:: Festival Workshops, Milongas and Registration 2017::


REGISTRATION FOR 2017 IS OPEN NOW

Available workshop openings and Milongaticket pre-sale are listed below. You can register as a single dancer, no partner needed! The online booking is open until July 20th 2017 -
After the registration is closed, remaining workshop spots can be purchased for couples only at our festival office during the festival dasys!

TICKET OFFICE (27./28./39.7): „A Compas Studio“ 3. backyard –"Südstern-Höfe", Hasenheide 54, 10967 Berlin
Opening hours: Thu/Fri./Sat. von 11.00am- 3pm

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↓ Please review the complete list of workshops and milongas offered and booking system further down.


How to Purchase/Register:
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2.) Workshop and milonga selection: To book workshops or purchase milonga tickets or packages hit the radiobuttons of your desired item and click the „Add to Cart“ button for each item you would like to buy. This will take you to your shopping cart where you can review what you have selected. To add more to your cart return to this page and select your next item. Discounts will be applied automatically.

NOTE: You can only book for ONE person at a time. If you would like to buy tickets for someone else you will need to do the purchase separately. You do not need a partner to join a workshop. Single dancers are welcome and encouraged!
Early Bird Discounts until 30th of June! After that the prices will increase to normal fees.

3.) Check-out - payment - confirmation: If you finish with your workshop and milonga selection you can proceed the payment via PayPal by click the paypal button which leads you the payment page of PayPal and finish your payments there.

After that you will receive a payment confirmation email from PayPal with all your listed items you booked and keep it for ticket pick-up at our festival office. This PayPal payment confirmation is the same time the registration confirmation from us.

4.) Workshop & milonga ticket pick-up: We do not ship tickets! During the festival you can pick up your purchased tickets at our festival office before you go to the workshops or milongas. We prepare an enverlope on your name with all tickets to pick-up.

If a workshop is sold out you can ask to get on the waiting list via email:

Our teachers are also available for private lessons during the festival. Please contact the festival organisation to make appointments in advance via email:


All festival teachers are looking forward to seeing you this summer in Berlin.


 

The Festival Booking System:

 
  = Absolute Beginners     = All Level (up to 1 year and further)   = intermediate 1-3 years    = advanced level 3- or more years  
 
  LEAD =You only want to lead    FOLLOW = You only want to follow   BOTH = You like to work on both roles and willing to switch during the workshop  

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Wednesday 26.7.2017 - Festival Warm Up
Venue: Meetingppoint: 6 p.m. on the square directly in front of the Berlin Central Trainstation (Washingtonplatz )
6 pm - 9 pm QT Festival Tango Walk-we transform public places into queer tango spaces for some tandas. dance together in the streets of Berlin at beautiful sightseeing spots in town - No admission - final destination: Brandenburger Tor - in case of rain bring umbrellas.
Thursday 27.7.2017
Venue: To be announced To be announced  
12-1.30 pm

  • WS#01 - Ganchos and wraps

  • Lucas de Buenos Aires

  • Ganchos and wraps

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 5 (lead) 1 (follow) 2 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#02 - Use the heaviness

  • Juampi Ramirez & Daniel Arroyo

  • Using the body weight as a tool of musical embellishment, learning how to play with the strong beats of the music. Exercises and sequences.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 2 (lead) 2 (follow) 2 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

 

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced To be announced  
2-3.30 pm

  • WS#03 - Vals-Circular Movements

  • Astrid Weiske

  • create the feeling of flying together within the vals - We will explore musicality, technique and connection, control and orientation, flow and dynamic.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 4 (lead) 

  • lead 

  • follow   SOLD OUT!

  • both   SOLD OUT!


  • WS#04 - Posture, Walking and Musicality

  • Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella

  • We all struggle with the most important fundamentals of Tango. Learn how to find your best posture,finding your core, staying connected with your inside and project a solid and firm presence on the floor. Walk,walk,walk, different directions move wherever you want. Open your ears,your body must move harmoniously with the music. Discover the structure of tango music, the beat, changes of speed, enjoy the pauses, dance the silence.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 2 (follow) 6 (both) 

  • lead   SOLD OUT!

  • follow 

  • both 

 
PAUSE
Venue: To be announced To be announced  
4-5.30 pm

  • WS#05 - Milonga lisa

  • Mariana Docampo

  • Milonga Lisa is one of the two main Milonga styles. Milonga lisa means simple Milonga and is usually danced by stepping on every beat of the music.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 3 (lead) 1 (follow) 5 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 


  • WS#06 - Strength of Character

  • Lucas de Buenos Aires

  • Dynamic movements with purpose.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 4 (lead) 5 (follow) 6 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

 
PAUSE
Venue: To be announced    
6-7.30 pm

  • Absolute Beginners Series

  • Ilai Jess (Berlin)

  • First steps to tango heaven - FUN-damentals for everybody. No experience needed! Single dancers welcome.
    Thurs, Fri and Saturday 6:00 - 7:30. Three days, one price!

  • Price: €45
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 16

   
9pm-5am

  • Festival Opening Milonga - Thursday at TangoLoft

  • DJ: Nico Orlandi (San Francisco)

  • Practica: 9:00 - 10:00pm Faysal Tekoglu (Istanbul)

    Milonga: 10pm *Show:ca. 11.30 p.m.


  • Price: €17
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • Space Available

 
Friday 28.7.2017
Venue: To be announced To be announced To be announced
12-1.30 pm

  • WS#07 - Let's Talk about syncopation

  • Juampi Ramirez & Daniel Arroyo

  • How to create better dynamics of movements, playing with the music. Exercises and sequences.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 3 (lead) 4 (follow) 1 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#08 - Choreography figures that make the audience clap

  • Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella

  • Sequences for performers: tiny lifts, ganchos, colgadas and volcadas. Learn figures that will make you shine. Choose the right time to dance it with the music.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 4 (lead) 6 (follow) 9 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#9 - Crossfeet stories and musicality

  • Brigitta Winkler

  • This unique Tango-Walk can  unfold in surprising ways. We explore space and timing in our "Tango-partnership". Step and Combination examples.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 2 (lead) 4 (follow) 4 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced To be announced To be announced
2-3.30 pm

  • WS#10 - Can't even think straight

  • Lucas de Buenos Aires

  • Navigation for crowded dance floors.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 3 (follow) 3 (both) 

  • lead   SOLD OUT!

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#11 - Off Axis concept Volcadas

  • Astrid Weiske

  • We will discover how to begin volcadas, how to effectively position our bodies, distributing weight and how to use our embrace in each role to create volcadas that feel light, safe, easy and joyful for the social dancefloor.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 6 (lead) 4 (follow) 8 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • Experimental - Tango & Improvisation

  • Olaya Amaro

  • This workshop uses some of the basics of contact improvisation in queer tango pedagogy like body awareness from breathing and alignment, change of weight and axis control from the Small Dance, touch point and fly and movement without roles, always from a milonguero tango perspective, with the goal of deepening in bodies connection, to ease dissociation and increase the pleasure associated to dancing tango argentino.

    It is intended for queer tango dancers and also contactango and contact improvisation dancers.

  • Price: €40
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 16

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced To be announced
4-5.30 pm

  • WS#12- Boleos

  • Mariana Docampo

  • Technique and musicality.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 6 (lead) 5 (follow) 6 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#13 - Barridas & planeos

  • Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella

  • Work those feet like an octopus. Barridas for both roles. Finishing giros with barridas. Planeos: regular and reverse. Combining follower's with leader's planeos.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 1 (lead) 1 (follow) 5 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced    
6-7.30 pm

  • Absolute Beginners Series

  • Ilai Jess (Berlin)

  • First steps to tango heaven - FUN-damentals for everybody. No experience needed! Single dancers welcome.
    Thurs, Fri and Saturday 6:00 - 7:30. Three days, one price!

  • Price: €45
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 16

 

 
9pm-open-end

  • Festival Milonga at Bebop - Friday

  • DJ: Leonid Ivanov (Moscow)

  • Practica: 9:00 - 10:00pm Faysal Tekoglu (Istanbul)

    Milonga: 10pm *Show:ca. 11.30pm Show: TBA

  • Price: €17
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • Space Available

 
Saturday 29.7.2017
Venue: To be announced To be announced To be announced
12-1.30 pm

  • WS#14 - Sacadas for leaders and followers

  • Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella

  • Internal & external displacements. Exchanging sacadas no matter which role you decide to dance. Playing with rhythm and energy, staccato or legato, being playful.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 2 (lead) 6 (follow) 3 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#15 - Inside Tango

  • Brigitta Winkler

  • We explore 3 Body Reflexes and their approach to communicate in Tango. Regardless  what style you prefer - we all connect. This workshop works with essential concepts and examples on all levels from embrace to colgada.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 1 (lead) 3 (follow) 4 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#16 - Milonga con traspié

  • Mariana Docampo

  • One of the two main milonga styles is Milonga con traspié, in which the dancer uses Traspiés or contrapasos (changes of weight from one foot to the other and back again in double time or three steps in two beats) to interpret the music.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 6 (lead) 4 (follow) 1 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced To be announced To be announced
2-3.30 pm

  • WS#17 - High heels technique

  • Juampi Ramirez & Daniel Arroyo

  • How to find a better control with the body, on high heels. Different hip movements to develop balance. Balance exercises, boleo exercises, embellishments of the forward and backward "ochos".

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 17 (norole) 

  • WS#18 - Emotion in Motion

  • Lucas de Buenos Aires

  • Dancing with feeling you can see and feel.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 2 (lead) 1 (follow) 3 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#19 - Polarity and presence

  • Brigitta Winkler

  • We work with the idea of "counter-direction". We explore change of direction and turns. Combination examples.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 5 (lead) 7 (follow) 7 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced To be announced To be announced
4-5.30 pm

  • WS#20 - Crazy legs

  • Juan Pablo Ramirez & Daniel Arroyo

  • Double beat steps. Classic and new embellishments for the "Ocho Cortado" for leaders and followers.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 4 (lead) 5 (follow) 5 (both) 

  • lead 

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#21 - Sacadas & lápiz

  • Mariana Docampo

  • Sacadas and lápiz combination in turns.

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 7 (follow) 3 (both) 

  • lead   SOLD OUT!

  • follow 

  • both 

  • WS#22 - Musicality

  • Astrid Weiske

  • Music is like a poem, getting aware and develop a deeper understanding of different flavours within the musical structure, melody or different rhythms like marcato, syncopas or 3-3-2 and how to integrate different articulations to your dancing...

  • Price: €30
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 4 (both) 

  • lead   SOLD OUT!

  • follow   SOLD OUT!

  • both 

PAUSE
Venue: To be announced    
6-7.30 pm

  • Absolute Beginners Series

  • Ilai Jess (Berlin)

  • First steps to tango heaven - FUN-damentals for everybody. No experience needed! Single dancers welcome.
    Thurs, Fri and Saturday 6:00 - 7:30. Three days, one price!

  • Price: €45
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • 16

 

 
9pm-open-end

  • Gala Night at Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche - Saturday

  • DJ: Anna Jöressen (Sheffield)

  • Practica: 9:00 - 10:00pm Faysal Tekoglu (Istanbul)

    Milonga: 10pm - 5am *Live-Music
    Show:ca. 11.30pm with Juan Pablo Ramirez & Daniel Arroyo

  • Price: €26
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • Space Available

 
 
Sunday 30.7.2017
Venue: STUDIO STERN - Phynixtanzt  
3-6 pm Contact Tango Jam - Phynixtanzt, Hasenheide 54, Berlin Kreuzberg - 5 EUR door only    
     
7pm- 2 am
  • Fare-Well Milonga at Bebop - Sunday

  • DJ: Emelie Persson (Stockholm)



  • Price: €8
  • Remaining Spaces:
  • Space Available

 

Monday 31.7.2017 - After Festival Charity Milonga

Venue: Birgit & Bier
6 pm -1 am

Official QT Festival Chill-out Milonga- Benefit Milonga for a Queer social project in Berlin -

For all who stay longer in Berlin and all local Berlin Queer tangodancers we will have a casual chill-out event and supporting a queer social project in Berlin

We announce soon which project will receive all donations of our Benefit Milongas- join us at a beautiful outdoor location - if it is raining inside dancing possible - relax, chill out and dance together ;-)

DJ: TBA

Admission: 5 EUR or more if you like

Venue: Birgit & Bier, Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin | https://www.facebook.com/BirgitundBier

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All Workshops will be held at PHYNIXtanzt or "Gemeindesaal Nostizstrasse 6/7".
PHYNIXtanzt- Studio für Tango Argentino & Modern Dance - Hasenheide 54 (Südsternhöfe), 10967 Berlin Kreuzberg / U-bahn: U7 Südstern
Phynixtanzt


"Gemeindesaal Nostizstrasse 6/7", Nostizstrasse 6/7, 10961 Berlin - easy 15 min walk from PHYNIXtanzt or 1 Stop Subwaystation "Gneisenaustrasse