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!
£15 Class + 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.
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 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.