Brigitta WinklerBrigitta visits 2 to 3 times per year...when she's in town, call 212-807-0802 or email to register for her classes or book private lessons!
BRIGITTA WINKLER lives in Berlin where she studied ballet and modern dance for many years. In 1980, her life changed when she discovered Argentine tango. She then spent some years in Paris studying with Virulazo, a star of Tango Argentine. At that time she met Coco Orlando Diaz, and they began performing together at Les Trottoirs de Buenos Aires in Paris. They took their own show to Montreal, and Toronto. Brigitte traveled often to Buenos Aires to study with such noted dancers as Juan Carlos Copes, Antonio Todaro, Pepito, Gustavo Naveira, and Eduardo Arquimbau. In 1987, she opened Tanzart with her partner; Angelica Fischer and they have performed with companies in Berlin and other European cities. At Tanzart she hosted Arquimbau’s visits to Berlin. In 1994 Brigitte choreographed and danced in "Tango Marathon" in the Theaterhaus Stuttgart" and "Tango Vision" in the Podewil Berlin.
Brigitta incorporates into her interpretation of tango Body-Mind Centering, which she studied in a four-year program with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. Most notably, she has collaborated with four other women to create TangoMujer, a performance group which danced for sold-out audiences at Symphony Space and Town Hall in New York and in Berlin, in summer 1998. TangoMujer received a Production Grant from New England Foundation for the Arts, which sent Brigitta on tour in the fall of 2000.
Brigitta now spends a good part of each year traveling around all 50 United States and throughout Canada and Europe spreading Tango to the masses...we cannot wait for her to return each year to NYC and Dance Manhattan! She will join us again in March 2013 for private lessons, classes and workshops. Click on the EVENT CALENDAR and CLASS SCHEDULE options at the top of this page, and go to March, to view the classes she is subbing and the workshops she is teaching in March!