For more than 20 years Astrid has been dancing Tango Argentino and is well known and respected in the tango communities worldwide as an excellent leading woman. She has developed strong sensitivity in leading, great creativity in improvising and playful musicality which stand out as key elements in her dance. But Astrid is recognized also for her skills as follower which expand her knowledge of the dance much more.
Since 2005 she is teaching in Berlin at “PHYNIXtanzt” Studio, traveling as a guest teacher and accepted invitations in Germany, United Kingdom, Paris and also abroad to Argentina, the United States and Canada. She received invitations to teach and perform in several festivals including Queertangofestival Copenhagen, Phantastango Festival (Germany) and Queertango Festival Buenos Aires. In 2011 she founded the first international Queertangofestival in Berlin with a great success and international recognition.
Her teaching is based on awareness, analysis of natural movement in combination with her profound knowledge of technique, structure of the dance and awareness of connection in the couple—creating a constant dialogue between leaders and followers who share the responsibility of listening and reacting to each other, based on a strong connection to the music. Her exploration of the many techniques of tango, from the very classical to the very experimental, leading and following, including other dance forms such as contact improvisation or modern dance makes her believe that there is no “one” Tango. She believes in creative, liberating variety and connection of ideas, movements and technique by respecting the roots of Argentine Tango. She promotes that fusion to reduce boundries and let find people their own expression in the dance.