Tango technique classes:
private and group classes
every Tuesday from 19.45 to 22.45&
every Friday from 18.15 to 22.45 in Mala Junta Berlin
Ala Malisa is a dancer, teacher and choreographer; devoted to dancing since earliest age (folk dance, ballet, modern jazz, broadway jazz, swing jazz, contemporary dance, contact improvisation), 2009-2013 leader of childrens dance group "Stonoga", 2011 graduated contemporary dance studies, 2007-2012 member of "House of Dance" Jazz Theatre and Physical Dance Theatre "Pracownia fizyczna"; since 6 years madly in love with tango dance and music - 2013 moved to Berlin just for tango; since that point intensly developing her tango skills in Germany, Argentina and Turkey. Her teachers were i.a. Ruben Feliz, Silvio Lavila, Sara Grdan&Ivan Terrazas, Janina Quinones, Noelia Hurtado, Stefania Colina&Juan Martin Cararra, Fatima Vitale.
"My dance&music affection comes from my very childhood years. I had been born into musician family where grandfather playing accordeon, father drummer rapping out rhythms on all possible pieces of furniture and mother choreographer taking me to work belonged to my daily routine. For some time i hadn’t had other choice than to like it ;) but then I found myself surprised how much it imprinted on me – while being at university I hadn’t clearly known what I had been actually doing more: studying german or dancing? And then it all happened: 5 years at Lodz Jazz Theatre, choreographical course with contemporary dance specialisation, Lodz Physical Dance Theatre and spontaneous contact improvisation festivals at Ibiza…where I’d also got in touch with tango. From that point on my life has started being a constant search for tango experiences, eventually including moving to Berlin.
And here I am now, living my dreams, as dancer, teacher and tdj.
What keeps drawing me to tango again and again is the nonverbal communication, intensity and harmony of connection you would hardly find in any other dance. When teaching I focus on expending body awareness, encouraging people to breathe, feel their bodies as well as going beyond their movement patterns. Being enthusiast of active following concept I pay much attention to expression and sense of musicality also as follower’s skill."