Masters of Festival

 

SEBASTIAN ACHAVAL & ROXANA SUAREZ

She started listening to tango music when she was in her mother's womb. Her mother used to go to the milonga organized by her grandmother Martita in Congreso area. She grew up surrounded by tango, watching the best dancers of those times, practicing since she was very young in Buenos Aires milongas, and learning with the best teachers. Neuquén and raised in Azul, he decided to move to Buenos Aires, the tango's capital city, to pursue his professional career. In 2005, he took part in the Tango World Championship, and he became, along with Ximena Gallicchio, the Salon Tango World Champion 

He knew about tango when he was 15. A friend of his enrolled him in the Tango School. That would take him, without knowing it, to a key path in his life. Born in. 
They started working together in February 2007. Since then, they have been teaching group and private lessons in well-known venues and milongas in Buenos Aires, and they usually perform in the most famous dance floors of the city. Also, they participate in festivals around the world with their seminars and exhibitions, and they visit important cities in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

DANIEL NACUCCHIO & CRISTINA SOSA

She started listening to tango music when she was in her mother's womb. Her mother used to go to the milonga organized by her grandmother Martita in Congreso area. She grew up surrounded by tango, watching the best dancers of those times, practicing since she was very young in Buenos Aires milongas, and learning with the best teachers. Neuquén and raised in Azul, he decided to move to Buenos Aires, the tango's capital city, to pursue his professional career. In 2005, he took part in the Tango World Championship, and he became, along with Ximena Gallicchio, the Salon Tango World Champion 

He knew about tango when he was 15. A friend of his enrolled him in the Tango School. That would take him, without knowing it, to a key path in his life. Born in. 
They started working together in February 2007. Since then, they have been teaching group and private lessons in well-known venues and milongas in Buenos Aires, and they usually perform in the most famous dance floors of the city. Also, they participate in festivals around the world with their seminars and exhibitions, and they visit important cities in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

JONATHAN SAAVEDRA & CLARISA ARAGÓN

Clarisa Aragón and Jonathan Saavedra began to work together as a couple in the beginning of 2012. Intensive training with important maestros of Tango and a huge responsibility about a constant progress has led them to create their unique style, both in dance, as well as in their method of  teaching Because of their exceptional personality, expression and great dedication soon they have begun to perform in all majormilongas and tango festivals in Buenos Aires and all over the world. Among many of their achievements you can also find a performance on such a remarkable stage  as the Cosquín National Folklore Festival . InAugust 2015 they won the World Championship in Tango Salón category and now they continue to travel with their Tango.

LEANDRO GOMEZ & ROMINA LEVIN

They have over 20 years of traveling all over the world with most known tango companies. He took part  in the legendary Tango Argentino, she is the star of  Forever Tango. He is first dancer and promoter of  Tango Pasión; she,  together with  Miguel Ángel Zotto, was a first couple in Tango x2. Each one is a director of their own shows. Moreover they form part of the jury in various Tango World Championships, both in Argentina and abroad. Leandro currently directs and produces his Tangata Mayor, where Romina is first dancer; while she leads Romina Levin Tango Show, where her mark as an artist is definitely the strongest and her artistic career truly fulfill.Together they form an unique couple , characterized by the fusion of stage and  tango dance.

ROBERTO ZUCCARINO & MARIA INES BOGADO

Son of the renowned and recently deceased Monica Carranza, Roberto Zuccarino, began to dance tango at the age of 15 years in the neighborhood of Mataderos with Oscar Hector, in the traditional Glorias Argentinas milonga. Having trained with many renowned teachers, adopted as regards Silvio Lavia. His career as a professional dancer began with a show at Pacific Galleries with the orchestra Los Reyes del Tango. He joined the show “Estela Raval and 5 Latinos”, appearing in theaters Astros, Opera and Luna Park, and throughout the interior. 

He directed the show “Querido Tango”, held at milonga “La Ideal” for two years, and the show “Esto es el Tango” realized at  Continental Hotal in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Province of Neuquén, Argentina, He participated at the show produced by Gerardo Sofovich, “Passionate brunette and” at the Metropolitan theater on Corrientes Street. 

He worked at the most prestigious dinner tango shows, Sabor a Tango, Esquina Homero Manzi, El viejo Almacen and Cafe de los Angelitos, Boca Tango. He realized important exhibitions held at typical milongas from Buenos Aires: Sin Rumbo, Sunderland, Glorias Argentina, Salon Canning, Gricel, Torquato Tasso, La Baldosa, Porteño y Bailarin, El Trovador, etc. Participated as an assistant of Juan Carlos Copes. 

Between 2005-2008, he toured with “Tango Fever”and “Opus Tango” companies performing in different theaters in Korea. In 2009 he traveled to Russia to represent the historic home of tango “Café de los Angelitos”. In the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 he presented in Brazil as the choreographer of the Company “Viaje al Stentimiento” in different theaters, highlighting the “Teatro Memorial de America Latina” with more than 40 presentations. In 2010 he traveled to Japan with the Tango Emotion company. 

In 2011 he created his first show "Tango y Nada Mas" and presented it at the theater "Margarita Xirgu"  in Buenos Aires for more than four months


María Inés Bogado started dancing when she was 12 years old. She grew up with folklore and received her degree in Folklore Argentino at the Centro Polivalente de Arte de Ezeiza. In 1994 she discovered tango and began studying with Cristina Pugni and Diego Gauna. In 1997 she continued her studies with Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte at the Club Sunderland. During this period she met Sebastián Jiménez with whom she entered into a professional tango partnership. In 2010 they won the title of Metropolitan Champions of Vals and World Champions in Tango Salón. After winning the titles they went on an intensive tour around the world, teaching and performing at the most prestigeous tango festivals on all continents. Among other festivals, they participated in: the International Festival of Tango Salón in Łódź, Poland, Singapore International Tango Festival, Belgrade Tango Encuentro in Serbia, Tango Festival Porto in Portugal, and Planetango in Moscow, Russia. In 2016 María Inés and Sebastián decided to pursue new professional endeavors. Teaching solo and with Jorge Lopéz she travels all over the world for festivals, performances, private classes, and seminars.

 

PAREJAS INVITADAS

SEBASTIAN ARCE & MARIANA MONTES

Dancers and teachers of Argentine tango they contributed to the evolution of the Argentine tango internationally. They dance for over 25 years , 20 years together. Today they are the only tango couple that can be proud of this kind of story. The love and commitment in teaching and organizing numerous events and tango shows were the elements that have allowed them to promote the tango in all the world. From 1998-2014 worked in more the 140 cities and 35 countries. Among the masters of Tango Sebastian and Mariana are among the most popular, each year participate in 40 international events in Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. They are mundial icons of Tango Argentino. In February 2009, Sebastian was named "Honorary Academic itinerant" by the National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires. In 2011, Sebastian and Mariana have created the first school on line: TangoMeet! www.tangomeet.com In 2012 Sebastian founded his academy in Moscow: "Arcetango Academy", whit branches in Budapest and Ancona. Mariana In 2013 she founded her own school of tango in Cagliari "Mariana Montes Tango Club".


CHRISTIAN MARQUEZ & VIRGINIA GOMEZ

United by the same passion traveled a long road thus being a couple noted for its strength, maturity and defined tango style. Together since 1996 they were formed with renowned dancers and teachers of Argentine Tango and their first professional experience in tango dance was in 1997. Since then they have participated in important national and international Tango Shows: ¨Los Tangos de la Cabala¨; ¨Piazzolla Tango¨; ¨Copes Tango Copes ¨; ¨O'Tango" and ¨Coorporación Tangos¨ , directed by renowned dancers and choreographers. Since 2003 they travel to different cities in Europe, Asia and USA dictating workshops and participating in several Argentine Tango Festivals.

In 2006 they were called to be the leading tango couple of the video clip ¨Diferente¨ of Gotan Project. Since 2010 they participate consecutively in the most important International Congress of Argentine Tango ¨CITA¨, which takes place every year in Buenos Aires.In Buenos Aires they offer shows and teach classes and seminars in different tango halls in order to transmit their knowledge to new generations of dancers. Their dance is characterized by the precision and quality of their movements, elegance and preserve the purest and essential tango.

JONATAN AGUERO & VIRGINA PANDOLFI

Virginia and Jonatan are a young couple that moves its first steps as dance partners . With less than a year working together, they are already bound one to another and create their own style resulting from the vast experience of both. Separately they have more than 10 years dancing Tango, and come together today with a Tango full of experience to convey. Their classes are based on the study of the technique, going from the most basic to the most complex elements, but always with the idea of teaching a dance where the connection, the embrace and comfort in the couple, are the main target.

The Tango of Virginia and Jonatan is original and authentic. Counting on a traditional base, they are in constant search of evolution, respecting the principles that formed their Tango at the origins. The embrace, play, subtlety, and complicity, fuse in this couple presenting a Tango, which is sincere, heartfelt and extremely elegant .

FACUNDO PIÑERO & VANESA VILLALBA

FACUNDO PIÑERO worked in such important tango houses as Madero Tango, Taconeando, Complejo Tango, Barracas Tango, Rojo Tango and Chiquin. At the age of 17 he began touring the world with the following companies: Latín Dance, Tango Odisea, Tango Emoción, Mora Godoy, Tanguera and Forever Tango.

VANESA VILLALBA also worked in many tango houses; these were: La Ventana, Piazzolla Tango, Homero Manzi and Boca Tango. In 2002 she won a tango competition in Baradero and short time after she was already a jury of it. For 4 years she traveled the world with the company Forever Tango and was also an assistant choreographer of this famous company.

VANESA VILLALBA AND FACUNDO PIÑERO have participated in the Buenos Aires Tango Festival with their show DESENCUENTRO. They formed part of the jury of the Tango World Championship in different cities. And as teachers and choreographers also participated in numerous tango festivals all over the world, e.g. in Italy, Greece, Korea, United States, Japan, Turkey, and Russia.

CHRISTIAN SOSA & MAGDALENA VALDEZ

Cristhian Sosa began to study tango in 2003 with Maestro Mario Morales. Since then among the teachers who marked his style you can find: Osvaldo Guevara, Marta Antón and Manolo "El Gallego" Salvador, Roberto Herrera, Carlos Pérez, Jorge Dispari, El Pibe Avellaneda, Natalia Hills, Gabriel Missé, Daniel Naccucchio, and Toto Faraldo. He also studied theater (2 years at the Teatro Brancaleone with Luis Solanas and Claudio Rissi). In 2009 he won the Tango Championship of City of Buenos Aires in the Milonga and Vals categories. And in 2012 he won the World Tango Championship in the category of Tango Escenario, which is considered to be one of the most important awards in Buenos Aires. During the following years Cristhian evolved as a teacher giving workshops and shows around the world (e.g. in Hungary, Greece, France, Portugal, Japan, Russia, Italy). He also formed part of the jury of the World Tango Championship in Mendoza, La Plata, Uruguay, Chile, Italy, and Russia. Nowadays Cristhian is a young artist, who through his own method of teaching, promotes our culture in Argentina and all over the world.

Magdalena began to study tango in 2001. She participated in the most prestigious tango shows in Buenos Aires, working in such tango houses as Esquina Carlos Gardel and Tango Porteño, and being the first dancer of this shows.
For more than 10 years she has been a member of international tango companies, such as Tango Fire and Tango x 2, performing in the latter as a principal dancer with maestro Miguel Angel Zotto.
For more than 4 years she has been giving workshops and performing at many international festivals. Also formed part of the jury of the World Tango Championship in Europe, Asia and Buenos Aires.
For five years now she has been organizing the famous Milonga De Los Zucca and producing one of the most important festival in the capital - "Argentina Tango Salón Festival".
This year she debuted also with the organization and production of a new offer "Lo Que Ellos Quieren" Festival; it seemed to be innovative at its proposal and had an excellent audience.
In December, together with Johana Copes, will inaugurate their own school "Copes*Valdez Tango Studio" located in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires.

 

MAESTRA INVITADA

JOHANA COPES

Johana dance tango began when he was 14 in 1993. She is the daughter of The Century Dancer Tango Argentino Mr. Juan Carlos Copes. She was one of the first that opened the doors to the youth in the Tango Dance. Today is recognized as one of the most prestigious dancers, choreographers and organizer of the Tango Dance World.

Participate in musical incredible all around the world: New York, Broadway, Japan, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Holland, France, United Arab Emirates, among others, such as, Tango Magic y Seduction, The best of Dance, Tango Argentino in Broadway in 1999,2000 ,Copes tango Copes and others.

Working as a special guest house in prestigious Tango-Show for tourism such as: Casa Blanca, El Querandí, Esquina Carlos Gardel and Tango Porteño.

In 1997 he had a role in Carlos Saura's film, "Tango", nominated for an Oscar. Was featured in a video of Leon Gieco "Tango Wings" and was the representative of Argentina in the advertising of Olympics Wancouber-Canada 2010.

In the year 1999-2000 was part of the prestigious show "Tango Argentino" which presented a season on Broadway, NY.

Since the 2012 is in charge of juror’s city championship global pre-World Tango is performed every year in the city of Buenos Aires, as well as organize the opening of the 2009 Tango World . Since 2012 is the curator of the World Tango jury and organizes the program of lessons, shows and various events related to dance Tango Festival and World Tango Championship of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

She is the director and producer of the festival "Let's Dance Tango" held in Buenos Aires since 2005 and is the creator of the first festival Tango Technique for both roles "Lady` s Tango "organized and produced since 2007 and in in 2012 it performed in London and in 2013 in San Francisco.

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