Pablo Inza and Mariana Dragone
We are extremely fortunate this year to have Pablo Inza and Mariana Dragone teaching our “Seminario Intensivo” for advanced dancers. They will also be teaching two classes on Monday afternoon with open enrollment. Pablo Inza is at the forefront of contemporary tango. He has developed an organic dance, creative and personal, that pushes the traditional boundaries of tango. He is renowned throughout the world as a teacher, performer, choreographer and stage director and producer. Among his long list of credits are producer and artistic director of the Cambalache Festival and “Living” in Bs As, “Radio Cabulero” in Bergen, Norway, “El Art de Amar” for Tangomagia in Holland and “Truck”, “Matambre” and “Metronomo in Bs As.
Mariana Dragone studied classical and contemporary dance at the National School of Dance in Rosario. At age 17, she learned tango with Jorge Rosario Colozio and Orlando Paiva. Three years later, she moved to Buenos Aires to devote herself exclusively to tango. She studied with Graciela Gonzalez, Mingo Pugliese, Tete, Gustavo Naveira and many other dancers and maestros. Since then, she has traveled the world teaching and performing with many of the elite names in tango including; “El Indio” Pedro Benavente, Hernan Obispo, Fabrizio Corti, Chicho Frumboli, Miguel Angel Zotto, Diego Riemer, Ezequiel Farfaro and Pablo Inza. From 2007 to 2010 she danced with Miguel Angel Zotto’s company TangoX2. Currently, she directs the operations at the Maleva House in Buenos Aires.
Paplo Inza Mariana Dragone Video 1 Video 2
Oscar Casas and Anna Miguel
Oscar was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers and organized milogas in the 1950's and '60's. Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is "milonguero", with a modern twist - respectful of the old and the new in tango. He is one of the most respected and popular teachers in Bs As, teaching classes at the famous "El Beso" 3 times a week. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation, and always interpreting the music. Everything he teaches is well suited to the crowded milongas he knows so well.
Ana Miguel was born in the Almagro barrio of Bs As. She comes from a family of famous bandionistas where she was imbued with tango music. Her tango training began at the school of Moron Jose Neglia and started teaching with the famous Argentine tango instructor and performer, Pocho Pizarro. From 2005 to 2008, Ana Miguel performed in the show "Bacanazo" which was held in the Empire Theater in Bs. As. She also performed as part of the show at Esquina Carlos Cardel from 2006-2010. Ana Miguel has taught tango at various tango festivals and was also an instructor at ACETA (Academia de Estilos de Tango Argentino- Academy of Argentine Tango Styles) from 2006-2010.
One of North America's most gifted teachers and tangueros, Alex has been enchanting dancers throughout North America, Europe and Buenos Aires. He has received rave reviews for his teaching in Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Sweden and across the United States. He is a creative improviser and has performed internationally with some of tango's most talented tangueras, including Florencia Taccetti and Luciana Valle. Alex teaches Argentine tango for the social dance floor, emphasizing the improvisatory side of the dance through a strong communication between the lead and follow and on musicality. Alex tries to give his students the vocabulary necessary so that each person can find their own unique way of dancing the tango of their own body.
Alex Kreb's Tango Quartet with Pepe Raphael and Megan Haupt
Returning for their 6th year, The Alex Kreb's Tango Quartet will delight us oncez
again with their music at Saturday night's Grand Ball. Under the leadership of Alex Krebs, the orchestra has become one of the top dance orchestras in the U.S.
They play arrangements based on classic "Golden Age" tangos and original compositions by Alex Krebs and Andrew Oliver.
The Alex Krebs Tango Quartet
Sabah Chammas San Diego, Ca.
Dan Boccia Anchorage, Ak.
Jerry Wallach Portland, Or.
Carol Horowitz Montreal, Qc.
Nowaczynski Vancouver, B.C.
Lampis Zalavras Los Angeles, Ca.
Jennifer Olson San Francisco, Ca.
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