“Openness” and “connection”. If you had to pick two words to summarize Maria Filali’s personal and professional career, these would fit.
A connection between dance and other body-centered disciplines.
A connection between Argentine tango and other arts, including theater, opera, film, video, and contemporary dance.
And a connection with internationally renowned partners.
Maria is a classically trained dancer who chose to make tango the focus of her career twenty years ago. During this time, she regularly performed at international tango events and festivals, where she proved herself to be a skilled artist and teacher.
On stage, she took part in productions that blended tango and other forms of performing art alongside a wide variety of partners, including Jorge Rodriguez, who collaborated with her for fifteen years.
From 2014 to 2018, she toured the world with another tango partner, Gianpiero Galdi.
In the fall of 2018, she will be starting several new and exciting tango projects.
In Paris, as part of the Elles du Tango (Ladies of Tango) initiative, she will invite several carefully selected colleagues to her classes as a way to showcase and compare different approaches and viewpoints.
As a solo artist, Maria will continue to offer workshops on tango technique in France and abroad.
She is also completing a training course in Gyrotonic, a body-centered discipline that will serve to further enrich her tango teaching.
Lastly, with respect to her creative productions, Maria is currently working on a new dance video entitled “Sweet – Pain Murmuration” and on the choreography for a new theater piece for Compagnie de la Porte au Trèfle.
Through her personal life and professional career, Maria continues to pursue her priorities, namely being open-minded, striving to be an excellent artist and teacher, and cultivating.
What connects us and make our pedagogy so special, is a somatic approach to movement and the body in space. By doing so, we focus on connecting the structure of tango with emotion and musicality.
This very personal point of view makes the study of tango with us a fascinating insight into a very coherent and specific, yet completely universal and contemporary dance.
Over the years, and thanks to our solid background as academically trained dancers, we individually specialized in transmitting the « invisible that changes everything ».
Our Tango teaching is enriched by the study of BODY MIND CENTERING® (Sigrid), GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® (Maria).
We provide tango dancers with a deep and joyful experience of the body in space, from a cellular and biomechanical approach to an energetic and poetic perspective.
The purpose is to help dancers grow by questioning, discovering concepts, or changing their perspective, to give sense and deepness to their dancing.
We always relate the concepts studied in class back to the idea of connection by focusing on what the two roles have in common, rather than breaking them down separately. We also address more personal and psychological issues on the different dimensions of both roles.
Join us for an unforgettable time together !