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Workshop in Ojai:  September 2012

Felipe Martinez

of San Francisco & Madrid, Spain —


"Cross-System Gems"

— For the Social Dance Floor —

A 90-Minute Workshop + Supervised Práctica on ...

Monday - September 17, 2012

in the Gallery at the Ojai Art Center




Felipe Martinez will be joining us in Ojai following his Labor Day weekend dancing & teaching at the Denver Tango Festival.

Earlier this year, Felipe taught at major festivals in Toronto and Portland; danced on cruises in South American & the Mediterranean; and toured & taught in more than a dozen cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. He spent the month of August dancing & DJing in Buenos Aires, his second visit of the year.

On the weekend just before he comes to Ojai, Felipe will be dancing in Los Angeles & teaching a series of workshops on "The Structure of Tango Vocabulary" down at Oxygen Tango.

Originally from Madrid, Spain, Felipe has been based in San Francisco for the past 12 years, where he is a regular teacher, host and DJ at venues throughout the Bay Area — including the Beat, El Valenciano, and the Stanford Tango Club.

Celebrated for his elegant approach to tango and incisive teaching, Felipe is one of the most widely traveled and in demand dancers of his generation. Thorough and precise in the classroom, Felipe is also one of the organizers of the San Francisco Tango Marathon in November.

Please plan on joining us on September 17th to welcome Felipe Martinez  to Ojai ...



Workshop on "Cross-System Gems" with Felipe Martinez, September 2012


Overview:  "Cross-System Gems" with Felipe Martinez



Monday, September 17th, 2012



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

Cross-System Gems Workshop:


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 —

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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 Felipe Martinez

Felipe embodies a very fluid style of dancing, moving seamlessly through all ranges of the embrace. His dance is at once dynamic, smooth and extremely musical. As teacher, his dedication, enthusiasm, and sheer knowledge of the dance always come across with great clarity. To watch him and to work with him is extremely inspiring and instills a real joy and respect for the dance.

Felipe has an extensive background in other forms of movement and has been influenced by the most respected tango masters and dancers. He is a prominent tango teacher in the San Francisco/Bay Area and shares his passion for tango all over North America and Europe.

Rosa + Felipe — "Metrotango" photo by Alli Novak
Naomi + Felipe — "Milonga El Floridita" photo by Laura Mingo

Links to:

Felipe's Website — more about his regular activities in the Bay Area, and on his touring, teaching, dancing and DJing world-wide since 2002.

San Francisco Tango Marathon — 32 hours of milongas over three days in November, all in one of tango's premiere cities.

Interview with Felipe & Rosa — on the attractions of tango & the inner experience of the dance.

"The Structure of Tango Vocabulary": Possibilities and Improvisation — Felipe's series of weekend workshops down at Oxygen Tango on September 15 & 16 ... where he will also be DJing on Saturday, 9/15 at the Oxygen Milonga.

Selected Video with Felipe:

  • With Maria Ybarra earlier this month, at the Denver Festival over Labor Day 2012 ...

    And ...

* Felipe & Maria were also the most highly rated instructors of Valentango 2012

Past Quantum Tango Workshops & Events with Visiting Dancers:

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

•    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 & Traspie" — 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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