Carlitos y Noelia

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Noelia and Carlos are one of the most famous and favourite couples among tangueros all over the world! Working together since 2011 they have created their own unique style of dancing. They combine the tradition of classical stye tango salon with a breathtaking beautiful close embrace. On top of that they add elastic dynamics, perfect musicality and tons of energy!

Noelia is known as the Queen of embellishments and this can clearly be seen both in her performances and her teaching. Noelia’s instruction epitomises active following and she excels in teaching when it comes to adding style to your dance. Her musicality and active form of following also creates new ideas for students looking for different and creative ways of following their partner.

Carlitos dances an authentic close-embrace milonguero style tango. His personal dance style is characterised by a rare combination of extreme dynamism, profound musicality, energy, precision, and a very grounded and elegant walk. As an instructor Carlos works on multiple levels with students, simultaneously developing technique and mechanics while challenging the student’s interior landscape and outlook on tango and their own dance.

 

Fausto y Stephanie

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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.

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.

 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”

Steinar y Cyrena

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Cyrena and Steinar are an up-and-coming Tango couple, based in Oslo. Cyrena won the US Tango Championship in 2007 and then finished as a finalist in the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires. She has performed internationally with renowned Argentine Tango companies like Tango Pasión, and has taught and performed in the US, Argentina, Europe and Japan. Steinar is a certified teacher and has a bachelor in Performing Arts Jazz which gives him a unique understanding of musicality and improvisation in Tango. They began dancing together in 2016 and since then have taught and performed in New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin, Stockholm, Buenos Aires and Bangkok in tango festivals, shows and milongas. This year they have competed in Norway’s Got Talent and were selected as finalists. They are known for their elegant dance style and for their clear teaching methods, where they focus on quality of movement, technique and musicality.

René-Marie Meignan y Tania Heer

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René-Marie was born in a theatre, into a family of artists: actors, theatre directors, musicians, painters, dancers… His youth resonates with the live arts: drama, music, and dance. His different artistic experiences have led him to travel the world and it is Berlin that he discovers himself and learns the Argentine tango, notably with Matias Facio and Ismael Ludman. He then developed his dance concept with masters such as Corina Herrera Horacio Godoy,  Moira Castellano, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Anne, Ruben & Sabrina Veliz, Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sanchez, Carlitos Espinoza & Noelia Hurtado, Mariano Chicho Frumboli & Juana Sepulveda.

René-Marie is part of the new generation of dancers that represents tango in Europe today. He teaches regular workshop cycles in France and Switzerland as well as the LABOTANGO in Lyon with Tania. In addition to his activities in theatre directing within his company La Mer est ton Miroir, he participates in the organization of the Alchemie Tango Festival in Prague.His dance draws from a great musicality an energy that is both intense and sensitive.

Tania is a dancer, translator, and epicurean. She started dancing tango in early 2012 during a semester of independent studies in Buenos Aires and has been in love with it ever since. Tango came as a rediscovery of a life-long passion that had been left aside during her schooling; as she studied tap, capoeira and classical ballet through the Royal Academy of Dancing program for over ten years. Since 2012 T’s embarked on a search for self-improvement and worked with a number of established maestros including Horacio Godoy, Moira Castellano, Corina Herrera, Ruben & Sabrina Véliz, Ariadna Naveira & Fernando Sánchez, Sebastián Jimenez, Maria Ines Bogado, Ines Muzzopappa and much more. Tango also plays well with her gripping need of discovery and has opened the doors even further for an already experienced traveler, who now has an extra reason to go travel the world.
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Dominic Bridge y Kara Wenham

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Dominic is what happens when a philosophy professor and music composer get it on. Born into a family of artists and introspective deep thinkers, he started dancing in 2005 at the age of eighteen at the University of Oregon. Completely taken by tango, a year later he packed his bags for Buenos Aires. From the beginning, his focus on connection, action-reaction, energy flow, and emotion as something to be cultivated has had a deep impact on his dancing and teaching. Dominic moved to Europe when he was contracted to take over instruction of tango school in Florence in 2008. In 2010 he moved to Paris, and from 2011-2013 partnered with Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh, featuring in various prominent tango festivals. His career became increasingly international, with artistic residencies and tango school-building in Florence (La Pablo), Paris (Tango Mon Amour), Moscow (Tango Mío), Budapest (Barrio del Tango), Portland (PDX Tango). He’s now based in Berlin. With over twelve years dedicated to teaching, a background in music and psychology, Dominic’s passion for teaching continues to grow constantly, having worked with thousands of students in over fifteen countries.
Dominic’s students appreciate not only his natural ability as a dancer, but his self-awareness and skill in articulating what many people find all but ineffable about tango. He is a devoted teacher who strives to open inner doors within his students so that they may further discover themselves and other life treasures along the way.
Planetango 10 with Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh, Moscow 2013

Kara
came to tango in 2000 and since then has been going ever deeper into this dance form both as a dancer and as a teacher. She learned, trained and worked as a dancer/teacher in Buenos Aires where she lived for eleven years and was affected not just by the many wonderful teachers and dancers along the way, but also by the culture itself. She danced for seven years with Matias Facio and then another seven years with Javier Antar. These two partnerships powerfully shaped both her dancing and pedagogy, and with them she traveled and attended prestigious festivals and schools both in Buenos Aires and around the globe.
TanGO to Istanbul with Javier Antar, 2013
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Kara has developed a pedagogy that is designed to empower students by giving them tools that focus on a solid technique, a clear idea of the structure of the dance, connection, lead and follow, musicality, improvisation, and the development of a personal style. Her interest and aim in teaching is not the ‘what’ of the movement but rather the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of it.

Since her new partnership with Dominic Bridge, she has discovered an exciting new path for her dancing that proves that there is no end in sight with tango. Their partnership fits easily and has quickly asserted a strong tanguero stamp that is both true in essence and form. While their musicality and improvisational capacity reaches a high level, it always comes from a solid and authentic connection between them. From the couple the dance is born, and this is perhaps one of the most satisfying facets of their dancing together: what they create together is more than the sum of their parts.
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 Piotr y Ewa

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They met for the first time at the milonga in Kraków in 2012 and they paid attention to each other from the very first moment. After a few months they decided to practise together, soon they became a couple in a private life as well. In 2014 they started to teach tango and perform.

Ewa is a dance teacher and psychologist specializing in movement and dance therapy. For many years she was a ballroom and contemporary dancer. Piotr is a violinist, composer and music theorist, exploring the improvisation techniques. He is also a tango DJ. Their different backgrounds led them to many discussions and inspired to explore tango from various perspectives, which became a shared passion.

In 2017 they decided to move for one year to Italy to study under Gianpiero Galdi. While staying there they are also working and performing with his Tangere company.

 Vincenzo y Lorena

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DJ Semeon Kukormin

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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

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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 Theo Sevdas

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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 Lorena Tarantino

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“I met tango in the wonderful scenario of Neapolitan Tango Community during my adolescence. I’ve been always keen onto many music genres, classical ballet, opera, musicals and traditional Neapolitan musical heritage. The discovery of tango was the perfect mixture of sounds, lyrics and melodies to engage, enhance and fulfil my curiosity. I’ve been fascinated by the subtile bond that links the Art as a mean to elevate ourselves and as a bless to earthly feelings and desires.

Therefore, as a Dj, I dedicated my research to the objective of offering dancers the opportunity of feeling the most hidden shades of the endless meadow of  emotions Tango may provide.”

DJ René-Marie Meignan

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DJ Fausto Carpino

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DJ Panos Nikoletos

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Panos started his Tango adventure almost 10 years before. His love about the dance and the music led him to Buenos Aires where he stayed and worked as a dancer and a dj for almost 3 years. His music style changing depending the event and the crowd keeping always the classic music style of the milongas in Buenos Aires. He attended many festival and milongas around the world, from salón canning parakultural in Buenos Aires to milongas and festivals all around Europe.

DJ Francesco Cieschi

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DJ Mihai Georgescu

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Mihai started DJing in 2008 with curiosity and a passion for dancing.
Driven by the idea of being a “DJ devoted to the dancers” his sensibility for the particular atmosphere of an evening made him
quickly became a requested Tango DJ. Since then he is regularly Djing in Paris and has been invited to many Milongas,
Marathons and Festivals all over Europe.
“Tango in the first place about social dancing, and I aim to contribute in the most discreet and attentive way. My ideal
Milonga is one that you leave not remembering what tandas were played, but just that you had a great time !”
Over the past seven years Mihai has played music at more than 230 different Tango-events in more than 20 cities in over 12
countries.
But still, he asks himself in each of his sets: “What would I feel like dancing the next Tanda?”