Sunday, June 28, 2009
On Saturday night Ozhan Araz & Serkan Gokcesu and Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert gave performances.
What did you think about the performances? Please comment.
On Saturday Dj Sonja Armisen played nuevo tango on the large dance floor in the theater while traditional tango was played in the foyer by Don Carlos.
In the theater there were a huge video projection all the time. Very impressive.
What do you think about the Saturday night milonga? Do you prefer traditional tango or nuevo or do you enjoy both? Please comment.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Halfway between the hotel Holiday Inn and Tanzhaus (just a 5-6 minute walk btw) there is a square where there is a pretty good pizza place if want to grab a quick meal between lessons.
Yesterday night I sat down there with the team who films and produces the Tangocamp DVD. After a while I realized: There is really tango music being played even here, it was not just in my head as I first thought.
Some local dancers had decided to have a "guerilla" milonga at the square. Really nice.
Do you also have "guerilla" milongas in your local tango scene? Please comment.
Yesterday was the first big milonga night in Dusseldorf with two dance floors. The main room is built as a theater so beside the large dance floor (the stage) there is also plenty of space to get a good angle to watch the dancers.
Sexteto Milongero was playing right next to the dancers which gave the milonga an intimate feeling and a good contact between the dancers and the orchestra.
The dance floor was full with dancers all through the night.
What do you think of the Friday night milonga at Tanzhaus? Please comment.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Right now check in is going on in Dusseldorf. The weather is so nice so it's done outside in the shade.
Yesterday the teachers of Tangocamp made a spectacular show at Tanzhaus in Dusseldorf. All the colors of the lighting added to the intensity in the performances. All the emotions that the performers are portraying became even stronger.
Everybody finds different things they like in the performances: I like like the high intensity and theatrical feel of Adrian Veredice & Alejandra Hobert, the playfulness of Pablo Villarraza & Dana Frigoli in a milonga, the precision in the steps that Javier Rodriguez & Stella Missé has.
I like the softness and sense of caring that I feel from Marcelo Gutiérrez & Sigrid van Tilbeurgh; how Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne has a physical and emotional connection between them and how they make every step look easy.
I like the different energy when two men dance together like Ozhan Araz & Serkan Gokcesu and I love the roundness and swirling feeling that Damian Esell & Nancy Louzan has.
The Tanzhaus was sold out and after the tango show the performers were given a standing ovation by the audience.
Were you at the tango show at Tanzhaus? What are the things you liked about it.? Please comment.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Right now the rehearsal for tonights tango show in Tanshaus. Here is a few behind-the-scene shots. The first one is of Pablo Villarraza & Dana Frigoli from the side of the scene.
Adrian Veredice were giving out directions where and how everybody should move when they are all on stage.
Here's an overview from where the audience will sit.
Tangocamp has arrived in Dusseldorf and tonight the festival will start at Tanzhaus with a big tango show that features all the tango stars that teach and perform at Tangocamp as well as the orchestra Sexteto Milongero.
I have really enjoyed all the performances so far and I really look forward to see the them again but now with the extra lights and more powerful sound that the stage brings.
In the photo you see Damian Esell & Nancy Louzan performing. Come see them and all the other tango stars tonight!
Whart are you looking forward most about the show tonight? Please comment.
Monday, June 22, 2009
On Sunday it was once again time for a guest performance, now by Daniel & Anna from Tangocompaniet.
Look at those lovely colors in her dress. I think you dance better when you dance in clothes that you really like.
How important is wearing the right clothes when you dance tango? Whar do you think? Please comment.
At Saturday night at Tangocamp Sweden there was a masquerade party with the theme "Traveling around the world...".
There were people dressed as flight attendants, people in their folk costumes and of course pirats. Arrrgh!
The first two photos shows the winning couples that won free participation in Tangocamp Germany next year. Congratulations!
During the night the teachers had come up with a little sketch comedy with a drama that took place onbord an airplane.
What did you think of the masquerade party? What was you dressed up as? Please comment.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Everyone at Tangocamp has been commenting on the energy that the orchestra, Sexteto Milongero, has on stage and how they transfer that energy to the dancers.
The band gets called back on stage two or three times when they perform and the audience goes crazy and cheer for them.
Sexteto Miongero has finished their two gigs at Tangocamp Sweden, but if you want to see more of them, you can always go to Tangocamp Germany in Dusseldorf next week.
I saw the organizers, Pino and Natalie, in the crowd in front of the band and also on the dance floor. It's usually a good sign that a festival goes smoothly when the organizers have time to enjoy themself.
What do you think of Sexteto Milongero? Please comment.