Partnerwork In 2 Acts W/ Frankie Martinez
Sunday, 30 June 2019
412 8th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Location: New York City, USA
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Partnerwork In 2 Acts W/ Frankie Martinez

As the term suggests, “Partner Work” is the expression of Mambo through the unique discipline of coordinated and synchronized movement and communication of 2 or more individuals.

The most interesting and exciting facet of this practice is the precise Lead/Follow relationship. Developing the skill of communicating our intentions and responses in a refined and subtle way, that remains hidden to the observer. This communication creates a sense of oneness and magic, and an intense feeling that only synchronized and rhythmical movement with another body can produce

“Act 1 the Matrix of Mambo”
(Finding freedom through structure)

In this first Act on Sunday, JUNE 30, we will deal with the engineering of Latin dance. A full rundown of the mechanical concepts that make the dance function as a means of expression and communication beyond that of normal conversation. An exploration of how mastery of structure is the only way to come close to breaking the chains of bad technique and achieving the level of freedom that comes from acting intuitively from a sound base of mechanical philosophy.

“Act 2. Its all Jazz”
(How the structure of Latin partner-dance is designed to function musically)

On Sunday, JULY 21, we will take the structure from Act 1 and explore its musical design. Where's the music in partnerwork? How did we so quickly discard the most important things the dance tried to address musically? It's become a diarrhea of turns for turns sake and something so far removed from whence it was birthed. But the secrets are all there hiding in the most basic tenants of the dance. We will strip back the misinformation of what’s popular, get to the root of how the interaction between two people in this dance is designed to be musical, and how its physical structure facilitates that.

All levels of experience are welcome and either one or both days of this workshop may be taken, although attendance for both parts is recommended.

ACT I: Sunday, June 30 - from 12-2PM
Pricing: $45 in advance/$55 day of

ACT II: Sunday, July 21 - from 12-2PM
Pricing: $45 in advance/$55 day of

For additional question and information, please contact the studio directly at:

You Should Be Dancing Studios
412 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-244-0011
[email protected]

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