…or rather brings Turkish tango to London! We are delighted to welcome Hamdi Ceylan and Ilgin Tetikcan, two exciting dancers from Turkey who will be teaching and performing for us on 15th April. Some of you may already know Hamdi, but this will be Ilgin’s first trip to London, so we are planning to give her a warm welcome!
Plus, DJ-ing from the irrepressible Hernán Brusa!
£15 Class + Milonga
£12 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).
The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
Hamdi discovered dancing tango at his local university in Antalya when he was 16 years old, there he took part in various performances and worked as a teacher and choreographer. Hamdi has since performed at international events across Germany, Greece and Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Antalya). In 2009 Hamdi became a co-founder of TangoSiete Tango School in Antalya, Turkey where he worked as a teacher and choreographer. He also arranged Milonga7 and Practica7 where he was the residential DJ. From 2009 – 2011 Hamdi worked with a team to successfully organise the international tango event ‘Antalya Tango Meeting’ which ran consecutively for three years, hosting various maestros and DJ’s from across the world. Hamdi has dedicated his time and energy to dancing tango for the past 12 years working with maestros such as: Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Javier rodriguez y Andrea Misse, Sebastian Misse y Andrea Reyero, Donato Juarez y Carolina Del Rivero, Fabian Salas y Lola Diaz, Sebastian Achaval y Roxana Suarez, Fabian Peralta y Lorena Ermocida, Sebastian Jimenez y Maria Ines Bogado, Alejandra Mantinan y Aoniken Quiroga, Diego Riemer y Maria Belén Giachello, Ozan Firat y Alejandra Gutty, Carlitos Espinoza y Noelia Hurtado, Ezequiel Paludi y Geraldine Rojas, Federico Naveira y Ines Muzzopappa, Fernando Sanchez y Ariadna Naveira and Maximiliano Cristiani y Belen Bartolome to name a few! Hamdi now resides in London where he continues to teach, DJ and perform across Europe.
Born in 1985, she is the daughter of a ballerina mother and theatre-actor father. In 1991 she started her training in classical ballet and continued until 1997. Between 1997 and 2003, after her family launched Turkey’s biggest Sport and Culture Centre of, she received trainings across multipline disciplines such as Wing-Tzun, Aikido, Latin Dances, Kendo, Fitness. In 2003, she first encountered Tango, while she was studying at Sakarya University. Her interest in Tango grew each year until graduation. In 2005 she started giving group classes in Tango. In 2008 she travelled to Buenos Aires and trained with several Argentinian maestros. In 2009 Ilgın founded Tangolic Tango & Ballet School and she has been giving lessons as the main instructor since.
Today, Ilgın Tetikcan gives group/private lessons in her Tango school and specific seminars at other tango schools. She travels in Turkey and across Europe for giving workshops, performing on stage/concerts, leader/follower technique seminars. Recently she has been attending several festivals, organizations and marathons at several locations including Amsterdam, Rome, Frankfurt, Beirut, Goa, Timisoara, Bucharest, Paris.
In addition to her reputation as an outstanding follower & artist, Ilgın has deepened her experience/knowledge in leading over the years. On stage, she has been performing as a leader as well. She plays piano, viola, is an expert stage make-up artist, as well as a skilled choreographer
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, while as DJ, he plays the music dancers want to dance to!