2011 Seoul Tango Festival - DJs & Performers

DJs

We have invited 7 DJs from 6 different cities to play music for us at this year's festival.

  • Anthony (Sydney)
  • Emily (Hong Kong)
  • Federico (Pohang)
  • Hayoung (Seoul)
 
  • Lampis (Los Angeles)
  • Mercury (Seoul)
  • Yeong (Busan)

International Performers

We will have four couples of international dancers performing at the Retro Milonga on May 6th, Friday.

Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada (Japan)

Akiyoshi and Noriko (website) started dancing Tango 20 years ago. Since then they have been going to Buenos Aires every year to further their understanding of Tango. Over their career they have taught numerous classes and danced in numerous shows. In 2001 they started organizing the annual Tango Week in Tokyo, which have brought many top-notch Argentinian dancers to the Japanese community. They are also the stage champion of the 2006 Asia Tango Championship in Tokyo.

 

 

Daniel & Wei-Ning (Taiwan)

Daniel is a professional tango dancer, instructor and choreographer in Taiwan. In April 2008 he co-founded the Taipei Tango Co. and the Tanguisimo Tango Space, the first dance studio in Taiwan to focus exclusively on Argentine tango teaching, cultural talks, milongas and master workshops. As a teacher and performer he has been invited several times to Tokyo, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul, and to the Festival Tango Sitges 2008 as a performer and invited teacher. Daniel is regarded as one of the pioneers of Argentine tango in Taiwan, creating a solid tango community that attracts tango lovers to travel to Taipei to dance tango every year.

Wei-Ning received an MFA in Dance Performance from Taipei National University of the Arts and a BS in Psychology from Kaohsiung Medicine University. She performed in Seoul Tango Festival and Taipei Tango Festival in 2009. In the same year she received a scholarship from National Culture and Arts Foundation and National Theater Concert Hall to join a choreography project: Young Star, New Version, creating a piece called "Happiness" that combined the elements and dancers from modern dance and tango. She has performed with several entities such as the Century Contemporary Dance Company, Lin HH Dance Theatre, the National Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Jani & Kristina (Canada)

Partners in life and in dance, Jani & Kristina are passionate about Argentine Tango. Having danced the majority of their lives, Tango came to them at the right time. In 2008/2009, they lived and studied Tango intensively in Buenos Aires for 8 months. Their Tango reflects what is seen in the traditional milongas of Bs.As. and includes dancing simply to the music in a close embrace .

 

 

Raymond & Lily (Hong Kong)

Raymond and Lily started Argentine Tango in 2003 and have devoted to Tango since then. They are very dedicated dancers and have learnt Tango from many Argentine masters including with their extended visits to Buenos Aires. They started teaching since 2006 and have been invited to perform in various occasions, including Seoul Tango Festival, Taipei Tango Festival, Sydney Tango Festival, and in many other milongas and shows. They are the organizer of Practica Otro and Outdoor Milongas, actively promoting Argentine Tango in Hong Kong. In September 2008, they participated in the World Stage Tango Championship in Korea and got into the semi-final round of the competition amongst many professional tango dancers from all over the world.

 

 

 

Korean Performers

We will have 3 couples of Korean dancers performing at the Singles Milonga on May 8th, Sunday.

Jino & Yuni

  • 2008 August - 2010 April - Studied tango in Buenos Aires. Performed in many famous milongas, including Club Sunderland, Sin Rumbo, La Baldosa, Porteño y Bailarin, Club Trovador, La Ratonera Cultural; and performed on theater at Teatro Ateneo de la Inmaculada Concepción & Teatro Coliseo
  • Invited to perform at 2010 Seoul Tango Festival, Tokyo Tango Festival, and invited to give workshop in Japan

Paso & Mi-Seon

Paso

  • 2006 - 2010 - Studied and performed tango in Buenos Aires for 4 years.
  • Performed in the music video Pa` Bailar by Bajofondo
  • Dancer of the tango show Milonguisimo
  • Member of the Martin Ojeda performance team
  • Dancer at the tango restaurant La Barrica
  • 2010 Campeonato de Intercontinental del Tango 2nd place
  • 2009 Campeonato de Intercontinental del Tango 3rd place

Mi-Seon
  • 1999 March - 2000 - Taught at Daejeon Arts Highschool
  • 2001 March - 2007 - Taught at Busan Arts Highschool
  • 2002 August - Graduated from Ewha Womans University, majored in physical education and dance
  • 2001 - present - Resident choreographer for "Traveler" theater company

Leonel & Florencia

In 2004, Florencia participated in the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires and won second prize in the stage section. She is also the author of the book "Tango Lesson".

Leonel grew up in Hong Kong but spent most of his adult life in the United States. In 2002, he won first prize at the USA Tango Contest in Los Angeles. He met Florencia in Korea in 2005, soon thereafter they began their partnership.

Together they founded the El Bulin Tango Studio and organized the annual Seoul Tango Festival. They have been invited to teach and perform in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei and many cities in Korea.

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