Gustavo and Gisela are a young couple who make an excellent combination of the Traditional Tango with the New elements (Tango Nuevo) . Their versatility and sensuality in combination with the elegance, sympathy and plasticity give them a personal style. They dance Tango Salon,Tango on Stage(Escenario),Tango Fantasy,Vals and Milonga.
Maria Ines Bogado began to dance at age 13 in the Folklore tradition. After finishing her studies, at the age of 18, she started taking tango lessons with Cristina Pugni and Diego Gauna. Since 2007 has strived to learn from one of the strongest teachers of Salon tango: Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte. Sebastian Jimenez began his dance training at the age of 4 with Folklore Argentino. At age 10, he discovered the Tango and has been hooked ever since. From 14 years old he was associated with Carlos Perez and Rosa Forte at Club Sunderland, where he met Maria Ines. They started working together as a couple in 2007, performing at the most traditional milongas. In the middle of 2008 they began to prepare for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Championship. This set them on a path that led to them coming of age in 2010 when they won the Metropolitan Vals title and were encouraged to participate in the XIII edition of the World Tango Championship. This resulted in them becoming world champions in the Tango Salon category in 2010, with Sebastian the youngest ever winner at the age of 18. They have both been teaching tango from a young age and now have the opportunity to pass on their skills & knowledge globally.
Starting with modern and Latin styles, they become dancing and learning Tango since 1996. Their passion for Tango was transmitted by the most important Tango teachers of actuality, as Pablo Verón, Gustavo Naveira, Osvaldo Zotto, Guillermina Quiroga, Carlos Gavito, Geraldine Rojas, Javier Rodriguez, Julio Balmaceda, Corina de la Rosa, Lorena Ermocida, Carlitos Perez, Jorge Dispari, Maria del Carmen Romero, among many others. Founder members of “Argentine Tango International Academy” and pioneers in the organization of International Tango Festivals in Portugal. Post-Graduate in “Tango, Genealogia Política e Histórica” by Buenos Aires University - UBA. International Awarded, they are now the European Tango Salón Champions. They also were Vice-European Champions of Tango Salón in 2010 and represented Portugal in 6 World Championships Finals in Buenos Aires, in the last 9 years. 1º place at European Tango Championship 2011 – Turin, Itália 2º place at European Tango Championship 2010 - Turin, Itália They were invited to dance at the most prestigious Milongas of Buenos Aires like Salón Canning, Sunderland, Círculo Trovador, Vida Mia, Flor de Milonga. They have 17 years of experience in Argentine Tango, 12 years of experience teaching Argentine Tango and they are the owners of the Argentine Tango School in Oporto “Tango Lesson”. They were teaching and performing in many workshops and international festivals all over Europe, like Spain, France, Italy, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Russia, Romania, Greece and Turkey. They believe that the truth of their dance is in the authenticity and simplicity with which they improve their movements and walk their soul through a code ball: “El Tango”. Followers of Villa Urquiza style, their Tango is intense and elegant.
The term ‘Estilo Villa Urquiza’ has been used to identify a style of tango that was popular in the barrio of Villa Urquiza during the 1940s and 50s. Descriptions of Estilo Villa Urquiza vary to some degree, but generally include the following characteristics. There is an elegance, smoothness, and precision in walking, achieved in part by walking close to the ground; many dancers of this style achieve a smooth walk by landing toe first when walking forward. Walking comprises a significant portion of the dance. The posture is upright. The embrace is closed while walking, but may be opened for ochos and turns. The footwork during ochos and turns can be elaborate and may include such elements as sacadas, arrastres, boleos, dibujos, toe taps and touches, and the sandwich. Noticeably absent from Tango Estilo Villa Urquiza are ganchos, volcadas, and colgadas.