Rocío Lequio & Bruno Tombari Maja Petrović & Marko Miljević
Laura Rodriguez & Maximiliano Diaz Yahnel Jasminka Stenz

Rocío Lequio & Bruno Tombari

Rocío & Bruno are two dancers out of the young generation of Buenos Aires.
Their dance is refined, creative, playful with musicality and incredibly fascinating.
The lessons are uniquely vivid and experimental, but at the same time clear and focussed. Perfect for discovering new horizons and re-discovering known from a new perspective. 

"Our couple represents the spirit of the game, the communication and the joy.
We prioritize the comfort and the relation with the music to flow into this language in a creative and joyful way.
We based our dance in the presence, the dedication and the awareness of the others, celebrating the intimacy of the tradition of this dance, as well as the freedom that its evolution gives to us. We find in this convivence the essence of our style."

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Maja Petrović & Marko Miljević

Maja has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She has a background in contemporary dancing and ballet, as well as latin and ballroom dances. She attended music school for 10 years, where she played piano and flute. She has also obtained a degree in Spanish and German language and literature at the University of Zagreb after which she continued to work as a teacher and translator.

Marko was more into sports and almost went pro in basketball. Instead, he decided to study Electrotechnics and later Physics in which he obtained a degree at the University of Zagreb. He later continued his education and in 2014 received his PhD in Nanobiotechnology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

We started to dance tango in Zagreb, Croatia in 2002 in a small group of enthusiasts curious about this “new” dance. Some 5 years later we began to give regular lessons at the dance school "Tango Argentino Zagreb”. Since 2010 we live in Karlsruhe, Germany. Our first and most influential teachers were Pablo Rodríguez and Noelia Hurtado. Later we continued to work with Noelia and Carlitos Espinoza. We also studied with Federico Naveira and Inés Muzzoppapa, Bruno Tombari and Mariangeles Caamaño, Chicho Frumboli and Juana Sepúlveda, among others.
In 2014 we started to work with tango professionally, giving workshops and performances all over Europe (Amsterdam, Minsk, Florence, Karlsruhe, Genova, Budapest, L´Aquila, Freiburg, Treviso, Poreč, Mantova, Halle, Sevilla, Lisbon, Procida, etc.). In 2015, we had our debut in North America at Bailongo Tango Festival in Montréal, Canada.

How we teach
While our performances are improvised, our lessons are most certainly not. Each lesson has a defined structure which allows us to guide the students step by step through the topic, focusing on the technical execution of the movement, leading and following it and musicality. In this way the dancers of all levels will be able to take a certain part of the lesson with them and continue to work on it on their own. We make an effort to approach each student and couple individually, as there is no magic formula that fits everyone. Having and transmitting a clear idea is extremely important to us. Everything that we teach we have tried out ourselves. We made the mistakes that our students will make, we met the same problems, we asked the same questions and worked on them until we were happy with the answers.

What we teach
We rarely teach figures. We prefer to focus on the basic technical (walking, stepping, pivoting, keeping posture, finding balance, embracing, quality of movement, etc.) and musical (phrasing, changing the dynamics, interpreting different orchestras, etc.) elements that can improve anybody´s dance. We always come back to the basics ourselves. Our philosophy is feeling good, looking good and making it work in the couple to the music. One of the things we like the most about tango is the close embrace. We see it as a living, changing thing that enables us to communicate the movement that interprets the music. We like to play with the possibilities and limits of close embrace and encourage our students to do the same.

Even though we think of ourselves primarily as social dancers, and this is also what we teach, we believe the aesthetics to be an important part of the dance and it should not be neglected. Last but not the least, everything what we do must work harmoniously in the couple and with the music. A crucial part of our lessons is connecting the movement to the music. Changing the quality and character of the movement can bring great diversity in our dance, even in the simplest steps. This again enables us to interpret many different orchestras without reaching for complicated figures.

Finally, there is another idea that influences our dancing and teaching. We see ourselves as equals in the couple and we both try to contribute to the dance. This idea is based on the communication that goes both ways in the couple - whether we are doing a complicated sequence of steps, a prolonged pause or an embellishment. By suggesting, understanding and accepting an idea closely connected to the music we are both actively and willingly participating in the dance. We want our students to do more than just lead and follow - we want them to dance.

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Laura Rodriguez & Maximiliano Diaz Yahnel

Maximiliano did his first Tango steps already as a child. In Buenos Aires he had the opportunity to study with the great masters of the Tango Argentino such as Omar Vega, Flaco Dani, Pepito Avellaneda, Mariano Chicho Frumboli, Pablo Veron, Julio Balmaceda and others. He is dedicated to "old school" Tango - but always aware of the moden Tango in his body and soul. A good feeling and elegance in walking as well as the musicality of the embrace are core elements of his dance.
Maximiliano has been touring for years as both teacher and dancer through Europe and Asia, Russia, Japan and Canada.

Laura also met Tango already in school. Later she continued learning with Los Dinzels and other Tango masters. She benefits from steady body training in a variety of dance techniques and from her training as dance and movement therapist. This knowledge of the body and its function adds a broad variety to her dance, which also influence her teaching. Laura was a lecturer at different schools in Buenos Aires as well as the Universidad del Tango, she also had numerous performances in Bs As and Europe.

Laura and Maximiliano met first in Berlin's milongas and quickly realized that they both loved to study the Tango together. The incredible passion for the dance, which they share on the dance floor, led them to founding their Tango school "Virulazo" in 2014. There, they both live the passion and admiration of the "old Argentinian school". Beside tradtional Tango achievements both love to integrate new, own techniques into their dance - focussing on the embrace. The playful exploration of new movements within the embrace, its change, but also their energetic and powerful style connecting elements of the Tango escenico and Tango popular create an unique expression that you want to enjoy over and over again.

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Jasminka Stenz

Tango turned her into a dancer.
It was first the music of tango and then the dance itself that made me dance. I dived deeply into the world of tango in Basel. Its passion braught me to the point of life where I decided to get a professional dancer.

Contact Improvisation is a wonderful dance working with the physical contact between you and your partner. Contact Improvisation is a process in which you learn, forget, accept, realise, digest and release. It's basically about open observation in the dance without judging. Can I allow, can I let go, let the dance and the movement grow? By impovising I get the chance to learn something about myself: how do I act, how perform.
Using different body work techniques we will raise awareness for our body tensions and how to use them more intentional. Thus, we train our bodies through body perception.
We will deal with basic elements of contact improvisation such as following the point of contact (slide, roll, reach), weight (sharing the weight, Lehnen und Fallen), physical listening (leading and following), centre (centre-to-centre connection and lifts). I am looking forward to you!

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