MUJER y HOMBRE
Followong and Leading Technique Workshops with April Parker
MUJER Y HOMBRE are movement and technique workshops, designed to focus first on in-depth mastery of movement, learning how to break habits which can hinder your progress in obtaining a higher level of dancing, and then exploring musicality and improvisation.
MUJER IS NOT an embellishment workshop, and HOMBRE IS NOT a choreography workshop. April believes that to become the best dancers we can be, we must understand the techniques to lead and follow movement, and once this is understood and learned, you can have the capability to inspire and be inspired by adding musicality and life to your dance and your partner's dance through the comfort of your movement and focus on the music, your partner, and the space around the two of you. Neither of these workshops are for new students- all dancers who attend the wokshops must have some tango experience.
MUJER has received rave reviews from its past and recurring attendees. MUJER workshops began in 2012, and was wonderfully successful, with many women and men traveling from states near and far to attend and learn how improve their dancing- meeting excellent results. The idea occurred to also conduct a class similar to this for leaders, but it has not been realized until four years after. I am very excited to announce that this is the year that HOMBRE will happen. I have decided to have a joint class session on the same day, one to follow the other.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE NEXT MUJER Y HOMBRE WORKSHOPS?
MUJER Y HOMBRE ATLANTA- APRIL 2, 2016
MUJER- BE AN ACTIVE FOLLOWER!
Movement dynamics for maintaining good presence and connection
On-Axis movement techniques for powering yourself
Active following: become a part of the conversation
HOMBRE- POWERFUL, GENTLE, AND CREATIVE!
POWERFUL movement dynamics and LISTENING for what she wants
What to do in between figures (filling in the gaps)
Musicality for creativity
PAST MUJER WEEKENDS:
MUJER IN DURHAM DURHAM, NC: NOVEMBER 9-11, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, NM: JUNE 21-24, 2013
MUJER ATLANTA: AUGUST 10, 2013
MUJER IN KNOXVILLE, TN: SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2013
MUJER ATLANTA; AUGUST 23 2014
Here are some reviews from past attendees of MUJER:
"I so enjoyed this class. April articulates specific fundamental postures and movement in such a way that I can easily understand and integrate them. The simplest changes have revolutionized my dance experience. Thank you April!" -Gabriela Sheets
"Learning Argentine tango is like being in a wonderful yet strenuous love relationship. On some days I feel total bliss; other times I am disillusioned by my own imperfections and consumed by a need to be natural and flawless. My newly found remedy for a balanced tango life is a workshop MUJER 1: Women's Technique Workshop. Fabulously wise teacher April Parker makes it enjoyable and playful. Yet it is a lot of information to absorb. Easy steps, clear instructions, and many small revelations: what a difference it makes. There is however a nagging thought: I need to practice more and a relief: another MUJER Workshop is coming soon." -Katya Vladimirov
"Looking fwd to the next one! Thanks for a fab session Ms. Parker" -Carla Plouin
"You rocked it. Wonderful class" -Alejandra Cristina