with Milena Plebs
in Cambridge, by Tangueando
We were very proud to have with us one of the most influential tango dancers and teachers: Milena Plebs.
In her first ever visit in Cambridge, Milena will give two tango master classes aimed at improving both the aesthetic and technical parts of the dance as well as giving us an insight into the research, practice and experimentation that leads to clean, flowing movement.
Have a look at her biography below
Milena Plebs has been our main inspiration to dance tango with her dance and flawless technique (result of decades of hard work), and now will inspire everyone, as she has always inspired us.
Visit our events of Tango in Cambridge page for more info on our Argentine Tango school and forthcoming events.
Milena Plebs is one of the most renowned Tango dancers and choreographers.
With a solid training, she performed as a dancer with the “Grupo de Danza Contemporánea del Teatro San Martín de Buenos Aires” (Contemporary Dance Group of the San Martín Theatre in Buenos Aires” (1980 -1986) and in “Tango Argentino” by Claudio Segovia and Héctor Orezzoli - the show that rekindled the presence of tango worldwide (1986 - 1989).
In 1990 Milena Plebs co-founded with Miguel Angel Zotto the Tango x 2 Company which revolutionised the concept of tango show. Milena Plebs and Miguel Angel Zotto have been choreographers, directors, producers and main dancers of the most important tango shows in the history of tango: “Tango X 2”, “Perfumes de Tango” , “Una noche de Tango”.
Their shows toured Europe, USA and Asia. Miguel and Milena were great influence for the young generation in Buenos Aires in the 90s, years of recovery of the tango as dance.
Together with Zotto she created the choreography of the Tango Opera "María de los Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer for the "Houston Grand Opera", produced in 1991.
Also to remember Milena’s choreographies “Romance de Barrio” (1999), Choreographies for Pablo Ziegler’s Concerts in Stavanger in Norway (2001), Choreographies for Centro Piazzolla Tango in Buenos Aires (2003), “Sintonías” (2008) for the Festival Rojas Danza in Buenos Aires, the video documentary directed by Rodrigo Peiretti ”Milena baila el tango... con Ezequiel Farfaro" about the different stages of the creative process.
In 2009 Milena premiered “Tramatango” at the Presidente Alvear Theatre, with the artistic advice of Alejandro Cervera.
In 2011, she choreographed and performed with David Palo "La voz de tus zapatos" inspired by a story by Alberto Ruy Sánchez, directed by Cervera.
Among others: Milena participated in the Tango movies, “Tango, baile nuestro” by Jorge Zanada, the documentary “Tango” by National Geographic with Robert Duvall, “Oratorio a Carlos Gardel“ by Horacio Salgán and Horacio Ferrer, “Flop” by Eduardo Mignogna and ”Assassination Tango” directed and performed by Robert Duvall.
She is awarded Academic Honour of the National Academy of Tango of Argentina. She gives talks and lectures on the evolution of tango dance and gives seminars on various aspects of the social dance and choreography.
In her career she received prestigious awards: "Maria Ruanova Prize 91", the highest award for the Argentine Dance, "Trinidad Guevara Award 1997" for the choreography of "Perfumes de tango" and "Premio Gino Tani 1998" for Dance award in Italy.
Milena is also a columnist for the famous Tango Magazine: ”El Tangauta”.
Milena dedicates her life to teaching in Buenos Aires and around the world and to investigate the origin, history and evolution of the tango dance. Her Master classes are sought after worldwide as she is of of the most iconic figures of Argentine Tango.
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Milena will give two master classes on Sunday
Milena Plebs & Sebastian Ariel Jimenez
Vals: «Viejo portón» (1938) by Rodolfo Biagi (singing: Teófilo Ibáñez)
Milena Plebs & Sebastian Achával
Tango: «Rebeldia» by Miguel Caló (singing: Raúl Iriarte)
Each master class: £25
Prices are per person
PLEASE NOTE: Ladies: bring flat shoes as well as high heels.
These master classes are for a strictly limited number of people and can be booked with or without a partner. Partners are *not* required for the technique master class.
BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
The master classes will take place at our usual Friday teaching space (the same venue as Milonga Pasional - "Magenta" site):
St. Augustine's church, 101 Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:
If you are booking WITHOUT a partner:
please write "NO PARTNER" (or leave empty) the at the "Partner name(s)" field in the form and we will add you to a waiting list so that we can match you with a partner before your booking is final.
We make our best effort to match people based on their experience and usually succeed in matching all people on the waiting list.
As soon as we match you with a partner we will send you an email with payment details, thus confirming your booking.
If you are booking WITH a partner, you can consider your booking confirmed and proceed with payment or await payment details if you choose Bank Transfer
If after you book, for any reason you think of changing your mind or may no longer be available to attend the workshops you choose when booking, we would really appreciate if you could contact us as quickly as possible and let us know since places are limited and if we keep your place, this may mean someone else is left out, or that a matched partner may, unexpectedly, find themselves excluded at the last moment. Thanks in advance.
ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE (BY FRIDAY 28th OF SEPTEMBER 2018)