Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tango workshops and milonga with Hugo "Gato" Valdéz

Hi everyone,
I am very pleased to announce workshops and milonga with Hugo Valdez. Please read below about Hugo and the dates for his classes. Please register before because we have limited seats. Last minute registrations will not be accepted.

Hugo "Gato" Valdéz

Hugo “Gato” Valdez was born in Buenos Aires to a family of “milongueros”. As a child, he accompanied his parents to a well-known milonga in the south area of the city called “Bomberos de Lanús”, where he had the chance to watch the legendary old “milongueros” dance.
Gato started learning tango in the milongas in 1983, first by watching the old “milongueros” dance (the ones who danced the authentic style popular in those years), and later, by taking many lessons with the great masters: Fino, Antonio Todaro, Raúl Bravo and Mingo Pugliese.
In 1984, he performed professionally for the first time with the Osvaldo Pugliese orchestra in the film“Tangos, el exilio de Gardel”, directed by Pino Solanas, a film that got the best film award in Venecia Festival, 1995.
Gato has also appeared in many films, such as “Gracias Maestro” (an Argentine film directed by Luis Segura and dedicated to the life of Osvaldo Pugliese), “Evita”, directed by Alan Parker and “The Tango Lesson”, directed by Sally Potter.
He has also studied drama, performed in many productions as a dancer, and has acted in several one act farces.
Gato has been teaching tango since 1989, the same year in which he went on his first European tango tour.
In 1994, he founded the group “La Postango” together with the singers Pablo Banchero and Cardenal Dominguez.
In 1998 Gato met tango dancer Andrea Monti, with whom he formed a professional tango couple. Since then, they have been dancing and teaching together very successfully both in Argentina and around the world, being the most visited countriesEngland, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, Costa Rica and in the last few years the USA.
They have recently achieved their most chanllenging project: Argentine Tango USA Festival and USA Official Championship in San Francisco, which is an official branch of Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires.  April  2 -5, 2015
Also Gato directs a new project for the Florida Tango Festival 2015 in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA.  May 7 -10, 2015
Gato has been as an official Judge of the “Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires” (Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup) which is yearly organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

Classes in New Delhi  October 2014
The class will start with a series of technique exercises form both men and women (posture, balance, axes, weight, changes, pivots lapices, enrosques, molinetes and rhythm, with a special focus on the tango walk to apply later in a specific figure or sequence. Gato¨s instruction is progressive, challenging and comprehensive; it gives particular importance to musicality and technique, to the interpretation of the music and the expression of the couple's feelings through the dance.
COST: Pack of 8 consecutive* workshops Rs.9000/-
Pack of 6 workshops Rs. 6600/-, Pack of 4 workshops Rs.5400/-; One workshop Drop in Rs.1500/-
Private lessons available. Please book in advance. 1 hour Rs.3500/-

October 7  tuesday Milonga with Hugo
October 8- Wednesday
1. 7 pm to 8;15 pm  walk, simple figures
2. 8;30 pm to 9:45 pm   cross system, figures
October 10 Friday
3. 7 pm to 8;15 pm  turns to the right side, simple and doubles (molinetes)
4. 8;30 pm to 9;45 pm. turns to de left side simple and doubles (molinetes)
October 11 saturday
5. 7 pm to 8;15 pm. review of walk, figures and turns
6.  8;30 pm to 9;45 pm. navigation, musicality, simple and double times
October 13 monday
7. 7 pm to 8;15 pm. review of all workshops, complex figures
8. 8;30 pm to 9;45 pm  vals and milonga workshop.
October 14, TuesdayMilonga with Hugo