2017 Seoul Tango Festival - Performers

Anna y Daniel (Taipei)

Daniel y Anna are professional tango dancers and teachers from Taiwan. They lead the managing team of Tanguisimo Tango Space, the first tango school in Taipei founded back in 2008. They are also the organizers of the Taipei Tango Festival, entering its 15th year in September 2017.

Daniel started dancing at the age of 18 at the National Taiwan University. He became the first full time dancer/teacher/organizer of Taiwan in 2002. Since then he has been regularly inviting some of the best teachers from Argentina, learning both the dance and the idiosyncracy of tango. Working experiences include choreographing and coaching for Taiwan celebrities in musical videos, movies or concerts.

Anna started figure skating and taekwondo at the age of 10 and dance at the age of 18. In 2009 she was inspired by the ambience of the milonga and the exhibitions of international dancers at the Taipei Tango Festival to start dancing tango, eventually becoming a dancer/teacher/organizer with Daniel. She also works in modeling, acting, graphic design, and tango dress design.

Daniel y Anna partnered up in 2012, and have performed in many cities. Together with the same passion, they travel around the world supporting tango events and learning tango. Their dance is elegant, sincere, and full of emotions.

Annie y Eric (Taipei)

Annie and Eric are Argentine Tango dancers and teachers based in Taipei. They dance as a couple since 2009. In 2010, They traveled and lived in Buenos Aires for 9 months to improve their dance skills, as well as to experience the culture and life aspects of Argentine Tango. From 2011, they moved to Belgium and lived in Europe for three years. They danced in the milongas of different European cities and Tango festivals during their stay.For their dance, they always seek the elegancy and fluency in Tango salon.

They have been invited to perform in milongas and festivals in Taipei, Hong-Kong, Beijing, Seoul and Buenos Aires. Also, they are in the 4th place of Tango salon category in Seoul Tango Championship and the 1st runner up of Tango salon of Tango Championship of China in 2015.

Kyoko y Tzuhan (Tokyo)

Tzu-Han & Kyoko are an Argentine Tango couple based in Tokyo, Japan. They believe in the importance of continuous study and improvement. While teaching their own classes in Tokyo 5 days a week, they are regularly invited to do workshops at other tango studios. They have given classes or performances in Niigata, Nagoya, Mantova, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tianjin, Dalian, Shanghai, Singapore, Seoul, and Buenos Aires. They performed at the 9th Taiwan Tango Festival 2011, White Tango Festival in Moscow 2013, 12th Mantova International Tango Festival 2014, 2016 Korea Romantic Tango Week, 2016 Singapore International Tango Festival, 2016 Shanghai Tango Marathon, and 2016 Saigon Tango Festival. They were guest artists at the 2nd Elba World Tango Festival in Italy 2015.

Luna y Jiwoon El Torito (Seoul)

  • 2016 Tango Dance World Championship in Asia, 2nd
  • 2015 Seoul Metropolitan Tango Championship Champion(Milonga/Vals)
  • 2014 Korea Tango Championship, Champion
  • 2012 Tango In Paradise Asia’s Tango Championship, Champion
  • 2012 Tango Dance World Championship in Asia, 3rd

Vivian y Nicolas (Shanghai)

Vivian Yeh, Founder of TangoBang, the first Tango School in Shanghai, has been teaching and organizing Argentina Tango class/workshop/performance since 2008 in Shanghai. She was the finalist in the competition of Metropolitano in Buenos Aires in 2013. She has been invited to perform and teach at some of the most important Tango Festivals in Asia. Vivian has a strong background in music which represent strong musicality and dynamics in her dance. As the principle timpanist with Taipei Philharmonic orchestra and Taiwan Wind Ensemles, she's been tour in Europe / US / Asia since 2000.

Nicolas Marini, currently organizes TangoBang with Vivian, began his career as a dancer in the South of the province of Buenos Aires at the age of 15 years. It is emphasized in his career called Tangueria (milonga of districts) was considered his place of education. In 2011, he started his career as a choreographer and teacher in several cities in countries such as Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, El Salvador and Paraguay. In the years 2012 and 2013, he won the first place in Salón category in the Mundial del Tango in La Plata division.

The met each other in Buenos Aires in 2016 and started dancing as a couple from July. Even though they came from different background in the dance training, they share the same passion and believe to Tango. "Tango is the way of life, we live the Tango".

Xiao Pa y Nico (Beijing)

Nicholas Zhang, partner and founder of Vida Mia tango club-Beijing, known as a very good tango teacher, dancer and DJ. He has been invited to performed and DJ for several Asian Tango Festivals and events.

XiaoPa, senior tango teacher of Vida Mia tango club, She has been very active in Tango for the past 7 years as a Tango Teacher and Dancer. She is now devoted to teaching and Tango is now a very important part of her life.

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