Cool Moves from the Dark Side with Rebecca Shulman
The "dark side" is the closed side of Tango's embrace. Rebecca demonstrates her mastery of the leader's part, with this volume of fun moves for the developing leader. How to please the Follower with simple but clever combinations that use the inside of the embrace. More than 15 sections of generous ideas and creative social vocabulary.

Material suitable for beginning to intermediate dancers. Assisted by Daniel Trenner. (BttTV 2010; approx.60 mins.)

Rebecca Shulman's tango career began in 1991 with Daniel Trenner, with whom she began to perform and to visit Buenos Aires.

Her Tango teachers include Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Gustavo Naveira and Olga Besio, Tete and Maria, Juan Bruno, and Antonio Todaro. She has performed with the finest dancers of her generation, and given workshops across the U.S. Students everywhere seek Rebecca's clear instruction on improvisation, technique, adornments, and musicality. She has toured extensively in the US and in Europe.

Rebecca is a co-founder and artistic director of TangoMujer, which in 1999 received a National Dance Production grant from New England Foundation for the Arts. (visit www.tangomujer.org)

In 2002 Rebecca cohosted Bridge to the Tango's visit to Havana, Cuba, teaching tango to Cubans as part of a cultural exchange. Rebecca was also honored for 11 years of contribution to tango in the U.S. In February 2003 she performed in "Swango: the Fusion" and in "Avantango" at Town Hall.

In 2006 Jaimes Friedgen and Rebecca started the tango scene in Bombay.

More than a dozen of New York's current tango teachers are Rebecca's former students. Her dance partners after Daniel have included Omar Vega, Metin Yazir, Constantin Rueger, and Evan Griffiths. Every Monday night she hosts and dj's the largest milonga in New York, Luna, which has been running at Dance Manhattan for over twelve years. She has been affiliated with Dance Manhattan since 1994 helping develop the school's extensive Argentine tango program and curricula.

Born in New York City, Rebecca studied classical ballet all her life and Contact Improvisation and yoga since 1993.
Cool Moves from the Dark Side with Rebecca
60 min | mp4 | $29.95
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