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Performers and Teachers 2019

Aoniken Quiroga & Noelia Barsi

 

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Aoniken Quiroga, began to dance tango at age 7, surrounded by the great milongueros of Buenos Aires and at the age of 12 years he danced in the great stages of that city.  Developing his own style, at only 19 years he won the title of runner-up in Tango Salon, at the Tango World Championship, in Buenos Aires. As a result he abandoned his career as a lawyer, to dedicate his life to what he loved, to be a Tango dancer. It was at that moment his life turned upside down and he was summoned to be part of the company, "For Ever Tango", He took his dance and style to the stages of the USA and Mexico.

 

In Buenos Aires he led the most important shows in the city, such as Tango Porteño, at the legendary Café Tortoni, Señor Tango and others.
At 23 years Aoniken Quiroga broadened his career and he participated in the most important festivals in Europe, Asia and America as both a teacher and dancer.
Today, with 25 years of experience in dance, Aoniken has developed his teaching method, based on biomechanics, conscious body work and an understanding of the history of Argentine tango. 

 

Noelia Barsi,, dancer and teacher of Argentine tango when only a child, began to dance and feel the tango.  Over 25 years ago. She runs big stages as a dancer and teacher in various theaters and the most distinguished Festivals in Argentina and the rest of the world. 

 

She is known for her outstanding style subtle and delicate, which definitely makes this unique dancer an icon of femininity.
She is a woman who has managed to develop a pedagogy that dazzles, clear and precise in its explanations.
Creator and co-organizer of Tango DeLuxe event (along with Maria Ines Bogado, Josefina Bermudez Avila and Roxana Suarez) As well as the seminar "La mujer en el Tango, técnica femenina para tango salón", which has already participated more than 500 Women around the world.
In recent years she has partnered Javier Rodriguez and worked together with Sebastian Arce. These days she partners the amazing Aoniken Quiroga.
She also was the Director of Tango Salon department in Arcetango academia in Moscow city during 2016. 

 

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Alicia Pons

 

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Alicia Pons is an internationally renowned dancer and instructor with a refined technique and distinctive personality. She is most known for her beautiful and unique foot play and the strongly sensual connection with her partner. It is usually said that her feet float like feathers, her steps are impeccable, her dance is fluid, her musicality exquisite. She exemplifies communication, connection, and presence in the dance and this is a focus in her teaching for both men and women.

As one of her students, now also a tango teacher, put it: “There are teachers, masters and grandmasters; Alicia Pons is definitely a grandmaster, not only is she an amazing inspiring dancer and performer, but she also has a very unique distinctive approach in the way she teaches tango, her passion, technique, experience, pedagogy are amazing and solid, because they are grounded in her academic background.  Alicia Pons holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Science, making her one of the world’s most sought after Tango Masters. If you truly want to experience what tango is all about, please don’t miss this unique and amazing opportunity of training with one of the best grandmasters of tango.”


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Sofia Saborido & Pablo Inza

SESSION SofiaPablo 0159 Edit M 3 After decades of teaching and performing around the globe in the most important tango festivals Pablo and Sofia became an international point of reference in the tango scene. Their professional path made of back and forth trips between Argentina and the rest of the world as well as their expert point of view about the dance are widely appreciated in the tango communities. Refined pedagogues, performers, choreographs, actors, etc Pablo and Sofia are two accomplished artists who partnered in 2013 creating one of the most renowned couples that Argentin tango presently has.

Pablo Inza (Arg) is considered by many to be one of the present day tango scene's most influential figures and has won respect worldwide for his innovative and creative style. Pablo's personal style is rich in contrasting dynamics and playful musicality. Frequently invited to some of the largest tango festivals in Europe and North America, Pablo has been teaching and performing around the world since 1999. An excellent teacher with a great capacity for analysis and an innate sense of musicality, Pablo's classes are popular amongst dancers of all levels.

Dancer, choreographer, stage director and tango teacher. With a rich background in contemporary dance, artistic performance and direction, he started dancing tango in 1992 with both amateur milongueros as well as renowned maestros. He participated as dancer and choreographer in many tango shows in Argentina and also internationally. Since 1999 he has been invited to teach and perform in the most prestigious festivals. As stage director he created "Radio Cabulero"(presented in Bergen International Festival in 2002, Norway) "El arte de amar" (Tangomagia VI 2003, Holland). In Buenos Aires he did "El camion" (2001-02); "Matambre" (2003), "Metronomo" (2004), "Living" (2008) and "En el abrazo"(2012). Between 2004 and 2009 he was the producer and artistic director of Cambalache (a festival based on a fusion of tango, theater and contemporary dance). He was also one of the founders of Practica X (2004-2012) which was one of the most frequented practicas in Buenos Aires.

Sofia Saborido (Arg) A delicate yet intense dancer, Sofia has a extensive background in theatre, ballet, modern and jazz dance. The deep musicality and quality of movement in her dancing is based on a refined and sensitive connection. Being the great grand daughter of Enrique Saborido, a legendary dancer, musician and composer of tangos like La Morocha, Felicia and others, she was literally born with tango in her veins. In 2006 she won the fourth place in the tango championship of Buenos Aires. Since then she dedicates her time on teaching and performing mainly in Europe but also in United States and Asia.

Dancer and tango teacher with a background in theatre, ballet, modern and jazz dance. Great grand-daughter of Enrique Saborido (dancer, musician and composer of tangos like La Morocha or Felicia and many others) Sofia started dancing tango when she was only 10 years old. At the age of 12 she enters in the young tango ballet of La Plata. In 2000 she works in the dinner show "La Cumparsita" and performs every Sunday at the historic show of plaza Dorrego, in San Telmo. In 2006 she wins the 4th place of in the tango championship of Buenos Aires. In 2009 and 2010 she participates as main dancer in the show "Tango Argentique" presented in the Theatre Festival of Avignon. During the last decade she has developed an intensive pedagogical activity abroad and has been invited to teach in more than twenty countries all over the globe.

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Vanesa Villalba and Facundo Piñero

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FACUNDO PIÑERO worked in Casas de Tango as Madero Tango, Taconeando, Complejo Tango, Barracas Tango, Tango Red and Chiquin. He began to travel the world at 17 years, in different companies such as: Latin Dance, Tango Odyssey, Tango Emotion, Mora Godoy, Tanguera and Forever Tango. 

VILLALBA VANESA worked in Casas de Tango as: La Ventana, Piazzolla Tango, Homero Manzi and Boca Tango. She was champion of tango Baradero 2002 and later also she was a judge. She traveled the world for 4 years with the company Forever Tango and was assistant choreographer of it.

Vanesa Villalba and Facundo Piñero have participated in the festival of Buenos Aires tango with their DESENCUENTRO. They are judges in World Tango championships in different countries. They also participate in numerous festivals as teachers and choreographers in different countries, such as Uk, Italy, Greece, Korea, USA and Japan, Turkey, Russia, China. They created the show El Cruce with more than 17 couples taking part. They create a new style mixing tango stage and salon , creating a new techniques to improve tango.

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Quique Miller & Belen Silva

Quique and Belen2Quique Miller is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and actor. He began his training in the field of the arts in the mid-nineties, in the city of Cordoba. There he worked as a teacher conducting dance workshops for Luz y Fuerza and also at the National University of Cordoba.  From there he moved to Buenos Aires to pursue his career in professional performance and currently resides there. He has worked as choreographer in the prestigious show "Piazzolla Tango". He taught at the Escuela Argentina de Tango from 2007 - 2008 and is currently teaching at Fundación Tango Argentino. As an actor, he has performed at the Teatro Colon Opera House.

Quique has a comprehensive and interdisciplinary training that includes not only tango dance but also contemporary dance and disciplines including Reiki, Chi Kung and Yoga.
In 2000 and 2003 he toured Italy, France, Germany and Spain and over the past few years he has taught and performed extensively in Australia and New Zealand.

Belen Silva started her Tango journey at a very early age, in her home town: Avellaneda. 

She studied with the most experienced Technique Tango Teachers, between the late 90’s and beginning of 2000 : Elina Roldan, Guillermina Quiroga, Aurora Lubiz, Elina Ruiz, Paula Rubin… 
But it was Alejandra Arrue who was her mentor and biggest influence. Belen was her assistant in the Centre “Cultural Konex”, Milonga “La Nacional”, “Cachirulo”, and the Festival de Tango de Buenos Aires.
Belen and her partner were selected with other 4 couples (from 100 Tango couples) to work for the biggest Tango event that the famous Argentinean Newspaper “Clarin” hosted in the 9 of July Avenue for one week.
Working in the most prestigious shows in Buenos Aires, she developed her very own Tango Style. Japan, and now Australia (her hometown) are some places where she has worked as a teacher, dancer and choreographer. 
She was the Director and Founder of Made In Argentina Festival (Sydney Australia). The first Cultural Festival of its kind, working with Argentinean and Australian artists. The Festival had its own show: "The Red Rose" (2013) with two presentations in Sydney and Newcastle with full house in both occasions.
Her last work was “The Art of Cadencia”(2016- produced by Anna Griffiths) at The Basement in Sydney.

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