Saturday, September 24, 2016

Alejandro Ziegler Quartet NorCal Tango Tour October 1-8, 2016



Please, join us in FIVE evening events with the fabulous Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina, birthplace of Tango, on their 5th tour in the USA!

MILONGAS AND CONCERTS

1)Saturday October 1, 2016
Milonga at House of Four Winds
540 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA
Provided by www.tangomontereybay.com


2)Tuesday October 4, 2016
Milonga at El Valenciano
9pm-1am
$20 ($5 off for full time students w/ID)
1153 Valencia Str. SF, CA
Provided by www.tangosabor.com


3)Thursday October 6, 2016
Milonga at Caspar Community Center
7:30-11pm
$15
15051 Caspar Road - Caspar, CA 95420
Provided by www.tangomendocino.com


4)Friday October 7, 2016
Concert at Throckmorton Theatre
8pm
$18-$28
142 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Provided by www.Throckmortontheatre.org


5)Saturday October 8, 2016
Opening Night Gala of CMC Mission Milonga!
SF Community Music Center - Concert Hall
8pm-12am
$20/$15 seniors& students with ID
8pm: All level class with Sonja Riket
9pm: Live music Milonga – DJ Yuling
Dance Performance by Yumiko & Recep
Don't miss Alejandro's New CD Release: "Live around the World"
544 Capp Street (20th & 21st St.) SF, CA 94110
Provided by CMC www.sfcmc.org and faculty member Sonja Riket www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

Info for all events: Sonja Riket - 415.661.1852 www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com


MORE INFO ON THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET:
www.alejandroziegler.com.ar

Astro Rocco, Violin
Jesus Leguizamon, Bandoneon
Alfonso Santini, Double bass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Guitar, Conductor

Since 2008 "Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition.

Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

On stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity within popular music and improvisation. Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the members personal playing styles.

With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world.
Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet performs in Buenos Aires on a regular basis and played in many important festivals around the world such us: Portland Tango Festival (Portland), Granada Tango Festival (Spain), Vancouver Tango Festival (Canada), Luzern Tango Festival (Switzerland), Eindhoven Tango Festival (Netherlands), St. Petersburg Tango Festival (Russia), Cyprus Tango Festival (Cyprus), Istanbul Tango Week (Turkey), and Popcorn Festival (World Music Festival in Götebourg, Sweden), to mention a few.
Take a listen:

"Organito de la tarde"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnLrlNTuiSA

"Danzarín"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4

"Adios Nonino”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M

Live in Vancouver Canada: “Melancolico”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXOrXd0IcyA


ABOUT ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER
Born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978, Alejandro Ziegler graduated from "Universidad Católica Argentina” (UCA UNIVERSITY) with a degree in composition. At the same institution he also studied orchestral conducting.

As a composer he wrote several chamber and orchestral music works.

He was selected when performing in auditions to join the "Orquesta Escuela de Tango", an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi.

Alejandro Ziegler has given concerts, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world such as:
* Gotemburg University, Sweden. * Instituto Cervantes, Munich, Germany.
* Instituto Cervantes, Hamburg, Germany. * Lefkosa Analodu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi, Cyprus.
* Urbana University, Illinois, USA. * Bozeman University, Montana, USA.
* Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. * Berry College, Rome, Georgia, USA.
* North Merdford High School, Medford, Oregon, USA. * St Petersburg Tango Festival, Russia.
* Vancouver Tango Festival, Vancouver, Canada. * Philadelphia Tango School, Pennsylvania, USA
* San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, USA.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Opening Night Gala of the CMC Mission Milonga with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet

OPENING NIGHT GALA of the CMC MISSION MILONGA
An Intimate Tango Salon with the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Saturday October 8, 2016
from 8pm-12am



CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.

Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with outdoor patio. Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome.

SCHEDULE:
8-8:50pm: All level class with Sonja Riket
9pm-12am: Live Music Milonga and CD Release Party with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet.
DJ Yuling – Dance Performance by Yumiko & Recep
$20 general/$15 seniors & students with ID

For info and updates on Free Entrance nights (donations appreciated), please check www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com

Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

More info: Sonja Riket: 415.661.1852 – www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage one block away at 22nd St & Bartlett


MORE INFO ON THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET:
www.alejandroziegler.com.ar

Astro Rocco, Violin
Jesus Leguizamon, Bandoneon
Alfonso Santini, Double bass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Guitar, Conductor

Since 2008 "Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition.

Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

On stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity within popular music and improvisation. Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the members personal playing styles.

With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world.
Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet performs in Buenos Aires on a regular basis and played in many important festivals around the world such us: Portland Tango Festival (Portland), Granada Tango Festival (Spain), Vancouver Tango Festival (Canada), Luzern Tango Festival (Switzerland), Eindhoven Tango Festival (Netherlands), St. Petersburg Tango Festival (Russia), Cyprus Tango Festival (Cyprus), Istanbul Tango Week (Turkey), and Popcorn Festival (World Music Festival in Götebourg, Sweden), to mention a few.
Take a listen:

"Organito de la tarde"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnLrlNTuiSA

"Danzarín"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4

"Adios Nonino”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M

Live in Vancouver Canada: “Melancolico”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXOrXd0IcyA


ABOUT ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER
Born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978, Alejandro Ziegler graduated from "Universidad Católica Argentina” (UCA UNIVERSITY) with a degree in composition. At the same institution he also studied orchestral conducting.

As a composer he wrote several chamber and orchestral music works.

He was selected when performing in auditions to join the "Orquesta Escuela de Tango", an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi.

Alejandro Ziegler has given concerts, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world such as:
* Gotemburg University, Sweden. * Instituto Cervantes, Munich, Germany.
* Instituto Cervantes, Hamburg, Germany. * Lefkosa Analodu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi, Cyprus.
* Urbana University, Illinois, USA. * Bozeman University, Montana, USA.
* Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. * Berry College, Rome, Georgia, USA.
* North Merdford High School, Medford, Oregon, USA. * St Petersburg Tango Festival, Russia.
* Vancouver Tango Festival, Vancouver, Canada. * Philadelphia Tango School, Pennsylvania, USA
* San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, USA.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

CMC MISSION MILONGA September 10, 2016

CMC MISSION MILONGA
An Intimate Tango Salon
Every 2nd Saturday of the month
from 8pm-12am




CMC and Tango dance faculty member Sonja Riket host a monthly Milonga (Argentine Tango social dance gathering) with a drop-in class and dancing to Tango music from the Golden Era and beyond. This Milonga series will include live music and dance performances by local and international Tango guests.
Enjoy dancing in the beautiful Victorian concert hall with outdoor patio. Come to listen and watch or join in the dance. All ages are welcome.


September 10 is our test run with FREE entrance! Donations are greatly appreciated!
Our official Grand Opening will be October 8 with the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina!



September 10, 2106 - Schedule:
8:00 – 8:50 pm – All level class with Sonja Riket
9:00-12:00 am – Milonga with DJ Mungai
10:00 pm: Live Tango songs by Cuarteto Alegre - CMC student singers

For info and updates on Free Entrance nights, please check: www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
Please, bring snacks and refreshments to share!

More info: Sonja Riket 415.661.1852 - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com


Community Music Center Concert Hall • 544 Capp St. SF, CA 94110
(415) 647-6015 • www.sfcmc.org
Parking garage one block away at 22nd St & Bartlett



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Alejandro Ziegler Quartet 2015 SF Bay Area Tango Week September 22-26, 2015


Please join us in 5 evening events with the fabulous Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
A rare treat to experience a high level of quality tango music in the Bay Area!




1) MILONGA TANGO SABOR WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET

Tuesday September 22, 2015
9pm-1am
$18
El Valenciano
1153 Valencia Str. SF, CA 94110
Provided by www.tangosabor.com

2)MILONGA MALEVEJA WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET

Thursday September 24, 2015
9pm-1am
8-9pm Class w/George Garcia & Christy Cote
9pm-1am Milonga
$10 Class
$25 Milonga
Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa Str. (Potrero) SF, CA 94110
Provided by www.tangozarry.com


3)THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA IN A SPECIAL CONCERT AND CONVERSATION ON THE HISTORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO MUSIC!

Friday September 25, 2015
8pm
$20-$15 seniors & students w/ID
SF Community Music Center – Concert Hall
544 Capp Street (b/w 20th& 21st Str.)
SF, CA 94110 www.sfcmc.org
Presented by SFCMC faculty member Sonja Riket www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com -
www.heartofembodiment.net


Don’t miss this phenomenal group of professional Tango musicians from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
A rare treat to experience a high level of quality Tango music in the Bay Area!

The concert will focus on the different periods and styles of the Argentine Tango from its origins in Buenos Aires in 1882 to the Golden Age of Tango in the 1930-50’s and finally the revolutionary age of Tango by Astor Piazzolla in the 1960’s.

Alejandro Ziegler’s own compositions will round off the fascinating historical tour of this exciting, passionate and romantic style of music.

Every piece of music is presented and explained, so the audience can understand the social context in which Tango developed.

4) THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA IN A SPECIAL CONCERT AND CONVERSATION ON THE HISTORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO MUSIC!

Saturday September 26, 2015
6:30pm: Reception Wine and Empanadas
7-8:30pm: Concert and Conversation
$25 General admission-$35 Premium admission (first 2 rows)
This intimate performance will sell out quickly, so reserve now. Only 60 tickets available!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2278665
Alma del Tango Studio
167 Tunstead Avenue
San Anselmo, CA
Presented by SFCMC faculty member Sonja Riket www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Don’t miss this phenomenal group of professional Tango musicians from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
A rare treat to experience a high level of quality Tango music in the Bay Area!
The concert will focus on the different periods and styles of the Argentine Tango from its origins in Buenos Aires in 1882 to the Golden Age of Tango in the 1930-50’s and finally the revolutionary age of Tango by Astor Piazzolla in the 1960’s.

Alejandro Ziegler’s own compositions will round off the fascinating historical tour of this exciting, passionate and romantic style of music.

Every piece of music is presented and explained, so the audience can understand the social context in which Tango developed.


5)LA MILONGA DE LOS MENDOZA WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET

Saturday September 26, 2015
8-9pm Class w/David and Nancy Mendoza
9pm-1am Milonga
1st set live music: 10:45pm
2nd set live music: 11:50pm
$20 for everything
Dance Vita Ballroom
85 West 43rd Street
San Mateo, CA 94403
La Milonga de los Mendoza hosted by David and Nancy Mendoza, www.dndance.com


ABOUT THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET:

Ignacio Quiroz, Violin
Javier Stromann, Bandoneon
Alfonso Santini, Double bass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano, Guitar, Conductor

Since 2008 "Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition.

Inspired by the golden age tango orchestras, the ensemble creates an evolutionary synthesis of traditional tango and contemporary feeling. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

On stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity within popular music and improvisation. Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the members personal playing styles.

With their special sound, a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet have gained territory all over the world.

Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!

Take a listen:
“Organito de la tarde”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnLrlNTuiSA
"Danzarín"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4
"Adios Nonino”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M

Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet performs in Buenos Aires on a regular basis and played in many important festivals around the world such us:
Portland Tango Festival (Portland), Granada Tango Festival (Spain), Vancouver Tango Festival (Canada), Luzern Tango Festival (Switzerland), Eindhoven Tango Festival (Netherlands), St. Petersburg Tango Festival (Russia), Cyprus Tango Festival (Cyprus), Istanbul Tango Week (Turkey), and Popcorn Festival (World Music Festival in Götebourg, Sweden), to mention a few.


ABOUT ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER


Born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978, Alejandro Ziegler graduated from "Universidad Católica Argentina”(UCA University) with a degree in composition. At the same institution he also studied orchestral conducting.

As a composer he wrote several chamber and orchestral music works.

He was selected when performing in auditions to join the "Orquesta Escuela de Tango", an orchestra supported by the Buenos Aires City Government. There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi.

Alejandro Ziegler has given concerts, lectures and workshops on tango musicality and tango history in many universities and educational centers around the world such as:
* Gotemburg University, Sweden. * Instituto Cervantes, Munich, Germany.
* Instituto Cervantes, Hamburg, Germany. * Lefkosa Analodu Guzel Sanatlar Lisesi, Cyprus.
* Urbana University, Illinois, USA. * Bozeman University, Montana, USA.
* Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. * Berry College, Rome, Georgia, USA.
* North Merdford High School, Medford, Oregon, USA. * St Petersburg Tango Festival, Russia.
* Vancouver Tango Festival, Vancouver, Canada. * Philadelphia Tango School, Pennsylvania, USA * San Francisco Community Music Center, San Francisco, USA.


Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
WORLD TOURS


The quartet has embarked on 10 extensive tours around Europe and North America.

6 European Tours, 175 concerts in 84 cities around Europe, including:
* GERMANY : Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Leverkusen, Weimar, Erfurt, Freiburg, Kassel, Rostock, Flensburg, Witten, Kehl, Erlangen, Ludwigsburg, Chemnitz, Neuburg, Freiberg, Bad Ems, Bochum, Ravensburg, Assling, Nienburg.
* AUSTRIA: Vienna, Graz, Linz.
* SWITZERLAND: Geneva, Zurich, Basel, Luzern, Bern, Aarau, Schinznach-Dorf, Val Poschiavo.
* NETHERLANDS : Utrecht, Maastricht, Eindhoven, Hilversum.
* BELGIUM: Brussels, Antwerp, Lier, Kasterlee.
* LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg.
* ENGLAND: London, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford, Leeds, Devon, Hull, Darlington.
* SCOTLAND: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St Andrew's, Moray, Lyth.
* IRELAND: Dublin, Galway.
* WALES: Cardigan.
* SWEDEN: Stockholm, Gutenberg, Malmo, Strömstad.
* FRANCE : Paris, Lyon, Vallauris.
* ITALY : Firenze, Udine, Rovigo, Vittorio Veneto, Arquata Scrivia.
* SPAIN: Madrid, Barcelona, Granada.
* GREECE: Athens, Crete.
* TURKEY: Istanbul.
* CYPRUS: Nicosia.
* RUSIA: St Petersburg.
* HUNGARY: Budapest.
* POLAND: Szczecin.
* BULGARY: Sofia.
* ROMANIA: Bucarest.
* CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague.
* SLOVAKIA: Bratislava.

4 North American Tours, 86 concerts in 50 cities, including:
*USA:
New York: Rochester; Maryland: Washington D.C.;
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh; Vermont: Burlington;
California: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Sacramento, San Diego, Monterey Bay; Oregon: Portland, Ashland;
Texas: Houston, Austin; New Mexico: Santa Fe, Albuquerque;
Arizona: Phoenix, Tucson; Arkansas: Little Rock; Illinois: Chicago, Champaign Urbana; Wisconsin: Kenosha;
Missouri: Kansas City; St. Louis; Ohio: Cincinnati;
Iowa: Cedar Rapids, Coralville; Minnesota: Minneapolis, St Paul;
Montana: Bozeman; Nebraska: Lincoln,
North Carolina: Charlotte, South Carolina: Columbia
Georgia: Atlanta, Rome ; Tennessee: Nashville ; Alabama: Birmingham ;
Florida: Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples.
* CANADA: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Salmon Arms, Enderby.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET 2014 SF BAY AREA FESTIVAL!


The festival is dedicated to Antonio Robledo (1922-2014)

Please join us in 3 diverse evening events with the fabulous Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet from Buenos Aires, Argentina!
A rare treat to experience a high level of quality tango music in the Bay Area!


1)MILONGA (Tango social dance party) WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA!

WHEN: Thursday October 9, 2014
8-11:30pm/ 12am

WHERE: McRoskey Mattress Company, 3rd floor
1687 Market Street (@ Gough Str.)
SF, CA 94103

COST: $15

PROGRAM:
8pm Milonga starts with recorded music from the Golden Era with DJ Yuling
9pm-9:45pm: 1st set of Live music for dancing with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
Short break with DJ Yuling
10:10-10:55pm: 2nd set of Live music for dancing with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
Dancing with DJ Yuling till end of Milonga.

More info: Sonja Riket
415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com


2)THE ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA IN A SPECIAL CONCERT AND CONVERSATION ON THE HISTORY OF ARGENTINE TANGO MUSIC!

WHEN: Friday October 10, 2014 @ 8pm

WHERE: San Francisco Community Music Center - Concert Hall
544 Capp Street (b/w 20th&21st Str.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.sfcmc.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/355288667966058/?context=create&source=49&sid_create=2337277505

COST: $15 Adults/$10 Students;Seniors

Do not miss this fabulous group of professional Tango musicians straight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the birthplace of the Tango! A rare treat to experience a high level of quality tango music in the Bay Area!

The concert will focus on the different periods and styles of the Argentine Tango from its origins in Buenos Aires in 1882 to the Golden Age of Tango in the 1930-50’s and finally the revolutionary age of Tango by Astor Piazzolla in the 1960’s.
Alejandro Ziegler’s own compositions will round off the fascinating historical tour of this exciting, passionate and romantic style of music.

Every piece of music is presented and explained, so the audience can understand the social context in which Tango developed. Q&A is welcome during the concert.

Musicians:
Ariel Iud, Bandoneon
Sergio Reyes, Violin
Pablo Lanouguere, Doublebass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano and conductor/composer

Listen to:
"Adios Nonino"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M
"Danzarin"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4

Hosted by SFCMC faculty member Sonja Riket.
More info: 415.661.1852 www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com - www.heartofembodiment.net


3) GRAND MILONGA WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEJANDRO ZIEGLER TANGO QUARTET FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, DANCE PERFORMANCE BY 2014 USA TANGO SALON CHAMPIONS NICHOLAS TAPIA & STEPHANIE BERG AND DANCE LESSON BY AWARD WINNING TEACHER SONJA RIKET.

WHEN: Saturday October 11, 2014 from 8:30pm-1am

WHERE: Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue (@Gilman)
Berkeley, CA 94702
www.ashkenaz.com
www.facebook.com/events/975787512438449

COST: $18 /$16 in advance at http://ashkenaz101114.eventbrite.com

PROGRAM:
8:30pm: Beginner friendly Tango dance lesson with Sonja Riket
9:30pm-10:15pm: Milonga starts with DJ Glenn Corteza.
10:15pm: 1st set of Live music for dancing with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
11pm: Dance performance by 2014 USA Tango Salon Champions Nicholas Tapia & Stephanie Berg
11:15pm: 2nd set of Live music for dancing with Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet
12-1am: Dancing with DJ Glenn Corteza till end of Milonga.

More info: Sonja Riket
415.661.1852
www.tangorevolution.blogspot.com
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

More info about the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet:

Since 2007 the “Alejandro Ziegler Quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition. The quartet developed its danceable style inspired by the music of the GOLDEN AGE tango orchestras (Di Sarli, De Angelis, D'Arienzo, Pugliese, Troilo, Gobbi among others). The ensemble is a new synthesis of the traditional tango orchestra and recreates the idea of the "Orquesta Tipica", with a modern sound.

Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the members’ personal playing styles and on stage the communication between the four musicians is allowing, expressive, playful and tight. They flirt with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving the unpredictable spontaneity within popular music and improvisation.

Born in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Ziegler has a degree in composition and orchestral conducting. As a pianist he joined the Buenos Aries City’s Tango Orchestra “Orquesta escuela de Tango.” There he performed for over two years under famous conductors Emilio Balcarce and Nestor Marconi. Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

With their unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism, the musicians of the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet have gained territory all over the world with their special sound. Their focused performances are complete acoustic, dynamic, and musical masterpieces one should never miss!
The quartet will soon be embarking on two extensive tours:
3rd North American tour (October-November 2014) and 6th European tour (April-May 2015)

Musicians:
Ariel Iud, Bandoneon
Sergio Reyes, Violin
Pablo Lanouguere, Doublebass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano and conductor/composer

Listen to:
"Adios Nonino"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=NKX_WXgt51M
"Danzarin"
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MuagnfsNH-4

More info about Nicholas Tapia & Stephanie Berg:

Nicholas and Stephanie are madly in love; with tango and each other. They partnered in 2012 and are ecstatic to have found one another. In 2014 they won the Official USA Argentine Tango National Championship. They continuously work on their dancing as well as their teaching methodology. Together they form a harmonious dance partnership and a union of two teachers dedicated to their craft. They are currently building the foundations for their tango school and teaching the Tango classes at UC Berkeley.
www.nicoandstephie.com

Watch them dance:
El Vals Soñador by Caló con Berón at Milonga La Baldosa, Buenos Aires
http://youtu.be/H4PwW82zTIs?list=PLkJKG0PY3z7QJOcKLqnPacESUJxisYikR
Dime Mi Amor by D’Arienzo con Mauré at Milonga Fruto Dulce, Buenos Aires
http://youtu.be/cyEqq_HNk0U?list=PLkJKG0PY3z7QJOcKLqnPacESUJxisYikR

More info about Sonja Riket:

Sonja Riket, a native Belgian, is a Somatic Movement Therapist®, Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner, Certified Teacher in Body-Mind Centering®, Aquatic Therapist, Dance Educator and Social Change Artist.

She began dancing at age 4. In her long modern dance career in Europe and NYC, she has been fortunate to collaborate with many world renown choreographers and dance companies, spanning 30 years and 3 continents.

While studying Argentine Tango as a social dance in Buenos Aires, Europe and the USA for the last 16 years, her heart has found a home in this sensual and subtle art form. She synthesized her experiences in dance and somatics to form “Intimate Embrace Tango”, which envisions tango as a medium for Relationship to ourselves, each other and our world. Sonja has inspired hundreds of novice tango dancers throughout the Bay Area to learn the subtle movements of the dance while getting in touch with their own creative expression. Since 2005, she hosts her own Milonga “Tango Revolution” and creates events for visiting Tango musicians from all over the world. www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com - www.heartofembodiment.net

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tango Revolution Telegraph Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary and participates in Berkeley World Music Festival 2014!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 7:30-11:30pm

Come celebrate Tango Revolution Telegraph’s 2nd Anniversary, the fall solstice and Berkeley’s World Music Festival!
www.berkeleyworldmusic.org

ENJOY an evening of Argentine Tango Music and Dance at Berkeley’s birthplace of the Caffe Latte!


Caffe Mediterraneum

2475 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA 94704

Parking in neighboring streets or garage on Channing Street one block away.



PROGRAM:

7:30-8:30pm: Beginner friendly dance class with Sonja Riket FREE!

8:30pm: Live Tango Songs with Roberto Traina (tenor) & Kate Bernier (piano)

9-11:30pm Social Tango dancing to recorded music from the Golden Era


Donations for the artists encouraged and please support the café with purchase of food/drink.

More info: Sonja 415.661.1852 - www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

INTIMATE EMBRACE TANGO celebrates Bay Area National Dance Week 2014!

Dear Tango firends,

I am happy to announce this year’s Bay Area National Dance Week 2014 and my 16th consecutive year participating in this wonderful event!
Below is the Intimate Embrace Tango program with several events around the Bay Area. ALL FREE!
To register for an event you can go to the BANDW website: www.bayareandw.org or email me directly well ahead of time with your name, email and phone to sign up for your chosen event, as space is limited. Registered people will get priority when the event is full. Also if you decide to cancel, we would appreciate that you let us know ahead of time so others can take your place.
Thanks and enjoy! See hundreds of events all over the Bay Area at www.bayareandw.org

Sonja Riket
415.661.1852
www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com
P.S. Taking one of the free Pre-beginner workshops during National Dance Week will qualify as the pre-requisite for the follow up Intimate Embrace Tango Beginner class series in May 2014!

INTIMATE EMBRACE TANGO EVENTS for BAY AREA NATIONAL DANCE WEEK 2014!

1) Intimate Embrace Tango Pre-Beginner level workshop:
Saturday April 26, 2014 from 10:30am-12:30pm

LaPistaStudios
768 Brannan Street (b/w 6th &7th St)
SF, CA 94103

Finding the Joy of Connection and Powerful Healing in this compassionate dance. Using somatic exercises, we will explore our body’s ability to listen and respond to another’s presence in preparation for partner dancing. Guided by the music we will share the joy of communicating through simple Tango steps. No dance experience or partner necessary. Socks or barefoot.

Please sign up with Sonja well ahead of time with your name, email and phone at 415. 661.1852 or intimate_embrace_tango@earthlink.net


2) Intimate Embrace Tango Pre-Beginner level workshop:
Tuesday April 29, 2014 from 6pm-8pm

Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Ave. (@Gillman) in back studio
Berkeley, CA 94702

Finding the Joy of Connection and Powerful Healing in this compassionate dance. Using somatic exercises, we will explore our body’s ability to listen and respond to another’s presence in preparation for partner dancing. Guided by the music we will share the joy of communicating through simple Tango steps. No dance experience or partner necessary. Socks or barefoot.

Please sign up with Sonja well ahead of time with your name, email and phone at 415. 661.1852 or intimate_embrace_tango@earthlink.net


3) Intimate Embrace Tango Pre-Beginner level workshop:
Thursday May 1, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Studio Valencia
455A- Valencia Street (b/w 15th &16th St) 2nd floor;ring bell studio yoga/dance
SF, CA 94103

Finding the Joy of Connection and Powerful Healing in this compassionate dance. Using somatic exercises, we will explore our body’s ability to listen and respond to another’s presence in preparation for partner dancing. Guided by the music we will share the joy of communicating through simple Tango steps. No dance experience or partner necessary. Socks or barefoot.

Please sign up with Sonja well ahead of time with your name, email and phone at 415. 661.1852 or intimate_embrace_tango@earthlink.net


4) TANGO REVOLUTION TELEGRAPH:
an evening of neighborhood Argentine Tango class and social dance

Saturday May 3, 2014 from 7:30-11:30pm

Café Mediterraneum
2475 Telegraph Ave (b/w Dwight & Haste St)
Berkeley, CA 94704

Join us for an evening of neighborhood Argentine Tango music and social dance and sip a coffee at Berkeley’s famous Café Mediteraneum! Come watch, take a class, listen to our Tango singer or join in the dance!

7:30-8:30pm Beginners friendly Tango class
8:30-11:30pm Tango social dance with live music set.

Please sign up with Sonja well ahead of time with your name, email and phone at 415. 661.1852 or intimate_embrace_tango@earthlink.net