Tango Agenda for the Netherlands
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Rob ('Torito') Nuijten, Amsterdam.
BTW (VAT) nr: NL029084544B01
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February 26, Friday:
Amsterdam, 17.00 - 19.00 hrs, gratis,
Academische Club, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 235.
Concert by Mirek Walton, www.mirekwalton.nl
With space to dance. DJ Torito will put the music in the break, and from 19.00 till 20.00 hrs.
The Club so far always provided some free snacks as well. An artist makes drawings of the musician and dancers.
Org. by Amsterdamse Academische Club UvA, http://aac.uva.nl
January 29, Friday: Trio Tango Extremo.
Tanya Schaap (violin), José Lopretti (piano) and Sandor Kem (double bass).
Amsterdam, 17.00 - 19.00 (plus ...) hrs, gratis, DJ Torito will put the music between the
orchestra's sets, and after 19.00 hrs. Amsterdamse
Academische Club, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 235.
Monthly Tango concert, with space to dance in
front of the orchestra.
December 27, Sunday
3 hours of tango entertainment, with live music by
bandoneonist Ville Hitula and pianist Anke Steenbeke,
and 4 dance couples (Dutch, Greek, Argentine, Croatian) picked
from the Amsterdam milongas for their style of salon dancing.
Show put together by Rob Nuijten for the sportive and cultural event
Amsterdam Light Walk, with
thousands of participants, however not open for the public.
November 29, Sunday
Roermond, 2nd Anniversary of Tango Rios' Milonga,
Café de Ster.
15.00-15.40 hrs: concert by Duo Ville Hiltula & Anke
Steenbeke (Bandoneon & Piano).
15.40 - 21.00 hrs, Milonga with Live-Music and DJ: Rob
Dance performances by Ilona & Salvador Rios.
Org. by Ilona & Salvador Rios.
September 28, Monday
Amsterdam, boat trip with live music by the Trio of
Marili Machado (guitarists and singer).
Night: introducing the trio
to the Amsterdam tangueros and live music lovers, in teatro Munganga.
September 19, Saturday
Amsterdam-Noord, The occasion: Van Dam tot Dam Wandeltocht.
Tangopodium. 09:00 - 12:00 hrs (yes, in the morning)
Nieuwendammerdijk (in front of nr 541, near
Dance performances by Rob & Isolde, and a Cielito
performance group, repeated every 20 minutes.
September 14, Monday
Amsterdam, Munganga theatre
Concert by Tengo Pa'l Truco (Buenos Aires)
Salon with DJ 'Torito'
Delft Fringe festival (June 4
- 14), http://delftfringe.nl/
June 6, Saturday
(Amongst many other performances)
3 x a 30 minute dance+theatre performance Mycelium (click) made by tango dance group
Cielito and Theatergroep WEB
Performances (of 30 minutes) at 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 hrs at the podium
at Nieuwelaan 48. A few minutes walk from train station.
Delft Fringe magazine online here
Info in Dutch, for visitors: http://delftfringe.nl/
6 dancers + 3 actors + 4 musicans
Info overthere, in next column -->
May 24 and 25:
Vuurol theatre festival
Location: in the woods near Lage Vuursche
5x performance per day
dances Argentine Tango since
1991, and took classes at the Academia de Tango, participated in
workshops from other local teachers, and Argentine dancers visiting
the Netherlands (Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Claudia &
Esteban, Gustavo Naveira, Tete Rusconi, Osvaldo Zotto & Lorena
Hermocida, Carlos Gavito or at festivals in Europe (Fabian Salas and
many, many others). Because of his 'energetic' style of dancing in his
early years, he was nicknamed 'Torito'. He went to Buenos Aires a few
experience the Argentine tango culture at its birthplace.
In the past years, Rob taught dance classes organised
by Tangoschool Amsterdam, Tangoschool Rotterdam and Tangoschool
Amsteltango, Tangation in Culemborg and occasionally for schools in
Italy, England, and
Singapore and a Tango+salsa holiday in Spain.
Now, he teaches on invitation of event organisors or
dance schools or gives occasional private classes.
Rob does not run a dance school. There are no regular group classes!
Private lessons for beginners
(couple or single)
Learn the basics of tango in 6 intense lessons: technique,
music. You'll learn much faster than in a group lesson.
lessons for advanced or very advanced (couple or single)
may want to work on specific subjects, like: corrections, another style
(close embrace or more open), performance, techniques for a
more active role of the lady, in the creation of the dance.
Private lessons: click
Arrange a lesson with your friends or
You and your friends may want to organise a lesson for a
If you know the date, we'll find a studio, or you do.
6 private lessons for the price of 5
A private lesson (75 minutes) costs 45 euro (one teacher),
payed in advance, you can have 6 lessons for the price of 5.
The lesson is often given by one teacher, and taken by
Beginning couples however must take at least two lessons with 2
teachers (80 euro per lesson), before they can have a lesson with one
NB. The gratis 6th lesson is given by one teacher
NB. For this price the lessons are given in Amsterdam at your home / or
your office / your studio. If necessary, a studio can be rented on your
costs, but not much space is needed, to dance Argentine tango.
For people not living in Amsterdam: call, or send an email, and we see
what the possibilities are.
Dance lessons / Favorite themes
Musicality, creativity, personality and expression.
Standing secure, dedication to the partner, a pleasent tension,
comfortable, relaxed, taking care of yourself.
Think also of: 'Dare to be different' or 'Get a life!'
With lots of attention for the lady, who makes half the dance.
These are the basics, of the technique and of the ideas from which we
The pleasure of dancing tango comes from the contact that is essential
for improvisation. First after we learn what it means to really dance
together, we should expand our repertoir of steps.
The students themselves should understand that they themselves could
also invent steps, moves, combinations, since all steps are once
invented, by someone creative, who dared to. A step could not be copied
if no one had created it first.
No one dances the same way and no one should try become a copy of his
teacher. Nor should a teacher think his/her style of dancing should be
And nothing should be copied before it is understood and experienced as
The style of your tango dancing will be shaped after your body, energy,
mood, preferences in music but also by your favorite dancepartners
who'll still all have their unique qualities, capabilities and desires.
Two, unique persons, dancing together, should enjoy the dialogue.
Dancing Tango is not about the leader, telling the follower which step
to make, in which direction and with which speed. But it is also not
about the follower waiting for an opportunity, given by the leader, to
throw her own few seconds of creativity into the dance. The leader must
learn to be sensitive for the followers creativity and the follower
must learn to communicate her wishes while dancing (and without
speaking a word!).
Advanced dancers may have developed an automatism, in dancing patterns,
without realising they have lost the pleasure of the contact that comes
with improvisation. For them it would be good to do excercizes that
make them aware of the loss, and regain the pleasure of more
Although I consider teaching steps the least important, one should not
be afraid not to learn any. Every lesson contains steps that fit best
to the theme of the lesson.
A technique for ladies (in dutch)
The song (a milonga) 'El Torito' has in its name and
its speed some relation to Robs dancing. Postcards with these images
have been sent, from Buenos Aires, by Ricardo 'El Holandes' and Hans
& Yolande Gerver. Thanks guys!
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