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STS Festival
2011 Maestros
"You must first connect with your partner. Then together as one, connect to the music."
Javier Rodriguez

Javier Rodríguez and Andrea Missé

Javier and Andrea are a celebrated couple both in Buenos Aires and worldwide, and are some of the most sought after teachers in international festivals. They are known not only for their elegance, precision and musicality in their dance, but also for their passion and respect for the traditional Argentine tango. Growing up in the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, their knowledge and understanding of tango come from the old milongueros and milongueras at the milongas where they learnt to dance. Although they have evolved their own unique tango style, Javier and Andrea remain dedicated to the traditional form of Argentine Tango Salon which emphasizes the embrace, the walk, the music, the feeling, and the traditional codigas of the milongas.

Javier and Andrea not only nurture their students to become better dancers technically and aesthetically, they also inspire them to feel and understand tango not as a dance, but as an attitude and a way of life.

Javier & Andrea

Javier Rodríguez - Choreographer and performer for the films "Je ne se qua pur etre t'aime" in 2004 and "Assassination Tango" directed by Robert Duvall and Francis Ford Coppola in 2001. Javier has been touring extensively in Europe since 1998 and in Asia since 2003 for performances and workshops.
Andrea Missé - Performer, choreographer and tango teacher for various dance companies in Argentina from 1995 to 1999, performing for "National Geographic" and the TV channel "SOLO TANGO". Performer and choreographer for the presentation of Julio Iglesias' CD "TANGO".

Andrea Missé was the founder, director, choreographer and dancer of the "TANGODANZA COMPANY" in 1999. She has been touring extensively in Europe and USA since 1998 and in Asia since 2003 for performances and workshops.

Javier and Andrea visited Australia for the first time for the inaugural Sydney Tango Salon Festival in October 2010.

See their website here

Sebastián Missé and Andrea Reyero

Sebastián and Andrea have danced together for the past sixteen years and express with passion, tradition and innovation an elegant and precise style of dance, characterised by great virtuosity, being acclaimed as true tango dancers both by the “Milongueros” as well as the general public. They have danced in many milongas of Buenos Aires and in many theatres and international festivals around the world and for the past 10 years have managed and produced the SMARTANGO company in Paris, one of the most important and recognised Tango Argentine schools in Europe

Andrea has danced from the age of six years old, when she discovered the Argentine folkloric dances, through her grandfather. She danced with the Ballet del Trebol in the province of Santa Fé- Argentine and travelled with this ballet worldwide to dance in many international festivals. (Italy, Spain, U.S., Israel, Argentina). She graduated as professor of Argentine dances from the national Ruanova school in Buenos Aires and has performed with the milongueros, especially those of the district of Villa Urquiza.

Sebastian & Andrea

Sebastián comes from a family of famous and recognized dancers of tango with a tradition which dates from more than twenty years (Andrea, Gabriel & Stella Missé are tango dancers and Mariana a bandonéon player). They discovered the tango world in the milongas of Buenos Aires at a very early age, at eight years old, where the best dancers from the golden age of tango transmitted their tango heritage to them. Their first teacher was Carlos Rivarola. Sebastián then learnt with the famous Zotto brothers (Miguel Angel & Osvaldo) and the master Antonio Todaro.

See their website here

Fabián Peralta and Lorena Ermocida

Lorena Ermocida graduated from the Academy of Classical and Contemporary Dance, and devoted herself to the study of the Argentine Tango with teachers like Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbau, Gustavo Naveira and Olga Besio, Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Antonio Todaro, among others. She has worked as a dancer and teacher in the Gallery of Tango Argentino, has participated in several documentaries and films like Evita. She has worked as a choreographer and dancer in various programmes, such as the Gotan project with Juan Carlos Copes; and Tango x 2 in 1995 and 1996. With her partner Osvaldo Zotto, she worked with the famous singer Julio Iglesias from 1999 to 2008 and has performed in festivals and major theaters around the world including the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Luna Park, Bs, l 'Opéra de Paris, among others.
She has worked in Europe, the U.S., Canada and Switzerland and participated as guest of honor at the 2010 Festival of Florianópolis. Lorena won the Massine Positano Prize for her contributions to tango and has for several years participated as a judge at the World Tango Championships of Buenos Aires.

Fabian & Lorena

Fabián Peralta began dancing with the National Folkloric Ballet and started in the world of tango with the great master Mingo Pugliese at the age of 23 years.
He has worked with the famous tango houses in Buenos Aires:  White House (home of tango), The window, Michelangelo, The Old Warehouse, Taconeando, Esquina Homero Manzzi Esquina, Carlos Gardel.
Fabián has directed the prestigious tango show "Tango Corporation" and was part of the following shows: Copes Tango Copes, Solo Tango (The show), Tango x 2.
He was a teacher with the prestigious "Carlos Copello" for 5 years, and in 2006 won the World Salon Tango Championship in Buenos Aires with Natacha Pomeraj.
Fabián has performed and taught workshops in the most prestigious tango festivals around the world (Australia, Germany, Holland, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Korea). His dance style stands out for its musicality, elegance and picaresque quality, with a close embrace and a strong traditional tango salon influence.

See Fabián's website here

Joaquín Amenábar

Joaquín Amenábar plays Bandoneón as a soloist as well as with his tango orchestra "Orquesta Típica de la Guardia Vieja". He has danced tango since 1994 and has combined both disciplines to create an absolutely unique and practical method for teaching tango music to dancers without musical education.

His method doesn't use any technical musical language but allows the dancers to learn and incorporate into their dance all the different rhythmic units of tango music, from the simplest to the most complicated and dancers of all levels can improve their musicality while dancing tango. For advanced dancers and teachers, Joaquin has formulated courses of Tango's form and structure including syncopation, off-beat and irregular structures.

Joaquín Amenábar

Joaquín has taught and played in concerts in Europe, USA, Istanbul, Australia and New Zealand. He has also published his book and DVD "Tango: Let's dance to the music!" which combines explanations, graphics, audio exercises and videos.

See Joaquín's website here


Sebastián Missé & Andrea Reyero

Sebastian and Andrea

Javier Rodríguez & Andrea Missé

Javier and Andrea

Fabián Peralta & Lorena Ermocida

Fabian and Lorena

Solo Tango Orquesta

Solo Tango