Tango, a dance of expressive possibilities; because of its quality of improvised dance, it brings to us a code, but not rules, it opens up a space for freedom where it asks of the body to express itself and react to silent words.
It is in this direction that we have developed our teaching method. We aim to build an organic and "real" body, looking for the natural, pedestrian, universal laws of movement. This does not refer to an abstract style or prototype, it takes into account that each body has its own story behind it, guiding each student on a path of research and awareness.
A thorough study of the art of movement, as well as being the foundations to create improvisation, it also allows the student to start to think with the body.
It is a challenge, but the particularity of tango is that there is nothing mechanical about it, feelings and emotions created it, and continue to keep it alive to this day.
Facundo Menéndez born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he first began to be interested in different movement techniques, such as contact improvisation, and contemporary dance. He has been dedicated to Tango for ten years, starting out with teachers including Julio Balmaceda & Corina de la Rosa, Chicho Frumboli, Rodolfo Dinzel, Eduardo Pareja (Parejita) and Carlitos Perez; with whom he learnt the fine details of the dance, bringing his own soft, dynamic and musical style to it, with fluid movements incorporating the different techniques of Tango, like long elegant steps, quick rhythmic footwork. His teaching experience includes working with Gabriel Glagovsky during seminars and in the cultural collective “La Castorera” in Buenos Aires. He is currently teaching in London and other cities in the United Kingdom and Europe. His teaching style emphasizes on musicality and detail in the steps, which gives inspiration and connection to the dance and dancers. In 2013 he organized the Glasgow International Tango Festival which celebrates and develops Tango in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Now he is running Red Room Tango, a regular tango evening in central London.