To those luxe milonga supporters & fans, sorry that we disappointed you with our canceled July event! Here’s the good news:
- Jenna, ex-Luxe milonga co-owner, has decided to pursue her career and life in NY for a while. However, Our wonderful rapper and tango dancer/teacher Momo Smitt has decided to join Luxe milonga with me to continue creating unique, refreshing & luxury experience for all of you who come to Luxe milonga! Welcome Momo!!
- Luxe milonga is going to happen again on Oct. 29th (5th Saturday of Oct) at a brand new location with beautiful wood floor, huge space, chatting/social room, coat room, kitchen…etc.
- This time we are going to have Burak Ozkosem from Canada Montreal be our special DJ for the night!!!!!
Burak Ozkosem, El Turco is recognized for his creative and expressive style and his bold and sensitive interpretations of both traditional tango music and the eclectic, non-traditional music that he incorporates into his djing and instructional repertoire.
He is a popular and attentive teacher. His current focus is to develop Tango Nuevo analysis methodology to understand and teach the essence of Argentine Tango more effectively to different populations in North America. Though he is considered a virtuoso of “Tango Nuevo”, in his dancing Burak is not adding anything new or “modern” to Tango. Every movement he uses is taken strictly from the Tango vocabulary. He respects the music and responds in the traditional places; his syncopa, or rhythm, is flawless. What he does is deconstruct the usual tango marcado (marking) and reconstruct it in his own surprising way. Burak’s nontraditional use of the vocabulary prompts curiosity, and inspiration for other dancers.
He is the creator of prestigious Tango events in North America like Tango Joven Festival 2006-2007, Chicago Tango Week 2008-2009, Miami Beach Tango Marathon. He also co-founded the ARTango Center in Chicago, and his current project with Kristine Berg, Tango Social Club in Montreal. Although he is based in Montreal, Canada he frequently teaches and performs in Miami, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Burak will also teach a couple workshops for us. To those of you who are lovers of Nuevo Tango, his workshops are the NOT-TO-Be-Missed events!! here is a video link of his performance (You can find a lot more videos just by searching his name on youtube):