Tango is improvisation – Improvisation is Tango

Exploring the connection between dance and improvisation

Tango is improvisation – Improvisation is Tango. Freedom through connection This is NOT dance – This is APPLIED dance. In the tango you do not dance sequences by heart. Everything is improvised. This is the reason why communication and connection is so important. In this workshop you will experience leading as well as following. Responsibility for, trust in and commitment to the partner are essential requirements. Both partners are active, they have to look after each other, be sensitive, pay attention to one another and have to be able to react creatively and spontaneously. The improvisation will work better, if one makes the partner feel more secure and confident and inspires her or him. If the two partners let themselves (and the music) in, there is a chance that they create a wonderful and unique moment. It's a creative act in which not only something new will be formed, which would not have been possible alone – it could be a transformative experience. With exercises from Tango Argentino about communication, connection and leading/following we explore questions like: How must leading be that people want to follow? Can a simple change of roles boost deep change? What about instead of sharing the leading if both would follow?” Frauke Nees, Holder of a master's degree in Psychology, Person Centered Psychotherapy (GwG). She is also an experienced improviser and a professional Tango dancer with in-depth experience of the Argentine culture from recurrent long-termed stays in Buenos Aires. She uniquely combines the analytical and empathic skills of a therapist with the transformational power of improvisation, the passion of Tango Argentino and her deep intercultural experience. She has worked with companies to improve communication, creativity and performance. Her clients include psychotherapists, managers, experts and employees. Over 18s only.


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