Mauro Peralta and Claudia Cortes Workshop


Mauro Peralta is dedicated to exploring the communication and connection of the couple through his practice and his teaching. Incorporating techniques from ballet, jazz, yoga and gyrotonics, his focus is on the sensual embrace and walk of traditional tango. His dancing has brought him recognition as a performer for its creativity, unique style and an embodiment of the emotion and wholehearted abandon of tango as danced in the milongas of Buenos Aires

Claudia Cortes grew up dancing folklore and contemporary dance forms in her native Patagonia. Introduced to tango in Los Angeles in 2006, she travelled to Buenos Aires to study the dance and returned to California to teach and perform in the local milongas and festivals. Her teaching draws from a background in athletics to emphasize correct technique, posture and alignment in the embrace. Her dance exemplifies the intensity, stillness and the beauty of Argentine Tango.

Mauro and Claudia joined forces in December 2012. Together they seek to create a stirring, inspiring and poignant dance.

NM Tango Academy  is hosting this workshop.  Following is the schedule for the weekend.

Friday night: (7:30 – 8:45pm)                                                                                                From the simple to the most complex in tango (progressive class for all levels)

 Saturday                                                                                                                               Class I: (1:00 – 2:15pm) La tecnica: Alignment, spirals into our body, energy from our center to the floor and our partner                                                                                                  Class II: (2:45 – 4:00pm) Sacadas with enrosques and lapices

 Sunday                                                                                                                                 Class I: (1:00 – 2:15pm) Change of directions (Dynamics and circularity into the movement)                                                                                                                            Class II: (2:45 – 4:00pm) Front and back boleos! Feel the timing of your partner, find your weight and the free leg

Prices are $125 for the entire workshop and you can register at  http://nmtangoacademy.com/public_html/Mauro_%26_Claudia.html                                                                             Individual classes are $30 each, pay at the door.