Our “NEO TANGO” works with principles such as circularity, moving AROUND AND IN each other, a dance that grasps the space, with dynamics, a lively embrace, connecting, with elasticity too.
All of the above give the steps more depth, color, and significance, and within the focused form of tango, freedom within the embrace, an active and creative role for each of the dance partners, in that way, finding a new vocabulary that fits our contemporary world.
These principles are the core of all the projects and the teaching of Bennie & Astrid, starting from movement and the traditional tango, redefining that to a more contemporary version.
Not to dance in FRONT of each other, but THROUGH each other, a principle we have worked with before in ‘Everything is a Giro’; to Embrace, moving into Embrace and the Circularity. When the word TO MELT INTO fits better than To cohere.
The other is not our terminus – the goal is to share something of our dreams, beyond the other. It’s an intention that carries on, and on, via or with the other. This principle gives the beauty to simply walking and basic musicality, it leaves an impression and an expression, one that touches (“tango”) and therefor always different. It’s where the embrace gets its warmth, balance and support. And where more complex figures like sacadas, col- and volcadas, and ganchos, find their simplicity again.
Together, Astrid Maria Cerpentier & Bennie Bartels embody ‘playful, intense, with lots of expression’. It’s simply their style. Playful in movement technique, intense in connection and expressive in the dance.
Because for them is tango more than just a dance, and therefor they have their own, unique, open and powerful way to approach it. Always as a dialogue, always under investigation..
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Tango dancers with Small to Medium to Very Advanced level. And everybody who wants to learn more Neotango tools, or a more expressive tango.
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