with Tomás Howlin
Celebrated as a major figure of the modern Tango Renaissance, Brigitta
Winkler relishes both tradition and innovation, and brings more
than 30 years' experience to the dance floor.
She spent some years in Paris studying with Virulazo, a star of
Tango Argentino. At that time she met Coco Orlando Diaz, and they
began performing together at Les Trottoirs de Buenos Aires in Paris.
In 1986, they toured to Montreal and Toronto.
Brigitta traveled often to Buenos Aires to study with such noted dancers
as Juan Carlos Copes, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Gustavo Naveira,
and Eduardo Arquimbau. In 1987 she opened Tanzart with Angelika Fischer,
where she hosted Arquimbau's visits to Berlin.
In 1994 Brigitta choreographed and danced in the Tango Marathon in
the Theaterhaus Stuttgart and Tango Vision in the Podewil Berlin. In
1996, she was a co-founder of the influential all-women collective and
performance group Tango Mujer.
These days, Brigitta travels widely and teaches regularly at major
Tango Festivals throughout the United States, Germany, Italy and Russia,
and in 2005 she opened her own Tangocenter called Phynix Tanzt
in Berlin. She spent January teaching and dancing in Maui and
at the Hawaii Paradise Tango Festival, and will offer workshops
at Oxygen Tango just before her visit to Ojai.
Brigitta always brings something new to her classes.
Familiar topics are looked at with a different lens. It always amazes
me on how after being in her classes I can work for months on precisely
those things, feeling them fresh again !
Fabienne Bongard of Tango
Mujer, formerly with Dance Manhattan, now dancing +
teaching in Los Angeles
"Brigitta Winkler has deep tango wisdom and irresistible
sparkle. Unique in the tango universe, Brigitta is an inspiring and
playful teacher and a veritable treasure trove of tango fabulousness
accumulated over her 30+ years of devotion to the dance form."
Sharna Fabiano of Tango
Mujer, formerly with Tango Mercurio in Washington, DC,
now dancing + teaching
in Los Angeles
Chen + Florencia Han "Milonga: Fast + Small"
Daniel Trenner Tango Lab:
"Iconic Roles - Tango's Lead & Follow Dynamic"
Martinez "Cross-System Gems" September
Fabiano "Close Embrace of the Third Kind"
Tango Quartet & Avik Basu "Tango Music: Its
Secrets Revealed" August 2010
Trenner "Milonga: Traditional Perspectives &
Tráspie" May 2009
Zubarik "Milonga for Beginners" April
Amarilla + Meredith Klein Mulitple Workshops October
Amarilla : Extended Residency January / February / March
Andrés Amarilla + Meredith
Klein Tango Lab: "Alternative Embrace"
Amarilla + Meredith Klein Multiple Workshops May
/ June 2006 (pdf)
Andrés Amarilla + Meredith
Klein Tango Lab Intensive: "Nuevo" February