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!

 

Joint Tango on the Thames – Queer Tango London Christmas Charity Milonga!

2.00 pm – 7.00 pm – NOTE earlier start. – 16th December at The Shepherd Hall, St Thomas’s Hospital overlooking the Thames

  • ALL PROFITS help St Thomas’s to buy a DREAM MACHINE – Full details here: https://www.supportevelina.org.uk/donate/dream-machine
  • 200 pm VALS CLASS “cadence, rhythm and circular movements for the dance floor” with the talented Laísa Sousa and Hernán Brusa
  • LIVE MUSIC with wonderful Argentinians singer and guitarist Corina Patti & double bass player, Enrique Galassi
  • DJ: Hernán Brusa
  • SPECIAL Christmas food

Tickets £20

BUY your ticket or REGISTER NOW HERE and pay at the door:

…because we need to tell the mince pie bakers how many to bake!

 

The Shepherd Hall

St Thomas’s Hospital

Westminster Bridge Rd

Lambeth

London

SE1 7EH

Corina Piatti
Corina is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Argentina, based in London. Since 2010 she has been playing for tango dancers in shows, festivals and milongas. She is the Vocalist of the group Tango 44 and has been awarded 2018 Runner Up Latin UK Vocalist.

 

Enrique Galassi

London based Double Bass player Enrique Galassi, graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2007.
A classical trained musician, his repertoire goes from Classical to Contemporary and Latin Rhythms.

In his hometown, Bahia Blanca (Argentina) he has played for several years at the Symphony Orchestra of the City.
In London he has been performing a wide variety of orchestral and chamber repertoire since 2005.

While he was a student at TCM he won the Vernon Elliot Prize for Double Bass in 2004. He has also attended master classes with Rinat Ibraguimov, Alex Henery and Corrado Canonici.

In 2005 Enrique founded “Del Plata Quintet” a Tango Quintet focusing on the “Tango Nuevo” of Astor Piazzolla with who he toured around UK.
Enrique has also been a professor at the International Summer School in Dartington on the Tango Course.

At present he is a member of The London Tango Orchestra and he works as a Freelance Double Bass player with Orchestras and chamber groups and he is in special demand among Tango groups and soloists. He just recently founded “The Teddington Orquesta Tipica” A school Orchestra that he conducts and is intended for people to learn the Style of Tango.

Corina & Enrique will be performing together on Voice, Guitar and Double Bass. The Argentine musicians have been playing together for many years now in London and abroad.

 

Laísa Souza

Laísa trained as a professional dancer from 2003, working with Brazilian Social Dances in Brazil. In 2008, deciding to specialize in Argentine Tango, she moved to Buenos Aires where she earned a degree in the National University of Arts, (UNA) for Folklore with special mention in Tango and where she performed in the show “Si no te amase” directed by Junior Cervila ; in “Voz Tango” of Verónica Salmeron, for “Salsamba” with which she relocated to Macao for 6 months; in “The Piazzolla Tango Show” also in Buenos Aires and in the show “Latidos” by Leticia Fallacara. She has worked as a performer and Tango Instructor for the MSC Orquestra. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires in 3 categories: milongueros del Mundo; Vals; and Milonga. And in 2017 she and her dance partner Ariel Manzanares, won the 11th place in the Mundial Championship in Buenos Aires. While pursuing her performing career for almost nine years, she has been teaching and performing tango in Europe (England, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland) Asia (China and India) Africa (South Africa and Mozambique) and South America (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia).

 

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 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.

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.

SUNDAY18th November – Natasha Lewinger, Hari Mihail AND Juan d’Arienzo!

And ALL THREE in. sizzling form!

Tango on the Thames are delighted to welcome Natasha Lewinger and Hari Mihail who will be sharing their insights into: Dancing to Juan d’Arienzo – rhythmical structures in cross system

Plus, unerring choices of great music for us to dance to Diego Doigneau!

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.

 

Natasha and Haris started dancing 13 and 12 years ago, and their paths finally met in the beggining of 2016. They are internationally recognized teachers and dancers known for their connection, elegance, musicality, dinamics and quality. They both love social dancing specially the milonguero style. “The most important thing in tango for us is the connection. We are crazy about technique but only as a medium to improve the connection and feelings that will allow us to adapt to every body and every style. We believe in dancing as one body with four legs, the centaur. Communication between us is the key for our tango. Listening to the leader is as important as listening to the follower.”

 

Natasha has been working in the UK since 2012 and with Hari since 2017

https://youtu.be/yLKwto_HiN4

El Pañuelito Haris Mihail – Natasha Lewinger Athens 19/10/2018 1/3

2nd Flores de Tango Ladies Festival Grand Milonga 19/10/2018 Natasha Lewinger and Haris Mihail dance El Pañuelito – Osvaldo Pugliese c. Jorge Maciel 23-07-19…

https://youtu.be/eCrbm8_QxSg
https://youtu.be/7uG6wizTfxw
https://youtu.be/EihBM3iZJVU

 

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!

 

28th Oct – Eighth Birthday Party with Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani!

Eight glorious years of Tango on the Thames – and counting!

How better to celebrate eight years of Tango on the Thames than a Special Workshop with Leandrou Palou and Maria Tsiatsiani: “

intricate combinations of different elements while turning” who will also be performing for us?

Hernán Brusa will be in fine form, choosing music for us to dance to.

 REGISTER YOUR PLACE HERE!

 

£20     Special 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.

 

LEANDRO PALOU

One of the leading Argentine Tango professional dancers around the world, with a career of over 25 years of uninterrupted professional activity, both as a teacher and as a performer. Having partnered Tango legends like the late Andrea Misse & Alejandra Mantinian, he has performed in over 250 cities of 35 countries to acclaimed success. His performances have been seen by millions of people around the globe. Leandro has also appeared in countless TV appearances, music videos and commercials. He is also regular choreographer and coach for BBC ‘s Strictly Come Dancing and performs in Theatre shows around the world.

 

MARIA TSIATSIANI

A passionate dancer, teacher and choreographer, she started ballet and gymnastics at an early age in New York City and competed in Latin Ballroom Nationals for over 10 years. Those styles enriched her Tango training and performance repertory. She has taught Latin Ballroom dance modules at Kingston University, Alexanders Ballroom, Dance Academy, Dance Studios and The Chorus Line. After discovering Argentine Tango, she quickly starred in Tango shows such as Tango Por Dos, London’s West End show Midnight Tango and TangoMotion. Now partnering with Leandro, they are regularly seen performing at renowned International Tango Festivals, workshops, corporate events, charity events, VIP events regularly in the UK, Europe, Asia, North & South America.

 

THE COUPLE: Partnered in 2014, they have performed extensively in over 30 cities all over the world for Tango festivals, VIP charities, congresses, theatre shows (West End), Miguel Zotto’s prestigious Tango Por Dos and various television performances. They are best known for their elegant and traditional style in dancing and their very clear and precise methodology of teaching. Their lessons focus on building strong individual technique to provide a soft embrace, with natural movements while dancing. They believe that embrace, connection, technique and musicality are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of the Argentine Tango dance.

 

THEIR SCHOOL: After many successful World Tours, Buenos Aires-born dancer Leandro Palou set up Tango Academy in 2003 in the heart of London and since then has been the busiest and most popular spot for Tango in the UK, warmly welcoming over 15,000 students of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. In 2018, their Academy came in 2nd place for Best Argentine Tango School Worldwide at the Premios Awards in Buenos Aires.

 

Maria Tsiatsiani

Director at Tango Academy

(+44) 7544 278834

 

 

SUNDAY 7th October – Laísa Sousa and Csongor Kicsi RETURN!

Tango on the Thames is thrilled to welcome back two exciting young teachers, Laísa Sousa and Csongor Kicsi, who will be exploring “Milonga- complex sequences for small places with lines and turns” in their class on Sunday 7thOctober – and they will be performing for us too!

All that, and the classy musical choices of one of our favourite DJs, Hernán Brusa to dance to.

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.

LAÍSA SOUZA

Laísa trained as a professional dancer from 2003, working with Brazilian Social Dances in Brazil. In 2008, deciding to specialize in Argentine Tango, she moved to Buenos Aires where she earned a degree in the National University of Arts, (UNA) for Folklore with special mention in Tango and where she performed in the show “Si no te amase” directed by Junior Cervila ; in “Voz Tango” of Verónica Salmeron, for “Salsamba” with which she relocated to Macao for 6 months; in “The Piazzolla Tango Show” also in Buenos Aires and in the show “Latidos” by Leticia Fallacara. She has worked as a performer and Tango Instructor for the MSC Orquestra. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Metropolitan Tango Championship in Buenos Aires in 3 categories: milongueros del Mundo; Vals; and Milonga. And in 2017 she and her dance partner Ariel Manzanares, won the 11th place in the Mundial Championship in Buenos Aires. While pursuing her performing career for almost nine years, she has been teaching and performing tango in Europe (England, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland) Asia (China and India) Africa (South Africa and Mozambique) and South America (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia).

 

CSONGOR KICSI

Csongor has been a dancer from the age of 4 years old, when he began with ballroom dancing. In 2010, Argentine Tango entered to his life. He fell in love with it and decided to dedicate his life and dancing career to it. Csongor has taught tango since 2011, working in France, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova, Turkey, Russia, Romania, Italy and now in the UK. He has been a Tango DJ since 2013. In 2015, together with Laura Iaru, he won the “6th European Tango Salon Championship, July 2015 – Todi, Italy” – which at only 19 years old made him Europe’s youngest ever champion. In the same year he was a finalist at the World Championship 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. 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.

 

 

 

 

GUILIANO GAMBARELLI & RAQUEL GREENBERG!!!

 

We are delighted that Guilano Gambarelli will be joining Raquel Greenberg to explore: “Smooth Giros combined with elements and figures and traveling giros, also adapted for the Vals”

£15 Class + 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 pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.

 

Giuliano Gambarelli discovered tango in 2005, in Florence.

He began his tango journey with one of the most respected tango couples in Italy, Patricia Hilliges and Matteo Panero. Over the years, he perfected his style with some of the most famous Argentine artists such as Javier Rodriguez & Andrea Missé, Sebastian Missé & Andrea Reyero, and Ricardo Barrios & Laura Melo. However, it was his training with Alejandra Mantiñan which profoundly changed his dancing. In 2009 he began to conduct workshops and shows in major Italian cities: Florence, Siena, Genoa, Bologna, Catania, Milan, Naples, Rome and so on, as well abroad: France, Switzerland, and Tunisia. Giuliano is one of the most celebrated Italian tango dancers appreciated for his elegant and clean style, and his clear and simple teaching. At present he continues to carry on his passion in a path of growth, teaching and performing.

 

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sulH-ABZJIE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91CFeCgrj9Q&t=32s

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz6_GJvpxgQ

 

 

Raquel Greenberg

Raquel has run the successful Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy in London for the last six years including organising the “La Divina” milonga and other events with top guest artists, dancers and musicians.  The Raquel Greenberg Tango Academy won the Latin UK Award in 2014 as best Tango teacher and school.  Raquel started to dance when she was six years old. She studied ballet for 12 years, followed by latin and ballroom dancing until she discovered tango 22 years ago. Since then she has had many years of experience teaching, coaching and working as choreographer. She is an active artist teaching and performing in the UK and abroad. Learn more about Raquel: http://www.raquel-tango.com/raquel-greenberg-tango-academy/

 

Videos of Raquel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UB12WFDOg0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=KzuBkqkEVzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSN6UDxGf20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pxbi0Ip3M0&t=93s

 

 

Learn more about Raquel:

 

Her website: www.raquel-tango.com

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/RaquelGreenbergTangoAcademy/

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2O9JQx67wKpZ2xnUl1GBXg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raqueltangoacademy/

Elegance and Style in August!

Like a touch more elegance, more style in your dance? Yes?

Roxane Camargo and Rafael Bittencourt’s class: “Sequences with enrosques , sacadas and barridas”, as well as one of their suave performances will be just the inspiration you need!

Dancing in the cool by the Thames with music from the cool DJ, Diego Doigneau.

 

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.

Roxane Camargo & Rafael Bittencourt

With over 20 years of experience as professional dancers, teachers and choreographers they have travelled extensively across the world for Tango shows and events. Partnering over 12 years ago, they have been featured in the most important dance companies in Buenos Aires, tango houses and milongas. Tango shows include “Café Tortoni”, “Complejo Tango”, “El Querandi”, “El Viejo Almacén” and “Señor Tango” where they were lead dancers and choreographers. After completing their degree in Dance (Pontifícia Catholic University of the Rio Grande del Sur) they became Brazilian Champions of Stage Tango in 2011. They worked in various countries including Macau (China) Cassino Greek Mitology, Jakarta, Bali (Indonesia) Tango in Paradise, Maputo (Mozambique, Africa), Paris and Reunion Island (France) Lew Tango week, London, Brighton and Crewe (England), Istanbul (Turkey), Warsaw (Poland), Stuttgart, Berlin (Germany), Stockholm ( Sweden ), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Florence (Italy) Xl Grand Encuentro de Tango. Currently, they are based in London, working as lead teachers at Leandro Palou Tango Academy, the UK’s leading school of Argentine Tango.

Roxane Camargo & Rafael Bittencourt @ The Light Milonga, London 20.06.2018

https://youtu.be/yf7DVP0i8no

Roxane Camargo y Rafael Bittebcourt,Milonga Parakultural en Salón Canning , marzo 2018

 https://youtu.be/OCHzcw8do84

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!