José and Boston Rueda dancers started experimenting with an “inside/outside” structure in the winter/spring of 2016. After the ruedafestival Stockholm, Sassan and Linda of Berlin brought their considerable creative talent to … and made it a fully functioning structure! is a circle of 4, 6, or 8 couples … but subdivided into two teams. while the other .
Teams enter/exit by the call “Enchulfa Mixta” (or in an early RMx version, “Enchufla Media Vuelta”). Typically, partners change within the same team (ie., Enchufla, Prima) … but with a significant adaption: Both Leaders AND Followers move!
In the first diagram below, some Pa’Fuera Leaders and Normal Rueda Followers “stay home” … BUT, Normal Rueda Leaders AND Pa’Fuera Followers travel through center of circle to their next team partners (i.e.. Enchufla).
As in the digram above, other partner-changing choices are available: CONTRARIO calls and CIRCULAR calls change partners , not through the middle.
Furthermore, MIXTA’s natural “inside & outside” formation also offers 1-couple “Casino” opportunities which exploit expansion/contraction perspective:
When called using the di•ná•mi•ca paradigm, the circle becomes a blur of movement. Sassan combines it with LLanta and Torno to create ! On their website, Sassan and Linda have posted several excellent videos that demo the basic calls, partner-changers, and more:
Workshops on Rueda MIXTA = Rueda Festival Boston
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