About us

We are a couple of Argentine dancers and teachers, we represent the traditional style of Buenos Aires with a great personality and a touch of youth.
We belong to the last generation formed by real milongueros and grandmasters. The teaching in classes and personal style has led us to travel the world with different shows or as teachers at prestigious festivals (Russia, China, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Brazil).
We are choreographers, producers, and directors of the show “100% Tango” and from 2015 directors, organizers and producers of the “Antwerpen Tango Festival”.
In ten years together we work to create a teaching method aiming to simplify the difficult, comfort, hug, naturalness, although without neglecting aesthetics.
Our curiosity made us take classes with many teachers and very different styles, making us experience different types of hugs, energy, techniques, and interpretations that are now very useful to exploit the capabilities of each student.

To know more about us, please visit our background below.

Background

2019

Highlights:

Organizers and producers of the first BENELUX and NORDIC COUNTRIES Official Preliminary of the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and World Championship. Open “El Abrazo” vzw school, a non-profit association that organizes free activities and classes. In September starts the monthly Milonga El Abrazo where performance singers like Néstor Gerardo and Guillermo Fernandez.

International Festivals / Works:

La Rochelle, France. Tenerife Tango Meeting, Spain. Festival Tango Córsica, France. Che London Festival, UK. Lady0s Festival Liege, Belgium. Tango Holidays Ardennes, Belgium.

Others:

Demo in Salón Canning, Buenos Aires. Choreographers of the Choreographic Group of Students who show in the Antwerpen Tango Festival with a group integrated by 16 students. Organise a Tango Trip to Bs As with 24 students.

2018

Highlights:

We integrate the cast of X 2 Tango by Miguel Angel Zotto with 3 shows in Italy.
We organize, produce and direct the IV International Festival of Antwerpen, Belgium; inviting the most outstanding artists of the genre.
International Festivals: Aix Le Bains Festival, France. The Brussels Tango Festival, Belgium. Antwerpen Tango Festival, Belgium. Sitges Tango Festival, Spain. Valeria is a teacher at Entre Mujeres Festival at Zotto Tango Academy, Italy.

Workshops and demonstrations:

At the Opera de Gent for 30 years of Polariteit, Belgium. Intensive Summer in Ardennes, Belgium. Intensive Summer in Frandeaux, Belgium. Class and demo in Kattendijkt, Belgium. Workshops in Gent, Antwerpen and Brugge, Belgium. Classes in Bangkok, Thailand and in Saigon, Vietnam.
Others:

Choreographers of the Choreographic Group of Students that appear in the Antwerpen Tango Festival with a group choreography integrated by 16 students.

2017

Highlights:

We organize, produce and direct the III International Festival of Antwerpen, Belgium; inviting the most outstanding artists of the genre.
International Festivals:

Festival Le Mans, France. Canary Tango Festival, Spain. Festival of Brest, France. The Brussels Tango Festival, Belgium. Antwerpen Tango Festival, Belgium. Limouzi Tango Festival, France. Wuppertal Festival, Germany. Heart Tango Festival, Germany. Encuentro de Tango de Peñiscola, Spain.

2016

Highlights:

We integrate the cast of X 2 Tango by Miguel Angel Zotto with 3 shows in Italy.
We present our 100% TANGO company with the show Tributo a D’Arienzo at the International Tango Festival of Tarbes, France; which we direct and choreograph.
We organize, produce and direct the II International Festival of Antwerpen, Belgium; inviting the most outstanding artists of the genre.

International Festivals:

Festival Chateaulin, France. Festival of Brest, France. Aix-en-Tango Spring, France. The Brussels Tango Festival, Belgium. Antwerpen Tango Festival, Belgium. Corfu Tango Festival, Greece. Festival Bormes-les-Mimosas, France. Encuentro de Tango de Peñiscola, Spain. Master classes for teachers of Pasos de Brujas, Belgium.
Workshops and demonstrations: demonstration at Tango del Mar in Coudekerque-Ranchee, France. Intensive summer in Hoepertingen, Belgium. Intensive summer in Varazze, Italy. Demonstrations in Buenos Aires milongas such as: Canning Hall, La Baldosa, La Milonga de los Zucca, Sweet Fruit, Patio de Tango. Demonstration at Milonga Vismark in Brugge, Belgium. Master classes for teachers of Pasos de Brujas, Belgium.

Others:

Choreographers from the Choreographic Group of Students that perform at the Antwerpen Tango Festival with a group choreography and a SOLO of a couple of children.

2015

Highlights:

International Festival of Tarbes with the company TANGO MAS TANGO.
We organize, produce and direct the 1st International Festival of Antwerpen, Belgium. Choreographers of the Choreographic Group of Students that present a choreography in this festival.

International Festivals:

The Brussels Tango Festival, Belgium. Tango Festival Barcelona, Spain. Aix-en-Tango Spring, France. Antwerpen Tango Festival, Belgium. Savona Tango Festival, Italy. International Festival of Nimes, France. Encuentro de Tango de Peñiscola, Spain.
Workshops and demonstrations:

Workshops and demonstration at Milonga Lounge, Amsterdam Netherlands. Intensive Seminar in Antwerp, Belgium. Classes and demo in Bretagna, France. Classes and demo in Hasselt, Belgium. Intensive summer in Hoepertingen, Belgium.

2014

Highlights:

Invited by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires to dance at the Louvre Museum in Paris for the centenary of the birth of Julio Cortázar.
International Festivals:

Festival de Paris and show at Teatro Trianon. 6th Côte D ‘Azur Tango Festival of Nice, France. Festival of Kerallic, France. 5th. Antwerpen Tango Festival, Belgium. Aix-en-Tango Spring, France. Encuentro de Tango de Peñiscola, Spain.
Workshops and demonstrations:

Workshops in Torhout and Antwerpen, Belgium. Demonstration in Hasselt. Workshops and Demonstration at Rojo Tango School, London. Intensive summer in Hoepertingen, Bélgica.En TV: interview in Saco y Corbata (cable show in Buenos Aires).

2013

Highlights:

We premiered our own company “100% Tango Show” with the show “Tango, Su Historia” which we are co -directors, co-choreographers and co-producers. It premiered at the Capitol theater in Gent, Belgium. On TV: Invited by Frédéric François to dance on the TV show “Vivament Dimanche” by Michele Drucker in Paris. Concert with the National Orchestra of the Tango and Ariel Ardit in Brussels, Belgium.
International Festivals:

Aix-en-Tango Spring in France, Red Tango London International Festival, Bridges Festival organized by the Embassy of Argentina in Brussels, Antwerpen Tango Festival, Belgium. Bonifacio Tango Festival in Corsica, France. Encuentro de Tango de Peñiscola, Spain. Festival Aix-en-Tango November, France.

Workshops and demonstrations:

In Minusio, Switzerland. Lille, France Edegem, Gent and Antwerp in Belgium. Barcelona and Burgos, Spain. In Buenos Aires: Milonga Fruto Dulce and La Milonga de los Zucca. Seminar of Tango in Milonga Fruto Dulce, Buenos Aires.

2012

International Festivals:

International Paris Festival, III Rojo Tango Festival in London, III Antwerpen Tango Festival in Belgium, Tango Meeting in Peñiscola, Spain. Performance at Festival La noche de Amor, Belgium.
Workshops and demonstrations:

In Festival La Noche de Amor, Belgium. In Rotterdam, Brugge, Festival Dansen in’t Park. Intensive Summer in Hoepertingen, Belgium. Demonstrations in milongas of Buenos Aires: Milonga Fruto Dulce and Sunderland.

2011

Highlights:

Invited by the Solo Tango and Soledad Orchestras to perform 3 concerts in Russia (Moscow and Rostov). Concert in Kiev, Ukraine with Solo Tango Orchestra of Moscow. Masters in Festivals: Heart of Tango in Krasnoyarks, Russia.
International Festivals:

Encuentro de Tango de Peñiscola, Spain. Week of Tango holidays in Belgium. Red Tango Festival in London. IV Encuentro Va de Baile de Tarragona, Spain. The Tango and its Women in Barcelona, Spain. Dansen in’t Park Festival in Belgium.
Workshops and demonstrations:

Summer intensive exhibitions and workshops in Hoepertingen, Belgium. Shows and classes on the Iberocruceros Grand Celebration cruise.
Others:

As of August we settled in Gent, Belgium and started to give regular classes in Gent, Antwerpen. We travel to Buenos Aires after 3 years and thereafter every year during December and January where we resume our studies with teachers like: Silvio Lavia, Leandro Oliver and Leila Rezk. Gabriel Angió and Natalia Games, Tanguito Cejas and Genoveva Fernandez, Mario Morales, Sebastián Arce, Faraldo, Raúl Bravo, Nito and Elba García, Alejandro Aquino, Julio Balmaceda.

2010

Highlights:

Presentation at the Yauza Palace theater in Moscow with the Piazzolla Quintet directed by Pablo Zinger, Russia. Tour in 10 cities in China with the show Tango de América company by Alan de Caro. Presentation at the Moscow Music Palace with the Solo Tango Quintet, Russia. Opening of the El Almacén School by Domingo Rey, Anibal Lautaro and Valeria Maside in Barcelona, Spain.
Workshops and demonstrations:

Tango Show at the Auditorium of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Show “Tango de Amor” in Barcelona, Spain. Intensive Summer Hoepertingen. In Bruges and Ghent, Belgium.
International Festivals:

Tango Festival of Antwerpen, Belgium. Red Festival and Tango of London. Festival The Night of the Passion in Belgium.

2009

Highlights:

We made a tour through 6 cities of Russia presenting 8 concerts of the Tango de Amor show.
International Festivals:

II International Bio Tango Laboratory Festival in Barcelona, Spain. Dansen in’t Park Festival in Gent, Belgium.
Workshops and demonstrations: Summer Intensive in Hoeperstinguer, Belgium. School of Tango Polariteit, Belgium. School of Tango Rojo y Negro Tango School, London.

Others:

Classes at the La Farinera del Clot Civic Center, Barcelona City Council. Shows in hotels, events and seasonal closings in Ibiza. Presentations with the Tango Magistral show at the Centro Gallego Auditorium and several performances around Barcelona.

2008

Highlights:

We made our 3rd European tour. At the end of this tour we settled in Barcelona until August 2011.
International Festivals:: International Festival of Floreanópolis, Brazil.

Workshops and demonstrations:

Exhibition in Grisel and Sunderland milongas of Buenos Aires. Presentations with orchestras in Barcelona. Artists invited to the Charity Gala in Cornellá Auditorium, Spain. Exhibitions at the festivities of Valladolid, Spain.
Classes at Rojo Tango school, London. Workshops, seminars and demos in Bruges and Gent, Belgium. Intensive Summer in Hoepertingen, Belgium.

2007

Highlights:

We held our second European tour between June o and November.
Workshops and demonstrations:

At the Dansen in’t Park Festival in Gent, Belgium. At the Polariteit school in Belgium. Intensive Summer of Hoepertingen, Belgium. Shows in San Telmo, Barcelona with Fernando Rios Palacios, Tito Cava and Leonel Capitano. Performances in Buenos Aires milongas such as Sunderland, Patio de Tango, Tango Club, El Pial.

2006

Highlights:

First European tour including the countries: Belgium, Italy and Spain where we gave workshops, exhibitions and participated in the festival “El Ritmo del Mundo”. Invited by the master Pascual “Cholo” Mamone to be part of the cast of his Orchestra.
Workshops and demonstrations:

Invited by the Undersecretary of Culture of Bariloche to participate in the Arts Festival where we gave seminars and danced at the Teatro Sarmiento in San Carlos of Bariloche closing the Festival. We gave classes and we danced in Espacio Fusión, Bariloche. We danced with Fernando Ríos Palacios and his orchestra in Barcelona. Demostrations in Buenos Aires milongas such as: Sunderland, La Confitería Ideal, Patio de Tango. We participate in several shows at the Teatro Complejo Plaza de San Martín as a tribute to Carlos Gardel, Tango Gala, Luna de Tango. We were invited to dance in the Municipality of Gral. San Martín, where we began to give the classes of the Municipal Workshop of General San Martín.

2005

We are Anibal and Valeria, a tango couple and we want to tell you about our career since we met in 2005. Previously we both took classes, we have done experience teaching and we have dancing in shows and integrating ballets separately.
Studies: We met in May in the tango classes of El Arrabal, in our neighborhood and we began to take classes / seminars with several teachers: Nito and Elba García, Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida, Eduardo Parejas and Elina Roldán, Gabriel Missé, Geraldine Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi, Leonardo Cuello, Mario Morales, Claudio Gonzalez and Melina Brufman. Workshops and demonstrations: We danced at the Complex Theater Plaza de San Martín. We taught classes in various clubs in San Martin such as Club Central Argentino, Egyptian Cultural Center, Club Villa Furst. Exhibition at the milonga Patio de Tango.

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