Steinar Refsdal y Cyrena Drusine

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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.

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
https://www.youtube.com/embed/qIKi_1tmKmM

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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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.
https://youtu.be/ghfoZAgPlAU

 Piotr Roemer y Ewa Wojtkiewicz

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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 Bisogno y Lorena Tarantino

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