am delighted to be able to bring tanguero and musician, Bernard Selling
to our dance community from Los Angeles, California. Bernard and I
(Jenny Mulligan) met three summers ago at the tango festival here
in Seattle. I settled into the arms of this older gentleman, not expecting
much. Much to my surprise he turned out to be one of the smoothest
and most musical dancers I had ever danced with, or ever have since
then. He appeared to be dancing to an inner rhythm that I could hear
but never expected to be able to dance to. That evening was one of
the true joys of my life and inspired me to keep learning and exploring
the world of tango.
longtime musician (sax, clarinet, flute), Bernard has his own swing
and salsa band in Los Angeles where he is also co-director of the
Westside Tango Ensemble. You can hear his music on his website www.BernardSelling.com.
His style is based on the dancing of Carlos Gavito, one of the greats
from the golden days of Buenos Aires whom he
studied with in the 1990s. But his style is based more on musicality
than anything else.
November 11th, Thursday
Lakewood Elks, 6313 75th St SW Lakewood, WA
$25 for one workshop, $40 for both
to 8:15PM Musicality 1 ---- Dancing the melodic line and
rhythmic line of each song. Learn to dance to the melodic line and
rhythmic line of every song you hear. Add wonderful musical touches
and accents to the moves you already know to give more zest and sensuality
to your dancing.
to 9:45PM Musicality 2 (Musicality 1 is required)---Suspensions
Explore the hidden world of suspensions...steps (moves) that enable
both dancers to suspend (in the air) and resolve to the melodic and
rhythmic line of each song. Learn how the artistic principles of contrast
and tension and release apply to tango dancing.
Bernard will be available for private lessons during his stay. (Nov
11th through 15th), please contact Jenny at (253) 222-0105
join us for this wonderful opportunity to enhance your danceing.
Hope to see you there.