Raffaella

Changing Roles

Changing Roles

Workshop for leaders and followers who want to learn how to switch roles while dancing. Open to all levels… including dancers who've never switched before!

Themes:
Improvisation in Tango free style
Leading: Directions (going beyond logic/step constraints)
Following: transforming the impulse
Change of Role: Who, When & How
Dance figure analysis featuring role switch
From figure to free improvisation

 

We use the Tango Free Style technique: an alternating play of form and its absence, of abrazo and released abrazo; we imagine tango as a play between following and being followed. Through a subtle connection with or without contact, dialogue is created and tango reveals itself as an improvisation that transform itself into a sheer experiment.

 

Raffaella Tempesta

Raffaella is an actress and a dancer. Her first meeting with Tango occurs in Paris in the years 2000, and she dances on stage for the first time in 2009. This is also where she discovers Contact Dance. Very fast, a connection is made: both dances complement one another and she then specializes in Contact Tango.

With her background in contemporary dance and theatre, she develops the Tango Free Style: where tango is considered freely, with an original twist, where codes are challenged with a game of going back and forth between shape to destructuring. Searching our own movement, with autonomy and enjoyment, is the basics of her teaching, aiming to allow each dancer to develop their dance in a personal, deep and poetic way.

Often on the road for international festivals and marathons, Raffaella is also a Neotango dj, and a teacher and performer in Paris where she is the organizer of the Neolonga.

TANGO FREE STYLE

Tango, exploration, improvisation...

An alternating play of form and its absence, of abrazo and abrazo released: we imagine tango as a play between Following and being followed. Trough a subtle connection with or without contact, dialogue is created and tango reveals itself as improvisation, that will transform into sheer experiment