Our guests for 2017...
The Guest Teachers
Leonel Mendieta y Natalia Hassan
'Breathtaking' is the first word that comes to mind when watching Leonel and Natalia perform! A stunning mix of passion, elegance, fluidity, energy and precision..
Leonel and Natalia were born in Buenos Aires and discovered their passion for Tango Argentino in their early teens. Educated by the best teachers of Tango, including Carlos Copes, Carlos Rivarola, Gloria and Eduardo, they launched their careers as professional dancers and maestros in their twenties.
They regularly perform and teach at international Tango events across South America, Asia and Europe. Their repertoire spans across every Tango style: Tango Salon,Tango Milonguero, Tango Nuevo, Escenario.
Leonel and Natalia will support your personal Tango journey with a strong teaching methodology coupled with a good dose of humour and fun.
Watch Leonel & Natalia's videos:
Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4
Leonel and Natalia will teach and perform at the Festival
DJs & Photographer
DJesse Judith Harvey
An intuitive DJ that knows how to set the atmosphere on the dance floor! Her emphasis is on classics of the Golden Age, with judicious(!) sprinklings of the best modern orchestras and the occasional special request..
DJ Hernan Catvin
Hernan is a popular DJ in Ireland. With his eclectic mix of tangos from various eras, he inspires dancers at milongas all around the country!
Lisa Stroher (Photographer)
German photographer Lisa Stroher will travel to Dublin to capture the magical moments of the Tango Festival. Lisa's work is simply stunning. Whether it's a black and white or colour image, Lisa brings out the essence and spontaneity of each moment. We are absolutely delighted to have Lisa as our photographer and we look forward to her fabulous shots!
The Resident Teachers
Simona & Hernan
Simona & Hernan are highly experienced Tango instructors and enjoy sharing their passion for Tango dance. They regularly teach classes for social dancers (all levels) and have also trained professional dancers (and even some Irish celebrities!). They have been teaching in Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, New Zealand and the USA. Their teaching style is highly appreciated for the clarity and precision as well as the individual attention they pay to their students.
As performers, Simona and Hernan have mesmerized audiences around Ireland with their fluid and elegant dance style, which focuses on the connection and music.
They have appeared on several TV shows and radio programmes and also featured in numerous local and international newspapers and magazines. They have recently collaborated as dancers and Tango choreographers in the opera ‘Maria De Buenos Aires‘ by Astor Piazzolla staged at the Cork Opera House.
Watch Simona and Hernan's videos:
Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
Hernan & Simona will perform at the Festival