Queer Argentine Tango Workshop

Queer Argentine Tango Workshop

with Murielle Elizéon and Aubrey Griffith-Zill

May 9, 2015, 4 – 5:30 pm


Queer tango is a new way to dance Argentine tango, free from traditional heteronormative codes. It engages the elegance and complexity of the dance form without pre-established roles according to gender, regularly switching roles between leader and follower.

Workshop description

After a playful warm-up designed to foster body awareness, contact with oneself, our partner, and fluidity of movement, we will dive into Argentine Tango principles such as leading/following, embrace, shift of weight and walking. We will deeply work on the above principles in order to access the heart of Argentine tango: improvisation around the structure. Regularly changing roles will allow us to refine communication and increase possibilities of play.

Instructors bios

Murielle Elizéon is a French dancer, choreographer and teacher. She has worked in dance and performance since 1995 and with various choreographers and theater directors throughout Europe and the US. She teaches both amateurs and professionals in various dance companies, schools and institutions internationally. Her choreographic work has been presented in France, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. Performing and teaching tango for nearly 10 years, she furthered her education in 2010 in Buenos Aires. Her tango teachers have included Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepulveda, Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Bruno Tombari y Mariangeles Camaño, Eugenia Parilla, Michelle Marsidi and Joachim Dietiker.

Aubrey Griffith-Zill is a professional dancer, dynamic performer, and enthusiastic instructor who has trained and taught both in the United States and abroad. During her dance career she has worked with such respected groups and individuals as Cobo Brother Dance Company (NC) Juan Matos (Barcelona), Mouaze (Paris), Santo Rico (NYC), and Gresille Ponce (NJ). She embodies a natural sense of art in motion. Her unique philosophy, born from a passion for dance, exudes a deep understanding of the natural connection between movement, rhythm, and nature.