Soledad March 2018

Soledad – from Buenos Aires to Austin Texas

The International Queer Tango Teacher . . . for Everyone! WHEN:  Friday-Sunday March 9-11, 2018 Brought to you by Austin Queer Tango. (Tango Tribe donated studio space.) Soledad is a gifted tango dancer, leader and follower, from Buenos Aires, known internationally for her musicality and creativity on the dance floor. A playful and intuitive teacher, Soledad is beloved in tango communities across the globe, where she performs, shares her tango knowledge, and spreads joy. Description: Soledad Nani is an internationally acclaimed Queer Tango dancer, performer, and teacher on her 2018 tour starting here in Austin Tx! Pricing: Five workshops – $95 Four workshops – $85 Three workshops – $65 Two workshops – $45 One workshop – $25 Student pricing available, send inquiry to Friday workshop – The Walking Intensive :: One of Soledad’s most popular workshops for dancers at every level who want to master a fluid, grounded…FRI, 3/9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Saturday 1 workshop – Social Tango :: We dance not only with our partners, but also with a moving floor of dancers. Come learn creative, musical steps to circulate well on a crowded floor. (All-levels)…SAT, 3/10 @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Saturday 2 workshop – Sensitivity :: Dance like a cat—be reactive, sensitive and able to adjust your body’s tension to dance the light and shade of tango. (All-levels)…SAT, 3/10 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday 1 workshop – Finding the Spiral :: Come explore a core movement of tango, a coordinated and fluid movement of your shoulders, torso and hips, that is the key to many tango movements and steps. This is Soledad’s tango body intensive. (Beginner/Intermediate)…SUN, 3/11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Sunday 2 workshop – Playful Ochos :: In open and close embrace, from traditional tango to tango nuevo, we will explore the dynamic possibilities of ochos. (Beginner/Intermediate)…SUN, 3/11 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM For more information email Come dance into happy with us.

Soledad — the dancer, the teacher

Soledad began dancing tango at 21 and, from the beginning, learned to dance both roles. She graduated from the Educational Tango Center of Buenos Aires (the Tango University) and among her early influential teachers were Rodolfo Dinzel, Olga Besio, and Juan Miguel Expósito. Since 2004, Soledad has taught in various cultural centers and State community programs, teaching tango at public schools and public heath centers for seniors, young people, children, and women in situations of gender violence and domestic abuse. “Tango by and for Women,” a rare concept at the time, was one of her early collaborations. She became an adjunct teacher at Espacio Tango Queer in Buenos Aires in 2008 and now teaches regularly at the Queer Tango Festival in Buenos Aires and the weekly milonga Tango Queer de Buenos Aires. She has performed at a variety of milongas in Buenos Aires such as Confiteria Ideal, Tango Queer, La Marshall, and Salon Canning. She has also participated in events sponsored by the Argentine National Congress and at other cultural venues. Soledad is recognized throughout Buenos Aires, in traditional as well as queer settings, as a musical, creative dancer, one of the stunning female leaders of her generation. In 2012, Soledad began teaching and performing internationally and quickly became a special guest teacher in cities all around the globe: San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Boston, Berlin and throughout Germany, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Zurich. Her perspective of tango is that it is a paired dance with both partners contributing equally to the ensemble. This approach encourages the dancers to produce a balanced and more intense collaboration. Her dancing is musical and inventive. Her teaching is clear and effective, with lots of different imagery and exercises to help students really connect to the material and to each other.

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