90-Minute Workshop + 30-Minute Supervised
... followed by open dancing in Ojai's renowned
Monday - March 16, 2015
7:00 - 10:00 pm
All in the Gallery in the Ojai Art Center
$20 / Dancer
In her now legendary workshop "FLIRTY
VALS," the masterful Brigitta Winkler
will help us take direct aim at one of Tango's most delightful and
enigmatic dances the magic we create with the swirling 3/4
time of vals music.
Like our fellow humans and other bipeds, most tango dancers have
a matching pair of two legs + feet, an anatomical feature
that not only helps us walk, run, skip and jump, it also makes for
a most elegant and brilliant "fit" with both the common
4/4 rhythm of tango music, and the steady 2/4 heartbeat pulse
Ah, but when Time begins to divide itself into threes,
we two-legged creatures are faced with a whole new set of
options, ideas, and challenges including several potential
pitfalls and some of Tango's most
sublime + scintillating possibilities.
... How best to find our way deep into the rotating heart of Whirlwind
Vals and soar "over the rainbow" into the
Magic Land beyond?
Find out for yourself by joining us in Ojai on March 16
for another illuminating evening with the astounding Brigitta
Winkler of Berlin as she helps us "click our heels"
three times in one of her most playful + revealing workshops, "FLIRTY
With nearly 35 years worth of background
+ experience in Tango, the iconic dancer, teacher +
innovator Brigitta Winkler is celebrated world-wide
for her vast knowledge + unparalleled insight into the
Last year, Brigitta's
2014 workshop in Ojai filled the room with dancers
as we delved deep into the mysteries of expressive following
+ effortless leading ... and this year promises us even
more of the same Rare Magic.
Be sure not to miss it ...
And after the "FLIRTY
VALS" workshop and our Supervised Práctica
with Brigitta ...
Please plan to stay on as we dim the lights + enjoy another
hour of open dancing in Ojai's renowned "Tango Incident"
all in the same artful Gallery space ...
As always, in Ojai there's no need to pre-register or pay
in advance just come as you are ... bring a friend
... and be prepared to enjoy an unparalleled evening of Tango
with the iconic Brigitta Winkler.
VALS" Workshop with Brigitta Winkler
Monday March 16th, 2015
Ojai Art Center - in the Gallery - 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. - an Extended 90-minute Session
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. included, following the Workshop ...
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. social dancing, all free tonight ...
$20 / Dancer for this Special Workshop + Práctica
2-for-1 / Students
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 Open Dancing
The Renowned Monday Night "Tango Incident"
in Ojai *
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ... All in the same
room The Gallery in the Ojai Art Center
* Typically by Donation but Tonight's "Incident"
All Free in honor of Brigitta
More About Brigitta Winkler
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 is spending January and February teaching and dancing
in Honolulu and Maui, and, following her visit to Ojai,
she will travel to the Bay Area, Albuquerque and Boston before returning
to Europe in May.
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 !
of Tango Mujer, formerly with Dance
Manhattan, now dancing in
Los Angeles where
she co-hosts the monthly Libertad
+ teaches at Oxygen
"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."
of Tango Mujer, formerly with Tango
Mercurio in Washington, DC,
now in Los Angeles
where she recently earned her MFA in Dance from UCLA. Sharna
and her partner Isaac
Oboka both teach at Oxygen
Links to More About Brigitta ...
Map + Driving Directions
For the "Flirty Vals" Workshop
with Brigitta Winkler in Ojai:
to Ojai Art Center 113 South Montgomery, Ojai
from Google Maps ...
- From US 101 in Ventura, take CA 33 north toward Ojai.
- Keep going straight as CA 150 joins CA 33, then swings east to
take you into Ojai. Stay on CA 150.
- The "center of town" is the stop light at Signal Street
you'll see the Post Office on the SE corner, with its iconic
- For the Art Center: Continue east approximately 0.1
miles, past Libbey Park, and turn right/south onto South Montgomery
the Art Center is half a block down, on your right ...
- Come in the front door and follow the music we will be
in the Gallery at the end of the hall ... 1,400 square feet,
with a recently refinished maple floor from the 1930s
Exterior Ojai Art Center 113 South Montgomery,
Interior Dance Space in the Gallery at the Ojai Art
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