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Gabriela Condrea - author, speaker, teacher, connecter


Gabriela Condrea
author, speaker, teacher, connecter

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Gabriela Condrea - author, speaker, teacher, connecter


Gabriela Condrea
author, speaker, teacher, connecter

 

Author, Teacher, and Student of Life

Gabriela Condrea specializes in developing connection technique in Argentine Tango and is the author of the book WHEN 1+1=1 – on tango and interpersonal relationships. Since releasing her book in 2011, she has presented her work on connection in 85 cities, in 12 countries, across 3 continents. With over 20 years of experience teaching -- as well as 2 years of extensive studies in Buenos Aires and teaching tango since 2010 -- Gabriela has a keen ability to convey technical elements and the essence of what it takes to effectively dance two as one. Her approach to teaching tango is unique: she builds the dance through a collaborative process – well-suited for people with two left feet, no rhythm, limited mobility (TangoStride), even those who "flunked out" of dance classes in their formative years, as well as people with experience in other dances and movement disciplines. Gabriela enjoys working with students of all levels and abilities, finding that the wide range fine-tunes her perception of even the most subtle details that make a big impact in her students' dancing, from novice to seasoned tanguero. 

A teacher(sharer) by trade, Gabriela holds a Master's in Education, a Bachelor's in International Relations & Italian Language & Literature. She taught 8th Grade Language Arts for 4 years (2 years in the Teach for America program), gymnastics at Seattle Gymnastics Academy for 10 years, and has been teaching (including languages, mathematics, tango since 2010) for over 20 years total. Between travels, you’ll find her at home in Seattle or Buenos Aires, sharing the lessons she’s gathered from dance floors far and wide – from her intensive studies in Buenos Aires (where she first met tango) to Europe and all over North America – through workshops, classes, and private lessons for dancers of all levels.

Photo courtesy of Gary Draluck.

 
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1+1=1


WHEN 1+1=1

1+1=1


WHEN 1+1=1

 
 WHEN 1+1=1 audiobook

WHEN 1+1=1 audiobook

 

Book: When 1+1=1: That "Impossible" Connection (2011)

Gabriela's book When 1+1=1: That "Impossible" Connection is an exploration of connection and human relationships through the prism of dance and movement. Originally published in 2011, it is now available in paperback in both English & Spanish, as well as in eBook & audiobook form in English.

Read, listen & buy here

 

 

– REVIEWS –

Gabriela makes “the ‘impossible’ connection” possible for us all. I recommend this book to friends and therapy clients who are struggling with co-creating relationships of equality. I am placing this book by my bed-side, to remind me of my part in creating real intimacy with others.
— Selene David (Seattle, USA) August 2011
A how to let go and be in the moment book.
— Billy Brandt (Seattle, USA), November 2011
I like the philosophy in it and the way you compare it to real life.
— Josephine (Amsterdam, Netherlands), October 2011

 




 

Blog: Invisible-Ties (since 2012)

Read Gabriela's most recent pieces and musings – always connection-themed – on her blog, Invisible-Ties

"We are because we feel, because we form invisible ties and timeless links to one another. Life is about the energy we share - a gaze, an embrace, a fleeting exchange of irreplicable moments. Life is about the connection."



 

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Testimonials


Testimonials

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Testimonials

People say tango is difficult, but after taking your class it doesn’t seem that hard. Like ok, I can do this.
— Avneet, Seattle
Gabriela’s class can help anyone have fun dancing.
— Luis Congdon, Relationship & Personal Coach at WholeSome Union, Seattle
Your workshop was a gentle and clear exploration of the intimacy of the embrace.
— Sandra Vander Schaaf, author of Passionate Embrace, Vancouver BC
We talk about conversation in tango, but so often it tends to be one way where I get to lead stuff and then leave space maybe for embellishments. I like when it really becomes two way.
— workshop participant, Augusta, Georgia
Gracias Gabriela por todo lo que me enseñas...y no sólo es a bailar el tango sino a vivir danzando! (Thank you for all that you teach... and not only to dance tango, but to live dancing!)
— Rossina, Arte Terapeuta e Iniciadora de Yoga Creadora, Buenos Aires
I appreciate your ability to connect dancers both on and off the dance floor. You create an environment that is relaxed and inviting [and] I’ve easily connected with others at your classes... Thank you for facilitating connection on all levels!
— Traci, Seattle
Improving our embrace allowed us greater freedom of movement in a much more relaxed environment, which allowed us to enjoy our dancing so much more.
— Joe & Diana Hayes, Seattle
 

"DANCING TO WALK" feature story

Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle TimesMarch 29, 2016

 

"Stroke patients rediscover joy and mobility through tango"

Bobbi Nodell, UW Health Sciences NewsJune 20, 2016

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