Virginia Vasconi och Julio Balmaceda (Buenos Aires)
Virginia Vasconi är känd hos oss i Sverige från sommaren 2015 på festivalerna i Sundsvall och Halmstad.
Julio Balmaceda är känd hos oss i Sverige från Tangocamp-festivalerna i Tylösand, Grekland, etc..
Om Virginia och Julio
Julio and Virginia started to dance together in 2015. As a result of their different backgrounds, they have created a unique style recognized for their interpretation of the music and their dynamic. They combine elegance with technique and elasticity with strength to create the perfect ingredients for beautiful, passionate and talented tango.
Julio learned his first tango steps from his father, the legendery Miguel Balmaceda. For many years he accompanied and assisted his father in tango practices and after his death in 1991, Julio took over the classes and he has since then continously been teaching at the most prestigious tango schools in Buenos Aires. Between 1996 and 2015 he was performing and teaching together with Corina de la Rosa at all the major tango events in the world. He is considered as one of the most important tango teachers due to his unique style and pedagogy and was early creating a unique style by adding new tango trends to the traditional elegance of the 'tango salón'. Julio combines fluency, subtlety, energy and dynamics, together with a unique interpretation of the music. The naturalness, quality and musicality make his dance and his walk a synonym of tango.
Virginia took her first dance steps in her mother's gym at age five and later she studied classical ballet and artistic gymnastics. She graduated as a translator of English at the Faculty of Languages in the Province of Cordoba. She is a Jazz dance teacher, proficient in Latin rhythms, stretching, classical ballet and contemporary dance. She started with Tango in 2008 and immediately became a member of the famous DNI Dance Company and School until 2015. She has performed in the most prestigious milongas and theatres of Buenos Aires and she has performed and taught in international festivals around Europe, North America and Asia. Currently, she continues her training in yoga, modern dance, stretching, ballet, and theatre in order to enhance her skills as a tango dancer, teacher and performer.
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Theo Chatzipetros (Italien)
Theo plays traditional music from the late twenties to the late fifties with particular reference to the forties. He aims to create a rhythmic wave for dancers to enjoy, ranging from orchestras, singers, rhythm and period of recording dates. He pays particular attention to what is happening on the dance floor, and adapts the musical selection according to its mood. He has been DJ:ing all over Europe since 2007 He has played in various milongas, encuentros, festivals and marathons in Austria, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisi, Turkey and UK, and shares his knowledge of DJ:ing in workshops and musicality stages.
Birger Haugdal (Bergen, Norge)
His main goal is to provide the dancers with a predictible framework, but at the same time to deliver inspiring and varied music. With the heart belonging to traditional tango from the Golden Age, keeping the style and rhythm closely linked between the tandas, he does not hesitate to make contrasts if it feels right. He belongs to the most experiensed DJ:s in Norway and has played at festivals, marathons, encuentros and single milongas in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Holland, France, England, Portugal, Romania and North Cyprus.