Performance art - Mabel y Amigos - Tango
Mabel Elena Rivero & Friends are making performances art in conventions and different social events. They last a period of 30 minutes in one act or can be divided into 3 parts according to the requirements of the event.
1. tangoprojekt Festival "tango para todos"
The last Tanguitos
Photo: Anna Fiori
Gustavo Colmenarejo was born in Buenos Aires city.
He came into contact with dancing through the Argentine folklore. He graduated as superior teacher of Argentine folkloric dance (“El tango” included). He also performed together with a folkloric company in theatres of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay and Cuba.
At the same time, he studied music (violin). The acquisition of this kind of knowledge provided him with valuable influence that results in the great richness of his dancing musicality.
In 1997 he started his specific study of tango. During the next years, he periodically took classes with recognized tango masters.
Similarly, he studied classic ballet and techniques of contemporary dances. All these contributed to his solid formation as dancer.
He lives in Berlin, Germany, since April 2005, where he continues with his teaching work, performances, as well as holding workshops of Argentine folklore
Regularly, he works as teacher and dancer in cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, Croatia and the city of Hong Kong.
His personal style, consolidated by traditional trends and enriched by contributions of the so-called “tango nuevo” result in a refined mixture where the musicality, the fluency of movement and the understanding between partners are the personal and unmistakable stamp of this young dancer.
Since 2007, he is working together with Mabel Rivero.
Martin Lorenzo is an Argentine tango dancer of heterodox education. He had his first contact with Tango dance in 1997 in Rosario, his hometown . From Beatriz Mendoza and Orlando Paiva , his first teachers, he took the concepts of elegance and proportion in Tango .
His method of teaching is based on images and technical tools, to help the students to express the Tango music. At the same time, he provides them ideas to explore rhythmic structures and self-movements.
In 2004 he moves to Buenos Aires. He’s danced with Eladia Córdoba . They have taught tango milonguero as well as they´ve participated in different dance- theatre activities, some of them directed by: Julio Zurita, Moira Castellano and Gonzalo Orihuela.
2007- Bs. As. at Cambalache International Tango Festival, with the dance theater company CETA
Berlin: Bebop, Roter Salon, Haus der Sinne, with Mabel Rivero
Berlin, Bochum, Frankfurt, Jena and Münich, with Amira Cámpora
Argentine, France, Germany, Greece ,Lithuana, with Eladia Córdoba
2006- Bs As Argentine with Carla Marano and Ana Carla Romera at Spell Café- Puerto Madero-
2005- Bs As Argentine with a dance theather company- Direction: Julio Zurita
1999- Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona- Spain, with Camila Garcia Coupe (Public performances)
1998- Rosario-Argentine,Performances for the Tourism secretary of Santa Fe Province
Tango Workshops and International Festivals :
2008 He has been teaching regular courses in Hong Kong
2007 Bs As (Arg), France, Germany, Greece, Lithuana
Intention, encounter, illusion… playing a game with your partner
The Tango is a living dance, offering a myriad of stylistic possibilities and expressions.
The music that you hear during a milonga (that is, a tango ball) is very varied, and the spatial conditions for dancing change continually. The dance floor is like a breathing organism, full of harmony and with a beauty of its own.
In the world of Tango, there are different kinds of embrace, different sources of movement and different ways of changing the distance between the two dancing bodies. This distance and the spatial options are closely connected to our choreographic elements and our improvisation.