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April 26, 2007

Dancing in the Music

When Mandrágora goes on tour this May, we will be giving an hour long musicality class called "Dancing in the Music". We will talk about some musical concepts like

So how are we going to do this? I'm glad you asked.

We will set up in the middle of the dance floor and ask the dancers to dance arround us. We will play without any amplification, so dancers will hear a slightly different sound at different points in the circle. Mandrágora will play examples from different tango eras, such as Guardia Vieja (old guard), Epocha de oro (Golden Age), and Evolutionary (Post-Golden Age).

Here's a little playlist of some of the tunes we will play with a few notes of what to listen for. Click here to open this player in a separate window.

Posted by bbarnes at April 26, 2007 5:00 PM