TESO Events

TESO 2012 Thank You

TESO 2012

TESO 2012 Teachers
With Great Appreciation to:
The Masters:

Jorge Torres & Maria Blanco

Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo

 
Side Attractions:

Beatriz Dujovne, speaker & author

Oscar Chang, photography

Jennifer Olson & Felina Shoes

Alona & The Elegant Dress

 
Caterers:
Mmoon Empanadas
 
DJ's:
Israel Lipinsky
Emilio Flores
 
TESO Exhibitors:
Norman & Chantal
Dave & Yvonne
Leo & Alona
Eugene & Raisa
Alex & Natalia
Anup & Irina
John & Elena
Conor & Caroline
Alex & Irina
 
Tireless Helpers:
Irina, Yuki, Albert, Alex, Oscar, Gary, Ann, Sandi, Nicole
 
Pitch In Help:
Dave, Conor, Chantal, Mark, Nancy & John
TESO Workshop Attendees (too many to list)
 
Milonga Dancers (too many to list)
 
Thank you all for your invaluable contirbution to TESO 2012. The festival ran like a Swiss watch, on time, smoothly, quietly and flawlessly thanks to you.  Your contribution from hanging curtains to fetching ice, from heavy lifting to receiving guests, from rearranging chairs to assembling when the bell rang, from following the registration process to throwing your own trash - every one made managing the festival a cinch for me.

Thank you one and all!

 Sue Flanagan

Saturday Night Special

Saturday Night Milonga, Performances and Photo Opp

Diego and Suewith DJ:  Emilio Flores

8:00pm -12:00 midnight $20.00
 
Starting at 8pm we will explore the wonderful dance of Argentine Tango with a sensational milonga in the Grand Ballroom.  Dress in your favorite tango regalia, from tailored suits and glitzy gowns, to relaxed and comfortable, or even slinky and seductive.  Then take advantage of a professional photo opportunity in tango pose or a simply a group of tango friends.  Photos will be taken digitally, preserved instantly in print for your immediate purchase on the spot!.  Suitable for mounting and framing, from postcard size to wall poster.
 
Oscar Chang Photography --- Photo costs will be charged separately.
 
***Five couples will be selected to participate in the Official TESO 2012 Group Photo with our celebrity guests***
 

Improvised' (Lead/Follow) and Choreographed Performances by the Masters around 10:30pm

 
Milonga will close at 12:00 midnight to allow enough rest for Sunday TESO workshops and celebrations

TESO 2012 Exhibitors

Tango de Salon

Leo & Alona
Eugene & Raisa
Dave & Yvonne
Alex & Natalia
Norman & Chantal
 

Milonguero Style

Anup & Irina
John & Elena
Eugene & Raisa
Norman & Chantal
 

Tango Nuevo

Conor & Caroline
 

Tango Fantasia

Alex & Irina

TESO Gala Night

Miriam &  LeonardoTESO GALA NIGHTJorge  & Maria

Sunday September 30, 2012

7:00  Empanada Buffet & Presentation

8:00 Milonga with DJ Emilio Flores

9:00 TESO Exhibitions

Tango de Salon -- Milonguero Style -- Tango Nuevo -- Tango Fantasia

9:30 Performances by the Masters

10:00 Milonga till 12:00

 

TESO 2012 Program

TESOpink

Saturday, September 29th -- Sunday, September 30th

Dance Boulevard, San Jose

TESO - Technique, Elegance, Style & Originality

Registration is recommended for each workshop and we ask for your help in assuring gender balance - please suggest the workshops you select to a partner of your choosing. Every attempt will be made to enroll equal numbers of leaders and followers.


 

 

 

 

TESO 2011 workshop 

 Workshops are open to everyone - please select workshops at an appropriate level for your ability  

 Workshop Levels

Level 1:  Simplify - connection, fluidity and elegance - keep it simple!

Level 2:  Impress - spice up your vocabulary of moves and make your dancing more interesting

Level 3:  Dazzle - higher skills involving kicks, spins, dissociation and rhythm

Level 4:  Fantasy - sizzling demo delights for stage and exhibition (a little risky - recommended for accomplished dancers)

  

Workshops -- Saturday, September 29th

ID

Time

Maestro

Level

Workshop Subject

92901

2:00-3:15pm

Jorge Torres &

Maria Blanco

-2-

Aesthetic: Smooth stylizing with cortes, frenos,

paradas and barridas

92902

3:30-4:45pm

Jorge Torres &

Maria Blanco

-3-

Sophistication: Classic boleos, contra boleos and

boleos con latigazo (whip action!)

92903

5:00-6:15pm

Jorge Torres &

Maria Blanco

-4-

Audacious: Bold, daring and even athletic - fly! 

 (lifts for the serious dancer)


92904

2:00-3:15pm

Miriam Larici &

Leonardo Barrionuevo

-1-

Artistic Expression: Mellow music, fluid motion

and gentle precision

92905

3:30-4:45pm

Miriam Larici &

Leonardo Barrionuevo

-2-

Affable: Friendly, playful, body conversations, toe

touches and repetitive misleads - for fun

92906

5:00-6:15pm

Miriam Larici &

Leonardo Barrionuevo

-3-

Tenacity: Work to develop dissociative skills

 combined with the use of rhythm

 

Workshops -- Sunday, September 30th

ID

Time

Maestro

Level

Workshop Subject

93001

2:00-3:15pm

Jorge Torres &

Maria Blanco

-1-

Elegance & Fluidity: Continuous movement with

simple lines and smooth transitions

93002

3:30-4:45pm

Jorge Torres &

Maria Blanco

-2-

Polished: Skillful, synchronized sacadas create

exciting linear and circular moves

93003

5:00-6:15pm

Jorge Torres &

Maria Blanco

-3-

Refinement: Distinct by precision and elegance,

enrosques, agoujas and spirals


93004

2:00-3:15pm

Miriam Larici &

Leonardo Barrionuevo

-2-

Civilized: Achieving and sustaining control

during pivot moves - calesita/planeo

93005

3:30-4:45pm

Miriam Larici &

Leonardo Barrionuevo

-3-

Fortitude: Gancho - the involuntary hook; and

enganche - a hook on the turn!

93006

5:00-6:15pm

Miriam Larici &

Leonardo Barrionuevo

-4-

Intrepid:  Fearless, dauntless and courageous -

flexibility a must (risky)

 

TESO Exhibitions, Evaluations, Performances and Milongas

Saturday Night Special Milonga

8pm-12:00 midnight

Professional Performances and Special Events around 10:30pm

Sunday Empanada Buffet

7:00-8:00pm

Available with pre-registration only

Sunday Milonga

8:00-9:00pm and 10:00-12:00 midnight

Milonga will continue after the TESO Exhibitions and Professional Performances

Sunday TESO Exhibitions

9:00-9:30pm

Tango de Salon, Milonguero Style, Nuevo Tango and Tango Fantasia 

Sunday Performances

9:30-10:00pm

Spectacular, Electrifying, Exhilarating

TESO Private Evaluations

10:00-11:00pm

Evaluations will be held in a separate room allowing the Milonga to proceed

Entrance into the TESOExhibition and Evaluation Program is limited to 2 categories per person (a different partner is okay)

Workshop & Event Registration Fees:

 

Early Bird

Registration

General

Registration

 

At the Door 

Any Two Workshops

$55.00

$60.00

$65.00 

Any Four Workshops

$105.00

$120.00

$125.00 

Any Six Workshops

$150.00

$180.00

$185.00 

Single Workshop (or add on)

$25.00

$30.00

$35.00 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night Special Milonga with Performances

      $20.00

$20.00

reduced...$20.00

Sunday Night Argentine Buffet

     $15.00

$18.00

N/A 

Sunday TESO Exhibitions (observer), Performances & Milonga (Buffet not included)

$25.00

$30.00

$30.00 

 

 

 

 

 Choose your category(ies) and select them on the Registration Form

 

 

 

 Participation in the TESO Exhibition & Evaluation is limited - Register Early

 

 

 

 TESO Exhibition & Evaluation (Per Person) Single Category (includes milonga)

$75.00 

$125.00 

$150.00 

 TESO Exhibition & Evaluation (Per Person) Two Categories (includes milonga)

$100.00 

$150.00 

$175.00 

 

 

 

 

 Early Bird Registration Begins Mid July - Ends August 19th at 6pm

Register Online

 

 

 General Registration from August 19th 6pm through September 28th 6pm

 

Register Online 

 

 At The Door Registration - If you missed registration Online

 

 

Paper Registration 

 Registration Payment Options

PayPal

 PayPal

 Cash Only

 

 

 

WALK-IN students

All workshops have limited spaces. A premium of $5 will be charged to students who elect to take the risk of arriving without pre-registering. Registration on-site will take up to 10 minutes – please arrive with plenty of time to register and pay before the workshop is scheduled to begin. Thank you.

Authentic Argentine Empanada Buffet

Tasty Empanda Buffet

Sunday September 30th
 

After a tough day of workshops we know you will be tired and hungry so relax at the TESO Festival and enjoy our Authentic Argentine Empanada Buffet:

Experience a taste of something different with Argentine empanadas by Mmoon Empanadas. Each empanada is crafted with care—fresh, sweet and savory ingredients wrapped and baked to perfection in warm flaky pastry.

 

The empanada, pronounced em•puh•nah•dah, is a flaky, freshly baked turnover that can be filled with beef, chicken, vegetables and more. This concept of stuffing a pastry or dough is known across the continents. In Argentina, each of the 23 provincial regions has its own empanada and local culture associated with it.

 

Empanada Fillings include traditional beef, sizzling sausage, and chunky chicken, to spinach, mushrooms, chilis, peppers, tomatoes & black beans

Sides: salads, corazonas and churri sauce

Beverages: soft drinks & ice water

 

 Empanada Buffet avialable with pre-registration only

Story Behind the Mmoon

The history of the Mmoon starts with family. Two brothers came to America from Argentina in the late 1970s, settled in the Bay Area and started families. While growing up, the brothers found inspiration in experimenting with unique combinations and flavors in food. Like various cultures around the world, food and community go together. While Argentina is known for many things: great wine, top-quality beef and the passion of tango, this family’s focus has always been the empanada. The Mendez family brings with it rich traditions of enjoying good food with family and friends.  www.themmoon.com

TESO Exhibition Outline

Sunday Night, 9:00pm and The Pressure is On...

The TESO Exhibition is divided into four categories and four separate events.  Couples entering Tango de Salon, Milonguero Style and Tango Nuevo categories will share the dance floor with other participants in that individual category and improvise their dance to a music selection chosen by one of the judges or the DJ.
Music titles will not be announced ahead of time but the tunes will be well known, typical and appropriate to the genre in each category.
 
Couples entering the Tango Fantasia category will be requested to bring a digital copy of the exact version of the song or tune they have selected to exhibit their dance.  Couples in this category will take to the floor entirely alone and may set the stage for their performance (minimal props will be permitted, such as a chair.)
 
There will be a short break between categories while the judges offer their overall impressions to the couples.
 
All categories of TESO Exhibition will be concluded before the private evaluations begin.
 

The Pro's Perform

Following the TESO Exhibitions we will take a relaxing dancing break after which our celebrity guests, the judges and our teachers will perform for us - the way we all wish we could dance - Tango Eso!
 

Private Evaluations

Private evaluation, reviews and recommendations will be offered to TESO entrants during the milonga following the Exhibition.  Conversations with each of the judges will be private and brief so that every participant has an opportunity to obtain professional opinions and guidance.
 
Registered TESO participants will receive additional information prior to the Exhibition.

Technique, Elegance, Style & Originality

What is the TESO Evaluation Program? 

Dancers in pursuit of qualified expert opinion, evaluation, and recommendation are invited to take their Tango to a higher level by participating in this exciting program.

Technique, Elegance, Style and Originality are principles of doctrine and teaching adhered to by Jorge Torres and will be the basis of evaluation by our guest teachers.  Couples are invited to register and deliver Exhibition Presentations to receive a personal evaluation of their TESO.

TESO Exhibition Dances will be formal (appropriate tango evening dress).

Exhibition dances will be presented publicly.  The audience of friends, students and tango dancers will cheer, inspire and motivate you to achieve your optimum proficiency!

The TESO Project was designed and created by Tango Fantástico with direct consultation and guidance from Jorge Torres.

 

Elements of TESOJorge Torres Precision

  • Posture
  • Embrace
  • Alignment
  • Connection
  • Musical Interpretation
  • Artistic Lines

Evaluating Criteria

  • Technique
  • Elegance
  • Style
  • Originality in architecture and composition

Read about the Sunday evening format at TESO Exhibition Outline

 

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