ANALIA VEGA AND MARCELO VARELA
Analia Vega and Marcelo Varela are considered among the best professional tango dancers and teachers from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their tango style reveals the mastery of the improvisation matching the convoluted expression of the music.
They return to Boston after a successful presentation of CHAUCITO HISTORIAS DE MILONGA in February 2014
They have participated at major Tango Festivals in several cities in USA, Europe and Japan:
FACUNDO AND CHING-PING POSADAS
Facundo’s dancing background covers a breadth of Latin dances from Candombe to Argentine Tango.
You might say that Facundo has tango in his blood. He is the grandson of Don Carlos Posadas, author of more than 40 tangos, many of them played by the orchestras of AnibalTroilo, Carlos di Sarli, and Horacio Salgan.
He started dancing the Candombe, the popular dance in black communities, when he was three and by the age of thirteen was already proficient in the dances of the time.
He started dancing professionally by 18 and his career spanned from Latin dances all the way to swing dancing, having performed with the likes of Count Basie and today's most exciting big band, the George Gee Swing Orchestra.
His participation in Tango around the world has included Folie Tango Festival (1997 & toured with them for 7 years), Encuentro con los Grandes Festival (Madrid, 1998), Reno Festival (Nevada), Hamburg Festival (Germany), International Congress of Argentine Tango (5 years), and Miami Tango Fantasy Festival (8 years).
Facundo says "There are many highlights in my life and in my dancing but one of the most memorable moments is dancing in a show with Mikhail Baryshnikov in NYC in 2007."
Ching-Ping was born in Taiwan. She earned a degree in dance from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei and performed with the famed Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Asia's leading contemporary dance troupe.
Trained in classic Chinese dance technique, Ching-Ping is also adept in the marshal arts, Chinese Opera movement, modern dance and ballet.
In 2007 she fell in love with Argentine Tango and immediately abandoned a 5-continent career in Chinese dance. She began intensive studies with Facundo, who made her his professional dance partner in 2010 and with whom she now performs and teaches all over the US.
WALTER PEREZ AND LEONARDO SARDELLA
Walter and Leonardo are based in NYC where they teach and host a milonga at Dardo Galleto Studio NYC, and Atlantic Tango, Brooklyn, NY.
In 2011, Walter and Leonardo created the Tango Company “Malevaje”, With this company, they have been teaching and performing in major venues in Buenos Aires, Argentina such as La Marshall; in the USA at the QTF San Francisco; In Mexico at the QTF Mexico; in Boston; Dallas; Malmo; Copenhagen and Iceland.
In April 2012,they performed with the show “Tango Connection”, a Mariela Franganillo company, in NYC .
They have also participated in other shows/festivals such as the International Tango Festival Cote D’azur; Tangoearth Immersion San Diego; El Floridita in Los Angeles, El Encuentro Los Angeles ; International day of Tango, in San Diego and Seattle.
In July 2013 their European Tour included:
Lausanne July 2-18 Ecole de Tango de Laussane, workshops.
London July 18-23 workshops at Corazon Milonga
Berlin July 25-28 International Q Tango Festival.
Nice August 7-11: International 5th Tango Festival Nice Cote D Azur.
Milos August 31 Sep 8. International Tango Festival, Milos.
Walter is the founder and Artistc director of “manoAmano” tango dance company and presentations with this company included: Roseland Ballroom, Lafayette Grill ,Cielo ( Cipriani Wall street), Fundraiser 20th gala for Latin Commission on Aids ,6th Anniversary Cinemarosa, Queens Museum, Museo del Barrio.
Silvana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina were she began her studies at the "Escuela Nacional de Danzas" and at the prestigious world renowned "Teatro Colón". She obtained a postgraduate degree in Ballet from the Teatro Colon and danced in various Opera and Ballet productions, including Giselle, Carmen, The Nutcracker, Walpurgis Night -from Fausto-, Don Quixote, and Tannhäuser.
She also attended the school of the "Teatro Municipal General San Martín" where she continued her dance training and learning all the major Contemporary Dance Techniques, as well as Choreography Composition.
While keeping that vast training and work simultaneously, she studied Tango with Mingo & Esther Pugliese, Eduardo Sotelo & Ivonne Laens, Rodolfo Dinzel, Julio Balmaceda, plus Natalia Games& Gabriel Angió.
Silvana has performed and taught Tango at numerous and noteworthy venues and shows in Buenos Aires, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston and Pennsylvania.
In order to clarify Tango Principles, enhance and improve her skills; she practices Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan and the ancient Chinese art of Nei-Kung. Her teaching emphasizes technique, partner connection and improvisation.
In "Urban Landscapes" she brings her first participation into the multi-disciplinary Dance Imprints Company.
MARY OLESKIEWICZ & MARCO CAVALLARI
Mary Oleskiewicz is an internationally recognized authority on European and Latin American Music, a prizewinning flutist, and player of bandoneon. She serves as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and has lectured at Queen’s College (NY), the University of the Arts (Berlin), and the Library of Congress. Her teaching style emphasizes active listening and musical comprehension, and her students praise her depth of knowledge, energy and passion for the subject. She has a keen ability to make complex musical concepts accessible to the lay listener and dancer.
Mary began dancing Argentine Tango in 2005 and has studied extensively with many leading masters, including José Garufalo, Mariano Chicho Frúmboli, Aurora Lubiz, Muma, Javier Rochwarger, Norberto "El Pulpo" Esbrez. Mary has appeared at Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress, and her international travels as a performing musician, master teacher of music and dance, and music lecturer have taken her throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and Mexico. She records commercially for the labels Naxos and Hungaroton Classic. Read more about her at http://www.MaryOleskiewicz.com
Marco Cavallari hails from Switzerland and began dancing ballroom, Standard and Latin, at the age of fourteen. He has been teaching and dancing Salsa and other Latin American dances since 1999 and Argentine Tango since 2002. His approach to tango technique emphasizes clarity by breaking down and understanding the individual components of each movement.
Marco is a founding member of the Basel-based show dance group Blickfang and has participated in numerous ballroom (e.g. Euro Dance) festivals, Salsa congresses and Tango festivals and marathons around the world. He has studied intensively with renowned Tango teachers including Mariano Chicho Frúmboli, Sebastián Arce y Mariana Montes, Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Marcelo Varela y Analía Vega.
Pamela Slavsky is a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and is an AmSAT certified teacher.
Pamela also teaches Argentine Tango and Latin club dances. She has been teaching social dance for over a decade, and has studied tango and salsa extensively, including travel to Argentina and Cuba. She has taught at a number of universities in the Boston area and founded long-running social dance programs in Metro West Boston and Providence, Rhode Island.
The Alexander Technique and social dance are two facets of Pamela’s goal to help people move with ease and dance with pleasure