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Highlights of Day 3 – the grand finale!

Highlights of Day 3 – the grand finale!

This was it. The last day of the competition and the festival – and it was a grand one! The finals of the competition to crown the UK Stage and Pista Tango Champions finally arrived and all the competitors gave their very best in front of the scrutinizing gaze of the 6 judges: Josefina Bermudez and Fabian Peralta; Noelia Hurtado and Carlos Espinoza; Cecilia Berra and Horacio Godoy. Let’s not delay a moment longer! Here …

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Highlights of Day 2 – UK Tango Festival and Championship

Highlights of Day 2 – UK Tango Festival and Championship

This was the day of the Tango Championship Semi-Finals and the Paddington after party – the Championship and Festival are in full swing with tango lovers from all over the world. And here are the results of the Championship: GOING THROUGH TO THE PISTA FINAL 26 Andrea Serban Rumania Endre Szeghalmi – Rumania 7 Lorena de Miranda Serra & Jory Raimo – The Netherlands 25 Benahmed Leslie & Thomas Barbier – Fance 15 Celia Rodriguez …

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Highlights of Day 1 – UK tango festival and championship

Highlights of Day 1 – UK tango festival and championship

And finally it was the opening night of the much-awaited UK Tango Festival and Championship 2018! This year promised to be even better than before, with a new location and many more hours of dancing. And it delivered! The grand Porchester Hall in Bayswater has the perfect space and floor for the most demanding dancers. And it was full – people from all over Europe, locals and some from across the ocean too. The championship …

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Alberto Ortiz (Beto) Dj

Alberto Ortiz (Beto) Dj

Alberto Ortiz (Beto) DJ Alberto (Beto) Ortiz is an Argentinian who has lived in London for the last eight years. After starting as the DJ at his own Tea Dance, Beto became so popular that he is now invited regularly to DJ at the best local milongas in London, including Corrientes Social Club, Tango The Light, Negracha, Carablanca, Tango Etnia … also in Mallorca Tango Festival in Spain … Beto is a traditional DJ who …

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Andrea Dedó DJ

Andrea Dedó DJ

Andrea Dedó DJ has an intense background as musician, dancer and tango teacher along with continuous studies, thanks to which he is always able to interpret to the best the dance-floor. “You are Energy for the milonga!” is one of the best congratulations Andrea received after a milonga set. He likes to think the DJ rules to be giving always new energy to the dancers, trying to propose every time the right tanda at the …

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Horacio “El Pebete” Godoy

Horacio “El Pebete” Godoy

Horacio “El Pebete” Godoy is a renowned and established Tango dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer and Tango DJ. He started his Tango career in 1991 and worked in the most prestigious tango clubs of Buenos Aires. He is also known as the founder and director of one of the largest and most famous tango venues today in Argentina, “La Viruta”. He has been part of many famous tango companies, such as Forever Tango, Tango Argentino, Tanguera …

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Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

Alexandra Kotelnitskaya

Alexandra Kotelnitskaya is a tango DJ, or as she likes to describe herself a DJ Tangess, from Ukraine. Alexandra has an extensive experience and knowledge of music. Since 2007, her DJ experience has expanded from Kiev Ukraine and she has been performing in a large number of tango festivals, marathons and encuentros in Europe and around the world. Alexandra is also one of the organisers of the Tango Remolino in Ukraine, one of the most …

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Marcelo Rojas

Marcelo Rojas

Marcelo Rojas is a famous must-see DJ in the tango scene, one of the most renowned in Buenos Aires as well as at international level. He is currently the musical adviser for the Buenos Aires city government, programmer at the official Buenos Aires tango radio station “La 2×4”, DJ at the Confitería Ideal, organiser and DJ at the Milonga Tango Ideal. In 2009, Marcelo won the Martín Fierro prize for best music programme, “La noche …

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Tango at the V & A

Tango at the V & A

Who would think that Raphael (the Italian painter of the Renaissance) would go together with tango (the Argentinian music and social dance)? Well, they did. And splendidly well too. At the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where tango dancing took place in the splendid Raphael room – surrounded by paintings and beautiful works of art. Late Friday at the V&A with tango in the Raphael room was a really special event. Elizabeth Knock and …

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Tango BA: flying direct London to Buenos Aires

Tango BA: flying direct London to Buenos Aires

Who said that tango can only be enjoyed in a dim-lit room with wooden floor?? You can really dance tango everywhere. To celebrate the first direct BA flight from London to Buenos Aires tango went to Heathrow T5. There was a small orchestra playing the best tango tunes to take passengers and T5 passers-by along the beautiful notes of D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Pugliese and many other tango composers, which make couple dream while embracing and …

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Josefina Bermudez & Fabian Peralta

Josefina Bermudez & Fabian Peralta

Josefina Bermudez began studying dance at the age of 5. She continued her studies (classical and modern dance) with Beatriz Schraiber in Blue City. Graduated from the New School of Contemporary Dance, directed by renowned choreographer Oscar Araiz, she also danced in the companies of the same choreographer. At the age of 11 she starts tango. Later she took part in tango shows with several companies, among which the famous company directed by Corvalan “Tango …

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Cecilia Berra & Horacio Godoy

Cecilia Berra & Horacio Godoy

Cecilia Berra began her career as a Tango dancer in 1998 and as a teacher in 2001. She has a broad background across different disciplines such as contemporary dance, circus and contact improvisation. Cecilia learned Tango from the greatest maestros such as Walter Gomez, Luciana Valle, Dina Martinez, Gustavo Naveira, Claudio Gonzalez, Melina Brufman, Mariela Sametband, Gaston Torelli, Cecilia García. Her tango therefore evolved along the years and she developed her own style and techniques. …

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Stefania Colina & Juan Martin Carrara

Stefania Colina & Juan Martin Carrara

Stefania Colina started her career as a ballet and contemporary dancer in the “Orlama” School at the age of 4. She graduated at 17, after 13 years of intense training, and became a teacher of the school. During that time she had the opportunity to experience many dance styles that were taught as a complement to ballet and that is how she met with tango and Juan Martin. Juan Martín Carrara started dancing when he …

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Noelia Hurtado & Carlos Espinoza

Noelia Hurtado & Carlos Espinoza

Noelia Hurtado started her artistic career in the famous Club Sunderland in 2003. She studied intensively the well-known Villa Urquiza style with maestros Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte amongst other important maestros, and in 2006 was selected as metropolitan champion of tango salon of Buenos Aires and metropolitan sub-champion of milonga. She has gone on to add her own personal touch to her dance and merged the attributes of Villa Urquiza tango and milonga with …

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