thank you,

Marcelo

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday 04/05/10 class review.

http://sharing.theflip.com/session/a0502527b279f5ac41a594d9b83e75a9/video/12451212

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday 01-27-10 class at VIMA review with Olga.

video

Rhythm and musicality in basic elements.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Monday 02-01-10 Intermediate class review at Alberto's Night Club with Sofia.


Basic turns and variations.
Music: "La clavada", Juan D'Arienzo.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday 01-25-10 Intermediate class review at Alberto's Night Club with Sofia.


Rhythm and musicality in basic elements.

Music: "Hotel Victoria", Francisco Canaro.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday 01-18-10 Intermediate class review at Alberto's Night Club with Jelena.

Rhythm and musicality in basic elements.

Music: "Las cuarenta", Francisco Lomuto.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday 01-11-11 Intermediate class review at Alberto's Night Club with Diana.

video

Rhythm in basic elements.

Music: "Milonga de mis amores", Francisco Canaro

Saturday, January 2, 2010