Fausto y Stephanie

Bio & Details

FAUSTO AND STEPHANIE are professional dancers, teachers and DJs of Argentine Tango.

FAUSTO CARPINO (Syracuse, Sicily) he had his first encounter with dance
at the age of six, for twelve years he has studied, practiced and participated in many Ballroom dance competitions, regional and national, who have seen him always among the first places.
At the age of sixteen, thanks to his sister Barbara (also dancer) and his partner Claudio, who had recently discovered argentine tango, Fausto had his first contact with this dance, remaining fascinated. After many years of Ballroom training, his learning was very fast and shortly after Barbara, Claudio and Fausto decided to open the first school of Argentine tango in Syracuse, Paladanze. Since then, Fausto became one of the main teachers of Paladanze for several years. Since 2004 he teaches and continues to develop his dance at full time. Besides being a successfull tango dancer, Fausto is also a well-known tango DJ, but lately, because of lack of time, he does not practise this activity very often. From 2008 onwards he was Djing in important festivals, marathons and milongas in Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Canada and Argentina.
From 2006 to 2012 he was a member of the organization of the Syracuse International Tango Festival.

At the end of 2006 he meets Veronica Toumanova with whom he collaborated and made a dancing couple from 2007 to 2011. Later, for a short period, he collaborated with Anna Solakius and Maria Filali.
Since July 2011 he’s in a fix dancing couple with Stephanie Fesneau.

STEPHANIE FESNEAU (Paris, France) dance and theater were always present in her life since she was a child. At the age of sixteen she discovers tango, thanks to a friend of her’s, and from that moment on, tango has been always more and more present in her life, until it became it’s essential part.
In a short time she starts to teach in one of the most successful schools in Warsaw, Zlota Milonga, where she taught until 2009, before returning to

Paris, place of birth, where she taught in one of the oldest schools and milongas of the city, Le Chantier. Afterwards, in 2011 she moved to Florence, where she taught for two years at the ‘Pablo’ school.
In her short but intense tango career, she collaborated with several dancers in various schools in Warsaw, Paris and Florence.
Since July 2011 she’s in a fix dancing couple with Fausto Carpino.

THE COUPLE Fausto and Stephanie, are a dance couple since July 2011. After an intense period of preparation, they begin to participate in various tango events as teachers. So far they have taught in more than 27 different countries and 80 cities.

Their lessons are focused on how to propose oneself to the partner in a confortable way within the embrace, based on logic and natural movements.
They believe that connection, musicality and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of tango.

 Gianpiero y Maria

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Maria & Gianpiero’s dance is based on their belief that the encounter between two different personalities and two life trajectories complement each other when sustained by shared values : this makes their tango a constant dialogue.

As performers, their main wish is to create moments of deep and shared emotion with the public, which can be achieved only by pure improvisation. They hope to be inspirationnal and to reach each person in the audience in a very personal way. They strongly believe that the language of tango transcends personal feelings and can reach artistic status. Esthetically, their culture of the «here and now» in tango leads them to go from traditional to more contemporary expression and moves.

As teachers, they combine deep study of technical understanding and analysis of core concepts with the use of very concrete tools, to increase sensations and efficiency of movement. Their holistic approach of tango focuses on developing presence and global body-awareness, putting technical precision at the service of creativity, expressivity and musicality.

Maria’s career path is grounded in her desire to build bridges between cultures and the many forms of expression that inspire her. As a child she constantly moved from one country to another, before settling in France at 18 and graduating from the Bordeaux National Conservatory with honors, earning a Gold medal in 1995, and a Medal of honor in 1996. In the same year she also passed her Master in “Communication and Performing Arts” at University of Bordeaux III.

In 1997, she discovered Argentine tango, soon to become her favorite means of expression, as she considered it an international language, transcending cultures and disciplines. Based in Paris, she studied regularly with C.Lambert & J. Elbaz for several years, while taking every opportunity to learn directly from professionals and masters working in Europe and Buenos Aires.

As a result of her life path and educational background, Maria never misses a chance to combine and confront tango with performing arts, film, and opera. She also keeps investigating different body techniques, enabling her to fine-tune her interpretation of the tango and teaching methods : contemporary dance, acting technique, lyrical singing, yoga, gyrotonic…

Over the years, she also constantly went on enrichening her dancing and teaching skills through every one of her numerous collaborations with great and very different dancers, notably : John Zabala, Daniel Carlsson, Jorge Rodriguez, Aoniken Quiroga, Eric Lindgren, Oriel Toledo, Fausto Carpino…

Since 2000, as a tango performer she has been a guest of renowned international shows in theaters and festivals as well as artistic projects.

Gianpiero was only 12 when his father (engeneer, martial art teacher and tango lover) involved him in a free project for youngster to approach tango.

He fell in love with tango during his first trip to Buenos Aires when he was only 15 and since then he’s been studying with all the major Maestros.

Becomes a teacher the following year and starts performing in Italy and abroad at 18, realizing that he wanted to dedicate his life to tango.

Since then he had the chance to travel around and perform with lots of great dancers as Mila Vigdorova, Corina Herrera, Cesira Miceli, Nadia Hronidu and others.

His tango and his pedagogy are strictly connected to his studies of music, engeneering and bio-mechanic as “a simple and efficient technique, based on natural laws and aware listening, as the key to free the real and intimate spirit of tango”

Alper y Selen

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Alper & Selen CV One of the new generation couples, dance in harmony of dynamics, emotion and elegance. They blend these motives with their in-depth and enthusiastic approach to tango. With their admiration and eternal respect for tango, they have created a unique style with a distinct use of musicality. They give priority to fluency and an analytical approach not only in their dancing but also in their method of teaching. While sharing their knowledge and experience related to tango, they have created an enjoyable style which concentrates on the essence of the subject, combined with musicality and improvisation. They continue to teach and learn because they believe that learning never ends in tango, just as in life. They have been dancing and teaching together since 2005. They have been invited to several tango festivals and workshops They are teaching and performing not only in different cities of Turkey, but also in different countries around europe like Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Holland, Finland, Canada, Belgium, Lebanon and Italy. In 2010 they performed in Buenos Aires milongas and they have danced with great orchestras; Sexteto Milonguero (Argentina), Soledad (Russia) and Tango Plus (Turkey). They were the champions at the First Open World Tango Championship which was held in İstanbul in May 2008. At the present they are living in İstanbul. They are working in İstanbul Tango. Apart from that they continue to give tango workshops in their own studio called “Tangoloji Dance Studio” where is in Ankara.

Andres Molina y Natacha Lockwood

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Andres and Natacha met four years ago in Buenos Aires milongas.
She is from Paris. He is from Buenos Aires. This encounter will be a blast. Early 2015 they decided to work together, based in Paris, to develop and share a renewed vision for tango. They look for an organic and cheerful dance, focusing on sensations and musicality, yet keeping present the essence of tango, sparing superficialities and clichés. When they dance, they actively listen and inspire each other.

Their quality of movement is a combination of smoothness and power, grounding and presence, creativity and expression. Their way of teaching is based on precise internal body technique, which allows comfort and fluidity individually and as a couple, as well as communication and improvisation.
Socially open and fun, their classes are both challenging and playful and bring practical tools to improve and develop the dance.”

DJ Semeon Kukormin

Bio & Details
We all need friends!
And it’s great when they’re in tango!
And when it can be a festival with friends – it’s three times as nice!

 

Playing music music for friends is always amazing, because you already know their tastes and you can get feedback faster! You feel more relaxed. Trust and support inspire and the music becomes even stronger!

 

As always, I will play with great respect to the dance floor.
The Golden Age, music for empathy and co-creation!
Tango – is when we dance feelings!

DJ Gabriela Manea

Bio & Details
Passionate dancer and tango traveller for the last 10 years, and an experienced organizer as part of the Bucharest Tango Encuentro and Bucharest Tango Marathon teams, Gabriela has also been DJ-ing in local milongas and national tango events for the last five years. Currently she’s one of the fast-growing international Djs and she has been with us in Tango Cazino since our first edition.”I’m a passionate dancer first and foremost. I’m a story-teller. I like playing with dancers’ emotions. This is what you’ll feel in my music selection”

DJ Konrad Krynski

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Konrad Krynski spends way too much time researching tango music. On Thursdays you can find him on a popular Thursday milonga in Budapest that he organizes, on weekends DJing and wine-tasting at international tango events in many countries. As a DJ he will give you a range of famous classical tango orchestras from mid-20ies till late 70ies, spiced up with rare yet exciting danceable pieces. In short, he’ll rip his heart out and give it to you.

DJ Andres Molina

Bio & Details
In his nine years as a DJ. Andrés Molina has grown to become a well-established figure of the Buenos Aires and European tango scene. His mixing is always on the spot and is aimed at creating a continuous high-energy vibe throughout the crowd.Because he pays close attention to the dancefloor mood, he is able to adapt but also to actively interact with the people around him, making him someone who plays for the people and not according to his own tastes.His unconventional choices of cortinas also contribute to this idea by being a key tool of the mix selection instead of mere transitions between tandas. For these reasons, Andrés Molina is now considered as a cornerstone of the up-and-coming generation of DJs

DJ Theo Sevdas

Bio & Details
For me being enthusiastic about dancing tango goes hand in hand with the love for the music. It keeps fascinating me – on the dance floor or while picking the next tanda. My sets will mainly include music from the late 30s to the 60s structured by tandas and cortinas. I like to build the night around the elegance and nostalgic emotions of the 40s. Depending on the mood, I will choose when to go for more romance, energy or drama.

DJ Martin Lutsch

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What is better than making people dance? Making people dance with a smile on their faces. This is what i love about playing music.Living in Stuttgart, I am a co-organizer of Tangoloft where I frequently DJ in our regular milongas. Sharing my favorite tangos with passionate dancers is a true pleasure and great fun and I’m happy for the opportunity to do so at Tango Cazino.