Alonzo and Mariel Robles (Buenos Aires)
Mariel Robles and Gonzalo
Alonso began teaching tango together 1999. After intensively developing
their tango and teaching in the province Santa Fe they moved to
Buenos Aires 2003. Mariel has her background in classic and spanish
dances and Gonzales in tango, salsa and mambo.
They have been teaching
tango at Estudio
Tango Elite Argentino between 2003-2004.
As members of the cultural and pedagogic leading group they participated
in the creation of Estudio DNI 2004 until 2008 in Buenos Aires.
Now they have continued teaching on their own developing their tango
dance and pedagogy further focusing on the social aspects of the
tango, musicality and dynamics. They have participated in several
international tango festivals in Buenos Aires and abroad and have
been teaching tango and giving performances in other countries for
example Venezuela, Mexico, China, Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Germany. They are appreciated
for their musical creativity, their deep knowledge of the dynamics
of movements and their fantastic ability to teach and always develop
their pedagogy. Their embrace (abrazo) is mature and a sign of the
depth of their warmth, their sensuality, social abilities and charming
personalities. They are known for their brilliant teaching creating
a relaxed athmosphere based on mutual respect, always making efforts
listening to the individual needs.
Mariel Robles and Gonzalo Alonso
Marga Nagel (Hamburg)
Marga Nagel belongs to
the founders of the Queer Tango Festival Hamburg. She has been dancing
and teaching Tango Argentino for more than 20 years and contributed
to establishing the Hamburg tango scene, particularly in the queer
realm. She has learned with various maestras and maestros, also
in Buenos Aires. Marga has been teaching in Switzerland, The Netherlands,
Sweden, Argentina. Her experience of many years in dancing and teaching
both, the lead and the following part has proved an enrichment for
her students. She focusses especially on all aspects that lead to
mutual perception and a dialogue in which both partners have the
same rights.Marga is renouned and appreciated for her elegant, sophisticated
style, which she charmingly conveys in her lessons with her differentiated
perception and instruction.
Charlotte Rivero (Stockholm)
Charlotte teaches queer tango in Stockholm and is the founder of
queertango in Sweden. Charlotte had a presentation about her concept
queer tango pedagogy/teaching at the international dance research
conference NOFOD, Stockholm January 2006. She runs her own queertango
school, Tangoverkstan - Roles in Motion, in Stockholm and organizes
Stockholm International Queer Tango Festival. Charlotte has also
been teaching at different parts of Sweden, in Oslo and the queertango
festivals in Hamburg, Buenos Aires.
Recently she worked as an invited guest teacher with tango &
gender/queer theory for the National Academy of Mime and Acting
in a gender project. She is also a guest teacher at University College
of Dance. The
emphasis in teaching is based on dynamic movements, presence in
the moment, connection and communication with awareness of power
relations and gender structures. The pedagogy is based on gender/queer
theory, norm critcal thinking and problem based learning.
This year Charlotte was invited guest choreographer and dancer in
The Threepenny Opera where she and other dancers from Tangoverkstan
made a tango performance during the Pimp's Ballad taking place at
Sabine Berge (Stockholm)
Sabine, originally from
Germany, has been teaching together with Charlotte at the birth
of Tangoverkstan and at Stockholm Pride 2006. They also made performances
at the Pride Festival. Sabine is since a long time an appreciated
instructor and tango profile in Stockholm.
Sabine Berge and Charlotte Rivero
© Photo Julio Rito
|Michael Cysouw and
Paula Irene Villa (Leipzig)
Michael Cysouw dances tango since 1989, originally in Nijmegen
with Eric Jørissen, and teaches since 1992. To him, the most
fascinating aspect of Tango is the special kind of interaction within
the couple, and the prospect to extend this basis in the direction
of a true equal form of communication.
Paula IreneVilla dances tango since 1994 and teaches - sometimes
more, sometimes less - since 1998. She's especially interested in
getting over "gender roles“ in life in general as in
tango in particular and insists on having lots of fun when doing
Paula and Michael have participated as teachers in queer tango
festivals in Hamburg. Paula also participated in seminars abut queer
tango and she gave speaches about queer aspects of tango.
Paula Irene Villa
| Ute Walter (Hamburg)
Ute Walter belongs to the
first generation of European dance teachers by gaining experiences
for more than 20 years of dancing and teaching. Workshops u.a. in
Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden and Netherlands.Of
all the well known Maestras and Maestros, with whom she practiced,
Gustavo Naveira influenced her dance style most. Her
passion for music and structure, her sharp analytical view are determent
for her non curlicue and empathetic teaching style as well as her
special didactic ability to prepare the most difficult themes. The
emphasis of her teaching as well as her scientifical work in tango
and dialog, tango and awareness, tango and gender. She is one of
the initiators and Organizer of the Queer Tango Festival Hamburg.
Maria Saraste Albrecht RPT, MSc, has practiced as a physical therapist since 1981. She has a strong interest in movement, and has explored various dance forms since childhood.
Maria has a background in orthopedic manual therapy and holds a "specialist competence" in sports medicine. She spent 13 years in the United States, working as a physical therapist, pursuing dance/movement and physical therapy related course work. Maria has co authored a streching book for dancers. Currently she is practicing physical therapy in Stockholm, and teaching anatomy/injury prevention at the University College of Dance.
Copyright: Charlotte Rivero
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