Queer Tango on the Thames WINTER SPECIAL!

Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall!

Let Queer Tango London and Tango on the Thames help you BANISH your Christmas blues with their FREE, full-on, Queer Tango on the Thames Winter Special!

 

With:

 

LIVE MUSIC from the ever-vibrant Tango Terra Quartet!

PERFORMANCES from experts Dante Culcuy & Paula Duarte and David Chartorski & Laísa Souza!

DJ MIXES from Queer Tango London’s own talented DJ, Mr Tom Cottle!

 

…and all kicking off at 2.00 pm with one of Queer Tango London’s popular GENDER-BLIND ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS’ CLASSES:

 

  • no experience needed
  • no partner needed
  • and no special shoes – ordinary, leather-soled street shoes are fine (but rubber-soled aren’t!)

 

Then we can all dance the day away together on that fabulous floor until 7.00 pm!

 

You hadn’t anything else planned, had you..?

 

 

CHARITY CHRISTMAS with Alexandra Wood & Guillermo Torrens!

SUNDAY 15th December – learn how to make “CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS” with ALEXANDRA WOOD & GUILLERMO TORRENS at Tango on the Thames CHARITY CHRISTMAS!

 

Help the EVELINA TRUST continue to make St Thomas’s Hospital and other places special for babies, children and their families!

 

AND enjoy Alexandra Wood and Guillermo Torrens showing you some GORGEOUS, intricate steps, sacadas and decorations which focus on vals!

 

AND DANCE to the lovely, LIVE MUSIC of Enrique Galassi and Corrina Piatti!

 

AND dance to the exquisite music choices of DJ, Diego Doigneau!

 

…with special CHRISTMAS FOOD, mince pies and chocolates – REGISTER HERE (but pay at the door)  so we know if you are thinking of coming, how much delicious food to get in!

£25  – a special price for a VERY SPECIAL event!

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.

 

Guillermo Torrens and Alexandra Wood:

 

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.

 

Their website: https://www.tango-sense.com/

 

 

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.

 

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!

 

The Evelina Trust was founded in 1869 and is celberating 1550 years this year!

 

The Evelina Trust is 150 years old!

See what they do here: https://youtu.be/5b8LDqLk8ZU

Evelina London was originally founded in 1869 on Southwark Bridge Road by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild – in memory of his much loved wife, Evelina. Ferdinand was born in Paris and educated in Vienna, but on 7 June 1865, he married Evelina de Rothschild – known as Evy – at her parents’ house in Piccadilly, London.

Evy had been his childhood sweetheart, and from the start, it seems to have been a very happy marriage. During their honeymoon, Evy wrote to her parents that Ferdinand was “a dear old duck” and she quickly became pregnant with their first child.

However, Ferdinand and Evy’s happiness was tragically short-lived. Their son was stillborn on 4 December 1866, and Evy died later the same day. The shock for Ferdinand was intense and he never remarried.

Originally, he had thought to open a maternity hospital in honour of his wife and child, but he was persuaded by his friend Dr Arthur Farre, an obstetrician and physician to the Queen, to open a children’s hospital for the poor. Children often ended up in the adult wards of workhouse infirmaries. Following his friend’s advice, Ferdinand built the four-storey Evelina Hospital for Sick Children south of the River Thames.

It was described as having “the very latest design concepts”, “with no expense spared to make this a model hospital”. In the first year, more than 300 children were admitted to the hospital’s 30 beds. By 1900, bed numbers had doubled, with over 1,000 admissions and more than 20,000 children visiting the hospital each year.

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Lord Fink, President of Evelina London, led the campaign that made the current awardwinning hospital building possible. More recently, the Eranda Rothschild Foundation has supported the new Fetal Cardiology Unit by providing specialist heart scanners.

 

SUNDAY 24th November – Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani!

Despite their busy touring schedule we are very lucky to have Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani teach and perform for us!

With a Special 90-minute Workshop playing to their celebrated strengths as dancers: “Circular Movements for Elegant Dancing” and the able support of DJ Diego Doigneau to provide us with excellent dance music, this promises to be Something Very Special – so don’t miss it!

£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.

 

Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani

Leandro and Maria are West End dancers, Strictly Come Dancing coaches, Tango Por Dos Company dancers and judges at FITTA International Tango Championships in Buenos Aires, together are internationally acclaimed Tango dancers. They have performed in over 230 cities for Tango festivals, charity events, congresses, music videos, television & radio appearances and theatre shows. Their prestigious school of tango, Tango Academy was born 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 since its opening. It’s long and successful history is known throughout the world as a leading training ground for authentic Argentinian Tango in the UK. In 2018 and 2019, this prestigious school of Tango was nominated in the category for Best International Tango School at the prestigious Tango Awards in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is nominated again for 2020.

 

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!

 

It’s our NINTH BIRTHDAY!!!

Come and CELEBRATE NINE YEARS of Tango on the Thames on SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER with LAÍSA SOUZA & DAVID CHARTORISKI as they explore “Circular Movements Out of Axis and Sharing Axis”, perform for us, that’s when we are not celebrating by DANCING to the FABULOUS MUSIC selected by DJ, Diego Doigneau!

£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.

 

LAÍSA SOUZA

Laísa Souza has trained as a professional dancer from 2003, working with Brazilian Social Dances in Brazil. In 2008, decided to specialize herself 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 for the show “Si no te amase” directed by Junior Cervila ; for “Voz Tango” of Verónica Salmeron, for “Salsamba” with which she relocated to Macao for 6 months, for Piazzolla Tango Show in Buenos Aires and for the show “Latidos” of Leticia Fallacara and worked as a performer and Tango Instructor for MSC Orquestra, Msc Poesia and MSC Magnifica. She was finalist of the Metropolitan Championship 2013, 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, she has been teaching and performing Tango in England, Spain, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, China, India, South Africa, Mozambique, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia more than 11 years.

 

 

DAVID CHARTORISKI

Teacher, choreographer and professional dancer of tango social and stage. [He writes] I started my studies more than 15 years ago training in different disciplines such as Jazz dance (In the school of Margarita Fernández and Laura Roatta, Gustavo Moro among others) Contemporary dance (David Señoran, Ana Garat, Emanuel Ludueña) Contemporary partner (Juan Onofri Barbato, Sergio Villalva and Julio Arias) Cuban salsa and LA style (I studied at different academies in Buenos Aires, La Viruta salsa .. Azúcar de Belgrano and La salsera) Tango (Verónica Salmerón, Jesús Velázquez, Hugo Daniel, Nito & Elba, Andrea Castelli, Natalia Fossati, Aurora Lubiz and Raúl Bravo between others). Trajectory As a teacher I worked in different schools, academies and clubs in the city of Bs. As. Teaching classes as well as seminars in different disciplines. I highlight among them “La Viruta tango”, “La salsera”, “Club Belgrano”, “Gricel” and “Tango & Tango (school and production company I am currently working with)” Work in different shows : • Sabor a tango (2011-2013) • Fabulandia (2008 & 2013) • Tango Porteño (2014 – 2016) • Eva, un recorrido(2015) • Seduce Me (2015) • La Ventana, barrio de tango (2016) • Gala Tango (2017) • Aljibe Tango (2018) • La cava del Querandi (2019 to the present) • Tango Bistro (choreographer and dancer 2014)

 

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!

 

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.