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Lorena and Gaston dance together since 2015, from that year, other than getting married, they have achieved to join together their artistic paths to evolve professionally. They constantly strike to accomplish a tango that does not just refer to its technical side, but that conveys artistic achievement beyond the movement.

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Jonatan and Julia are regularly touring with seminars, master-classes, performances and festivals all over the world. Their unique method of teaching is the quintessence of their experience not only in tango, but also in Argentine folklore, modern and contemporary ballet, jazz, drama theater, research in the field of conscious movement, dance therapy and their own developments. There performing abilities are fascinating and diverse: they are equally inspiring, dancing elegant tango salon with very close embrace, or flamboyant stage tango shows, or argentine folklore. In their performances they are distinguished by mastery, sensuality and professionalism.

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Since 2009, they believe that the connection, musicality, and technique are the keys to fully appreciate the beauty of Tango.  In their classes they want to concentrate on how to be comfortable inside the embrace, based on the logic and naturalness of the movement. They travel all around the U.S. as well as abroad (Vancouver, Victoria, Mexico City, Cancun, Poland, India, etc…) to perform and share their tango knowledge at festivals and weekend workshops. In Chicago, their group classes are taught with an eye on encouraging and nurturing individual artistic styles while at the same time stressing the core movements and strong values of traditional tango. Their infectious energy and love of the dance has created a large following of students in Chicago and the surrounding area.

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John Hernan Raigosa & Yaisuri Salamanca are world-class, award-winning Tango dancers that have a breadth of expertise from Broadway to The West End, and 3-times finalist in the wold tango championship in Buenos Aires (3rd and 5th place). Although they travel around the world, they are based in Buenos Aires and New York. Currently, they offer both weekly classes and private lessons in New York City.

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We have been performing in Portland and around the U.S. since 2011 and have been featured at Portland’s TangoFest and Valentango, Seattle Tango Magic, the Baltimore Tango Element Festival (backing up Alberto Podesta and Ariel Ardit), the Minneapolis Tango Festival, and our home base at Tango Berretin in Portland.  We have released three albums ranging from traditional to alternative tangos geared towards modern social dancing.

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Carmen Elisa Valencia

Contact phones:

+1(206) 313 1727

E-mail: dreamtangofest@gmail.com