Práctilonga Mini-Fest with Federico Naveira & Ines Muzzopappa Oct 30-31!
An entire weekend with world-class instructors Inés Muzzopappa and Federico Naveira from Buenos Aires!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
• 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM: Práctilonga DJ Marathon with 3 DJs, and a special performance by Inés Muzzopappa & Federico Naveira
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30
• 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Close-Embrace Movement (Int)
• 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Lápices & Enrosques (Int/Adv)
• 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Sacadas for Men & Women (Adv)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31
• 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Ganchos for Men & Women (Int)
• 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Tango/Milonga/Vals, Same Figure (Int/Adv)
• 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Vueltas & Pasadas (Adv)
Participants have the option of signing up for the entire fest, by the day, or by the individual workshop. Courses are arranged in progressive order on both days, from Intermediate to Advanced level.
All workshops, as well as the Practilonga Marathon will be held at 939 8th Avenue, Studio 4A, in New York City.
Federico was raised among the highest qualified dancers and teachers of Argentine tango. Since then he has quickly become one of the top tango dancers in the world.
He started dancing tango at the age of four, and has also trained extensively in ballet and modern dance, as well as acting and music. The combination of these skills and knowledge gave him a solid artistic discipline and understanding of movement and music.
At the age of 10—together with his sister Ariadna Naveira—he started to assist at the classes “Tango with Children” organized by his mother and dance instructor Olga Besio. This opportunity gave him a rich experience and prepared him as dance instructor.
At the age of 13, Federico joined a group of dance instructors and since then he has never stopped dancing and teaching. Federico has taught and performed at “Tangomagia” in Amsterdam, C.I.T.A (International Congress of Argentine Tango) and the Pulpo’s Tango Week in Buenos Aires, the International Argentine Tango Festival in La Plata, and events organized by the City of Buenos Aires.
The charm and natural beauty of her movements has made Inés one of the most promising dancers of argentine tango. Her learning process has been natural and spontaneous since her fourteenth birthday, when she was introduced to the tango masters of “Club Sunderland” in Villa Urquiza, Buenos Aires.
Among other art forms, Ines has studied ballet and music, tools that gave her a solid artistic foundation and a deep understanding of movement and body technique.
In 2007, Ines earned first place in the category Tango Salon at the Fifth Argentine Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires. She has taught and performed in the First Tango Festival in Comodoro Rivadavia, Pulpo’s Tango Week, and the festivals organized by the city of Buenos Aires.
From her beginnings, Ines has been invited to perform in all of the milongas in Buenos Aires, together with her dance partners Alejandro Hermida, Bruno Tombari, “Flaco” Dany, and Dante, which has made her a confident and solid dance performer.
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