Mariano Frumboli, also known as Chicho, has undoubtedly played the main role in the creative evolution of tango in the last 15 years. He is renowned worldwide for his personality, musicality and creativity. He teaches with love and talent, combined with a profound understanding of the dance. His classes are a must for those who are just approaching Tango, as well as for experienced dancers. His dancing is characterized above all by musicality and improvisation. In a unique way, he expresses the essence of the music in his dancing. In his teaching, he emphasizes being conscious of the body’s movement. Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli, work as a Musician, Composer, Actor, Artist, Teacher and Tango Dancer has been one of the biggest gifts that an artist could have given to any art form: the continuous questioning, the research, the quest for originality, and full-hearted creativity.
Juana Sepulveda, who is one of the youngest-born stars in the tango sky, spans the entire range of expression from an innovative subtlety to a stunning manifestation of power in every movement, always matched by her unswerving musicality and pure sensuality. With over 15 years of tango, with great technique, musicality and charisma Joanna is today one of the role models like tango dancer. She devotes her time touring the world to transmit her art and experience.
Chicho and Juana are dance partners since 2007. Together they form a unique duo in the artistic and pedagogical teaching classes, seminars and workshops at festivals and major schools in the world. It is with great honor that we receive them once again for this intensive seminar!
Sigrid Van TILBEURGH – Murat ERDEMSEL
Murat is gifted with an insightful, thorough and analytical understanding of the dance. He started his journey with tango in Istanbul, 1997. Widely known for his strong lead and musicality, Murat’s background in fine arts and music provides him with the perfect blend of senses for the movement of bodies through time and space.
In his philosophy of teaching Murat strives to offer students valuable tools in order to enable them to take control of their own personal growth. He is warm, attentive, entertaining and accessible to students. The style of his teaching is holistic in approach and clear in method. He successfully combines technical and sensory exercises with fundamental concepts that lead to all the challenging possibilities of improvisation and expression. As demonstrated in his own dance, he focuses on the origin of movement coming from an agreement in the embrace and has created a unique brand all his own characterized by musicality, playfulness, a balanced partnership and an awareness of social etiquette.
Murat has influenced large numbers of dancers with his unique perspective of dance and instruction. He followed his parents path to art school. He established himself as an artist before he arrived in the US to complete his Masters Degree in Painting. His art works were sold to collections in Europe and in the States.
Murat regularly visits Holland, France, Germany and Italy.
Since I was a little girl, I’m passionate about dancing. I learned early in classical dance, then later, in contemporary dance. I discovered the Argentinian tango in 1998 in the Southwest of France, where I originally came from. In 2001, I took part in a tango show and began my career in teaching this dance the following year.
Parallel to my university studies in Spanish, I continue my training in Argentinian tango. Living then in Toulouse, away from the French capital, it took me a lot of time and especially money for the student I was to find dancers who inspire me and can help me evolve. But among them Hernán Obispo, Christophe Lambert and Moira Castellano have profoundly shaped and strongly influenced my development as a dancer and teacher.
In 2004, I went to Buenos Aires for a year, to deepen my training in Argentinian tango. There, I practice a lot and even give classes at the Confiteria Ideal with Fabrizio Forti. On my return from Argentina, I started my international career as a dancer and tango teacher. I travel to Norway with Jarle Sandodden, then in Moscow with Kamel Rebai. In 2006, I moved to Paris to work with Mazen Kiwan. Together, we have a lot to travel abroad to teach and dance, and little by little we have made our way into the midst of Argentinian tango until we share the poster of festivals with great stars. In two and a half years of partnership, we have already been invited to Tango camp, Moscow, Warsaw, Washington, Copenhagen, …
In July 2008, I married and moved to Berlin with my husband. I worked in partnership with Marcelo El Chino Gutiérrez, as well as with Yanick Wyler and began to develop my specialty which is: to animate courses “technique femme” in Argentinian tango. At the end of 2009, I became a mother of my first child (a boy) and six months later I started a collaboration with Daniel Carlsson and then with Dominic Bridge while also traveling alone for technical courses. This type of internship has become my specialty and I know that I am very appreciated for my pedagogy and my vision of body movement.
Since summer 2013, I have moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, where I had my second child. I am still at the beginning of a new collaboration with Murat Erdemsel without giving up the solo work for the women’s technical courses.
“When she dances the tango, the refined elegance of Sigrid is complemented by her great interpretation of music. Thanks to its technicality, its movements seem to be facilitated by its dynamics and completely fluid. In her teaching, she generously shares her knowledge and, thus, promotes the progress of her students. »Yanick Wyler
There is one more thing to say about me in tango, since 2005, I added a new arrow to my bow. Indeed, I am very requested as DJ.
My interest and my sensitivity to music gives a particular fluidity to the milongas that I musicalize. I made my musical debut of evenings at the milonga de las Morochas in Toulouse where I held a milonga weekly with Martine Rondet. Now you can dance to my music at tango marathons or on festivals such as those in Malmö and Copenhagen.