Momo Smitt is widely celebrated for his mesmerizing embrace
and astounding musicality.
If his dancing is new to you, check out this class
demo video on youtube ...
Workshops in Ojai with Momo Smitt, May 2014
with Momo Smitt
Monday, May 26th, 2014 ... "Momorial Day"
Ojai Art Center - in the Gallery * - 113 S. Montgomery, Ojai
One centered on Musicality
... One aimed at the Embrace
1:00 - 2:30 pm "Clean,
Clear, Crisp + Rhythmic"
3:00 - 4:30 pm "Hold
Me Tight + Let Me Go"
... Each workshop followed by a 30-minute Supervised
Práctica with Momo
$20 / Dancer for one Workshop
$35 / Dancer for both Workshops
|* Air Conditioned comfort 1,400 square
foot Dance Floor ... click for map
Over the past four plus years, Momo Smitt has been traveling
nonstop in a sublime and dedicated pursuit of tango dancing,
teaching, performing, DJing, and rapping at tango events and festivals,
and in local communities across the United States and Canada.
Known far and wide for his mesmerizing embrace and astounding musicality,
Momo shares his compelling approach to tango in workshops revolving
around a slower, simpler dance, where the music and the partnership
not the "steps" are the primary focus.
In addition to comfortable and connected social dancing, Momo puts
a special emphasis on community building. He organizes tango festivals
in both Portland
and Ashland, Oregon, and just prior to his visit to Ojai, he will
be dancing, DJing and performing at the Los
Angeles Tango Marathon over the Memorial Day weekend.
Momo's visit to Ojai will be his first time teaching in Southern
Photo Credits: Top row - Jim
Chamberlain, Bottom row - Vladimir Estrin
Website with background, beats, press, activities,
social conscience + more.
Video featuring Momo's Dancing + Music:
Demo highlighting Momo's juicy embrace +
renown musicality, with Heidi
Lounge in New York City with Tine Herreman
Tango Marathon with Kimberly Han
You Lead Me Jenna" written + performed
by Momo Smitt
Hold in Tango" written + performed by
It's intuitive you gotta trust it
Now I love it
Even if it's not crowded
I keep it close till the minutes get countless
Till the tandas blur
Till the words turn to an unconscious slur
From the hole
There formed a hold in tango
Gotta grab and master this craft of the soul
Gotta open my own
To this deepest abyss of bliss
Gotta find it at least just an inch of it ...
a few of the lyrics from Momo's
song, A Hold in Tango
Map + Driving Directions
For Workshops with Momo Smitt 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
Dance Space in the Gallery at the Ojai Art
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