Carmen de la Rosa was born on the 9th of May near the Tablas de Daimiel, the same year that man stepped on the Moon. She moved to Madrid when she was twenty and has lived there ever since. She has always wanted to sing and dance and her special love for music made her want to learn to play an instrument. She is doing so presently thanks to a little piano that she keeps beneath her bed.
She took Flamenco lessons in the Escuela Rafael de Córdoba between 1994 and 1995. Between 1996 and 1999, she did an actors course in the Dance and Theatre School Estudio 3 in Madrid, with Agustín Belucci (theatre and movement teacher) and Fernando Becerra (voice technique teacher).
During those years she realized that she had inherited a passion for tango during her childhood that went from grandmother to mother to daughter. She started going to a large number of Argentine Tango lessons and meetings to develop her training with a variety of well-known teachers and still continues doing so.
In 1997, she met Giuseppe with whom she began a very special professional and personal relationship. Together they decided to open a centre called La Cava de Humilladero in 2002 and in 2003, they started jointly directing the Cultural Association Clave 53. She worked as a Director and Event Coordinator in Clave 53, and has been giving Argentine Tango lessons since 2002.
Carmens interest for Tango is not only related to the dance, but also to Tango in itself. She has developed a variety of documentary-type works about artists such as Troilo, Pugliese, Piazzolla etc. Her next project of the kind is about the influence of avant-garde contemporary art on the world of Tango.
She has complemented her Tango dance by taking Classical Dance lessons with Carlos and Elizabeth in the Academy A Bailar, and with Clara Obejo in the renowned Dance School of Karen Taft. She also went to the Marta de la Vega School, and has taken part in a number of Intensive Contemporary Dance Courses with dancer Gabriela Solini. She presently continues complementing her dance with Floor Bar Exercises and Stretching with Marisa Fuentes from the Association Clave 53.
Director and Founder of the Cultural Association Clave 53: Cultural Management; Event Coordination; gives Argentine Tango lessons since 2002.
Coordinator of Tango Seminars and Events for Argentine teachers and dancers.
Argentine Tango teacher in the School Progreso Musical, Calle Tutor, 52, in Madrid. Since 2008 (ongoing).
Research in both roles of the elements of the Tango to create a more fluid, dynamic, easy, creative and organic dance in which both roles express.
Argentine Tango teacher in the Casino de Madrid, Calle Alcalá, since 2002.
Argentine Tango teacher in the Academia de Bailes in Vista Alegre, Spain, between 2004 and 2006.
Regularly collaborates as a teacher with the dancer and teacher of Argentine Tango, Juan Manuel Nieto, in the Madrid 47 Academy, in Madrid.
Directs the radio programme called Corazón Tango, broadcasted every Friday at 4pm on Radio Intercontinental de Madrid (2002-2003).
Founding Member along with three other people of the Intercultural Centre La Cava de Humilladero. Gives Argentine Tango lessons (2002-2003). Coordination of performance projects involving dance, theatre, storytelling, poetry readings, music, etc.
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|Listen to what each colour tells you.|
|To me, life and music are united and colour represents life.|
Regular Courses 2015-16 (from October to June)
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Ive just come back from dancing Tango, and Ive been discussing ways of bringing this dance to people and transmitting the fact that Tango is more than just a dance, its more than just learning a few steps: Tango is a way of life.
Were eating at the rhythm of a suave little Tango, accompanied by a bandoneon, served on a smooth floor on which high heels swerve and whirl around, stretching the fishnet stockings out from below the light skirts. Then comes a sweet desert topped with a little Creole valsecito: Desde el alma - From the Soul, please. Lets have a drop of Milonga.
When I dance, I try to transmit this feeling, which flows from the tip of my toes, all through my veins, into my soul, and reaches the heart of my being. I am fascinated by the fact that others can discover and enjoy this same passion, this way of communicating which is really worth experiencing. What brings us to these sensations?
First of all, Tango is a big embrace, which allows a strong flow of communication. A dialogue is initiated through this embrace, in which one person is leading and the other responds. The embrace is the dance in itself, a game of emotions that we may or may not get carried away by, and which reach our partner like a splash of pure tenderness. The embrace is a circle of intimacy, penetrated by the music that accompanies one all along. Its an act of love, which happens through the connection with the other. The connection is a communication, a communion, as in a ritual that one performs together.
In order to reach this communication, we use our eyes: we look at each other. I usually tell my students: Its not about looking into each others eyes without blinking. But its no use looking if there isnt anyone to look back at you, or to listen to you. Its about being open to the music, to the silence, to the other persons body. Its about listening to what is being expressed through the movements of the torso, through the hands, the steps, the tempos, the breathing. Its basically tuning into the other persons whole being.
This communication happens on the ground and brings us right up to the skies, and that is why our feet and posture play such an important role. Tango can be heard from the earth up to the skies. Both forces stretch us from the centre. Tango goes right through the bones.
Embrace, intention, eye contact, listening, breathing, music, silence, movement, a pause, stillness, walking and, little by little, your soul will be filled with Tango.