Toronto Tango Festival – June 18-21, 2020
Toronto Tango Festival – June 18-21, 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina
We belong to a new generation of young dancers who devote themselves entirely to the art of Tango Dancing. Our mission is to make tango a lifestyle and, through hard work and commitment to this art, being able to pass on our traditions showing how much we love what we do. Our onset as professional dance partners took place in the province of Córdoba, from where we are native, in 2012. Both our families and the tango community in our area supported us unconditionally from the starting point. This meant the world for us since it created what we believe to be the foundations of our art. During the following years, we went through a number of enriching experiences such as dancing competitions, shows and Tango events which encouraged us to take the decision of becoming professional dancers. Along with the support of great Maestros and instructors, plus our commitment to this project, we were able to develop a unique style both in our performances and in our teaching system. We strongly believe our performances are a way to genuinely open up to anyone interested in Tango and to share with them what we do. Throughout our lessons, we offer our students our points of view on technique, different tools for each dancer and all of our knowledge so that others can experiment how we go about this wonderful art which is highly regarded around the world. Once in BA, growth opportunities that not even us believed to be possible began to emerge. We decided to show our work in the most popular Milongas and Tango competitions such as the Campeonato de la Cuidad and the Festival y Mundial de Tango (Tango World Championship). In 2015 we finally became World Champion in Tango de Pista. Nowadays, we find ourselves touring the world attending the most well-known festivals and Tango events, as we make our contribution and we pass along this tradition. We hope you can join us in our journey!
Gianpiero was only 12 when his father (engineer, martial art teacher and tango lover) involved him in a free project for youngster to approach tango.
He fell in love with tango during his first trip to Buenos Aires when he was only 15 and since then he’s been studying with all the major Maestros.
Becomes a teacher the following year and starts performing in Italy and abroad at 18, realizing that he wanted to dedicate his life to tango.
Since then, he had the chance to travel around and perform with lots of great dancers, such as Mila Vigdorova, Corina Herrera, Cesira Miceli and Nadia Hronidu. Last but not the least, with Maria Filali, with whom he created a flourishing dialogue and a refined lasting project, which has been internationally acclaimed.
Tango and his pedagogy are strictly connected to his studies of music, engineering and bio-mechanic as “a simple and efficient technique, based on natural laws and aware listening, as the key to free the real and intimate spirit of tango”. During more than a decade, he has been developing a thorough didactic and intriguing training method. Moreover, in order to deepen his research, he also enrolled to a Bachelor degree in Motor and Sports Activities and Psychomotor Education Science, and soon he’s going to graduate with a dissertation on Functional Training Method for Tango.
Lorena has been studying dance and ballet since she was five years old, at 17 she met Tango thanks to Gianpiero Galdi. She got immediately passionate about the didactic and the care that are dedicated to the delicate psyche of the amateurs of this complex art. Under Gianpiero’s guide, she undertook her professional path. Meanwhile, she also is attending a Bachelor Degree in Motor and Sports Activities and Psychomotor Education Science at University of Salerno, in order to deepen her knowledge about motor control and learning, body awareness and pedagogy. In 2015 she begins studying, teaching, showing and traveling in partnership with Giovanni Cocomero, with whom she’s collaborating in many projects led by Gianpiero as: Gtango School, the cradle of Tango in Salerno; High School Tangotherapy Project, in high dropout rate schools, teaching teenagers values of social relationships through Tango; Tango at University of Salerno, for getting youngsters acquainted into Tango; Tangere company, the group within they train, research, work, teach and perform. In fact, Tangere Company created its latest show “Cammino Ascolto Tango”.
In 2018, Gianpiero and Lorena begin their partnership, working everyday on the flow of tango connection, based on their deep mutual understanding, as people, friends and dancers. They are moved by the research on the analysis of an always more precise and effective didactic method, later just called the Method, and his procedures, with the aim of providing the expressive Art of Tango of a sharp, accurate but also meaningful, deep and truthful tool of communication.
Jessica, started dancing at the age 4, and continued for 16 years at competitive level. In adults at the age 15 she became the 10th in the Word Championships.
She has 10 years of experience in teaching.
Her impeccable technique, precise musicality and her natural style of movements make it look so easy for the audiences.
Jessica is one of the great examples as an accomplished dancer, instructor and a choreographer in Argentine Tango and among all the other Latin Dances. She is also a certified Bailatino Instructor.
Jessica has been working for 10 years in Danceact, which is the most prestigious dance school in Baltics.
Lightness, grace and fluidity are the most precise words to characterize the dancing style of Somer Surgit. An accomplished performer and instructor of tango, he makes this dance seem simple and sophisticated at the same time. The elegance and weightlessness of his movements are easy to take for granted, because there is nothing artificial or forced about them: Somer’s dancing looks naturally perfect.
Somer has been traveling to Buenos Aires for his training since 2004.
Gustavo Naveira, Chicho Frumboli, Cecilia Gonzalez, Eugenia Parrilla, and Pablo Veron are some of the great teachers and performers that he has studied with.
He has been traveling and teaching all over the world since 2003.
Somer has been invited to teach and perform with Cecilia Gonzalez in CITA in Buenos Aires between 2009-2012 which is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world.
Jessica and Somer have been mesmerizing the audiences since 2012 all around the world.
Their clarity and simple method in teaching makes the students advance easily.
Jessica and Somer are available for performances, regular group classes and workshops.
Ann Arbor, MI
Edmond was exposed to a large variety of music from visiting and local DJs in Ann Arbor. DJing regularly at different events there has allowed him to develop a rich style full of rhythmical presence and lyrical complexity. Throughout the night, Edmond manages the flow of energy to enhance the dancers’ connection by being versatile and attentive. He keeps the crowd energized with playful cortinas and by strategically infusing subtle contrast in his music.
Koichiro DJs regularly at milongas in Pittsburgh, and has DJed in other cities in the United States and Canada. In addition, the past few years, Koichiro was invited to DJ in Buenos Aires at Milonga Tango Club, Club Fulgor, Villa Crespo and Tango en Huracan, Club Atletico Milonguero, Parque Patricios.
Buenos Aires, Argentina