Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow:
Social Tango Project

At Perles Family Studio: Jul 21

Event Dates
Sunday, Jul 21

10:00 AM


Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at Jacob’s Pillow: Social Tango Project
July 21, 2024 from 10am-1:30pm

Workshop Facilitators: Ann Biddle (Director, DEL at Jacob’s Pillow) and Felice Santorelli (DEL Facilitator).

DELve into an interactive and embodied workshop that uses multiple lenses to explore the dynamic dance form of Tango as participants learn to consider how to bring Tango into the dance classroom in a culturally sustaining way.

In this workshop participants:

  • Learn the fundamental principles of communication inherent in tango from Social Tango Project Artistic and General Directors Agustina Videla and Ramon de Oliveira Cezar
  • Explore different approaches to looking at a choreographer’s work 
  • Engage in embodied research
  • Participate in movement exploration and collaborative dance-making
  • Discover applications of workshop content to dance education

Drawing from the extensive resources of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, participants engage in meaningful dance learning activities that explore diverse dance artists, genres, and eras within a cultural, historic, and social context. Multi-modal teaching strategies include movement observation, embodied reflection, reconstruction practices, collaborative research, and collective dance-making.

Workshop registrants will receive a 20% discount to the same-day matinee performance of Social Tango Project in the Ted Shawn Theatre, subject to ticket availability.

A group of tango dancers in jewel-toned suits and dresses appear on a dimly lit stage. They are paired off, and dancing in each other's arms.
Social Tango Project; photo Paola Evelina

DEL at Jacob’s Pillow connects dance educators, college dance students, classroom teachers, and professional dancers to the DEL model of dance education—situated alongside Jacob’s Pillow’s year-round resources as a center for dance research and development.

Jacob’s Pillow is committed to creating accessible spaces and experiences. Please email with accessibility questions or accommodation requests.

Lead support for the Dance Education Lab at Jacob’s Pillow is generously provided by the Arnhold Foundation.