BACK for its second edition, the Bangalore Tango Festival is the brain child of city-based instructor Hubert Tassin. This year, hea��s welcoming his dance mentors, maestros Pino Trozolla and Caterina Inglese from Turin, Italy.
Whilst salsa has a dedicated following in the city, opportunities to try tango are fewer and further between. Teaching beginners in the city for the last three and a half years, Tassin now has a core group of around 40 students. a�?When I arrived in Bangalore, there was nowhere offering tango, but now wea��re a small but vibrant community,a�? Tasssin says.
Fresh from the Auroville Holi Tango Festival, Trozolla and Inglese are excited to be conducting workshops here, as well as in Mumbai and Pune. a�?Wea��ve been dance partners for 15 years and we met at a social dance meet in Turin. While dancing, we felt that a�?something speciala�� that could be developed, and we are able to bring out the best in one another,a�? says Inglese. Inviting anyone and everyone to, the duo cite tangoa��s immense reach, saying that it gives you a�?the rare possibility to express your emotions.a��
On your feet
Take to the floor, or just enjoy the spectacle:
? Dance lab a�� Beginners and
intermediate workshops from
4.30 pm onwards, March 21. At Dance Lab, off CMH Road, Indiranagar. Also 4.30 pm onwards, March 22 at Bena��s
Body Studio, Indiranagar.
? Milonga session a�� Learn a
different variety of Tango, thata��s more informal but also faster! Saturday and Sunday, following the regular tango workshops. 8 a�� 9 pm.
? Showtime a�� Beginning with
social dancing, the evening will cumulate with an improvised performance by Pino Trozolla and Caterina Inglese. `500 cover charge. 7.30 pm onwards. At Loft38, Indiranagar.
Rs.650 per session,
or Rs.4,000 for all eight. Details: 9741021980