TAMARA BISCEGLIA - ARGENTINA Festival Godmother
Tamara Bisceglia was born in Buenos Aires and began dancing classical ballet at the Higher Institute of Art of the Teatro Colón. Tamara now travels the world teaching and dancing at the most prestigious tango festivals (Portugal, Italy, France, Poland, Germany, Greece, Korea, China, Singapore, Bali, Manila, Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico Colombia etc.). She has partnered world-renowned dancer Maximiliano Guerra and her stage credits include the legendary show Tango Argentino, dancing with Roberto Herrera, and Forever Tango. Tamara is a jury member of the Mundial de Tango and now directs her own company, Obsesion Tango.
WS3: TAMARA BISCEGLIA How to be a DIVA Thursday 28 June 3.30pm All Levels Biped Studio25.00€ Add to cart
WS6: TAMARA BISCEGLIA Gods and Monsters Friday 29 June 2.00pm Inter-Adv Noces Studio25.00€ Add to cart
WS14: TAMARA BISCEGLIA Angels and Demons Saturday 30 June 3.30pm All levels So Schnell Studio25.00€ Read more
SOLEDAD NANI -Argentina
Soledad de Buenos Aires is a tango teacher and dancer and started her tango journey at the age of 21. From the very beginning, she was drawn to both roles and has always practised the two.
She is a graduate of CETBA (tango education centre of Buenos Aires). The teachers who made a particular impact include Rodofo Dinzel, Olga Besio and Juan Miguel Expósito.
In her teaching, Soledad focuses on sensitivity and body integration, role-changing, communication in the couple and how it takes two to create the dance.
WS1: SOLEDAD NANI Whose lead is it anyway? Thursday 28 June 2.00pm Intermediate BIPED Studio25.00€ Add to cart
WS9: SOLEDAD NANI Sole’s favorite steps Friday 29 June 3.30pm Inter-Av So Schnell Studio25.00€ Read more
WS12: SOLEDAD NANI Milonga Loca Saturday 30 June 2.00pm All Levels So Schnell Studio25.00€ Add to cart
ANITA PRAZ ET CLAUDIA PETIT France
Claudia took her first tango steps in 1996 and Anita in 1998. Since then, their dance has grown though regular, intensive practice, enhanced by contact with many dancers, teachers and musicians. Through all these years, their love of tango as a social dance has always been a touchstone.
As a contemporary dancer, Claudia Petit worked with dance companies in Brazil before discovering tango in Paris. She has been teaching tango since 2002, giving classes to diverse audiences ranging from actors to schoolchildren.
Anita Praz has a degree in musicology and is an instrumentalist, having played the bandonéon in tango orchestras.
She has made a career out of her passion for sound and works mainly as a sound artist for theatre and dance performances.
Thanks to the combination of their different backgrounds, Anita and Claudia have, since 2007, developed an approach to teaching tango where musicality holds a very special place.
AUGUSTO BALIZANO -Argentina
Augusto Balizano is the founder and producer of La Marshall, the first gay milonga in Buenos Aires, and a co-organizer of the International Queer Tango Festival of Buenos Aires. He and Miguel Moyano formed the first professional gay tango couple and together they performed at the most popular milongas in Buenos Aires, represented Argentina at the Queer Tango Festivals of Hamburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen and toured in the UK, Germany and Italy. Augusto was a jury member at both the Metropolitano and Mundial Tango Championships. In 2011, he was invited to give a talk at the first International Queer Tango Festival of Berlin and went on to represent Buenos Aires in the years that followed. In 2013 and 2014, he travelled all over Europe, teaching in Berlin, Hamburg, The Hague, Paris, Venice, Larnaca (Cyprus), Copenhagen, St. Petersburg and Moscow.
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CAROLINA UDOVIKO Argentina/France
Carolina started teaching tango in 1998 at her first studio in the Almagro area of Buenos Aires, and then in Brazil where she created Tango B’Aires with Omar Forte. She has been living in France since 2005.
Carolina studied at the Panamericana School of Art and Design and works on innovative shows blending multimedia and dance. She teaches classes and workshops in France (Dijon, Poitiers, Tours, Paris and Montpellier) and internationally (Brazil, Argentina, China, Russia and Berlin).
Today, Carolina has a strong personal commitment to teachers’ training in Dijon and the “Tango and Alzheimer’s” project. The use of music and tango as non-medical therapy for Alzheimer’s is the subject of a great deal of scientific research.
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MATIAS TRIPODI- ARGENTINE / FRANCE
Matias Tripodi was born in Buenos Aires and learned to dance at traditional tango venues while pursuing his linguistics studies as the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2012, he has developed a variety of projects using multiple tools and artistic languages, always driven by his intellectual curiosity and research based on Argentinean tango. He has taught in Argentina and Europe, working with Tanztheater Pina Bausch, Leipziger Ballet, Les Choses de Rien and the dancers of the Opéra de Paris. In his classes, Matias combines aspects of traditional tango with other elements that facilitate a contemporary exploration of movement. In 2016 he created a notation system for movement in tango. Matias currently lives in Paris.
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CELINE TIBERGHIEN and CHANELLE DUMET France
With Céline and Chanelle, it was love at first sight, both romantically and artistically. Their encounter gave rise to the burlesque tango duo “Edith & Marcelle”. Since then, they have travelled internationally, performing for audiences in the cabaret and tango worlds. Their dance breaks traditional boundaries to express love in all its forms.
The classes they teach are always a playful and engaging exploration of the interaction between the roles and each partner’s place in the couple.
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KEVIN BARRON- Scotland/France
Kevin moved to France from his native Scotland many years ago and soon after, the friends he met there gave him a very special birthday present – a set of tango lessons. All these years later, he cannot imagine his life without tango, not least because he is part of Tangolibero, a collective that runs queer tango classes in Paris. What is key for him, however, is the balance that tango provides. As a translator, he loves how tango frees him from the words he works with all day, taking him back into his body so he can talk to others without having to speak. He also loves how tango rewards anyone who comes to it with patience and openness, not a particular body type, age or level of flexibility. For him, it is a dance where the small step counts more than the grand gesture – where what is most important is what happens on the inside.
VINCENT HODIN and MAXIMILIANO COLUSSIFrance / Argentina
Maximiliano Colussi and Vincent Hodin met for the first time in 2013 at Milonga Queer in Buenos Aires and quickly became close friends. They met again in Cordoba, Argentina, to work together, not only for the enjoyment of dancing, but with a view to forming a teaching partnership.
In 2017, Maximiliano moved to Paris where Vincent was already living. They immediately decided to teach together in Paris and London (where they are regularly welcomed by Queer Tango London).
Their focal points are connection, fluidity and role-changing. Technically, their particular interest lies in drawing support from the floor and the points of contact to establish a harmonious dialogue within the couple, giving each partner enough space to take the initiative.
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