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Workshop in Ojai:  February 2014


Brigitta Winkler

from Berlin & New York —

Concepts + Examples for Expressive Following + Effortless Leading

— A 90-Minute Workshop + Supervised Práctica —

Monday - February 17, 2014 in the Gallery at the Ojai Art Center

Brigitta Winkler's workshop in Ojai, "INTER : Act / Sect / Weave / Relate" will focus on one of the most essential + foundational ideas in all of tango, the lead / follow dynamic that rises + flows between the partners.

This synthesis of touch + gravity, stillness + motion, does much more than simply "connect" two bodies by fusing or "merging" them together. Instead, the alchemy of the dance proposes and celebrates a much deeper, emergent property inherent in tango — our creation of a whole that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts.

Plan to join us in Ojai on February 17 for a playful, insightful + sublime evening with tango icon Brigitta Winkler as we join her in exploring concepts and examples for expressive following and effortless leading ...

— Opening a door into a world where "One plus One" no longer folds our two distinctive roles down into a simple unity of "one" — but lifts and transforms both partners, propelling our Tango up into a realm of transcendent "Three" — a beguiling interplay of you and me and us.

Brigitta's visit to Ojai is presented in collaboration with Oxygen Tango, where she will also offer
a series of weekend workshops,
"From Monologue to Mind-Body Dialogue"

Workshop in Ojai with Brigitta Winkler, February 2014



Overview:  "INTER: Act/Weave/Relate" with Brigitta Winkler



Monday — February 17th, 2014



Ojai Art Center - in the Gallery - 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai



6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - an Extended 90-minute Session



$20 / Dancer for this Special Workshop


        2-for-1 / Students with I.D.

Supervised Práctica: 


7:30 - 8:00 p.m. — after the workshop    ... FREE ...

All Levels Class

— Newer + More Experienced Dancers Both Welcome —

Click here for Driving Directions - and - more about Monday Night Tango in Ojai ...

Coming to Ojai for an overnight ...?  Click here for info on local accommodations.


After the Workshop + Práctica, please join us for Social Dancing at ...

The Monday Night "Tango Incident" in Ojai


8:00 - 10:00 p.m.         Free — No Cover

       — at  LOS CAPORALES - 307 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai  - next to Libbey Park

More about the the Monday Night "Tango Incident" in Ojai ...

More About Brigitta Winkler

Brigitta 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.

Clockwise from top left:  Brigitta Winkler with ... Angelika Fischer, Korey Ireland, J. Abling, Homer Ladas, and Tango Mujer.


“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

Links to:

"From Monologue to Mind-Body Dialogue" — Brigitta's series of weekend workshops down at Oxygen Tango School in Los Angeles on February 14, 15 & 16 ... where she will also be performing on Saturday, 2/15 at the Oxygen Milonga.

Tucson Tango Festival — in March, where Brigitta will be teaching with J. Abling.

Tango Mujer — the influential all-women tango collective co-founded by Brigitta.

Phynix Tanzt — Brigitta's Tangocenter in Berlin.

Video of Brigitta Winkler's Dancing:

Past Quantum Tango Workshops & Events with Visiting Dancers

•    Leonel Chen + Florencia Han — "Milonga:  Fast + Small" — November 2013

•    Daniel Trenner — Tango Lab: "Iconic Roles - Tango's Lead & Follow Dynamic" — March 2013

•    Felipe Martinez — "Cross-System Gems" — September 2012

•    Sharna Fabiano — "Close Embrace of the Third Kind" — September 2011

•    Folias Tango Quartet & Avik Basu — "Tango Music:  Its Secrets Revealed" — August 2010

•    Daniel Trenner — "Milonga:  Traditional Perspectives & Tráspie" — May 2009

•    Sabine Zubarik — "Milonga for Beginners" — April 2009

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Mulitple Workshops — October 2007   (pdf)

•    Andrés Amarilla : Extended Residency — January / February / March 2007   (pdf)

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Tango Lab: "Alternative Embrace" — May 2006

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Multiple Workshops — May / June 2006   (pdf)

•    Andrés Amarilla + Meredith Klein — Tango Lab Intensive: "Nuevo" — February 2006


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