A collection of performances and after workshop demonstrations by Clint and Shelley!
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Clint Rauscher and Shelley Brooks of Tangology101.com and Tangoevolution.com dance to Juan D'Arienzo's "Pensalo Bien" at the 2016 Spoleto Tango Festival in Charleston, SC.
Song: Cuore Sacro by Andrea Guerra
Version 1.0 - May 2014
December 9, 2017
Then we proceed to demonstrate more complex wraps showing how they can be used to express the music, such as at 1:17. Two of my favorites are the double wrap at 1:44 and the inside the embrace gancho at 2:00. We also did a piernazo (high leg wrap, above the man's waist) at :45.
Clint Rauscher and Shelley Brooks's improvised performance to Skyfall by Adele.
Augusta, GA Tango Festival 2018
Colgadas Workshop Demo, Dec 2017
Spoleto Tango Festival Workshop Demo, May 2017
Columbia, SC Regional Tango Festival Performance
We had planned on dancing to something very slow, but then we were asked to perform live with the Alejandro Ziegler Orchestra. So, we decided to be bold and dance to their arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's "Michelangelo '70." This is completely improvised and we have never danced to this song before, much less their live version. I do wish we had been able to practice to it a few times, because i feel like it started coming together about half-way through. Thanks to Martin Ahrens for the video.
DubStep Tango Performance for Daza Dance Showcase
This is our performance from the Daza showcase. This was part of a showcase put on by Daza Dance to showcase the students and teachers of the studio. This was an improvised performance, except for the lift at the very beginning.
History of Argentine Tango Performance
The concept of this performance is to show a progression of Argentine Tango from its early days up to today, demonstrating different rhythms, embraces and styles.
Vals Performance from Charleston, SC Spoleto Tango Festival
Leg Wraps Class Demo from Charleston, SC Spoleto Tango Festival
Frank Zappa used to ask, "Does humor belong in music?" They are asking "Does humor belong in Tango?" I think the answer is yes. There are many ways of expressing Tango: elegant, sensual, playful, sexy, fluid, etc.
What they are doing here is very difficult and takes a very high degree of skill to do well.. and they are doing it very very well.