Tango on the Thames is starting 2020 on SUNDAY 12th JANUARY as we mean to go on – with a classy Open Level Class on Milonga Lisa vs Traspié under the expert guidance of Mina & Giraldo!
AND – for the first time at Tango on the Thames – music to dance to from the internationally renowned DJ, Ivo Ambrosi!
£20 Class + Milonga
£15 Milonga only
(…collected at the door).
The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
How to get there?
Whack the address into Google Maps, or…
Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side
…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302
There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.
Mina and Giraldo (aka Diomar ‘Giraldo’ Escobar, Mina Ojeda Patino) were fortunate to have experienced tango in Argentina in the late 90s under the wing of renown tango milongueros from the 40s (Tango Golden Age): Mingo and Esther Pugliese, Carlos Gavito, Puppy Costello, Raúl Bravo, Carlos y Rosita Pérez. They have also trained intensively with the very best exponents of the tango’s rebirth age: Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Hermocida, Guillermina Quiroga, Roberto Reis, Graciela Gonzalez, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Roberto Herrera, Natalia and Gabriel, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa amongst many others. Mina and Giraldo created in 2000 Corrientes Social Club -Tango School & Social Dancing- one on UK’S largest and most established Tango Clubs in the country.
Ivo was born in Verona, studied in Buenos Aires and since 2011, has danced and DJ’d around the world. In 2019 alone, he spent 2 months in Taiwan, was DJ at Vietnam Tango Marathon, taught and DJ’d in Bangkok and Singapore, while back in Europe, he worked in Berlin, Rome, Varsaw, Krakow, London, Pescara, Trento, Brescia, Vicenza, Civitanova Marche, Porto S. Giorgio, Perugia, Castel Rigone and other places. Then back to Asia and Korea, Japan, Taiwan and in China – Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. He organised the first edition of Tango Origin Celebration, a big festival and marathon in Taipei, then came back to Europe teaching regular classes in Verona, Trento and Pescara, and was guest teacher and DJ in Berlin and London.