November 16-18, 2012
5 Workshop classes on Vals and Milonga
Grisha’s teaching style is engaging, encouraging and sure to enhance your Vals and Milonga. Whether you have worked with Grisha before or this is your first time, prepare yourself to have a good time while learning more then you thought you would. All classes in this workshop will focus on Vals and Milonga.
Grisha is a true artist in every sense of the word. Gentle, kind, talented, a world class musician and an accomplished Argentine Tango dancer and teacher. Grisha will also be sharing his Dj skills with us at November’s Yo Soy La Milonga where he will also inspire you with a milonga and vals performance.
In 2001, Grisha encountered the passionate music of Argentine tango that has become part of his repertoire not only as a musician, but also as a tango dancer and teacher. His primary tango teachers for many years were Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa. As a concert-level musician, and professional dancer and teacher, Grisha strives to share his knowledge of the “secrets’ of music taken from music scores and music performance with dancers in addition to sharing the dancing experience with musicians.
Friday, November 16, 2012
7-8:30pm — Class 1 – Vals Cruzado. Walking grapevine 2 x 3 in Vals. Variations for Tango and Milonga.
8:30-11pm — Milonguita
Saturday, November 17, 2012
1-2:30pm — Class 2 – WOMAN & MAN TECHNIQUE. (Posture, attitude, association Vs disassociation, different styles, embraces) Small and enjoyable figures for a crowded dance floor/navigation, adornments. (Vals and Milonga)
3-4:30pm — Class 3 – Barridas with enganchos and colgadas, Effortless Colgadas in Vals.
8-Mid-night — Yo Soy La Milonga – Grisha will be DJ and will perform
Sunday, November 18, 2012
12-1:30pm — Class 4 – Vals cruzado figures
2-3:30pm — Class 5 – Milonga Lisa, Milonga con Traspie and Traspie-Contrapunto. Variations for Vals and Tango
3:30-5:30pm Tucson Tango Society Practica
Please contact Jo to schedule a private lesson ($90 workshop participants / $100 non-participants)!
Full Pass includes 5 classes, milonguita and milonga — $150 in advance, $180 at the door
(plus 2% City of Tucson Sales Tax – Yes…the City of Tucson charges sales tax on services)
A la Carte
Single Class — $35 (only allowed if space permits)
Milonga — $10
Milonguita — Donations appreciated!
Please register early as space is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Priority goes to those registering for the entire workshop.
Friday and Saturday Classes will be held at 3305 N. Pebble Rapids Plc, Tucson, AZ (subject to change based on registrations)
Sunday Classes will be held at Dunbar Dance Studio, 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ
Milonga will be held at Sonoran Ballroom Company. 5536 East Grant Road, Tucson, AZ
Contact Jo and Rusty at 520-468-5536 or use this Contact Form to register and schedule your private lesson. Workshop participants have priority on private lesson time slots.
Gregory “Grisha” Nisnevich began his music exploration in St. Petersburg, Russia at an early age. His work with Ilya Permiakov guided and inspired Grisha’s musical passion and brought him to the stage. When he relocated to Israel, Grisha continued his education with Joseph Urshalmi at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and dance. After graduation, he joined the faculty there.
In 1996, Grisha was invited by Maestro Ricardo Iznaola to become the first guitarist to receive a prestigious Artist Diploma in Classical Guitar Performance from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Colorado. Other accomplishments include:
• Winning the 1998 Classical Guitar Competition in Portland, Oregon,
• Earning first-place in the 1995 International Israeli Radio Competition and in the 1992 Contemporary Music Competition in Israel.
• Being awarded special grants from the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, Chamber Music America, and three times from Colorado Council of the Arts.
Grisha’s repertoire as a soloist includes Baroque, Classical, Spanish, South American, Argentine tango and 20th century music. His unique artistic abilities and concert recitals have earned him the honor of being the first performer of works by accomplished contemporary composers Jan Freidlin, Emanuel Val, and Daniel Akiva.
In 2001, Grisha encountered the passionate music of Argentine tango that has become part of his repertoire not only as a musician, but also as a tango dancer and teacher.
His primary tango teachers for many years were Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa. As a tango musician and dancer, Grisha has performed in:
• Tucson Tango Festival, Tucson (2009, 2012)
• Nuevo Tango Cabaret, Ford Theatre, Hollywood, LA (2011)
• Caribbean Tango Festival, Dominican Republic (2011, 2012)
• Tango Show Warsow, Polland 2011
• “Ibiza” Show Denver (2011)
• “Tango Allure” Show (Tucson 2011)
• “The Tango Seduction Show” by Modern Muse Theatre
• Argentine Tango TV show, Buenos Aries 2006
• CITA 2005 show in Buenos Aries with Julio and Corina.
• Master classes, Lectures and Performances in numerous tango festivals, including Tucson, Denver, Boston, Caribbean Tango Festival, Poland, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia.
• Performance and lecture at Lamont School of Music and the University of Denver
• Forming the Trio”Triunfal” that offers concerts performing Classical, Russian, Baroque and Tango music.
• Recording numerous CD’s of Russian, Spanish, Baroque, Contemporary, Klezmer music, his own compositions, and the two CD set “Tango Lesson Highlights on Guitar” produced for and in conjunction with Grisha’s popular musicality class.
As concert-level musician, and professional dancer and teacher, Grisha strives to share his knowledge of the “secrets’ of music taken from music scores and music performance with dancers in addition to sharing the dancing experience with musicians.
In 2007, he wrote the essay about the Baroque influence in Tango music, Polyphony and Counterpoint, and haw to translate Polyphony into movement and dance technique. Some paragraphs from this essay were published and teachers, dancers and musicians use them as a Reference. Since than he travels a lot, mostly in North America and Europe, teaching and shearing this original unique material with tango teachers and dancers, giving musicality classes, concerts and lectures as well as technical classes.
Currently, Grisha teaches and performs with Daniela Arcuri, renowned tango dancer and teacher from Buenos Aires, with worldwide tango experience. He maintains an active touring schedule offering group and private dance classes, and performing as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Grisha also performs shows with Teresa Anne Volgenau in Denver, Tucson and Poland.