JUAN MARTÍN & STEFANÍA COLINA – SPECIAL WORKSHOP – 4th MARCH!

Peng Newman says, “We are very privileged to have international teachers Juan Martin and Stephanie Colina teach and perform at Tango on the Thames! They are both much loved and admired by the London tango community.”

 

In a rare opportunity, Juan Martín and Stefanía will be offering a 90-minute Intermediate Workshop: Giros with enrosques, lapis, boleros and changes of speed

Plus our DJ will be the excellent Ivan Arandia!

For your place on this Workshop, pleased REGISTER HERE! 

£18 Worshop + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

 

Juan Martín Carrara and Stefanía Colina

Juan Martín and Stefanía are Tango Salón teachers, dancers and Choreographers. They won the 2009 Intercontinental Tango Salón Championship and Uruguayan Tango Salón Championship in 2012. Young, extremely talented and diligent, they dance with an immense respect for the tradition and the music, and yet keep working on new forms of expression and their own development in the salon and on the stage. Being extremely popular teachers in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and the entire world, their classes allow one to hear and feel what is most intangible in tango. Their exquisite musicality, charm and sensibility have won them many hearts in all over the globe.

 

Juan Martin and Stefanía say “these are some of the videos we like!”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR29_pelPqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P97Rhe8iKOM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sc-L-R0eH0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKQE6kZwAcQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_87GHx3h45w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rWMeoJh2ys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy-p1ScgwNc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-LcGi8cPoQ

 

…and here is a link to their website!

www.030tango.com/stefaniajuanmartin/

 

Ivan 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 in Holborn, one of London’s leading and most popular tango clubs attracting over 150 people every Friday night. Currently, Ivan teaches and performs regularly in various scenes in the UK and abroad.

TOMORROW – Dance! Eat ! Drink! And be merry helping us KEEP PLASTICS OUT OF THE OCEANS!

I feel very strongly that we should get rid of single use plastic and we can all do our bit to help!

So we are! In an experiment starting on Sunday, instead of single use plastic cups, you can collect a rather lovely re-usable plastic tumbler, mark or decorate it with the pens provided and then drink from that instead!

We would encourage you to take it home, wash it and bring it with you next time – but if that’s just a bit too much like hard work, leave it to be collected and they will see that it is washed up – those marking come off – and brought next time!

Alexandra Wood returns once again to Tango on the Thames – this time, with the popular dancer and teacher, Hernán Brusa!

Alexandra contributed (with Vincent Simone) to Debbie Magee’s memorable Argentine Tango on last year’s “Strictly…”, which Debbie chose as her favourite in the final. In all, Alexandra says she “got to work with 4 fabulous couples and it was an incredible experience! Well done to all of them!”

REGISTER NOW HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/peng-newman-14232274387

£15 Class + Milonga
£12 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).

The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
Lambeth
London
SE1 7EH

Hernán Brusa
Hernán Brusa is a tango teacher and performer who was born and grew in Buenos Aires. His tango career began in 1998 during which time he has studied with maestros: Alejandra Mantiñán, Gabriel Angió and Natalia Games. He has performed on several of the most famous stages in Buenos Aires, moving in 2009 to teach tango in Tokyo. Returning to Europe in 2014, he now lives and works in Milan, as well as in London, Istanbul and Brussels, Hernan’s lessons are based on connection, musicality and style
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.

DON’T MISS TANGO ON THE THAMES ON SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY!

Alexandra Wood returns once again to Tango on the Thames – this time, with the popular dancer and teacher, Hernán Brusa!

Alexandra contributed (with Vincent Simone) to Debbie Magee’s memorable Argentine Tango on last year’s “Strictly…”, which Debbie chose as her favourite in the final. In all, Alexandra says she “got to work with 4 fabulous couples and it was an incredible experience! Well done to all of them!”

REGISTER NOW 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

 

Hernán Brusa
Hernán Brusa is a tango teacher and performer who was born and grew in Buenos Aires. His tango career began in 1998 during which time he has studied with maestros: Alejandra Mantiñán, Gabriel Angió and Natalia Games. He has performed on several of the most famous stages in Buenos Aires, moving in 2009 to teach tango in Tokyo. Returning to Europe in 2014, he now lives and works in Milan, as well as in London, Istanbul and Brussels, Hernan’s lessons are based on connection, musicality and style

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.

 

STRICTLY TANGO ON THE THAMES ON 14TH JANUARY!

Alexandra Wood – with the talented Guillermo Torrens – returns to Tango on the Thames fresh from her choreographic triumphs on last year’s “Strictly…” Alexandra contributed (with Vincent Simone) to Debbie Magee’s memorable Argentine Tango, which Debbie chose as her favourite in the final. In all, Alexandra says she “got to work with 4 fabulous couples and it was an incredible experience! Well done to all of them!”

With Guillermo and Alexandra teaching and performing, and the inimitable tango DJ, Diego Doigneau to please us with his choices of danceable music, the first Tango on the Thames of 2018 promises to kick off our tango year in some style!

REGISTER NOW 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

 

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.

 

Diego Doigneau

 

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL CHRISTMAS CRACKER OF A MILONGA!

Join us as Tango on the Thames with friends, Tango Terra and Queer Tango London join forces to give you our Joint Christmas Cracker of a milonga, which includes –

  • A Charcarera Class with Los Ocampo!
  • Live Music from Alfredo Matin Espindola and La Tango Terra tango trio!
  • Great Music from legendary DJ, Diego Doigneau!
  • A performance by Los Ocampo!
  • A range of delicious seasonal fare!

…all for £25 – so, BOOK NOW!

We need give the St Thomas’s caterers an idea of numbers for the food by 6th December, so if you plan coming, it would help us if you buy your tickets now, or by the 5thDecember – HERE! 

Our usual splendid venue:

The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
Lambeth
London
SE1 7EH

Note this is on SATURDAY 16th December:

6.00 pm Chacarera Class
7.00 pm – midnight Milonga

We very much look forward to welcoming you!

Los Omar Ocampo
Los Ocampo are Mónica Monica Romero and Omar Ocampo, a partnership of over 30 years made up of performing, teaching and sharing Argentine Tango and Folklore around the world. They have a rich dance background and began dancing at an early age, meeting when they were dancers in the Carlos Copes tango company in Buenos Aires and later becoming a stage couple and marrying in 1984.
Their charismatic stage presence and personalities combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. They have performed on some of the most prestigious world stages, both with their own dance company, Tango Bravo and as part of international shows, such as: Mariano Mores; The Carlos Copes Tango Show; and Tango Pasión with the renowned Sexteto Mayor, and where they were original cast members and toured with the show for over 17 years. Los Ocampo are the directors and organisers of the annual National Argentinean Festival of Folkloric Dance, Encuentro con Los Maestros.
Los Ocampo divide their time between teaching at their schools around the world, touring widely and performing at prestigious international venues. They are also official adjudicators at the annual International Tango Championships in Argentina and other international competitions. They are often engaged as cultural and artistic ambassadors for Argentine music and dance. Los Ocampo are masters not only of Argentine Tango, but also of Argentina’s folkloric dances, such as Chacarera, Zamba and Malambo.
They are sought after as coaches and have trained, and choreographed for, celebrities and professionals of Latin & Ballroom as well as Tango and Folkloric. Their motto is “dancing around the world”, this they do with great verve and generosity, their good humour and approachable nature is what is remembered by their students and colleagues.

Alfredo Martin Espindola

Martin is a dedicated dance practitioner and performer in both tango and contemporary disciplines. His focus and approach have been influenced by his previous experience as a high-profile athlete and coach on the world stage. This experience developed an acutely analytical awareness which he brings into his dance work.

He is a creative independent thinker who dedicate his time exploring ways of enhancing our relation with movement through dance. From a very early age, and due to the lack of insightful technical approach,he began his own training methods, which led him to the top of his field, at that time track and field, sprinting events, representing Argentina in international competitions several times. Having acted as a consultant in the Argentinian National Sport Centre helping Olympic and world stage athletes is among his most worthy experience in the is field.

Martin was awarded a degree in Physical Education, with contemporary dance as a chosen subject, at Jorge Coll, Mendoza, Argentina.

Martin has studied both classic and new style tango intensively for the past 15 years.
He further developed his contemporary dance skills through the Viviana Lasparra’s school in Argentina and is currently under mentorship, training with Jean Newlove, Laban’s Personal Assistant for a number of years. Additional influences have been through observing the work process at attending classes and workshops with Richard Alston, Fernanda Pratta, Hofesh Schetcher and Fred Geridh, among others. Having researched for many years sphere dynamics, he also incorporates this fundamental element to his ground-breaking take on movement and dance.

Diego Doigneau

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego will have just returned from Buenos Aires to 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!

 

JOHN ERBAN & YASMINA BAILECHE @ TANGO ON THE THAMES 26th NOV!

 John and Yasmine’s milonga:

John and Yasmine  are offering an original take on the milonga in their class, “Playing with Directions and Musicality” as well as later a wonderful performance

So, come and learn, and watch, and of course enjoy dancing! Our DJ is HERNáN BRUSA and his good taste in tango music should keep all of us on the dancefloor. Enjoy, the refreshments in between, and with views of the Thames and the Houses of Parliament, come and enjoy a tango venue unique in London!

To come, please register here, NOW!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tango-on-the-thames-john-erban-yasmina-baileche-26th-nov-tickets-39585661780

£15 Class + Milonga

£12 Milonga only

(…collected at the door).

 

John Erban

John Erban has been dancing and teaching for more than 15 years. He participated in several international festivals and championships and won the 2nd place in Salon Tango at the 2011 World Championship in Buenos Aires.

 

Yasmina Baileche

Yasmina Baileche, originally from Paris, discovered Tango and trained in Buenos Aires. She has been dancing for over 15 years. Yasmina teaches and performs in several dance studios and milongas in France, UK, Italy, Algeria, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Jordan and Lebanon.

 

Their unique dancing and teaching style focuses on the connection in the embrace, musicality and playfulness. Taught with humour and energy their class it’s an unforgettable experience!

 

Class

Milonga: Playing with directions, dynamics and musicality

 

DJ: Hernán Brusa

Hernán Brusa is a tango teacher and performer who was born and grew in Buenos Aires. His tango career began in 1998 during which time he has studied with maestros: Alejandra Mantiñán, Gabriel Angió and Natalia Games. He has performed on several of the most famous stages in Buenos Aires, moving in 2009 to teach tango in Tokyo. Returning to Europe in 2014, he now lives and works in Milan, as well as in London, Istanbul and Brussels.

 

 

Tango on the Thames’ 7th Birthday Party!

 

Seven years – and counting! Tango on the Thames, welcomed our first dancers on 31st October 2010 – I checked!

Come and help us celebrate in style on Sunday 29th October 2017 with a class given Hernán Brusa and Alexandra Wood, a performance by prize-winning duo, Ariel Manzanares and Laísa Souza, with Hernán and Ariel sharing the DJ’s responsibilities to bring us some wonderful music.
I would like to think Tony Walker would have approved!
To come, please register here, NOW! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/29th-october-tango-on-the-tham…

£15 Class + Milonga
£12 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).

Hernán Brusa
Hernán Brusa is a tango teacher and performer who was born and grew in Buenos Aires. His tango career began in 1998 during which time he has studied with maestros: Alejandra Mantiñán, Gabriel Angió and Natalia Games. He has performed on several of the most famous stages in Buenos Aires, moving in 2009 to teach tango in Tokyo. Returning to Europe in 2014, he now lives and works in Milan, as well as in London, Istanbul and Brussels, Hernan’s lessons are based on connection, musicality and style

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.

She performed in the stage hit Midnight Tango, and was the dance captain and performed with the show for 2 years! she also performed for Milos Karadaglic for The BBC classic Brit awards, and on This morning. She danced on The Zingzillas! In 2013 she performed on Strictly Come Dancing. She tours currently in the UK performing with Tango Motion with Tango Siempre and creates Tango holidays. Www.alexandrawoodtango.com

Ariel Manzanares
Ariel started his dance career 12 years ago, in those 12 years he trained with the best references of the world tango, Sebastián Achaval and Roxana Suarez, Carlitos and Rosa Perez, Pancho Martinez Pey and Lorena Ermocida, Horacio Godoy, etc. He exhibited at the most prestigious milongas in Buenos Aires.
He performed in various European tours through Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, etc. In 2013, he entered the renowned company Forever Tango, performing a season on Broadway and then touring the USA. and Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic. He has been finalist of the World of Tango 6 times in the category Tango Track twice achieving the 4th position (2010 and 2012). In 2017 dancing with Laísa Souza he reached the final of World Tango, obtaining the 11th place in the competition.

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.
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 Europe (England, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland) Asia (China and India) Africa (South Africa and Mozambique) and South America (Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) for almost 9 years.
Links to videos:
Tango Salón
https://www.facebook.com/souza.laisa/posts/10214185521183075

Tango escenario
https://www.facebook.com/inessa.dekhtyareva/posts/10213621956449412

 

The usual timing!

2.00 pm Class with Giraldo and Alexandra

3.00 pm Milonga

We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday!

Dance to Diego Doigneau’s DJ-ing!

Diego Doigneau

Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego has made himself exceptionally popular with tango dancers at Negracha, Tito’s and many other London tango venues including Tango on the Thames, because of 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!

Diomar “Giraldo” Escobar & Alexandra Wood will teach!

Diomar “Giraldo” Escobar

Giraldo graduated from the IPC Drama School in Colombia and for four years was a member of Danza Experimental de Cali (DECA). In 1993 Diomar came to London where he continued to study dance and choreography at Lewisham College until 1996. In 1994 he co-founded artLat and went on to become a lead-performer of the company. He has been dancing Argentinean tango since 1990 and travels frequently to Buenos Aires to further his training with recognised Masters like Roberto Herrera and Osvaldo Zotto.

Since 2001 Giraldo has been touring the UK with the acclaimed shows Subitango and Tiempo de Tango. Giraldo teaches Argentinean Tango throughout the UK and is regularly invited to teach abroad. He has appeared dancing in the films Evita and Dance, a Channel 4-commissioned film, and collaborated with Deborah Bull’s BBC dance season Travels with my Tutu.

Giraldo was a guest dancer performing Argentinean Tango at BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in the 2005, 2006 and 2008 series. In 2007 Giraldo performed in Carmen, directed by Sally Potter. An English National Opera Production. In 2009 Giraldo co-choreographed and performed in Transtango. Giraldo is a leading tango dancer in the new west end tango production MIDNIGHT TANGO with Vincent and Flavia BBC stars of Strictly Come Dancing, opening at the Strand Theatre in January 2012.

 

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.

She performed in the stage hit Midnight Tango, and was the dance captain and performed with the show for 2 years! she also performed for Milos Karadaglic for The BBC classic Brit awards, and on This morning. She danced on The Zingzillas! In 2013 she performed on Strictly Come Dancing. She tours currently in the UK performing with Tango Motion with Tango Siempre and creates Tango holidays. Www.alexandrawoodtango.com