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
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 a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.
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.
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)
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!