Gastón Torelli & Mariana Dragone

Two famous tango figures, they live and teach in Buenos Aires and bring together a unique combination of temperament and sensitivity, making them globally recognised and appreciated both for their deep knowledge of tango and their love of teaching it. They each toured globally with other partners before working together regularly over the last couple of years.

From the age of 4 years old Mariana knew she wanted to be a dancer. She studied classical dance in Rosario and then moved to Buenos Aires when she was 20 to launch her career as a professional dancer and tango teacher. Since then she has danced on all the continents with various partners and continues to teach and participate in major festivals.

Mariana is also the owner of a very famous place in Buenos Aires, “La Maleva” international guesthouse that offers accommodation, tango classes and milongas. (It was part of a documentary on Argentina, which aired in 2012 on the show “Faut pas rêver” on the France 3 TV channel).

As for Gastón, he participated in a number of “Madero Tango” and “Tanguera” shows, was the director of “Tango Brujo”, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Buenos Aires and organizes the very popular “Misterio Tango Festival”, THE festival in Buenos Aires.

When he met Moira Castellano, she introduced him to a world of new artistic possibilities: a mix between traditional tango techniques and a plethora of new movements used in contemporary dance. In just a few years, he was at the top of his game and was approached by international festivals throughout the world.

Gastón is without a doubt one of the most exceptional dancers of his generation. He is charismatic, charming and incredibly talented. He also produces events and organises new tango events like the latest Pelando Variacion in Buenos Aires (October 2015) or the Berlin New Year Marathon (2016).

WORKSHOPS

IMPROVERS [6 months – 1 year]

Pivots, ochos and disassociation

IMPROVERS & INTERMEDIATES

Ladies’ technique

INTERMEDIATES [1 yr – 3 years]

Boleos and how to lead them
Sacadas for both roles

ADVANCED [3 years +]

Styles & Cadence
Improvisation 1: Freedom of movement
Improvisation 2: Ornaments for leaders & followers

MASTERS [5 years +]

Musicality as the base for creativity