Due to unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control. Jonathan and Clarisa will not becoming to NTW 2019. World Champions Stage Tango 2015 Camila Alegre & Ezequiel Lopez will be covering for them. Roberto Zuccarino, partner of Maria Ines Bogado, will not be coming also. Orlando Reyes, USA Stage Tango Champion 2019 will partner with Maria.
Schedule will be updated soon.
Nito & Elba
Nito & Elba have been an NTW favorite and are the only teachers who have been coming to the event every year for over 20 years.
Elegant and graceful, Nito and Elba Garcia are two of the most beloved and respected tango dancers, well into their sixth decade of dancing, who have toured the world as ambassadors of tango. Elba was born in Junin, Buenos Aires and Nito in Buenos Aires Province. Nito started his professional career by winning fifteen consecutive dancing contests from 1955 – 1965. In 1966 he performed with Osvaldo Pugliese in Cielo de Barrilete at the Marconi Theatre. Since the early 1990s Nito and his partner Elba have been guest performers and teachers in established tango festivals throughout the United States – from San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Texas, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. Plus Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Jamaica. When in Buenos Aires, they perform regularly in the tango show at the Esquina Carlos Gardel, have been invited to teach at CITA every year and are highly in demand as private coaches for professional couples in Buenos Aires.
Nito & Elba tour to international festivals to teach the true essence of Argentine Tango and have toured extensively in the Western hemisphere, starring during events in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England and Spain as well as in Japan, Russia, and Israel.
Camila & Ezequiel
Camila and Ezequiel met in 2012 at the Tango World Cup of that year in which they participated with their former partners and two years later began their journey together.
Camila was trained in the prestigious Municipal Ballet of San Fernando directed by Antonio Martínez and studied ballet and contemporary dance at the Julio Boca Institute.
Ezequiel started his steps in the Municipal Ballet of Arrecifes, Buenos Aires led by his father Carlos López. He also studied ballet and contemporary dance as well as Folklore and Malambo with the legendary Juan Corvalan. He studied Tango in the studio of Mora Godoy with teachers like Daniel Juárez and Alejandra Armenti, Rubén and Sabrina Veliz, Héctor Falcón to name just a few.
They worked at the best Tango Venues in Buenos Aires Show, and the famous Tango Porteño were they are currently part of the regular company.
They participated in the film Un Tango Màs that premiered in 2015 and worked with the worldwide famous dancers Maria Nieves & Juan Carlos Copes in which lives the film was based. They are World Champions of Tango Stage 2015, winning the competition (held in Buenos Aires, Argentina) with the best total score ever.
Camila & Ezequiel are coming to Nora’s Tango Week for first time.
Maria & ORLANDO
María Inés Bogado started dancing when she was 12 years old. She grew up with folklore and received her degree in Folklore Argentino at the Centro Polivalente de Arte de Ezeiza. In 1994 she discovered tango and began studying with Cristina Pugni and Diego Gauna. In 1997 she continued her studies with Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte at the Club Sunderland. During this period she met Sebastián Jiménez with whom she entered into a professional tango partnership.
In 2010 they won the title of Metropolitan Champions of Vals and World Champions in Tango Salón. After winning the titles they went on an intensive tour around the world, teaching and performing at the most prestigeous tango festivals on all continents. Among other festivals, they participated in: the International Festival of Tango Salón in Łódź, Poland, Singapore International Tango Festival, Belgrade Tango Encuentro in Serbia, Tango Festival Porto in Portugal, and Planetango in Moscow, Russia.
María Inés and Sebastián decided to pursue new professional endeavors in 2016 and she started to teach and perform with Jorge Lopéz, with whom she already danced on the streets of Buenos Aires at the beginning of her career. In 2018 she started to work with Roberto Zuccarino and Orlando Reyes Ibarra, who is USA Stage Tango Champion 2019. She continues to travel all over the world, teaching solo and with her partners at festivals, performances, giving private classes, and seminars.
Together for the same passion they traveled a long road so getting to be a couple who are known for their strength, maturity and defined tango style.
Since 1996, were formed with renowned masters and their first experience in the tango dance was in 1997.
Since then they participated in important national and international shows directed by renowned dancers and choreographers.
Since 2002 they travel to different cities in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and EEUU giving workshops and being part of important events and Tango Festivals.
In 2006 they were invited to be the leading couple of the video clip ¨Diferente¨ of Gotan Project.
In Buenos Aires they participate in the most important Tango Festivals as CITA, Tango Salón Extremo, Argentina Tango Salón, Mujercitas among others and also travel to different cities of the country to give classes and seminars for the purpose of transmit their knowledge to new generations of tango dancers.
They are also invited by the Government of Buenos Aires, to serve as jurors of the Metropolitan Tango Championship and World Tango Championships.
Their dance is characterized by the precision and quality of their movements, the elegance and preserve the purest and essential tango.