Luna Palacios is only briefly in London and so don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from her in the company of the excellent Dante Culcuy at Tango on the Thames on Sunday 5thAug.
Learn in their Special 90-minute Workshop on “Tango Elements to Use in Milonga, Embrace and Concepts of Connection”
And their show is likely to be an education in itself!
Dante will DJ for us, so register for a place HERE!
£18 Workshop + Milonga
£12 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).
The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
How to get there?
Whack the address into Google Maps, or…
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
There is pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.
Born in Buenos Aires, Luna Palacios is an authentic “milonguera”, tango dancer, who learned tango from some of the most storied figures in Buenos Aires dance halls.
Until 2001, Luna was a salsa and swing dancer, but one day, her sister Verónica took her to a milonga where, says Luna, she immediately fell in love: the dance, the music, the magic of that atmosphere – but it was the embrace that seduced her and won over her heart.She was lucky enough to dance with and learn from some of the best milongueros in Buenos. Among her formal teachers were: Veronica Palacios, Lucas Galera, Jose Garofalo Oliver Kolker, Carlos Gavito, Guillermo Cerneaz and Gabriel Misse. The greatest inspiration for her was her teacher and friend, the late Carlos Gavito. Luna also became the favourite dancing partner of several great dancers: Lucas Galera, Oliver Kolker, “Flaco” Dany Garcia,Horacio Britos (aka: Pibe Avellaneda), Carlos Copello, Aoniken Quiroga, Paulo Bidart, Jorge Pahl , Octavio Fernandez to name a few.She has travelled extensively to teach and perform in Argentina and overseas.Luna has also performed in every single important venue in Buenos Aires such as Club Sunderland, Salon Canning, La Viruta, La Baldosa, Glorias Argentinas, El Arranque, Porteno y Bailarin.Nowadays, she travels back and forth from Catania, Sicily, to perform and teach in different places around the world. Luna speaks fluent Spanish (of course), English and Italian, making it even easier for her students to get in touch in real time with her already clear teaching. Luna’s ultimate goal is to make tango contagious to everyone, her love and understanding of her greatest passion: Tango Argentino.
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.