Join us for our autumn tango retreat in the colourful woods of Slovakia. Do you need to unwind, relax and recharge your energy? Waking up activities in the mornings, 4 hours of tango workshops every day, tango talks after dinners, practicalongas in the evenings and exploratory activities in nature. We will be preparing our breakfast all together with friends. For the lunches and the dinners we have booked our special cook who uses local fresh ingredients and creates fusions from Hungarian, Slovak and Austrian cuisine. Help him in the kitchen and find out how to cook originally and healthy. We will have an outdoor fireplace on the meadow surrounding our cottage which offers us amazing opportunity for bond fire.
We are staying in a lovely hut under the stars surrounded by colourful nature, 35km from Bratislava. Take this opportunity and enjoy free tours through the local forest, discover spectacular panoramic views and hidden calm places for contemplation.
And this is what you are going to experience with us in numbers: 12 hours of tango workshops, 2 hours of tango talks, welcome milonguita, practicalongas, 3 hours of waking up activities, exploratory activities in the forest, 3x nightsaccommodation, 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and non-alcoholic drinks.
We are able to accept up to 30 participants only, thank you for your understanding. 🙂
Helmut Höllriegl and Fanni Laurinyecz
As they say: „We have been crazy about tango for more than 10 years. Since spring 2018 we work together as dance partners and teachers. We have been teaching regularly in Graz (Dance school Conny & Dado) and Vienna (Espacio Montevideo, University of Music) as well as workshops and performances in Budapest, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Maribor & Munich.
We would like to share a joyful tango which features elegance through simplicity and creativity through interactive communication. To create the dance together is an essential value for us as well as to include the aspects of musicality from the very beginning. Key tools to reach these goals are the work on body awareness and to consciously include breathing in the way we move and interact. “
Credit for the photos goes to José Ignacio Boceta https://www.facebook.com/dimperiale18
The main topics of this intensive weekend are body awareness, communication & musicality. We will start with the very basics namely walk, embrace, ochos and cross to deepen what we already use in our dance. And we’ll spice it up with new dynamics as well as pay attention to feeling comfortable in every moment of the dance. On the second and third day we’ll start building a direct link between the aspects of the dance to the music of the main orchestras as Di Sarli, D’Arienzo, Troilo & Pugliese.
|08:00||Waking up activity|
|10:00-12:00||Tango class 1 (Body awareness, communication & embrace)|
|16:00-18:00||Tango class 2 (Talk & different dynamics)|
|08:00||Waking up activity|
|10:00-12:00||Tango class 3 (Legato & breaks, Di Sarli)|
|16:00-18:00||Tango class 4 (staccato & double beat, D’Arienzo)|
|08:00||Waking up activity|
|10:00-12:00||Tango class 5 (Tension & release, Troilo)|
|15:00-17:00||Tango class 6 (Emotions as musical expression, Pugliese)|
Venue: Chata pod hviezdami, Modra Piesok 3744, 900 01, Slovakia
The hut under the stars offers cosy rooms with private bathroom (limited: 11 beds) or rooms with shared bathrooms- gender separated (limited: 19 beds).
Rooms with private bathroom (toilet and shower): 2 x double, 1 four-bed, 1 x triple
Rooms with shared bathroom (toilet and shower): 2 x double, 2 x triple, 1 x four-bed, 1 x five-bed
Please, let us know which option do you prefer (first come, first served):
A bed in a room with private bathroom (toilet and shower)
A bed in a room with shared bathroom (toilet and shower)
If you come in couples, please inform us in advance
All the meals will be available in the hut. If you want to experience community cooking, let us know.
Lunch and dinner will be cooked by our special chief, Ladislav Biro, who uses local ingredients and creates Hungarian-Slovak-Austrian fusions. Please, let us know if you prefer vegetarian/vegan/meat option. We will be happy to get to know about your intolerances and allergies in advance ☺
We are going to mix home-made limonades for you.
There is no bar in our lovely hut so you are welcome to bring your alco-drinks. In case you are interested in trying some local wines, there will be an opportunity to buy them on spot.
Contribution fee: 189€
Contribution includes: 12 hours of workshops, 2 hours of tango talks, welcome milonguita, practicalongas, 3 hours of waking up activities, exploratory activities in the forest, 3x nightsaccommodation, 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner and non-alcoholic drinks.
This retreat is designed for those who care about the environment and want to protect it. It is for those who want to enhance their lives, support others and leave a positive footprint. Therefore during our stay we minimize the waste we produce to the lowest amount possible, we separate and recycle. We use local ingredients for cooking and we prefer vegetarian option. In case you would like to learn about the way our chief cooks, you are invited to join our community cooking.
How to get there?
You can apply until 20 September 2019.
Please, be aware the places are limited. We apply the policy first come, first served; however, we are paying attention to followers/leaders balance for your general satisfaction. We are able to accept up to 30 participants only, thank you for your understanding.
There is an opportunity to join us for the practicalongas on Friday and Saturday only. The contribution/person for 1 practicalonga (soft drinks and finger food included): 10€
If you prefer to join us for the classes (6x2h) alone, there are few more spots left, the price per person is 120€. Option with the meals is 150€ per person.
Please, be aware that the spots are truly limited, we accept participants who have signed up in advance: 00421 – 910 -931 861.
Thank you and see you soon!
In case you had any questions or requests we are happy to help. Do not hesitate to send us a message and you will get our response in no time.
Your Tango under the stars team: Aška, Svetli, Fanni and Helmut