A Tango Experience with Brigitta Winkler

November 12-16, 2010

Brigitta WinklerBrigitta is an incredibly gifted teacher of Argentine Tango. With a degree in Body-Mind Centering and over twenty years of experience teaching and performing tango around the globe, she is one of the most inspiring and innovative artists in the tango world today. In class, she has the knack of unlocking her students’ creativity and making tango fun and exciting at any level. In the early 1980s, Brigitta discovered tango in Buenos Aires, studying with such legendary dancers as Virulazo, Juan Carlos Copes, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Gustavo Naveira, and Eduardo Arquimbau. Her studio, Tanzart, has been a pillar of the tango community in Berlin, Germany since 1987. Most recently, Brigitta collaborated with four other women to create the internationally acclaimed dance company “Tango Mujer,” weaving argentine tango together with contemporary dance and theatre for sold-out audiences in NYC and Berlin in 1998, and on tour in the US in 2000

Brigitta Winkler lives and teaches in Berlin and New York. She has studied with the Berlin Ballet and Modern Dance discovering Argentine Tango in 1980. She has made appearances in Troittior de Buenos Aires, Paris and toured and performanced in Montreal and Toronto. Brigitta has regularly studied in Buenos Aires with Juan Carlos Copes, Antonio Todaro, Pepito, Gustave Naveiro and Eduardo Arquimbau.

In 1987 with her dance partner Angelika Fischer, Brigitta founded her studio in Berlin. Since 1995 she has been an Argentine Tango teacher at the New York Dance Manhattan Studio. Besides her work as a dance teacher and dancer, she has choreographed the following: Tango Marathon in Theater Stuttgart, 1995. Tangovision – Podewil, Berlin, 1996: Tango Mundo – Podewil, Berlin, 1996-2001; Tango Mujer’s Symphony Space, Town Hall, New York, Podewil, Berlin and Colorado Dance Festivals.

From 1991-1995, she completed a course in Body Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, in Amherst, Mass. In addition, she has studied Authentic Movement at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Co.

“Tango has begun to seep into my body as deeply as Authentic Movement. In Brigitta Winkler, I have discovered not only a wonderful tango teacher, but a woman trained in Body Mind Centering and group improvisation. I have witnessed her take a hundred nervous strangers and transform them into a group with one or two simple warm-ups emphasizing contact. her aprroach inspired me.The mingling of Authentic Movement and Tango so polar in their outer form has made a spicy new soup of experience within my conscious body.”
Jeanne Marie Castle, in: it Takes Two, A moving Journal, Ongoing Espressions of Authentic Movement, Volume 7, Number 2, Page 8, Summer 2000


Schedule subject to change! Please check back periodically for updates.

This workshop is for Intermediate to Advanced levels! If unsure of your level, our Thursday night Beginning/Intermediate classes can prepare you to attend these workshops.

Please check back as we will continue to post updates as they happen.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Location: Sheraton Hotel and Suites, 5151 East Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ

7:00-8:30pm: Workshop 1 : Musicality and Connection – Connect-Create-Captivate

8:30-Mid-night: Gran Milonga with Performances by Brigitta
DJ: Derrick Del Pilar
$8 if paying at the door for milonga only
Co-Sponsor: Sheraton Hotel and Suites, 5151 East Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Class Location: Sheraton Hotel and Suites, 5151 East Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ

1:00-2:30pm: Workshop 2: Free Radicals – Concepts and Improvisation with tango turns

3:00-4:30pm: Workshop 3: Ambrosia – Luscious combinations to sweeten your dance

8:00-11:00pm: Amory Park Milonga organized by Dave & Shelli Little (not included in workshop)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Class Location: Sheraton Hotel and Suites, 5151 East Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ

1:00-2:30pm: Workshop 4: Boleo Personality

3:00-4:30pm: Workshop 5: Tango Alterations

Monday, November 15, 2010

7:30-9:00pm: The Woman’s Voice
Location: Home Studio, 3305 N. Pebble Rapids Place, Tucson, AZ

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

7:30-10:00pm: Advanced Toolbox and Practica
Location: Arizona Ballet Theatre, 2512 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ


Leaders and Couples may Register now – Follower please contact Jo to be put on a waiting list.
The Saturday night milonga at Amory Park is not included as part of the workshop.

FULL PASS @ $180: Includes 5 weekend classes, Monday & Tuesday classes, milonga & practica

FRI-SUN PASS @ $150: Includes all 5 weekend classes and 1 milonga

MONDAY OR TUESDAY PASS ONLY @ $30: 1 class only – Monday or Tuesday

If you are a full-time student please contact us for your discounted package – ID is required!

If you would like to register by check please make payable to JORSTY, Inc. and mail to PO Box 3766, Tucson, AZ 85712.

Contact us at EMAIL or call 520-468-5536.

Attending from out of town?

We highly recommend the Sheraton Hotel and Suites which is also the location of the Friday night event.

Sheraton Hotel & Suites
5151 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712

The Sheraton is a lovely hotel with a wonderful staff and a highly rated restaurant, Fire and Spice. The management of the Sheraton have been and continue to be extremely supportive of the Tucson Tango community and we are excited to be collaborating with them on a variety of on-going events.