For me this is a dream come true to finally host this couple in Los Angeles. Corina Herrera Tango & Octavio Fernandez will be in Los Angeles for the first time (April 20-27). Brian Nguyen & I have been admiring, studying, & following this couple for several years now. They have given us a lot of inspiration & knowledge over the years. They definitely have an impact on the way we dance tango. We are extremely excited to share one of our favorite tango couples with the LA tango community. They are one of the best tango maestros & performers among the young generation of tango dancers. Don’t lose your one & only opportunity to study with these genius dancers. I personally can’t wait to study & dance with them in LA.
Corina and Octavio are a young tango couple who address the dance from an intimate relationship with the tango essence. They have developed their own unique style from dancing long nights at milongas in Buenos Aires and also putting strong working hours into practice. They have playfulness , intensity and have many colors in their dance. When you watch them dance, they remind us why we love to dance tango.
Corina and Octavio … tango tango
Please read below for their individual bios.
9:00 – 10:00PM Premilonga workshop by Octavio & Corina
“Milonga Workshop: “The difference between Milonga Lisa & Milonga Traspie”
11:30 PM Only Performance in LA by O & C
10:00 – 3:00AM DJ Jonas Aquino from San Francisco
Class & Milonga – $25
Class Only – $15
Milonga Only – $15
Location: Republiq Dance Studio
Address: 4040 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles
Corina started dancing at the early age of 9, and by age 14 she was already dancing at the Milongas, learning the art of following and improvising from famous “milongueros”, big names in Tango History, such as Pupi Castiello, Tete Rusconi and Omar Vega among others. She also learn from nowadays Masters such as Julio Balmaceda & Corina De La Rosa, Fernando Galera & Vilma Vega, and Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli among others. They guided her at the beginning of her journey throughout this marvelous world of Tango Dancing. Corina had been dancing and teaching Tango for over a decade now, sharing her knowledge and love for the dance all over the world. She taught class all around Argentina and had been invited to teach abroad in Countries like Chile, Uruguay & Colombia as well as overseas, specially in Europe. She had the pleasure of teaching with great dancers such as: Rodrigo Palacios (2003) Federico Naveira (2008) Octavio Fernandez (2009) Corina is currently teaching Tango Workshops around Europe as well as in her home city of Buenos Aires, with great success and an increasing following of students interested in her deep knowledge of technique, style and musicality.
For more info about Corina, go to http://intensotango.wix.com/corina
Octavio’s passion for Tango started when he was a teenager, inside a family atmosphere where Tango, Folklore and Rock ‘n Roll were an everyday occurrence. Rodolfo Dinzel and Mauricio Seifert guided his first years of Tango. In 2007, with his partner Carla Espinoza, they got the 3rd place at the “World Tango Salon Championship”. That same year he started working, as a professional dancer, at “Sensaciones de Tango”, the Tango Show of the famous Cafe Tortoni of Bs. As., where he still is an active member of the artists staff. In the year of 2009 he was called, together with Corina Herrera, to join “Tango X2”, the renowned company of Miguel Angel Zotto, performing a Show at the International Festival “Latino Americando” in Milan, Italy. As a teacher and dancer he was asked to participate in various festivals around the world: “Tango en Punta”(Uruguay), “Santiago Maraton”(Chile), “Campeonato Mundial de Tango” as a Jury (Colombia), “Edinburgh Tango Festival” (Scotland), “Ankara Tango Carnaval” (Turkey), “Tango Malevaje” (Denmark), “Soul Tango Festival” (Korea), “Roma Tango Festival”, “Zucca Tango Festival”, “Rosso Tango Festival”, “Apulia Tango Festival”(Italy), among others. He has participated at the shooting of, the Argentinean film, “Fermin, Glorias de Tango” and at musical video clip, of the italian rock band Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti, for his song “La faccia della Luna”. His passion and interest for Tango music, led him to be one of the most recognized Djs of the moment. For the last 6 years he co-organized “El Yeite Tango Club”, one of the best and busiest milongas in Buenos Aires. It is also responsible, together with Lucas Molina Gazcon, Andres Molina and Martin Bel, for the “Yeite Tango Festival”, where teachers, dancers and musicians are called for a whole long weekend of Tango activities for the public. Elegant, but full of freshness, his dance was created thanks to hours and hours of dancing in the milongas porteñas. The influence of great contemporary tango masters and dancers, as well as the essence of the old “Milongueros” are embodied in every step he takes on a dance floor.