- Date 4.12.2021
- Lieu Stockholm (Sweden)
☼ Message from samedi 12 mars 2022
Dijon (FR) the 7 & 8 of May with Maria Filali
Fürth (DE) from the 20 to the 22 May with Maria Filali
Bergerac (FR) from the 3 to the 5 of June with Maria Filali
Marseille (FR) from the 10 to the 12 of June with Maria Filali
Bruges (BE) from the 26 to the 28 of August with Maria Filali
Göteborg (SU) from the 2 to the 4 of September
Käbschütztal/Meissen (DE) from the 12 to the 18 of September with Maria Filali
Libourne (FR) from the 23 to the 25 of September with Maria Filali
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- I am happy to restart my weekly individuelle technique lesson every Tuesday in Le Fleuve in Renens.
- For a private lesson, just write to me for booking a spot. I am teaching them at home in Pully and I am quite available for your schedule.
From the 9 to the 12 of September 2021
I will be going to Kiev to meet again one of my hart’s tango scene. I will teach two collective classes and a lot of private. I am looking forward to it.
Up from the 7 of September 2021
Individuel technique class of tango (without partner)
Finally being able to teach group class again. What a pleasure !● More information
From the 24 to the 26 of September 2021
Collective and semi-private lessons
Soon I’m back 😍● More information
From the 15 to the 17 of October 2021
Classes and performance with Maria Filali
Happy to meet again my dear friend Maria Filali for an other rich teaching with her.
From the 5th to the 7th of November 2021
Semi private lesson own solo
Information coming soon.
From the 26th to the 28th of November 2021
Workshops with Maria Filali
Information coming soon
February 29 and Mars 1st 2020
Workshops with Murat
Returning to Hannover| ⇥ Website
The 19th of January 2019
Women’s technique workshops
Just one day, but so happy to see my friends again.| ⇥ Website
La Plagne (France)
From the 27th of January to the 3rd of February 2019
When you hesitate taking off from tango to take advantage from the winter... here is the solution : Snow Tango !| ⇥ Website
From the 29th to the 31st of Mars 2019
workshops with Murat
First time in Hannover| ⇥ Website
The 6th and 7th of April 2019
Women’s technique workshops in collaboration with Maria Filali
That’s going to be great !| ⇥ Website
Utrecht & Haarlem (Nederlands)
The 4 & 5 of May 2019
Women’s technique workshops in solo
Workshops are full.| ⇥ Website
Saint-Geniez d’Olt (France)
From the 24th to the 26th of May 2019
Festival de Tango de Saint-Geniez
Let’s see if Murat starts with French ? 😁| ⇥ Website
La Frayssinette (France)
From te 7th to the 13th of July 2019
La Frayssinette just the best !| ⇥ Website
From the 19th to the 22th of July 2019
So happy to meet this family again. It will be the 3rd year they invite us again !
From the 22th to the 24th of August 2019
Festival Tango con Palinka
Back to Budapest 💃| ⇥ Website
La Frayssinette (France)
From the 25th to the 31st of August 2019
Deep relaxation and intensive tango at the same time.
Only La Frayssinette offerts that.
the 26 and 27 of October 2019
Body technique for tango
With Maria Filali, we will be teaching body technique for leaders and followers in tango.| ⇥ Website
From 8th to 10th of November 2019
Workshops with Murat
Again in Hamburg, and this time we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of La Yumba.| ⇥ Website
The 7th of December 2019
Women’s technique workshops in solo
3 classes of Sigrid’s technique style.| ⇥ Website
From the 13th to the 15th of December 2019
Workshops with Murat
We come back again to Bologna.| ⇥ Website
Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh
- Who is Sigrid ?
- Her pedagogical approach
- Women’s technique workshop
- My partners
Who is Sigrid ?
Since early childhood, I have been interested in dance. I started with ballet, and my desire to expand my knowledge and explore new ways of expression brought me to contemporary dance. In 1998, I discovered Argentine tango in South-Western France, where I have my roots. By 2001, I was taking part in performances, and in the following year, I began giving classes.
While studying Spanish language at university, I also continued my education in Argentine tango. Living in Toulouse far from the French capital, it was more of an effort in time and most of all in money for the student I was to seek out the dancers who would inspire me, and help me evolve into the dancer. Among these dancers Hernán Obispo, Christophe Lambert, and Moira Castellano shaped me deeply and influenced strongly my further development as a dancer and as a teacher.
In 2004, I went to Buenos Aires for one year in order to pursue my formal training in tango. I was practicing a lot and even taught in the Confiteria Ideal with Fabrizio Forti. After my return, I began to tour internationally as a dancer and teacher of Argentine tango. I worked with Jarle Sandodden in Norway and with Kamel Rebaï in Moscow.
In 2006, I moved to Paris, and began teaching and dancing with Mazen Kiwan. From this point, we find ourselves in greater demand as teachers and dancers in some of the world’s largest festivals, alongside some of the biggest stars in tango. In two and a half years of partnership, we taught at the TangoCamps, as well as the festivals of Moscow, Warsaw, Washington, Copenhagen and others.
In the summer of 2008, I married and settled down in Berlin with my husband. I worked with Marcelo "El Chino" Gutiérrez and with Yanick Wyler and started to develop my speciality : teaching women’s technique classes. In the end of 2009, I got my first child (a boy) and six months after, I started working with Daniel Carlsson and later also with Dominic Bridge.
During the summer 2013, I have moved to Lausanne in Switzerland and got my second child (a girl). From 2015 to 2020, I had worked with Murat Erdemsel and together we traveled in many countries.
In 2021, I start the professional training DANSER L’ESPACE® which use contemporary dance and yoga with BODY MIND CENTERING®. I immediately renew my pedagogic teaching with this approach of the somatic movement.
At the same time, I start a completely surprising new collaboration with Maria Filali, without abandoning my work alone. Friends from almost 15 years, our many experiences of past collaborations (sometimes even with the same partners) have naturally shown us that what prevails is the content, the philosophy, the vision, the sensitivity, the mutual respect and the curiosity… and certainly not the gender.
In brief, what connects us deeply, and makes our approach so special on the tango scene, is a somatic approach to movement and the body in space. Doing so, we focus on connecting the structure of tango with emotion and musicality.
I also like to DJ in milongas. I have started DJing in 2005, when few DJs were present in the tango scene. Since 2012, I am not DJing often any more because I prefer to dedicate myself to dancing and teaching. But I still enjoy staying behind the music equipment sometime and contribute to the milonga on an other way than dancing...
Her pedagogical approach
I have now been teaching tango for 22 years, alone and with various partners. As I have never ceased to deepen my knowledge, not hesitating to question my knowledge, I continue to evolve in my way of perceiving movement and in the means I use to explain it.
I have always been passionate about movement in space : the inner space of one’s own body and the exterior space in movement as well as in interaction with others. I have always appealed to the imagination to allow students to integrate the proposals taught.
Today, thanks to the DANSER L’ESPACE® training that I am currently following (and which I will finish in August 2022), making me discover the BODY MIND CENTERING® and the somatic experience in the contemporary dance and yoga, I more readily use for my explanations, notions of anatomy and physiology of the human body. This has the advantage of being based on the concrete and common to all : we all have a body made up more or less in the same way.
The somatic relationship to the body and movement by which I now direct my teaching, allows everyone to develop their body awareness to rectify imbalances, increase the ease, efficiency and pleasure of the body and movement. To bring the students into the somatic, I use anatomical images, biological explanations and, of course, different body exercises, some quite common, others related to cellular memory to allow everyone to reclaim their body by movement and develop awareness. Their tango becomes softer, more fluid, more efficient and more sensitive.
However, it is important to say that I also continue to give tango lessons without resorting to the somatic as a teaching aid. Especially when I feel that the somatic is not a useful pedagogical vein for some students or when it does not bring more relevance to the explanation of the theme of the tango lesson. These are then more "classic" classes, always in connection with the body technique of tango seen in the individual and in the relationship to the partner.
My second passion in teaching tango is musicality. I like to help dancers to hear the music, to differentiate the melodic lines, to understand the different states of the music to be able to adapt its muscle tone accordingly, etc. There are so many things to say about music, so many things to know (without having to be a musician) to better immerse yourself in it and form a harmonious trio (the leader, the follower and the music). Thus each dance can then be unique.
The study of musicality also makes it possible to open up many questions essential to tango : the role of the leader and the one of the follower, the justification of embellishments, the emotion in the embrace, etc.
I am therefore delighted to meet you during a group or private lesson and to exchange with you on the many subjects of tango.
To the next hug
A few words about BODY MIND CENTERING® :
When we dance or more broadly when we move, we generally associate movement with 3 systems : the skeletal system, the muscular system and the nervous system.
BODY MIND CENTERING® will take into account all the systems of the body to seek a movement beyond habits in order to change its expression. Thus, in the courses, depending on the needs of the course and/or the student, I can also use :
- the ligament system
- the organ system
- the endocrine system
- the liquid system
- the fascia system
- the fat
- the skin
Far from any esoteric comparison, the BODY MIND CENTERING® wants to be firmly rooted in human anatomy and offers a cellular experience that everyone can explore in their own way.
Women’s technique workshop
In her women’s technique workshops, Sigrid wants her students to acquire a better conscience of the body’s movements and to develop musicality in the dance. Thus, basic elements and ornaments are broken down and investigated. This kind of workshops has become her principle speciality of her teaching.
The classes are composed of exercises done individually as well as in couples. They are generally preceded by some warming-up. A specific way of working and searching is proposed not only in order to get better in the technique of tango, but also to give the possibility to women to be more active and responsible in the dance. The work is dedicated to the movements of our own body revising basic elements, such as posture, walking, dissociation, and the pivot.
But it also has a look at technically more advanced elements, such as turns, boléos, as well as out-of-axis positions and movements. In particular, time will be spends on learning some of the vast variety of embellishments possible for women in a rhythmic way and, by that, developing the speed of the feet.
These workshops are meant be understood as addressed to women as well as to men. This is because the technique to move in tango is basically the same, whether you lead or follow. The reason why the workshop is, however, called “women’s technique” is because the exercises are mostly composed of movements more specific to the follower’s part.
Maria Filali & Sigrid
Openness and connection. If you had to pick two words to summarize Maria Filali’s personal and professional career, these would fit.
A connection between dance and other body-centered disciplines.
A connection between Argentine tango and other arts, including theater, opera, film, video, and contemporary dance.
And a connection with internationally renowned partners.
Maria is a classically trained dancer who chose to make tango the focus of her career twenty years ago. During this time, she regularly performed at international tango events and festivals, where she proved herself to be a skilled artist and teacher.
On stage, she took part in productions that blended tango and other forms of performing art alongside a wide variety of partners, including Jorge Rodriguez, who collaborated with her for fifteen years.
From 2014 to 2018, she toured the world with another tango partner, Gianpiero Galdi.
In the fall of 2018, she will be starting several new and exciting tango projects.
In Paris, as part of the Elles du Tango (Ladies of Tango) initiative, she will invite several carefully selected colleagues to her classes as a way to showcase and compare different approaches and viewpoints.
As a solo artist, Maria will continue to offer workshops on tango technique in France and abroad.
She is also completing a training course in Gyrotonic, a body-centered discipline that will serve to further enrich her tango teaching.
Lastly, with respect to her creative productions, Maria is currently working on a new dance video entitled “Sweet – Pain Murmuration” and on the choreography for a new theater piece for Compagnie de la Porte au Trèfle.
Through her personal life and professional career, Maria continues to pursue her priorities, namely being open-minded, striving to be an excellent artist and teacher, and cultivating.
Sigrid & Maria
What connects us and make our pedagogy so special, is a somatic approach to movement and the body in space. By doing so, we focus on connecting the structure of tango with emotion and musicality.
This very personal point of view makes the study of tango with us a fascinating insight into a very coherent and specific, yet completely universal and contemporary dance.
« ... The essential is invisible to the eye... » The little prince, Saint-Exupéry
Over the years, and thanks to our solid background as academically trained dancers, we individually specialized in transmitting the « invisible that changes everything ». Our Tango teaching is enriched by the study of BODY MIND CENTERING® (Sigrid), GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® (Maria).
We provide tango dancers with a deep and joyful experience of the body in space, from a cellular and biomechanical approach to an energetic and poetic perspective. The purpose is to help dancers grow by questioning, discovering concepts, or changing their perspective, to give sense and deepness to their dancing.
We always relate the concepts studied in class back to the idea of connection by focusing on what the two roles have in common, rather than breaking them down separately. We also address more personal and psychological issues on the different dimensions of both roles.
Join us for an unforgettable time together !
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