ALEXANDRA WOOD & GUILLERMO TORRENS on 29th Sept!

The ever popular, will be joining us on Sunday 29th September to help with FLUID GIROS with SACADAS, BOLEOS and DYNAMIC PARADAS!

 

With the expert DJ connoisseurship of Diego Doigneau, this promises to be quite an event – yes indeed!

 

£20 Special Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

ALEXANDRA WOOD & GUILLERMO TORRENS

Guillermo Torrens and Alexandra Wood teach and perform together in London and on tour, Guillermo is from Argentina and Alexandra from England.   Their classes run weekly in London and are focused on pure traditional Argentine Tango covering all aspects and levels.

Their dance school offers friendly and detailed classes which are sure to inspire and fulfil.  They have both got many years of experience teaching and dancing.

They first starred dancing together in the West end hit “Midnight Tango!” They have danced on ITV’s “This Morning” and BBC2 “Classic Brit Awards”. They travel world-wide, teaching and performing and they are currently touring between classes with the UK show “Tangomotion” with Tango Siempre.

They are committed and passionate dance professionals.

 

https://youtu.be/9pLg-2krTxs

 

DIEGO DOIGNEAU

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is well-known not only in London, but around the world. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is a connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!

 

SILVANA PRIETO & MATIAS BATISTA ALEMAN on 8th September!

MUSICALITY and its relationship to ORNAMENTS?

 

A SPECIAL WORKSHOP on where and when BOTH ROLES can and should use ornaments – under the expert guidance of  – wonderful young dancers who REALLY KNOW!

 

With a performance from Silvana & Matias plus some lovely music to dance to from DANTE CULCUY working his DJ magic, this will be a rich Tango on the Thames experience – so don’t miss out!

 

£20 Special Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

Silvana Prieto & Matias Batista Aleman

 

Silvana & Matias were the Champions of Tango Pista in Buenos Aires in 2016. They are a young, extraordinarily elegant couple, with a beautiful connection and exceptional technique. They have a unique style and offer in their shows a perfect fusion of music, elegance exemplifying the traditions of “pure” Argentine Tango. Travelling around the world, they give lessons and seminars to aficionados and professionals. They also prepare couples for competitions.

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2534607809905531&id=100000690096861

Matias Batista Aleman is with Silvana Prieto at Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

“Frente al mar” Troilo. En la usina del arte, en el campeonato de tango de la ciudad #tangoba #tango Silvana Prieto

Matias Batista Aleman

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahDvANAt5I&feature=share

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWd9XxlrFs4&feature=share

 

 

Dante Culcuy

 

An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera), he moved to Buenos Aires to specialized more in Tango dancing. In 2008 he moved to England. He has also been invited to teach and perform in various countries around the world in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Dante is the organiser of two very successful Tango Academies in the UK: The Northern Tango Academy and Oxford Tango Academy, bringing professional couples from Argentina all the year around, making it the school with more resident teachers in Europe. Dante has been teaching tango for over ten years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods. In 2015 he was finalist of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, he has also been the UK Cultural Ambassador at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico in 2016. He was also part of Tango Shows with Daniel Melingo, Carismatico and Aurora Orchestra among others.

 

Joe Powers & Tango y Nada Mas! Sunday 18th August!

JOE POWERS on Harmonica AND Tango y Nada Mas! – Sunday 18th August.

 

The AMAZING tango harmonica player, Joe Powers will be joining us on 18th August – and we will dance to his incredible playing!

 

And yes! Tango y Nada Mas! (aka Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock) will be showing us how we can “Get More Contrasts into Vals” in a Special Workshop.

 

With Hernán Brusa as DJ, Joe Powers AND Luis Rodriguez and Elizabeth Knock, I can honestly say this promises to be a great Tango on the Thames – event with lots and lots of glorious dancing!

 

£20 Special Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

 

Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tango-y-nada-mas-sunday-18thaugust-special-vals-workshop-tickets-66459599451

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

Joe Powers

 

Harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers is known for bending and blending genres from jazz to classical, hip-hop to world music, and Argentine Tango. Since gaining a music degree from the University of Oregon he has performed around the world, from Paris to Tokyo and won the Belgian Crystal Harmonica Award/Classical Division in 2008.

 

Powers has collaborated with renowned Tango maestros including; Narcotango, Tanghetto, Otros Aires, Nicolás Ledesma, Emilio de la Peña, Horacio Cabarcos, Pablo Motta, the UK’s “Tango Siempre”, and Japan’s “Orquesta Aurora”.  He has also appeared with groups/artists as diverse as Pink Martini, British pop icon Jamie Cullum, Canadian Boogie-Woogie pianist, Michael Kaeshammer, Sony jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma, French blues legend J.J. Milteau, and the Ichikawa Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

 

In 2012 his Tango quintet was featured with sold-out performances at one of North America’s top Classical music series, the Oregon Bach Festival, sharing the bill with super star violinist, Joshua Bell.  In 2013 he guest stared with the Vancouver Symphony orchestra kicking off their 35th season with double performances of the Gordon Jacob Harmonica Suite. On his 2016 world tour he gave a sold-out concert with the Barcelona Symphonic Band, and performed the Villa Lobos Harmonica concerto with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra guest conducted by famous Bulgarian conductor, Emil Tabakov. Most recently, on his 20th tour in Japan, Joe was voted “favorite artist” by FM Osaka listeners and his trio was a headliner at the 37th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival.

 

His fifth studio album, “Apasionado” was recorded in April, 2015 in Buenos Aires with some of Argentina’s top Tango musicians and features six of Joe’s original compositions as well as six Tango classics. More information at: www.joepowers.com

 

Luis Alberto Rodriguez Predieri (Buenos Aires) and Elizabeth Knock (Wales…

…are a well-known couple in London and around the UK and have been teaching and performing together for the last five years. They have built a school together in London but also regularly teach and perform in many cities around the UK, including being resident teachers in Tango Warwick and Tango Cotswolds and regular visiting teachers at Leicester, Suffolk, Norfolk and Derby. They have taught and performed at the main Milongas in London, for the Argentine Embassy, the V&A, Taste of London, Borough market, ArtsEd performing arts school, in Europe and of course in Buenos Aires.

 

Hernán Brusa

 

Hernán Brusa was born in Buenos Aires, the heart of Tango. He discovered this wonderful rhythm thanks to his grandfather, who had been a ‘milonguero’ during the golden age and always listened to Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troilo in his house.

 

He studied with many famous tango masters-  with Alejandra Mantiñán, and Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games being the ones who shaped his style. He has been teaching since 2002 in various cities in Argentina, America, Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he dedicated himself to stage tango, performing every evening in the shows of Buenos Aires.

 

In 2009, he lived in Tokyo to work in a Tango school there. In 2010 he decided to take a break from tango as a career. Returning from Japan, he felt that something in his tango was not the way he wanted it and that his dance had not matured enough. He took on a “normal” job, continued to take private classes with his masters just for pleasure, and danced in the milongas almost every night until dawn for 4 years. Until he found his style. In September 2014 he went to live in Europe, where he returned to tango as a profession, dedicating himself mainly to teaching Tango Salón. He has brought Argentine tango to Italy, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland, transmitting the style of the Buenos Aires milongas and the passion that has been in his blood for 2 generations.

 

Tango for Hernan is not just a profession, it is a way of living, a way of expressing himself by embracing someone and breathing together, of getting lost on the dance floor to the rhythm of an orchestra whilst time stops. In tango he has discovered a fabulous way to be happy.

 

 

LIVE MUSIC with TANINO DÚO!

THIS Sunday 14 July!

LIVE MUSIC with TANINO DÚO!

LIVELY Milonga Class with DANTE CULCUY & MARA OVIEDO!

Not long now until Tango on the Thames hosts the internationally famous Tango guitar and Harmonica couple, Tanino dúo as well as the ever-popular Dante Culcuy sharing his knowledge of some milonga moves from the classic Argentinian milongeros, able assisted by the talented Mara Oviedo.

This will be a great combination for a memorable milonga!

£15 Class + Milonga: “Milonga sequences from old milongueros”

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

Register HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tango-on-the-thames-with-tanino-duo-dante-culcuy-mara-oviedo-tickets-64371225067

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

BY CAR:

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

TANINO DÚO

Tanino dúo is an ensemble from Buenos Aires formed by the unique blend of two instruments with strong argentine roots: the Spanish guitar and the chromatic harmonica. The duo proposes arrangements where musical interplay and spontaneous interpretation are essential to the musical expression.
This musical group performs mostly argentine popular music, emphasizing its interest in argentine Tango. The repertoire is comprised by Tangos, Valses and Milongas from different musical periods, along with Zambas, Chacareras and original compositions.
For three years, Tanino dúo has been performing in theatres, milongas and musical festivals of Buenos Aires. It has also toured extensively throughout the country (Cordoba, San Luis, Prov. de Buenos Aires) and to international venues in Latina America (Peru) and Europe ((Italy, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Slovenia).
Tanino dúo’s debut album, “Tango + Folklore”, was released in October 2011 under the record label Los Años Luz. The album was presented live in November in two of the most prominent scenarios of Buenos Aires musical scene.
In December 2011, Tanino duo was awarded first price as “Best Instrumental Ensemble (from duet to quartets)” in the “XIX Hugo del Carril Competition”organized by the Musical Department of the Cultural Secretary of The City Of Buenos Aires.
In February 2012, Tanino dúo was awarded “Best instrumental Tango Duet” in the 39° National Celebration “Valle del Sol” in the city of Merlo (province of San Luis-Arg.). There, this group shared stage with important figures of the musical scene of Argentina such as Pedro Aznar and Jairo.
In October/November 2012 Tanino duo made its first European tour, The result of this tour, declared of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, was a success: 30 performances in 50 days and more than 20 milongas.

In April 2013 this ensemble toured to Peru and in August to Europe for the second time invited by the prestigious International Tango Festival of the City of Tarbes (France). This group also participated in the prestigious Gallarate Jazz Festival (Italy) sharing stage with guitarist Paolo Angeli, as concert in Teatro Petruzzelli de Bari (Italy) and more.
In this tour, Tanino Duo also did educational approach in the field of music. A one day workshop was made in North Berwick High School (Scotland) working with teachers of the institution.

DANTE CULCUY

An Argentinean native, Dante started Argentine Tango in Jujuy, a province in the north of Argentina, where he also studied ballet with his teacher Fulvia Chagra de Gruber and Andrei Kozlov (ex principle dancer of the Kiev Opera), he moved to Buenos Aires to specialized more in Tango dancing. In 2008 he moved to England. He has also been invited to teach and perform in various countries around the world in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Dante is the organiser of two very successful Tango Academies in the UK: The Northern Tango Academy and Oxford Tango Academy, bringing professional couples from Argentina all the year around, making it the school with more resident teachers in Europe. Dante has been teaching tango for over ten years and has become recognised for his unique and in-depth teaching methods. In 2015 he was finalist of the Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, he has also been the UK Cultural Ambassador at the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico in 2016. He was also part of Tango Shows with Daniel Melingo, Carismatico and Aurora Orchestra among others.

MARA OVIEDO

Mara Oviedo is a Tango Dancer and Teacher Finalists on the Campeonato Mundial de Tango 2014 – 2017 and 2018 4th place on the Campeonato de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires 2015 She was teaching and performing in different countries such as Korea, Japan, China, Italy, Portugal, England

 

DAVID & KIM BENITEZ workshop AND performance on Sunday 23 June!

Kim and David Benitez are one of the UK’s leading tango couples, known for their elegance and their precise teaching style. In this workshop they will explore how to enrich your dance and deepen your connection with your partner by working with changes of dynamic and cadence.

 

Needless to say, we are also greatly looking forward to what will undoubtedly be a stylish performance, too.

 

And in a rare bonus, LUCILA SEGURA, one of the leading designers in tango fashion in Buenos Aires, will be exhibiting her clothes – ladies, you might want to try them on!

With Iván Arandia as DJ, it promises to be another great afternoon of Tango on the Thames! 

£20 Special Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

Register HERE!

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

DAVID & KIM BENITEZ are an award-winning tango team known for their ability to bring out the best in each and every student.

They are passionate about making their students feel welcomed, nurtured and inspired at every stage of their learning path – whether they’re an absolute beginner or tango dancer with years of experience.

 

With over 10 years as a tango couple, David and Kim are finely in tune with each other as both dancers and teachers. But their backgrounds could not be more different.

 

DAVID BENITEZ

David grew up in a small town in Argentina. His talent in dance was recognixed from an early age and he received a sought-after place in the highly selective “Taller de San Martin”, Buenos Aires’ most prestigious Schoool of Modern Dance.

On graduation, he performed in the renowned San Martin Company before touring internationally as a principal dancer with Argentine ballet star, Maximiliano Guerra.

A chance decision by his ballet company to create a ballet/tango fusion piece gave him his first taste of tango. He was soon dancing with top tango companies such as Tanguera and Miguel Angel Zotto’s Tango Por Dos.

However it was “tango salon” – the roots of tango – that stole his heart and he spent time studying with the legendary Osvaldo Zotto and was privileged to be his teaching assistant, gaining priceless insight into tango as taught by the great masters.

 

KIM BENITEZ

Kim Benitez also stumbled across tango but on the other side of the world – in an old church hall in Camden Town in the mid-1990’s. The music and movements deeply touched her and changed the course of her life. She has since dedicated herself to studying tango as an art form.

In 2003, she moved to Buenos Aires to work full time on her tango – studying with world-renowned maestros and immersing herself in the culture.

 

A CHANCE ENCOUNTER

In 2005, in another twist of fate David and Kim’s paths crossed on a busy Buenos Aires avenue.

Together they dreamed up Tango Movement – a Tango School that would bring their tango love to London.

Ten years on, Tango Movement has earned its reputation as one of the UK’s foremost Tango Schools.

 

IVÁN ARANDIA

Ivan is an Argentinean tango dancer, choreographer and teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching and performing in the UK, Europe, Australia, Mexico and Argentina. He danced in the movie “Evita” (1996), and participated in “Strictly Dancing”(1998), a Channel 4 documentary on Tango. Ivan also choreographed the tango scene in the Alek Keshishian’s film “Love and Others Disasters” (2006) starring Brittany Murphy. He also featured in the BBC series “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” (2014) and he choreographed and performed the dance scenes in the documentary “LEGACY: Rugby World Cup 2015”. Ivan toured the UK with tango ensemble Tango Siempre (1998-2001). In Australia, he performed in the show “Tango Takes 2” (2001-2002). Ivan featured in the show “La Milonga Interna” at the 2004 Festival do Atlantico in Portugal. As a member of the company Tiempo de Tango (2004 – 2009), he danced at the 58 LLangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales and at the Edinburgh Festival. He also choreographed “Transtango”, a multi-disciplinary show featuring world-class musicians such as Marcelo Nisinman and Tim Garland, visual artists, and dancers, which toured the UK in 2010-2012. Ivan is the principal teacher of NEGRACHA Tango Club, one of London’s leading and most popular tango clubs. Currently, Iván teaches and performs regularly in various scenes in the UK and abroad.

 

 

BARBARA FERREYRA Y EXEQUIEL RELMUAN – a tango SENSATION – not to be missed!

It is Tango on the Thames immense PRIVILEGE to host these sensational dancers, performers, and teachers on Sunday 12th May.

 

Not only are they offering us a Special 90-minute Workshop, “Technique, Sensation and Perception in Giro with Sacada”, they will be performing for us as well.

 

Hesitating? Just click on this link https://youtu.be/TVH8k_emWkY to see what style and subtlety they bring to the dance. Featured at this year’s Oxford Festival, they have an eye-watering list of honours and international tours which fortunately, for now, includes us in London.

 

Hernán will be DJ-ing for a great afternoon of Tango on the Thames!

£20 Special Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

Register HERE!

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

Barbara Ferreyra y Exequiel Relmuan

 

Dancers with diverse experience and extensive knowledge in different areas of Tango,  such as Tango Salon, Milonga, Vals and Tango Stage, as well as other sections of dance and art. Extensive experience in groups and privates lessons, workshops and shows for all types of public, as well as teaching lessons and seminars carefully prepared for students of different levels.

 

E-mail: barbarayexequieltango@gmail.com

 

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/barbarayexequieltango/

 

Web Site: https://barbaraferreyratango.wixsite.com/barbaraexequieltango

 

Phone: +54 9 11 5003 7320

 

FINAL MUNDIAL DE TANGO 2018 -BARBARA FERREYRA Y EXEQUIEL RELMUAN-“MAQUILLAJE” https://youtu.be/8z20febxAeo

Barbara Ferreyra y Exequiel Relmuan- “Yunta de Oro” Orq. Color Tango https://youtu.be/u89125s8GgI

 

Barbara Ferreyra y Exequiel Relmuan – Tango “Despues” En VIVO c/ Orq. del Chino Laborde https://youtu.be/TVH8k_emWkY

 

Barbara Ferreyra y Exequiel Relmuan – TANGO ARGENTINO DE SALÓN Y ESCENARIO https://youtu.be/3lU9R3gQVFs

AWARDS AND HONOURS

 

  • 2015: FINALIST category Tango PISTA and Tango STAGE in TANGO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015. (Buenos Aires-Argentina)

 

  • 2015: 5° Position in TANGO VARIACION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 (“Pelando Variaciones” Buenos Aires-Argentina)

 

  • 2016: 7° Position Tango PISTA category and Semi-finalist Tango Stage Category in TANGO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. (Buenos Aires- Argentina)

 

  • 2017: 5° Position Tango PISTA category and Semi-finalist Tango Stage Category in the TANGO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. (Buenos Aires-Argentina)

 

  • 2018: 2° Position TANGO PISTA ADULTO category in the TANGO BUENOS AIRES METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIP. (Buenos Aires-Argentina)

 

  • 2018: FINALIST category Tango PISTA and Tango STAGE in TANGO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2018. (Buenos Aires-Argentina)

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONALS TOURS AND WORKS

 

  • 2016: Tour for SUD AMERICA (Countries: BOLIVIA and PERÚ)

 

Works: -“TANGO CON ALTURA Tango Festival” (La Paz-Bolivia) Shows in the Theatre.

 

-“PIANTAO Tango School” (La Paz-Bolivia) Seminars, private lessons, Gala exhibition in Club Circulo de la Union Milonga.

 

-“D´OTRA ESQUINA Tango School” and “LA CASA DEL TANGO School”   (Lima-Perú) Seminars, private lessons, exhibitions in different Milongas and privates Shows.

 

  • 2017 January: Tour for CHILE and PATAGONIA ARGENTINA.

 

Works: – “Magaldi Tango School “(Santiago de Chile city- Chile) Seminars, private lessons and exhibition in Bomboncito Milonga.

 

-“TANGO OBSESION School” (Puerto Montt City-Chile) Seminars, private lessons, Gala exhibition in 5° ANIVERSARY´s Milonga Tango Obsesion.

 

-“Zapatos Rojos Tango School” (Concepcion city-Chile) Seminars and Exhibition.

 

  • 2017 October, November and December inclusive: Tour for SUD AMERICA (Countries: CHILE, BOLIVIA and PERÚ)

 

Works: – EMISUR TANGO FESTIVALS (Frutillar-Puerto Montt-Chile) Seminars, private lessons, exhibitions and Public Show.

-“TRAMATANGO Tango School” (Puerto Montt-Chile) Tango Stage Seminars Intensive.

-“LA QUE FALTABA” Tango School and Milonga (Concepcion –Chile)                                                                           Seminars, private lessons and exhibitions.

-“PIANTAO Tango School” (La Paz-Bolivia) Seminars, private lessons, exhibition in Magic Milonga.

-“D´OTRA ESQUINA Tango School” (Lima-Perú) Seminars, private lessons, exhibition in Magic Milonga.

 

 

  • 2018 January, February, March and April: Tour for Europe

(Countries: ENGLAND, ITALY and TURKEY)

 

Hernán Brusa

 

Hernán Brusa was born in Buenos Aires, the heart of Tango. He discovered this wonderful rhythm thanks to his grandfather, who had been a ‘milonguero’ during the golden age and always listened to Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troiloin his house. When he lost his dear grandfather in 1996, Hernán’s curiosity took him to a tango lesson with his sister-  they started a weekly course with a disciple of the famous tango couple ‘los Dinzel’. But he only discovered his passion when he first set foot in a milonga in 1997. Since then, his feet have not left the dance floor anymore.

 

He studied with many famous tango masters-  with Alejandra Mantiñán, and Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games being the ones who shaped his style. He has been teaching since 2002 in various cities in Argentina, America, Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he dedicated himself to stage tango, performing every evening in the shows of Buenos Aires.

 

In 2009, he lived in Tokyo to work in a Tango school there. In 2010 he decided to take a break from tango as a career. Returning from Japan, he felt that something in his tango was not the way he wanted it and that his dance had not matured enough. He took on a “normal” job, continued to take private classes with his masters just for pleasure, and danced in the milongas almost every night until dawn for 4 years. Until he found his style. In September 2014 he went to live in Europe, where he returned to tango as a profession, dedicating himself mainly to teaching Tango Salón. He has brought Argentine tango to Italy, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland, transmitting the style of the Buenos Aires milongas and the passion that has been in his blood for 2 generations.

 

Tango for Hernan is not just a profession, it is a way of living, a way of expressing himself by embracing someone and breathing together, of getting lost on the dance floor to the rhythm of an orchestra whilst time stops. In tango he has discovered a fabulous way to be happy.

 

 

 

 

Elegant and musical Cadencias [rock steps] for Tango Salón!

Tango on the Thames is delighted to welcome Mina & Giraldo on Sunday February 14th Aprilth. Together with DJ, the ever popular Hernán Brusa!

Mina and Giraldo (akaMina Ojeda Patino and Diomar ‘Giraldo’ Escobar) were fortunate to have experienced tango in Argentina in the late 90s under the wing of renown tango milongueros from the 40s (Tango Golden Age): Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Carlos Gavito, Puppy Costello, Raúl Bravo and Carlos y Rosita Pérez. They have also trained intensively with the very best exponents of the tango’s rebirth age: Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Hermocida, Guillermina Quiroga, Roberto Reis, Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Roberto Herrera, Natalia and Gabriel, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa amongst many others.

https://corrientessocialclub.co.uk/about-us/

Register HERE!

 

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

Hernán Brusa

 

Hernán Brusa was born in Buenos Aires, the heart of Tango. He discovered this wonderful rhythm thanks to his grandfather, who had been a ‘milonguero’ during the golden age and always listened to Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troiloin his house. When he lost his dear grandfather in 1996, Hernán’s curiosity took him to a tango lesson with his sister-  they started a weekly course with a disciple of the famous tango couple ‘los Dinzel’. But he only discovered his passion when he first set foot in a milonga in 1997. Since then, his feet have not left the dance floor anymore.

 

He studied with many famous tango masters-  with Alejandra Mantiñán, and Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games being the ones who shaped his style. He has been teaching since 2002 in various cities in Argentina, America, Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he dedicated himself to stage tango, performing every evening in the shows of Buenos Aires.

 

In 2009, he lived in Tokyo to work in a Tango school there. In 2010 he decided to take a break from tango as a career. Returning from Japan, he felt that something in his tango was not the way he wanted it and that his dance had not matured enough. He took on a “normal” job, continued to take private classes with his masters just for pleasure, and danced in the milongas almost every night until dawn for 4 years. Until he found his style. In September 2014 he went to live in Europe, where he returned to tango as a profession, dedicating himself mainly to teaching Tango Salón. He has brought Argentine tango to Italy, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland, transmitting the style of the Buenos Aires milongas and the passion that has been in his blood for 2 generations.

 

Tango for Hernan is not just a profession, it is a way of living, a way of expressing himself by embracing someone and breathing together, of getting lost on the dance floor to the rhythm of an orchestra whilst time stops. In tango he has discovered a fabulous way to be happy.

 

24th March – WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR VALS?

Dante Culcuy and Verónica Vásquez join us SUNDAY 24th MARCH to run a Special 1hr 30 min Workshop on Vals – and to perform for us, too!

 

£20 Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

 

…including complimentary cheese and biscuits, plus our DJ is that class act, Diego Doigneau!

 

Secure your place by registering HERE! 

 

 

£20 1hr 30 min Workshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

Here they are at the Oxford Tango Festival…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXe3P_uh4eE&sns=em

 

 

Dante Culcuy

 

Dante is a young Argentinean professional Tango dancer, teacher and choreographer. He has been dancing for 15 years and performed in prestigious milongas in Buenos Aires and International Tango Festivals such as: Mallorca Tango Festival, Porto International Tango Festival, Oxford Tango Festival, Karlsruhe Tango Festival and Nairobi Tango Festival among others. He has travelled to more than 20 countries in Europa, South & North America, Asia and Africa. In 2015 he has been a cultural UK ambassador presenting Argentine Tango at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico with Aurora Orchestra and Miriam Orcutt as his partner. At the moment he is the director of the Northern Tango Academy and the Oxford Tango Academy in England, making it one of the biggest Tango Schools in Europe and bringing professional Tango couples from Argentina to work with him every year. He has also performed alongside with the well-known Aurora Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Melingo, Tango Sonos, Tango Siempre and Carismatico Orchestra. He is described by his students as a very charismatic dancer with a personalized methodology of teaching that he has develop in all his Tango career.

 

 

Verónica Vázquez

 

Verónica was born in Buenos Aires, and her interest for tango awoke at the early age of 12, when she began attending to milongas with the company of her aunt. And it was with her aunt as well, that she went several times to the Alvear Theatre, where she watched Miguel Angel Zotto´s show, “Una noche de Tango¨. That experience moved her in such a way, that the day she began the secondary school, she suscribe for the Tango Workshops taught by Alba Ferreti and Mauricio Seifert. From that moment her life became inextricably bound up with tango and the milonga. She keeps treasured moments of this time: Performing with school partners at Akarense milonga, teaching for the Fragata Libertad´s crew, or even the milongas Almagro, Niño Bien and Sunderland, packed with great dancers, living legends of this dance, each one of them with their own style and way of expressing their feeling towards this dance. In 1999, she continued her training as a dancer attending to classes and workshops with different masters such as Gloria and Rodolfo Dinzel (Dinzel Studio), Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes, Nito and Elba (Club Gricel), Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Gavito and Maria Plazzaola (La Galeria del Tango). The following years, she included in her career knowledge on ballet and jazz dance, eutonia and stretching by biomechanics. She even took lessons in other dance forms, such as Folklore, Ritmos Latinos and Rock & Roll. After many years regularly going to milongas, in 2009, she began her professional career with well-known masters as her mentors: Sebastian Achaval and Roxana Suarez, Silvio La Via, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games. Many other dancers and teachers contributed to her technique and understanding of tango as a language and helped to build her teaching methodology. In 2011, she began dancing with Alejandro Beron, with whom she made several performances in many milongas in Buenos Aries, such as Club Sunderland, Salon Canning, Club Villa Malcolm, Club Fulgor de Villa Crespo, Centro Region Leonesa, Centro Cultural Torcuato Tasso. They taught lessons in Tango, Vals and Milonga in schools like Estudio Mario Morales, Escuela Argentina de Tango, Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires, Abrazando Tango, Salon Canning. Together they performed at the Farewell Homage to Mariano Mores, held in Monte Grande (Buenos Aires. Province) Their work continued abroad, teaching lessons, workshops, seminars and performing in many milongas and European festivals in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Ireland, Hungary, UK. Among them: First Moscow Tango Festival (Russia). March 2014 Tango Festival Biezenmortel (Netherlands). April 2014 Benidorm Tango Festival (Spain). April 2015 2nd Patras Ionian Tango Festival (Greece). May 2015 3rd Sofia Tango Festival (Bulgaria). May 2015 In 2012 and 2013 were finalists in Tango, Milonga and Vals in the Campeonato Metropolitano de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, and achieving the 2nd place in Milonga, and the 3rd place in Vals. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, they were finalists in the Mundial de Tango, Categoria Salon.

 

 

Diego Doigneau

 

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is well known here in London, not least as the brains behind 3D Tango but he is a familiar sight – and sound – around the world. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!

 

 

LAUREN and LUCAS GOU on Sunday February 17th!

Tango on the Thames is delighted to bring you LAUREN and LUCAS GOU on Sunday February 17th. Having brought authentic tango glamour to many luxury cruise liners, they will be adept at adding sparkle to our next Thameside event.

 

The theme or their much-anticipated Lesson will be: Techniques to create variations of dynamics and energy to enhance your dance.

 

DJ – the ever popular Hernán Brusa!

 

Register HERE! 

 

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

Lauren Mumby & Lucas Gou

 

Lucas, from Argentina, and Lauren, from the UK, are based in London after having travelled the world performing professionally for over 8 years on board various cruise lines.

Coming from very different backgrounds both have completed professional vocational training; Lauren originally in Musical Theatre in one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts school, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Lucas in Argentine Tango with many great tango maestros in Buenos Aires, initially at Mora Godoy’s tango school/company. Lauren & Lucas met whilst performing in the production shows on board MSC Armonia, MSC Cruise Line. It was there that Lauren first got a taste of tango whilst watching Lucas’s show and was captivated by its magic. Throughout the years Lauren went on to work as Dance Captain, Production Manager, choreographer and featured Argentine Tango Artist with Lucas, whilst Lucas developed, choreographed and directed his own Tango Show, “Deseos de Tango” receiving rave reviews throughout South America.

Other work credits include performing on board MSC Poesia, MSC Magnifica, MV Pacific Venus for Japan Cruise Line as well as teaching various tango lessons and workshops throughout the UK, Europe, South America, Central America and Asia. To see a video of their stage performances onboard various cruise ships click on the following Link: https://youtu.be/NyMoBtuezd4

 

They recently danced at Negracha: https://youtu.be/3QGwJQMHvO8

 

 

For more information about their lessons visit: www.authentictango.com

 

Hernán Brusa

 

Hernán Brusa was born in Buenos Aires, the heart of Tango. He discovered this wonderful rhythm thanks to his grandfather, who had been a ‘milonguero’ during the golden age and always listened to Carlos Di Sarli and Aníbal Troilo in his house. When he lost his dear grandfather in 1996, Hernán’s curiosity took him to a tango lesson with his sister-  they started a weekly course with a disciple of the famous tango couple ‘los Dinzel’. But he only discovered his passion when he first set foot in a milonga in 1997. Since then, his feet have not left the dance floor anymore.

 

He studied with many famous tango masters-  with Alejandra Mantiñán, and Gabriel Angió & Natalia Games being the ones who shaped his style. He has been teaching since 2002 in various cities in Argentina, America, Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he dedicated himself to stage tango, performing every evening in the shows of Buenos Aires.

 

In 2009, he lived in Tokyo to work in a Tango school there. In 2010 he decided to take a break from tango as a career. Returning from Japan, he felt that something in his tango was not the way he wanted it and that his dance had not matured enough. He took on a “normal” job, continued to take private classes with his masters just for pleasure, and danced in the milongas almost every night until dawn for 4 years. Until he found his style. In September 2014 he went to live in Europe, where he returned to tango as a profession, dedicating himself mainly to teaching Tango Salón. He has brought Argentine tango to Italy, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Israel, Turkey, Portugal and Switzerland, transmitting the style of the Buenos Aires milongas and the passion that has been in his blood for 2 generations.

 

Tango for Hernan is not just a profession, it is a way of living, a way of expressing himself by embracing someone and breathing together, of getting lost on the dance floor to the rhythm of an orchestra whilst time stops. In tango he has discovered a fabulous way to be happy.

 

 

This Sunday – ALEXANDRA WOOD and GUILLERMO TORRENS!

Kickstart the year with the lovely ALEXANDRA WOOD and GUILLERMO TORRENS! With their expert help in a class designed to enable you to make beautiful, smooth giros with lapizs and calesitas and including a performance to match, plus DJ-ing by Tango on the Thames favourite, Diego Doigneau.

 

You might as well start 2019 as you mean to go on!

Register HERE!

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

 

How to get there?

Whack the address into Google Maps, or…

BY TUBE:

Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side

…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302

 

BY CAR:

 

There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

 

Guillermo Torrens and Alexandra Wood teach and perform together in London and on tour, Guillermo is from Argentina and Alexandra from England.   Their classes run weekly in London and are focused on pure traditional Argentine Tango covering all aspects and levels.

Their dance school offers friendly and detailed classes which are sure to inspire and fulfil.  They have both got many years of experience teaching and dancing.

They first starred dancing together in the West end hit Midnight Tango! They have danced on ITV’s This Morning and BBC2 Classic Brit awards. They travel world-wide teaching and performing, and they are have toured between classes with the UK show ‘Tangomotion’ with Tango Siempre.

They are committed and passionate dance professionals.

 

Alexandra Wood

 

Alexandra has been teaching tango for 15 years, she trained in classical ballet and later contemporary dance, she worked professionally as a contemporary dancer. She trained in dance and other performing arts for 6 years, in the latter three she studied and gained BA hons degree in Dance. She continues to train and study all forms but her passions for Argentine Tango formed her career.

Her tango training took place mainly in Buenos Aires. She had the privilege of performing in many milongas in Buenos Aires. She studied with many masters including Miguel Angel Zotto (with whom she had the honour of teaching) Osvaldo Zotto, Los Dispari, and the incredible Misse family especially Andrea Misse as well as along with many other teachers.

Alexandra co-created the first Argentine tango school in London, Tango in Action in 2002.

She now runs ‘Alexandra Wood Tango school’ in London and enjoys travelling to teach and perform internationally. Check out her blog www.AlexandraWoodTango.co.uk or on Facebook.

 

 

Guillermo Torrens

 

Guillermo was born in Argentina and Tango soon became his life. He studied with the legendary Orlando Paiva along with Claudio Omar and Maria Veronica. He moved to Buenos Aires in 2002 to study with Raul Bravo, Angela Ruth Manonellas, Silvio Lavia and Mimi Santa, and studied acting with Hector Ansaldi. In 2007 he toured around the UK as the lead dancer in Tango Nuevo with the Tango Siempre Company. From 2011 Guillermo danced in the show, Midnight Tango in the West End and touring. Guillermo is an experienced choreographer. He has choreographed many of the shows and exhibitions with which he’s been involved. Countries he has taught include Argentina, Switzerland, Greece and the UK.

He also has a tango school in the North called Tango Unlimited, and is teaching tango in schools and organises various Tango Festivals, Tango Holidays and Cultural Holidays. More information about Tango can be found at and for Tango and Cultural Holidays at https://www.tango-sense.com/tangoholidays-abroad

 

 

Diego Doigneau

 

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is one of the three sets of brains behind 3D Tango and is well-known not only in London, but around the world. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is a connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!