Archivo de la categoría: Artists
Los Reyes del Tango (The Kings of Tango)
Tuesday 15th at Tango Queer
Peru 571 (performance starts at 23:30hs)
The orchestra was founded in 1992, cultivating the style of maestro Juan D’Arienzo, of the decades of the ‘40s and ‘50s. It is composed of nine Argentine musicians who played in the major tango ensembles of all time, including the orchestras of Juan D’Arienzo, Héctor Varela, José Basso, Alfredo de Angelis and Miguel Caló. They have achieved an immediate connection with the public, becoming one of the favorite orchestras of milongas and festivals. Throughout its existence the Orchestra has been recognized by national and international critics as the genuine heir to the unique style of maestro Juan D’Arienzo. In virtue of its excellence, the Orchestra has been invited to major international tango festivals in countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Switzerland, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Paraguay.
Anna Jorgensen is a DJ in Argentine Tango with experience across the north of England and internationally in Copenhagen and Berlin. She prefers traditional tango music but makes occasional use of more contemporary material. She is highly selective in her choice of music, aiming to engage dancers with the sense of a musical and narrative journey throughout the Milonga. Her tastes are eclectic, ranging from the early music of the 1930s through the golden age, and including the more dramatic songs of the 1950s and later. No matter what the music her aim is to build tandas with a strong sense of internal coherence and immediate appeal, based on rhythm, tempo, melody and mood. Her tandas are complimented by carefully chosen cortinas that contribute to the sense of occasion and help build the musical trajectory.
Martín Cardoso & Javier Velazquez
Sunday 20th – Bar Los Laureles
Av. Gral Iriarte 2290 – Buenos Aires – 20:30hs
Martín Cardoso Dancer, born in Villa Regina, Rio Negro, Argentina, 32 years old. He dances folklore, tango, flamenco, ballet, contemporary dance and jazz. Martín is an advanced student in the degree program of Folklore and Tango at the Universidad Nacional del Arte (UNA). He has also studied toward a degree in musical comedy, majoring in choreographic composition. He has worked in numerous tango shows, including Sabor a Tango, Voz Tango, Revirado Tango (at the Sheraton hotel), and the show at the Confiteria Ideal. Dancing with the Ballet of the University of Buenos Aires (UBAllet), he has participated in international festivals of tango and folklore dancing in France and Switzerland. Martín has also been invited several times to perform and give classes at the Queer Tango Festival of Buenos Aires as well as at the Cambalache Festival (CABA). He joined Corporación Tango Alumnos, the Municipal Ballet Raices y Tradiciones of Vicente López, Azul y Oro Ballet (affiliated with the Boca Juniors Athletic Club), and the Ballet Folklorico of the Province of Rio Negro. Martín was selected by ENTA (Espacio Nacional de Tango Argentino), benefiting from valuable courses taught by renowned teachers: Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Flaco Dany, Parejita, Copello, Carlos and Rosita Perez, Horacio Godoy, Gachi Fernandez, Guillermina Quiroga, and Milena Plebs. He is currently participating in the Tango Ballet UNA and serving as assistant professor of Tango Interpretation I with Leonardo Cuello and Cristina Fontana (UNA). He is also part of the staff of Black Tango Show. Martín has just returned from his 2016 tour of Europe (Italy, Germany and Spain), where he participated in festivals, milongas and seminars including the Queer Festival of Berlin, Intimacy Milonga (Kitkat Club), Tango Mio of Pavia, Puro Tango of Milan, and Shusheta of Treviglio, among others.
Javier Velázquez Dancer and teacher, 28, born in Paraná Entre Ríos, Argentina. He dances tango, folkore and contemporary dance. Javier has been studying tango and assisting in tango workshops since 2002 with different master teachers, including Emmanuel Jauregui, Ornella Bellefemine, Pablo Villarraza, Dana Frígoli, Carolina Lafata, Chicho, Eduardo y Mariana, among others. He received a degree in Traditional Argentine Dance at the Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos and also English Teaching at the same university. He has performed, given workshops and DJ’ed in many milongas and theatres in Buenos Aires, Entre Rios and Santa Fe (Argentina): Domilonga, Milonga Lunfarda, 2×4, La Bruja, La Marshall, Grisel, Estudio Helen La Vikinga, La Ideal, Festival Tango Queer 2015, Festival Misterio Tango, among others. Javier has just come back from his 2016 European tour, in which he visited Germany, France and Russia, teaching seminars, performing and dj’ing in different milongas and studios. At present, he teaches tango in Buenos Aires, works as an English teacher in secondary schools and gives English workshops for Tango Teachers.
Esquina Sur (“South Corner”) Tango Orchestra intends to continue its development of the tango under the influential spirit of Maestro Osvaldo Fresedo’s great orchestra—from a renewed and contemporary perspective but without losing the purely danceable style and essence of Buenos Aires. Its repertoire employs a particular marked style that encourages the popular improvised dance, resurrecting the spirit of the old orchestras of the golden age of tango. Since its inception “Esquina Sur” has been presented in the distinguished milongas and tango salons of Buenos Aires, and at major tango festivals of Buenos Aires and the world, including the Buenos Aires Festival and Mundial of Tango, the Fifth Tango Festival of ECUNHI, Milonga Week (AOM), the Flores Tango Festival, the Republic of La Boca Tango Festival, the Buenos Aires Independent Tango Festival, the Valentín Alsina Tango Festival, the Republic of San Telmo Tango Festival, Museum Night, the 24th International Festival “Viva el Tango” of Montevideo – Uruguay, Confraria Do Tango “Gran Milonga Gala” of Sao Paulo – Brazil. It has appeared several times at the Porteña Academy of Lunfardo and at the Argentine Tango Foundation. Since 2010 the orchestra has organized a tango series at the José Verdi Theater.