The International Master
Seminar for Tango Argentino Teachers is made up of
four thematical modules:
Each module has its own subject-matter but complements
the others. This net-format permits the approach
of the same phenomenon from different sides and comprehend
the relatioships amongthe various events (cultural,
social, technical, etc.) which led to tango evolution
in time and space.
This organization enables the teacher – participant
as a student – to achieve:
- An accurate concept of the tango formal aspect.
- The systematization of the teaching methodology
to transmit successfully what he has learned
to their future students.
Topics of each
and depuration of the technical dificulities of
- Terminology of the
- Historical record of the different
- About the dance with
the different Orchestras.
- The different musical
styles of the orchestras implied differences
in the dance styles.
Types : Tango, Milonga and Vals
- Differences and similarities
in their formal, rhytmical and dynamic aspects
- Use of the different
- Evolution of the
Tango, Milonga and Vals from the origins
up to now
The aim of this
module is to get the technical and semantic comprehension
of the music in order to match it with the dance
and thus achieve the best choreographic result
(time setting, style, selection of movements and
use of steps).
of the music structure
- Introduction and variation
- Rhythm and melody
- Pulse subdivision
- Silences and pauses
Major composers and interpreters
of the tango musical evolution will give dancers
the elements to understand the dance constituents
of the corresponding period from its origins
up to now.
Types: Tango, Milonga
study will permit the dancer to acquire the movements
with the right dynamics of the dance character.
- Differences and analogies
- Rhythm and accent
3. Tango history
The study of tango history based on bibliographic
material (literature, press documents, records of
the graphic art, etc) of the different periods will
supply the referential background to some of the
subject-matter of the modules tango-dance and tango-music.
- Historical, political and social
context from the tango origins up to now and its
influence on the dance in the different periods
- The tango in Argentina
and abroad: consequences in the formal evolution
of the dance
Here, the subject-matter of the other three modules
will be systematized and ordered in a wholistic method
so as the students – participants in this workshop – will
be able to plan their classes successfully and with
their own pedagogic strategies.
- Selected definition of the
topic to be developed
- Structure of the class
- Music selection according
to the class topic and the students’ level
- Utilization of the space