Anita Escobar (Argentina) is a charismatic teacher and dancer of Argentinian tango and folklore. She is a fan of organic and natural tango.
She started to dance ballet at the age of 8. Later she turned into the Argentine folklore as well as contemporary neoclassical dance and Latin American dances.
From 2007 onward, she devoted her professional life to tango. She mastered her tango with the following maestros: Ramiro Nievas, Gladys Rivero, Soledad Larretapia, Javier Rodriguez, Moira Castellano, Pancho Martinez Pey, Octavio Fernandez, Corina Herrera, Maria Turba, Mario Peralta, Marisol and Alejandro Larenas, Mariano Chicho Frumboli and Juan Sepulveda, Carlos and Rosa Perez, Anibal Montenegro, Ricardo Bigeri and Soledad Larretapia, Luis Salinas, Julio Balmaceda.
She performed in the famous tango places in Buenos Aires, such as “Bar Sur”, “Esquina Homero Manzi”, “Tango Porteño”, “La Catedral de Tango as well as in the carnivals in Argentina (the Gualeguaychu carnival).
Lately she has been teaching in Zabrze, Katowice, Warsaw, Bolesławiec, Jelenia Góra, Poznań, Berlin, Rome and Naples.
Adrian Luppi (Argentina) is a charismatic teacher and dancer of tango and Argentine folklore as well as a multidisciplinary artist too.
From a very early age (5 years old) he began his dance journey as a dancer of Argentine folklore. He mastered his skills in dancing, playing drums and Malambo (traditional Argentine zapateo). Apart from that, he is a musician too. The versatile formation allowed him to experiment and devote himself to various styles of art and dance, such as flamenco, steppe, hip hop, and percussion. Adrian performed with many famous groups, like Flamenco Ballet of Maria Carrasco, Dani Panullo Dance Theater Co, Excalibur Dance Co, Mayumana.
From 2008 onward he devotes himself entirely to tango. He organizes workshops, shows in theaters and exhibitions. He mastered his tango with the following maestros: Chicho Frumboli and Juan Sepulveda, Sebastián Arce, Marian Montes and Gustavo Naveira.
For him, tango is an organic and natural body language. In classes, he focuses on the prevailing role of emotions and the human aspect of tango as a meeting of two people.
Lately he has been teaching and performing with Anita Escobar. In their classes and dance, they leave aside the steps, but emphasize the freedom of the feeling and the movement, musicality, and mutual listening to leading and following. Their workshops are full of a great energy and creativity:
“…WE LIKED: – FINDING BALANCE DURING THE MOVEMENT, PARTNER’S REACTION, ETC. – DIVIDING THE DANCE INTO SIMPLE ELEMENTS (DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW) – ENERGY – ACCENT PUT INTO FOLLOWERS ROLE ALSO. – MUSIC’S EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS. ”
“…HUGE BOOST FOR CREATIVITY!! WE REALLY ENJOYED TRANSFERRING THE IDEAS BY PLAYING. WITH AL THE “OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE” FEELING TO IT. THE WORKSHOPS WEREN’T FOCUSED ON THE STEPS OR COMBOS, BUT BUT YES ON THE GENERAL QUALITY OF DANCE : AXIS, COMMUNICATION, POSTURE…..AND THAT IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT. THANKS FOR CONSTANTLY REMINDING THAT DANCE IS NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL, IT IS ALSO FUN AND JOYFUL. WISH THE WORKSHOPS WERE A LITTLE LONGER, SO WE COULD GET THE IDEAS INTO OUR MOVEMENT EVEN BETTER! THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT ENERGY!”
“…THANK YOU FOR THE NICE AND JOYFUL ATMOSPHERE DURING THE WORKSHOPS. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING INTO PRACTICE GAME AND TEACHING THE SENSATION IN TERMS OF GAMES, IN ORDER TO ARRIVE TO A FEELING OF A DANCE. KEEP GOING IN THAT WAY!! IT MAKES YOU UNIQUE!!”
“…IT WAS A VERY NICE EXPERIENCE. THE VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AND GAMES MADE A BIG ENGAGEMENT. I FELT A NICE ATTITUDE OF ALL. EVERYBODY WAS FOCUSED. I FELT YOU ARE VERY GOOD TEACHERS. ONE MORE PLEASE!”
“…I LIKED ALL ABOUT EMBRACE. I LIKED FUN GAMES. YOU PUT A LOT OF EFFORT TO MAKE THINGS CLEAR AND SIMPLE. YOU PUT ATTENTION WHAT PEOPLE WERE DOING.”