The Berlin Connection

Next edition:
8-9-10 / 09 / 2017
The Berlin Connection @ La Berlinesa in Berlin DE
Daniela & Raimund (Berlin), Marian & Stefan (NL)

Pasen 2017
14-15-16-17 / 04 / 2017
The Berlin Connection
Easter Ensueños Project @ De Danswerkplaats Amersfoort
16121386_10154513076019263_636967906_oIt’s Easter weekend! We have more time to submerge into the world of Tango, start dreaming and do what we enjoy most: dancing 😏

Daniela & Raimund (Berlin) and Marian & Stefan (Nijmegen) meet in Amersfoort / The Netherlands for The Easter Ensueños Project!

The four Easter days offer seminars, milongas and lectures on tango and musicality. Even more than in the case of other social dances, the understanding of music is an important condition for an exciting and creative dance. Both parties are required to create the fascinating game together. That is why we deepen our access to music and explore the possibilities to enrich our dance.
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We offer you a unique concept of workshops combined with lectures to get much more background information about the phenomenon “Tango Argentino”.
So you will listen to music, you will hear stories about that music and it’s protagonists and you will work on the possibilities how to express this music ithrough your very own dance.

The Easter weekend will start with a drop-in class on Friday.
To give you the opportunity to work consistently and without a hurry we organize the classes on Saturday and Sunday in the form of seminars which will stretch over the whole afternoon (with breaks of course).
And on Monday you get the chance to participate on a long audio-visual lecture about Tango Argentino given by Raimund Schlie.

Raimund is an experienced speaker who gives talks about Tango Argentino all over Europe and is well know by his ability to spice up the historical facts with nice little anecdotes. He also makes the relationships between the musicians and orchestra leader transparent which helps enormously understand what in fact was going in during the first decades of the 20th century in Buenos Aires.
Raimund & Stefan
But dancing makes hungry!
We’re planning to have an Easter Brunch on both Sunday & Monday. Please give us an indication if you plan to participate on the Easter Brunches.

We are very happy to announce that there is also the possibility to have dinner at the brand new restaurant KROAST on 200m distance from De Danswerkplaats. If you’re interested in joining us with the Saturday or Sunday dinner you can check the option below. If you prefer to make a reservation with KROAST directly you can follow this link to do so.
Don’t wait too long! They are the new hotspot in town and even though they’re not open yet they receive a lot of reservations.

The program

Friday April 14th
19.30-21.00 Drop-in class (Daniela & Raimund + Stefan & Marian)
21.00-01.00 Welcome Milonga – TJ Stefan
Saturday April 15th
14.00-18.30 Seminar Saturday
incl. breaks
21.00-04.00 Milonga La Roca (Organized by Cheek2Cheek) – TJ Raimund
Sunday April 16th
(Easter brunch is cancelled)
14.00-18.30 Seminar Sunday
incl. breaks
19.30 Dinner @ KROAST  (reserveren)
Monday April 17th
(Easter Brunch is cancelled)
14.00-17.00 Audio-visual lecture “The heroic journey to the history of Tango”
17.00-23.00 Farewell Milonga – TJ Daniela

Seminar Saturday

The first day of our seminar opens with the godfather of tango, Francisco Canaro. In his best recordings he expresses a proud and confident mood. This fits with the rich possibilities of noble foot crosses.
Juan D´Arienzo represents the growing of tango and it´s powerful urban flair. In this time the dancefloors started to get crowded and one of tango´s most common & useful movement came up: the ocho cortado, suitable for powerfull movements in limited space.
Elegance and style was brought to tango by Carlos Di Sarli, his music invites to refined and distinguished footwork, especially walks & energetic corridas (accelerated runs) to dive into the richness of his melodies saturated with subtle rhythms.

Seminar Sunday

The second day treats the rule of melody. Julio De Caro combines classical musical training with argentinian street culture. He opens the tango orquesta for innovation and frees the players from restrictions. The boleo approaches to this set up, allowing all sorts of variations from sentimental to sharp.
Aníbal Troilo goes further in freeing the melody, especially the singing, making space for even more playfulness. Intended foot contacts can be bitter and sweet, they open paths for surprising variations and spice up our dance,.
A very special flavour comes with Osvaldo Pugliese. His unique treatment of rhythm, melody & time is the pinnacle of dancer´s expression. Between power and suspension unfolds a roller coaster of sensations: we create humble delays and arrive modestly.
Basic prices
Seminar (4 hours) €60,-
Audio-visual lecture (3 hours)
The heroic journey to the history of Tango
Drop-in class (1½ hours) €15,-
Welcome & Farewell Milonga €7,-
Milonga La Roca (organized by Cheek2Cheek) €8,-
Booking options
with passes to give you the possibility to choose different packages and get some decent discount.
Full pass
All inclusive:
3 Milongas, 9½ hours of workshops, 3 hours of audio-visual lecture
Seminar pass
Seminar Saturday & Sunday (8 hours) €100,-
Daily pass
1 day seminar plus 1 Milonga €60,-
Milonga pass
All 3 Milongas €18,-
“The Easter Ensueños @ De Danswerkplaats – April 2017”
Oude Fabrieksstraat 20
3812NR Amersfoort
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9-10-11 / 09/ 2016 :
The Berlin Connection Workshop Weekend @ La Berlinesa in Berlin
An exciting week end full of music and dancing.
We are looking forward to see you in Berlin in September!

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15-16-17 / 04 / 2016 :
The Berlin Connection Workshop Weekend @ De Danswerkplaats Amersfoort
Dance and music in Tango are inseparable. With some knowledge we have a better access to the special features of tango and our dance gets more expressive. This weekend offers a special concept: Before each workshop, there is a brief introduction to the topic, then we move on to the practical part.


We are glad to announce that our dear friends from Berlin, the wonderful dancers, teachers, TJ’s Daniela Y Raimund are returning to De Danswerkplaats in Amersfoort with a unique concept of lectures & workshops.
2 Milongas on Friday & Saturday
A package of 9 classes & lectures in total
* Friday April 15th:
19.30-21.00: Rhythm vs. Melody (D+R & S+M)
21.00-01.00: Warm-up milonga with TJ Daniela

* Saturday April 16th:
13.00-13.30: History of Vals (Lecture by Raimund)
13.30-15.00: Swinging Vals (Workshop by Daniela & Raimund)
15.30-16.00: Lecture: Who’s who: De Caro | Canaro (Lecture by Raimund)
16.00-17.30: The hidden jewels of De Caro & Canaro (Workshop by Marian & Stefan)
20.00-04.00: Milonga La Roca (Organized by Karin Venverloo) – TJ Raimund

* Sunday April 17th:
13.00-13.30: Who’s who: Troilo | Di Sarli (Lecture by Raimund)
13.30-15.00: The three ages of Troilo & Di Sarli (Workshop by Daniela & Raimund)
15.30-16.00: History of Milonga (Lecture by Raimund)
16.00-17.30: Milonga: Keep it simple (Workshop by Marian & Stefan)

More Info and registration:

Our thanks go to Karin Venverloo who offers us the opportunity to work at the fabulous De Danswerkplaats and allows us to build our program around the Milonga La Roca on Saturday April 16th.
Hoping to see many of you to enjoy these precious moments!
Stefan & Marian

11-13/09/2015 Workshop Weekend In Berlin 
The Berlin Connection, Abenteuer Musik
Daniela & Raimund and Stefan & Marian

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