Since 2006, they participated in several tango festivals around the world as teachers and performers.
In 2014 Ruben wrote his book "Secretos del abrazo", about the technique they developed to teach tango. The book is available in spanish, english, russian and italian languages.
In 2015 Ruben was tango stage´s adjudicator in the final round of the Argentinian Tango World Championship.
As choreographers they created "Recuperados" in 2015, "A nuestro hijo" in 2014, "Al sur del sur" for River North Chicago Dance Company in 2011, "Dramatic Tango" in 2010, on tour in Japan, "Tangos Corazonicos" during 2009 in Buenos Aires, and also they created and directed "Tango on stage" on tour in USA.
In 2009 they were juries in Japan, Spain and Chile of the Tango World Championship.
During 2008 they tour China with their show Radio Latina, covering six cities including Shanghai, the same year they tour Japan with the Momoco Aida orchestra and also they present their show "Abrazame" at the Menton Tango Festival in France and they tour Holland with the Amsterdam Sinfonetta presenting their choreography "Last Round".
In july of 2006 within the Soccer World Cup they are featured in a TV Special in Holland.
On April 30, 2005 they made an appearance during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Queen Beatrix of Holland reign.
Between 2001 to 2005 they perform in different places in Buenos Aires like Esquina Carlos Gardel, El Querandi and Rojo Tango beetween others and also they take part in companies like Tango x 2 and Tango Emocion.
March 1998 through February 2001, they were cast in the Nueva Compañia Tangueros, as first dancers with wich they premiered the show "Milonga Boulevard" in New York, USA, playing the lead couple. Their work received excellent reviews from critic Jack Anderson of the "New York Times".
World Champions of Tango 2017
They have developed some traditional dance together with contemporary elements, characterized by their elegance and expressiveness, just like by their original musicality.
Therefore they won the First Place in the Championship Mundial de Tango de Pista 2017.
Throughout their career they have integrated important and renowned companies, performing shows in various theaters in Argentina and in the world.
They have participated in innumerable International Festivals, dictecting courses and shows. As always with the same passion and professionalism which they are characterized.
Magdalena is an internationally recognized dancer, with an enormous elegance and an understanding of Tango as a dance that goes far beyond the dancing as performance or exhibition.
As a dancer, you notice how much you appriciate the hug, the connection and the pleasure on the dance floor, being to underline the strength of her dance and the ability of responding before the requests from the pair, without never losing her identity. She is a creative and musical dancer, with a characteristic and refined footwork, knowing how to put the heart in every movement of her body.
She started her professional career as an artist and a dancer working in various houses of tango porteñas: Complejo Tango, Gala Tangoy Piazzolla Tango, among others.
She integrated the cast of great shows of tango, in the whole world, like: Divino Tango (Compañía Pasiones; Spain, Italy, Greece), Tanguera (Teatro El Nacional, Argentina), Evita (South Korea), Tango Emoción (Teatro El Nacional, Argentina), Chantecler Tango (Paris, Tokyo, Teatro Alvear, Argentina).
She integrates the "Cuadro de Jóvenes de la Academia Nacional del Tango ". In recent years he participated in large international festivals from Europe, America to Asia.
GermánBallejo is a young professional of tango, whoshines for a musical, creative and elegant dance.
With awide story in the scenic stage and his love for the popular ballroom dancing, he is characterized by being adancer as completed, talented acting, expressive, didactic.
He began his learning in tango in 1995 at the age of 10.
His training was given in different academic institutions, andchoreography dance groups. In 2010 he moved to Buenos Aires to start his professional career as an artist and dancerworking in various tango houses as a complex ComplejoTango, Gala Tango and La Ventana, also in companiesas Tempotango and Pasión de Tango going throughnumerous important venues and theaters of Porteños.
In 2014 an accompanyas a dancer the prestigious andfamous Spanish artist, the singer Julio Iglesias. Throughout his career he has taken classes with greatteachers and references such as, Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo, Naveira and Giselle Anne, Pablo Verón, Rubén and Sabrina,Véliz, Fernando Galera and Vilma Vega, FabiánPeralta,VanesaVillalba and FacundoPiñero, Germán Cornejo, Alejandra Gutti, Luciana Valle, among others.
Agueda, a prominent dancer and choreographer from the province of Mendoza, Argentina, with more than 15 years of careers, is recognized by la Honorable Cámara de Senadores from the Province of Mendoza for her contributions of cultural values.
Joel, a professional dancer and teacher of Tango and Argentine folklore, with more than 10 years of experiences and careers, is a member of national recognized casts and prestigious companies.
Both as dance partners since 2008, they worked themselves independently and proudly as members of Seleccionado Fereral de Tango Argentino (in charge of the Ministry of Culture of the Argentine Nation), convened in the beginning of 2016 by a prestigious jury of choreographers and maestros of Tango.
Under the objective of "promoting the culture of Tango and the Argentine Folklore", they have participated in a large range of events in which are stood out: La Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia, the Bicentennial Festival of the Homeland, Mendoza, EXPOVINIS Y WTM (World Travel Market) Rio de Janeiro - Sau Paulo 2013, Americanto 2014 Festival and 2015, Valparatango Chile 2016, Festival and World Cup Tango 2016 and shows such as AMORES TANGO, TANGOS DE MI VIDA and MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES, Show of the Federal Selection of Tango, among others.
With 12 years dancing together, this multiple-styled couple have achieved identity and personality in their dance, exquisite and perfect blend of high technique, dynamism, musicality and authentic feeling of the intrinsic roots of Tango Argentino.
After having worked at the most important tango houses and shows in Buenos Aires, South America and Europe, as "Señor Tango", "Esquina Carlos Gardel" and "Tanguera", they choreographed, produced and directed their own tango company "ConjuroTango". With a cast of 26 artists on scene, this great show has sucessfully performed at the Major Theatres and Operas in Argentina and Asia. Apart from that, they have created, directed and performed seven different thematic solo shows, as "Around the world", "The shadow of Malevo"and "All about tango".
Since 2009, they are invited masters to important tango festivals around the world, touring to USA, Australia, Germany, France, Russia, Spain, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Philiphines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. They have come several times to Fukuoka in the last 10 years becoming a reference on these 20 years of tango in our city. Their performances at Sakura Tango have always been breathtaking.
When they are in Buenos Aires, they are invited to perform at the most traditional and popular milongas, as Salon Canning, La Baldosa, Yira Yira and De los Zucca, among others. Moreover, they were invited to dance with prestigious orchestras as Color Tango and Sexteto Milonguero in 2015 and 2016 as well.
In their lessons and workshops, they teach how to dance the sharing the essence of traditional tango with dynamics of nowadays, using natural movements applied to the dance, they have achieved great results in students of all ages around the globe.
This group is based on traditional arrangements, recalling Orchestras such as Carlos DiSarli, Florindo Sassone, Juan D'arienzo, De Angelis, Troilo among others.
As a special event we have a small set of "chacareras", musical rhythm of the country side with guitar and violin.
Throughout these two years "La Petit Social del Tango" has participated in different festivals and milongas in countries such as Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Norway, France, Switzerland, among others.
Fortunately he has other great elements within the orchestra, Mauricio Vuoto experienced tango pianist David Merlín virtuoso violinist.
All the members have a long musical experience in tango as in other musical styles.
In short, this Orchestra will leave you wanting to continue dancing all night, as we will experience a beautiful communion between musicians and dancers.
Naoko Iwatsu (accordion), Taeko Akimoto (Piano), Aogu Tanimoto (violin)
Since its formation in Fukuoka in 1999, the group continues to thoroughly representing the dynamism and fun of Argentine tango. Every spring since 2002, they held the "Tango no Sekku" along with Tango dancers Kenji & Liliana, including performances in Japan. They performed at the “Tokyo Tango Festival 2012”, “Fukuoka Sakura Tango Festival 2014” (since then, they have performed every spring), “Shanghai International Tango Festival”, and “Nara Tango Festival” in 2015. In winter of the same year, they performed for the first time in Europe such as Luxembourg and Vienna and the fourth time in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They have been described as "A sense of air of Buenos Aires, the home of Tango,", "The unthinkable performance intensity of only 3 persons", and "The first band from Japan that makes you dance".
In spring of 2016, they released the new CD “6”.
Shinji lived in Argentina, the home of tango, for more than five years to learn from various Maestros. Also, Natsune started learning Argentinian Tango in her teens. They started working together in 2014. They are both musicians as well as dancers. Shinji is a Tango guitarist and Natsune is a Jazz singer. Their CDs are on sale, and their particular style of music has earned a good reputation. They have performed and run workshops inside and outside Japan. They are getting noticed and have recently been awarded prizes in the competitions listed below.
In 2015, they were runners up in the “Salon Championship of Tango Marathon” in Tokyo.
In 2016, they came 4th in the Stage section of the “Tango World Championship” in Korea.
In 2016, they came 3rd in the Milonga section, and 4th in the Vals section of the “Metropolitan Championship” in Korea.
Daidai is the founder of ATer Tango studio, which is the first tango studio in China since 2007. After immersed in Chinese folk dance and Ballroom dance for about twenty years, Daidai has been hooked on Tango and then became a professional tango dancer. She has studied tango from many Maestros in Argentina. Besides teaching tango in many cities in China, she also has been invited to teach in Myanmar to promote tango. Daidai met Liyan in 2012 and then began their partnership. They organized many tango events in Beijing, including workshop of Argentina Maestros, regular classes, practicas and milongas, as well as some public welfare events, such as teaching the blind children to dance tango. They introduce thousands of people into the world of tango and help them to feel the magic of tango, and also bring people to many tango festivals abroad to promote the tango communications among various countries.
They are the presidents of El Abrazo de Tango Hiroshima studio, have a history of became a champion of Tango Dance World Championship in Asia in 2015. Also, they are the finalist of Seoul International Championship in 2015. While working at the show and many events in the country, they have played in numerous shows in foreign countries as well, such as milonga in Buenos Aires theater and Taipei Tango Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia, Zarate City, Argentina, Sao Paulo, in Rio de Janeiro, etc.
Eugene & Alisa have started dancing Argentine Tango together since 2001. They have performed at many concerts, events, shows and their works have been reported by the media such as magazines and TVs. They now have both popularity and ability in the Argentine Tango.
Their works of exhibition around the world have been admired as professional dancers. They performed at Salon, Caning, La national, La cathedral, Umberto, Primo in Buenos Aires, and other countries.
Also, they have held many Tango events, Milongas in Tokyo and Yokohama, so they have achieved great results as an event organizer.
They are experts at general traditional style, show style, Milonguero style, Canyengue, to Tango Moderno, Their effective teaching ways that are easy to understand, have assessed, so they are supported by many students and they produce many professional dancers now.
At the FJTA (Japan Argentine Tango Federation), they work as directors and lecture committee members. In 2014, he worked as a judge at the 11th Tango Asian Championship.
Angel & Lorena are professional tango teacher, dancer, choreographer and organizer.
They found Angel Tango Academy in 2013, that has about 50 regular tango classes per month, and organize Milonga. They are invited Argentina Tango class / workshop / performance from tango communities and festivals from several cities in Korea and in Tokyo & Fukuoka etc.
Angel Aritta has been teaching and performing Argentina Tango 10 years more. As a Member of board of directors of KATA (Korea Argentine Tango Association), he communicates and organizes programs for development of Tango in Korea. Also he is a co-author for tango teaching materials of KATA. He choreographed tango dancing and tango performances for artistes & many festivals, and he appeared in a TV & cable program also.
Lorena learned Classical ballet, Jazz dance, Tap dance, Korean Traditional dance etc. since 2000. As a tango artist she has a strong background in music (as a choir member, Rock musician, and Musical actress etc.). She works also for tango DJ since 2015. As an organizer she studied and worked Art & Culture planning in France more than 5 years.
Vietnam / Italy
Le Hang plays the key roles in the tango scene in Saigon. Started dancing tango from 2010 ever since every year she travels to Buenos Aires and several Festivals and Events in Asia to nurture her passion and improve the dance quality with several world top teachers.
Together with Ta Tango Le Hang has promoted tango in Vietnam through various activities like organizing tango class, milonga, introduce tango culture, tango events, tango weeks and all the Saigon Tango Festival Editions from 2012 to 2016 and Saigon Milonguero Meeting in 2017-2018.
Geppy Pagnozzi begins to devoted to the tango since 2005 in Milan. He travels a lot in Europe and Asia for tango Festivals and Events to pursuit his passion and took lessons with many outstanding teachers. Since 2008 every year travel to Buenos Aires to improve his tango. He teaches in Milan and exhibits in Italy in numerous public demonstrations.
Le Hang and Geppy had lots of opportunities to train and develop together in Buenos Aires. They studied from the same teachers like Geraldine Rojas and Ezequiel Paludi, Maximiliano Cristiani and Karina Colmeiro, Carlitos Espinoza and Noelia Hurtado, Pablo Gorgini and Noelia Coleti, Susana Miller, Maria Plazaola, Ana Maria Schapira, Ricardo Viqueira, Jorge Firpo etc. to draw the various expression of the tango but their great passion remains the tango in closed embrace, which is danced in the crowded dance floors in Buenos Aires.
They performed several times in Bali Tango Festival, Saigon Tango festival, Fukuoka Tango Festival & Thailand tango Festival.
Anna Chin is a tango dancer, teacher, and organizer of Argentine Tango. She grew up doing figure skating and Taekwondo, then started dancing Jazz and Ballroom when she was 18 years old. In 2009, she started dancing Argentine Tango and fell in love with it. In 2010, she started organizing Taipei Tango Festival with Daniel Liu. In 2017, she won the champion of Milonga category, got the second place of Tango Salon category, as well as the second place of Tango Vals category in Tango World Cup 2017-China trials. In 2018, she attended Hong Kong Tango Championship, winning the Single Category- The Best Milonguera prize, as well as placing second in the Tango Stage Category. The same year she attended China Tango Championship, winning the Single Category- Best Milonguera prize again, placing second in Tango Salon Category, as well as placing third in Stage Category. She has been invited to teach and perform in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Indonesia. She was also invited to perform in the famous milonga "La Baldosa" in Buenos Aires.
HsinDa Lee started dancing Ballroom dance in collage and has 9 years of experience in teaching and joining Ballroom competitions. He started dancing Argentine Tango in 2012 and immediately fell for it. He decided to pursue his career as a Tango dancer and teacher in 2016, and went on a two-year learning journey to Korea and Argentina. He came back to Taiwan in 2018 and started his tango career in Taiwan.
Anna and HsinDa together joined "2018 Seoul Metropolitan Tango Championship", winning the Tango Stage Category, as well as Single Category of Leaders, placing second in Milonga as well as Single Category of Fallowers, placing third in Tango de Pista as well as Vals.
Ou Kubota started ballet dancing at the age of eighteen and joined Ballet group, “The Tokyo Ballet” of Tchaikovsky Memorial in 1995.
After leaving the group in 2004, he was fascinated by Argentine Tango, and tied up with Yoshiko Mamada in 2007. They became the winners of Stage Tango category for the Asian round of the World Competition in 2010(the 3rd place in 2009).
He opened his own dance studio “Inspiracion” in Fukuoka in 2011. He performed ballet and tango as a free-lance stage dancer. He also works successfully in all parts of Japan as an instructor.
Chaco (Hisako Iwamoto):
-The winner of the Tango Stage Category of Asia Tango Dance World Championship in 2011
-The organizer of Perfume de Tango
While staying in Argentine, she had performance exhibitions at Milonga, Sin Rumbo, Salon Canning, La Baldosa, Ideal, Villa Malcolm, and culture events in Buenos Aires. She has joined various shows and events as well as a dinner show at the Imperial Hotel in Japan. She works for Tango lessons in Japan, such as at the NHK culture center in Kobe and Osaka.
China | Tokyo
Hong Kong tango Championship, milonguero category Champion and Salon category 3rd.
Shanghai Tango Marathon Championship, Milonga category Champion.
China tango championship, Tango nuevo category 4rd.
Shanghai Pelando Variacion, 4rd.
Guest dancer of Tokyo tango fesival 2018.
He is teaching at Hangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai in China ,and performed there.
She began to dance since she was 6 years old. And then she contnued to dance Classical ballet, Rhythmic sportive gymnastics,Jazz dance, Comtemporary dance ,Hip hop…and more. She worked as a dancer in Theme park,some show on the stage or TV programs and went around with a tour of Japan as a back up dancer for some famous artists.
Besides, she worked in magazine , movie as a model or actress.
Finally she encountered Argentin tango on 2009 ,then absorbed.She learned by Maestros Vanesa villalba & Facundo piñero ,and so on.2014Finalist of Asia campionship stage division. 2015 she won the 3rd place of Korea campionship stage division. In 2016 she went BuenosAires to study,while staying she performed numerous shows in various place.2017 Finalist of Asia & Korea campionship Pista division.
June, 2018 Korean International Argentine Tango Champion ship, Champion.
August, 2018 Asian Argentine Tango Champions ship, 3rd prize.
2018 She got the Champion of Korea international championship Ecenario division, and She made it to the Semi final in the World championship. November 2018 Shanghai Tango Marathon Competition Milonga category Champion.
Now she is teaching Tango and Gyrotonic also.
Shunsuke & Junko are Tango dancers and instructors in Tokyo, Japan and work at studio La Baldosa Tokyo of Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada.
In 2018, they studied in Buenos Aires for the second time and performed at milongas at Club Grisel, Salon Canning, La Baldosa and La devoto.
Even though they are a new face tango couple in Tokyo, but they have already performed on many festivals and events in Japan and overseas.
Marcy and Magi learned under Eugene & Alisa after working on the stages of contemporary dance and in the theater, demonstrating their own unique presence. They started working together as a dance team in February, 2014. They have performed at old-fashioned jazz houses, live houses, and concert halls in Japan with an expression that was cultivated in the theater, possessing their characters and demonstrating their perfectly synced dancing as a couple. In 2018, they carried out an exhibition at "CITA JAPAN", part of the world's largest tango festival, CITA.
They have also put emphasis on spreading the art of Tango, working especially on Tango events for inexperienced people, such as workshops for beginners at a language school where more than 100 people get together every year, and Argentine Tango concerts where parents and children can enjoy Tango together.
Leonel and Florencia are a couple of professional tango dancers from Seoul. They have been invited to perform and teach in half a dozen cities in Korea, as well as for festivals and workshops in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, and USA. They organize the annual Seoul Tango Festival, with over 100 overseas participants, high-quality dancing and excellent DJs and organization. They also run their own tango studio, El Bulín, with weekly classes, practicas, and milongas. Previous to their partnership, Florencia joined the 2004 World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and won second prize in the stage section. Leonel is originally from Hong Kong and he speaks fluent Chinese.
Tango DJ, Event & Festival Producer, and dance instructor.
He is the organizer of tango festival, also known as the event promoter, and DJ in Europe.
He was born in Mar del Plata, and currently lives in Majorca Island, Spain.
He began to learn the tango, and he is fascinated by the tango dance in general, music, and its culture. Since then he is planning lessons and milongas with his friends in the local Mar del Plata.
In order to obtain a professional dance techniques and deepen the knowledge of tango culture as a whole, he took the lessons of famous maestro in Buenos Aires.
As he has gained experience as a tango DJ, he has learned the knowledge of the orchestra, the style, such as the preference of dancer byFelix Picherna.
He became a famous tango DJ of Europe, he has invited as a DJ in tango festivals and events of many to be held in Italy, Ireland, Dubai, Netherlands, Germany, France mainly in Spain.
He has also worked as a dance instructor and also presided over Argentine tango school in Mallorca, Spain.
Beside the activity as the promoter, and as the DJ, he play an active part as a dance instructor of Argentine tango school which he presides over in Mallorca, Spain.
He is also the organizer of the Zaratango, which have held Mallorca Tango Festival in Zaragoza city.
Born in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He has been involved with Tiempo Iberoamericano´s project in Fukuoka, Japan since 2002.
He is a key-player in the development of tango in Fukuoka being undoubtedly the local main tango DJ for 15 years.
He is one of the organizers, producer and has played as DJ in Sakura Tango Festival since the first edition.
“The floor tells me what song comes next,” says DJ Hoshino.
His music selections keep his fans coming back for more.
He started learning Argentinean Tango in 2002, studying with maestros such as Jorge Torres, Oscar Mandagaran, Analia Marcelo, Andres & Celeste, Misaki & Yuki, and Cristian & Nao.
DJ Hoshino started working as a DJ at Tango Club Manatee in Yokosuka in 2003.
DJ Hoshino currently works at venues including Cafetin de Buenos Aires in Osaka, Casablanca, Rada, La Estasion, and Café Milonga in Tokyo, and Manatee in Yokohama and Yokosuka, and is also invited to numerous opening and anniversary events. He was selected to participate in “La Milonga” which JTFA organized in 2015. As a participant in the Sakura Tango Festival, his music has been highly praised.
He is called by the name, “Estrella,” and is highly trusted by many professional dancers such as Jorge Torres, Analia & Marcelo, Andres Soutel, Yujin & Arisa, and Martin & Yuka.
His mainly orthodox music selection centers on music popular around the 1940s, but he selects each song to suit the atmosphere and venue, so he sometimes selects contemporary music. He has fans across a wide range of age groups, and is especially popular with women and people from overseas.
Born in Yokohama and started Tango in Sapporo.
She has taken classes from a number of maestros at Cafetin de Buenosaire in Osaka and has studied under artists including Pablo & Noelia, Jorge Torres, Analia & Luiz, Gabriel Misse, Daniel & Cristina, Ernest Borgonovo, Ernesto & Paola, Roberto & Lam, Yuki & Dani. DJ Fukky started her work as a DJ at Milonga in Sapporo.
She learned piano and was initially attracted to classical music. Since then, she has totally fallen in love with Tango music and has been involved with dancing romantic selections of traditional music from the golden age of Tango. DJ Fukky currently works mainly in Osaka and Sapporo and has participated in this Sakura Tango Festival in both 2017 and 2018.