Luiza Paes Workshop, online registration now available

September 18-20, 2009

Complete schedule and details are located at

Friday September 18th:
8:00 pm: Special performance with Jaimes Friedgen at the Artwalk Milonga!
9 – 10:20 pm: FIRST CONTACT, The Connection (essential tools & concepts for a creative Dancer)

Saturday September 19th:
1 – 2:30 pm: THE FIRST CONVERSATION, Listening to the Other (studying geometry of movement and how to communicate)
2:45 – 4:15 pm: FLOOR PLAY:Starting to Talk (contact, generating ideas)
4:30 – 6 pm: MOVING TOGETHER, Listening and Talking (both roles taking responsibility for musicality and mechanics)

Sunday September 20th:
1 – 2:30 pm: GOING FURTHER, Finding the Quality, the Character (history, musicality, posture)
2:45 – 4:15 pm: THE INTENSITY, The Spice, the Intimacy with the Music

About Luiza
Brazilian-born Luiza Paes, a student of music since the age of six, worked in musical education and vocal technique for many years. Her very first tango experience was in 1997 in Portland, Oregon where she took a group class with Clay Nelson and was immediately struck by the music and fascinated by the idea of the connection in the couple. Back in Brazil, Luiza met Norberto “Pulpo” Esbrez who became her teacher and then partner for nearly 10 years. Luiza and “Pulpo” traveled the world teaching and performing: Russia, Japan, Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Denmark, United States, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, and Brazil. They also taught at numerous tango festivals including CITA in Buenos Aires, Portland, Las Vegas, Boston, Amsterdam, Tango del Norte in Denmark. Since February 2008 she started teaching and traveling on her own and with different partners.

Luiza is a fun, caring and articulate instructor and teaches technique emphasizing the leader’s and follower’s roles, improvisation and the ability of adapting. She is very successful in generating a relaxed and humorous environment for the students to enjoy and take the most out of their learning process. Her focus is on teaching musicality along with technique that opens up possibilities for creativity in the dance.