2016 HK Intensive Tanguera Week with STELLA MISSÉ
Stella Misse is part of the famous Misse tango family with her siblings Andrea, Sebastian, Mariana and Gabriel, and a shining star in her own right. She began studying Argentine folk dance at the age of 5 and from the age of 7 began her studies in Argentine Tango with her siblings under Maria and Carlos Rivarola, Miguel Angel Zotto and Osvaldo Zotto. As a young girl she frequented the milongas with her family, where she danced and learnt with the great milongueros such as Osvaldo “Cachito” Mantegaza, Ernesto “Pupy” Castello, Pedro “Toto” Faraldo, amongst others. Since childhood she has given performances in the legendary dance halls alongside the greatest tango figures of the 80s and 90s.
From the age of 17, she began to work in tango shows in Buenos Aires such as La Cumparsita, Tango 1921, Museo Casa Carlos Gardel Tango and Tango x 2 by Miguel Angel Zotto. She participated in major festivals around the world to replace her sister Andrea Misse during her pregnancy in 2009, partnering with Javier Rodriguez. In 2010 she returned to Buenos Aires to join the cast of the tango show, “Senor Tango” until 2013. In recent years she gives private classes and performances mainly in Buenos Aires, while traveling also to Russia, Ukraine, Australia and Korea to spread her art.
Stella Misse in Senor Tango:
Stella Misse and Javier Rodriguez:
Stella Misse and Vladimir Khorev:
Program & Registration
( on/before 27th Apr )
Full Pass: $1680 ($1820)
Workshop: $260 /per class (1.5hr)
Welcome Practica: $100
Gala Night: $160
Group of 8~10 people: $140 /per person
( Pay at the door )
Full Pass: $1980 ($2120)
Workshop: $300 /per class (1.5hr)
Welcome Practica: $120
Gala Night: $200
May 4th (Wed)
9:30pm Welcome Practica @ AS, Wan Chai
with 45min guided session by Stella
May 7th (Sat)
9:30pm Gala Night @ DZ, Tin Hau
May 6th (Fri)
Workshop [L1] @ DZ, Tin HauLadies Technique I
9:40pm Workshop [S1] @ DZ, Tin Hau
Tango Salon - Walking and Fundamentals
May 7th (Sat)
12:30pm Workshop [L2] @ DZ, Tin Hau
Ladies Technique II
May 8th (Sun)
5:00pm Workshop [T3] @ DZ, Tin Hau
Ladies Technique III
6:40pm Workshop [S2] @ DZ, Tin Hau
Tango Salon - Giros
May 10th (Tue)
Workshop [S3] @ DC, Wan ChaiTango Salon - more Advanced Sequences
AS - Amico Studio, 2/F 167-169 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
DZ - Danzstage, 20/F 148 Electric Road, Tin Hau
DC - Dance Concept, 7/F Great Smart Tower 230 Wanchai Road, WanChai
Milonga "Mala Junta"Performance by Stella Missé & Partner
DJ: I-Fan Wu (Taipei)
Is Stella teaching alone in Hong Kong?
Stella will be coming to HK alone and will be teaching the classes by herself with the assistance of Felipe and Sandra if needed. She has many years of experience teaching alone for both group and private classes in Buenos Aires to students of both genders.
The name of the program is Intensive Tanguera Weekend. Are the classes only for tangueras?
We named the program "Intensive Tanguera Weekend" not because the classes are only fit for tangueras. The idea of the program is to learn Tango from a woman's perspective, which includes technique for ladies (obviously), as well as skills for leaders told in the point of view of a lady. The entire program will be beneficial to both men and women.
What levels are the classes for?
All 6 workshops and the guided practica are for dancers of all levels.
What are the topics for ladies technique classes and are classes 1, 2 and 3 arranged in increasing level of difficulty?
The three ladies technique classes are for all levels and are not progressive (meaning class 1 is not a prerequisite for class 2, and class 2 is not a prerequisite for class 3), nor are they arranged in levels of difficulty, although more basic topics will be covered in the earlier sessions, such as posture, walking, change of weight, balance, etc. Therefore it is highly recommended that you do take all three sessions. Topics are not fixed, but will definitely cover all basic topics of technique including those already mentioned, as well as ochos and giros.
Can MEN join the ladies technique classes?
Yes. There may be topics involving use of the heels that are relevant only to ladies but in general the techniques are the same for both men and women, such as posture, balance, finding your core, pivots, walking, giros, etc. Men will find these classes very useful too.
What is the 2nd class Tango Salon about?
The class will be on steps and sequences for Tango Salon, which in general means tango danced in a social scenario (ie at the milonga) as opposed to on the stage. Please do understand that the names are just "guidelines" and try to attend the class with an open mind and I am sure everyone will learn alot from the classes:)