Musica

Music bring you the breadth and depth of emotions of Tango music is very broad and very deep. The variation of Tango music is large, characterized by different orchestras, singers, periods, etc. One can feel and express a huge range of emotions – happy, melancholy, romance, passion…. thus, many people claim that they never get bored dancing a whole night of tango.

 

 

 

 

 

Tango Argentino

Argentine Tango has always been associated with the words “sensuality”, “elegance” and “passion”. It is no wonder that the dance has appeared in movies, music videos, and commercials due to these sentiments it evokes. Not to be mistaken for the ballroom tango as commonly seen in international ballroom dancing, the traditional Argentine Tango is an improvised dance ( although sometimes choreographed for performances), where the man leads the lady through an embrace, in a conversation of love, passion or just pure fun.

 

 

Tango Buenos aires

Tango Style

Milongueros or tangueros they dance different “style” basing on tango’s root in old days, when tango was more pure and develop slowly with the situation of Buenos Aires. Even in the same style group, they still looks various when see they danceing. From time to time, people dance mix of these 4 styles. You can see the final one in the video Juan Copes dance “Fantasia” style, but in the same time he use steps or elements from “Canyengue”, from “Orillero”, from “Salon”,Nowadays when many people have some confuses about “tango style”, “personal style in tango”, even “style in some area”; even try to creat more names about style…. but actually they could be link to the orignal 4 tango styles. For example: For some people’s “milongueros style” could be treat as a mix like “canyengue-salon”. “nuevo style” could be look as “canyengue-orillero-fantasia” style with young ppl’s energy or personality. “Villa Urquiza” is not a style but a zone of B.A., there people dance more similarly in the old days, When we understand more and go deeper in tango, we would like to focus on develop our own tango, instead of try to define which styles people are dancing, unless you are a real historicist of tango

Milonga

A “Milonga” is a social party for dancing tango. Before going to your first milonga, we encourage you to read the following so you will know what to expect there and enjoy yourselves!. 

Here Thing To Note at a Milonga , The tango Fashion Code , men should wear a suit (or shirt and jacket), as most women will tend to dress up nicely for a milonga. Usually you can tell who’s a better dancer from the way he’s dressed. Take care of your personal hygiene, use a deodorant or perfume. Have breathmints ready. Don’t dance if you are sweating alot, it is always a good idea to bring a fan or a handkerchief for that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

In the milonga of Buenos Aires it is not considered polite to go up to someone and ask them to dance, as it put preasure on the person who is asked to say yes even if they would prefer not to dance, and it puts the person asking at risk of losing face if the person asked does does say no. if the person want to dance with someone. that person tries to catch the other person’s eye.once contact has been made. and the agreement to dance has been reached. the leader goes to the follower stand.

Becouse it is the leader who goes to the follower once the agreement has been made, it is easy to get the impression that it is the leader that always does the asking . In reality the cabezeo is completely fair and equal, as the leader cannot catch a follower’s eye if the follower chooses not to dance, and the follower can initiate aye contact as easy as the leader can.

Tanda

A tanda is a group of tracks by the same orchestra and in the same style. in the milonga in Buenos Aires the dance music is orgenised in tandas separated by curtain music.

Although to the inexperienced dancer the idea of playing music in tandas seems strange as it interrups the dancing. in fact it is an enormous help in faciliting the working of milonga. Clearing the floor every ten to fifteen minutes means that no mater how crowded the dance is, it is possible for dancers to have the space to dance more complicated choreographic patterns for a minute or two before the floor fills again. when the floor is clear it is easy to make eye contact with someone anywhere in the room. And every person in the room is free at the beginning of the tanda, so the situation is never arises that two people want to dance with eachother but whenever one is free the other is dancing.

Rhonda

A Leader follows the line of dance, which are “invisible lanes” on the dance floor in anti-clockwise direction. The centre of the dancefloor is for beginners who cannot navigate or those who don’t want to be restrained by the ronda. Following the ronda is a form of respect of people dancing around you as we are sharing the same dance floor, which can get very crowded. The following are some tips of ensuring a smooth line of dance.

Men should wear a suit (or shirt and jacket), as most women will tend to dress up nicely for a milonga. Usually you can tell who’s a better dancer from the way he’s dressed. Take care of your personal hygiene, use a deodorant or perfume. Have breathmints ready. Don’t dance if you are sweating alot, it is always a good idea to bring a fan or a handkerchief for that.

Milonguero literally means someone who frequents in milonga, During the early years of the Tango Renaissance the world was used to mean someone who learned how to dance Tango in Buenos Aires during the  Golden Age. The Development of atyle in 1990s which was given name ” Estillo Milonguero” Led to great deal of confusion over the use of the word. This style took its inspiration from the style of the danced in some parts of central and southern Buenos Aires in the 1950s. it was a reaction against the choreographically complex styles favoured by most Tango schools in buenos Aires and else where in early years of the tango Renaissance and was genuine attempt to focus on the essence of Tango. How ever the name of the style implied not just that this was one of the ways in which tango was danced in the golden Age, but that it was the only way, reinforcing the founded prejudice that complex figures were distortion of Tango with no place on the social dance floor.

Tango is a metaphore of life

 

 

 

Furthermore, it is said that Tango brings out the man in him and the woman in her. Tango is actually a big metaphor for life, about how men and women should interact, and how a woman should be treated. In the milongas of the old days, women are treated as Goddesses. Many people gain higher confidence and self esteem after dancing tango, not to mention better posture, and nicer legs for the ladies. Another reason why people enjoy Argentine Tango is for the feeling of the Tango embrace. Tango is danced with the couple very close to each other, most of the time in close embrace. Hugging can give a huge “feel good” factor. For people in Asia, the close tango embrace may at first be a huge psychological barrier, but once overcome, tango starts to become addictive.

Love2tango

 

Love2tango academy 

               Was founded to create a place in Jakarta solely for Tango to share the love and passion for this Argentine cultural treasure.The word “Love2tango” has a beautiful Meaning, love to tango and it takes two to tango to be tangueros.

   Born and bred in Indonesia, Christopher Wibowo put on his first pair dance shoes in 2000. Having trained in Ballroom, Latin dance and Swing Dance and won numerous dance competition. Chris decided to dedicate his life time journey to Argentine Tango. In 2007, he began to travel around the world to further pursue Argentine Tango and fell in love with Tango Salon Milonguero after learning from Maestro Javier Rodriguez and Andrea Misse and has not looked back since Chris’ extensive list of mentors includes: Milonguero dancer Raul (Argentina) and Lilia (Japan), Nito y Elba, Jorge Dispari y Maria Carmen, Tango Salon : Natalia hills y Alvaro Salas, Hiroshi y Kyoko Yamao (Japan), Francisco Forquera y Carolina Bonaventura, Gabriel Misse y Analia Centurion, Fabian Peralta y Lorena Emocida; Fernanda Ghi y Guillermo Merlo Miguel Angel Zotto. Leandra Oliver y Laila rezk, Sebastian misse y Andrea reyero.

Tango salon y nuevo teacher Adrian veredice y Alejandra hobert, Anibal Montenegro; Gladys Fernandes; Roberto Herrera y Tamara Bisceglia; Antonino Campostrini y Alejandra Vina ( HereraTango Nuevo Team) Ceicillia Gonzalez. (Argentina). Los hermanos macana. Chris currently is traveling with his partner Michelle Ng from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to various Tango festivals to continue to master the art of Tango under the guidance of Maestro Javier Rodriguez. “Tango calms me.” says, Chris.

Christopher Wibowo

chris

Master Instructor

Born and bred in Indonesia, Christopher Wibowo put on his first pair dance shoes in 2000. Having trained in Salsa, Ballroom, Latin, Ballroom and Swing Dance and won numerous dance competitions. Chris decided to dedicate his life time journey to Argentine Tango. In 2007, he began to travel around the world to further pursue Argentine Tango and fell in love with Tango Salon Milonguero after learning from Maestro Javier Rodriguez and Andrea Misse and has not looked back since.Chris’ extensive list of mentors includes: Milonguero dancer Raul (Argentina) and Lilia (Japan), Nito y Elba, Jorge Dispari y Maria Carmen, Tango Salon : Hiroshi y Kyoko Yamao (Japan) Francisco Forquera y Carolina Bonaventura ; Gabriel Misse y Analia Centurion; Natalia Hills, Fabian Peralta y Lorena Emocida; Fernanda Ghi y Guillermo Merlo Miguel Angel Zotto. Leandra Oliver y Laila rezk, Sebastian misse y Andrea reyero,
Tango salon y nuevo teacher Adrian veredice y Alejandra hobert, Anibal Montenegro; Gladys Fernandes; Roberto Herrera y Tamara Bisceglia; Antonino Campostrini y Alejandra Vina ( HereraTango Nuevo Team) Ceicillia Gonzalez. (Argentina). Los hermanos macana. Chris currently is traveling with his partner Michelle Ng from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to various Tango festivals to continue to master the art of Tango under the guidance of Javier Rodriguez. “Tango calms me.” says, Chris.

 

Michelle Ng

michelle

Master Instructor

Michelle is an up-and-coming tanguera in Malaysia. Her sensual and elegant movements have captivated the hearts of many, making her one of the most popular followers in town. Her fascination with ‘Ganchos’, ‘Barridas’, ‘Sacadas’ or perhaps the Greek song named Nefeli’s Tango roused her love for the dance. For the past 7 years she has devoted herself to Tango by honing her techniques from reputable and renowned Maestros. Salon Milonguera is a style she embraces. Michelle is currently teaching, DJs at Tango Caravan and started her own range of Tango wardrobe.