Botond - Hungary
Botond Szabo as key members of the Hungarian tango community and representatives of Club Tango Infusion have been dancing tango for 14 years together. He started dancing in the Hungarian Argentine Tango Dance Theater and participated in several dance shows such as Tango Express, Soul Strings, Seasons in Buenos Aires, Tango Like!, Flavors and Colors, Donna Lucretia’s House, Contangos, Tango No Tango.
Continuity, flow, constant perception of the movement, awareness, saving style and crossing borders of traditions: these are the main features of Botond’s dance. His charming improvisation is highly innovative, tender and harmonic. He uses electronic, and sometimes hard rock/heavy metal songs for their shows, which are sometimes considered difficult to dance to by others.
Olga and Cedric - France
Olga started her dance career at the age of 5 with the traditional Russian folk dance. At a young age, she completed her musical studies while during her studying at university, she came in touch with the world of dancing in couples. Afterwards, she fell in love with kizomba, zouk and tango. She has a technical mind and the eyes of an eagle. Do you know that this teacher can see absolutely everything during a class?:) That's how we can describe Olga! Followers, get yourself ready!:) At the moment, she has the biggest zouk dance community in Bremen (Germany) and she also started to be an international teacher with Cedric.
Cedric is a martial teacher who started dancing tango 13 years ago. He use his martial arts and dance background (kung fu, tai ji, salsa, zouk...) to build a way to dance tango that can fit any kind of music and like that, it is suitable for everybody. This approach to tango is very sociable and funny to do as to learn.
Together Cedric and Olga will give the best mix between power and softness, grounding and flowing...
Rebeka & Hrvoje - Croatia
Rebeka Kukolja-Cicmanović has been dancing for as far as she can remember.
Her formal dance education started when she was 8, at a social dance school. Very soon she started competing and winning awards with her partner at various dance competitions. Her new dance adventure started when she enrolled at the Contemporary Dance School Ana Maletić in Zagreb.
In the next 5 years, she was growing as a dancer and dance pedagogue through various workshops of contemporary dance techniques, ballet, dance methods...
After finishing her secondary school of contemporary dance she studied psychology, and led dance and rhythmic classes for children, danced for the Youth Ensemble of the Contemporary Dance Studio, danced Khatak (traditional Indian dance), Riverdance and salsa.
Somewhere in that period, she started flirting with the Argentine tango, which grew into a true love affair 5 years ago, in the Zagreb Libertango dance club. Being an experienced contemporary dancer, she was immediately attracted to neo/contemporary tango. Today she is running tango classes at the Tango Experiential Club, organizing neolongas and Tango Experiential Festival. Her desire is to connect her two great loves - dance and psychology.
Hrvoje Gebavi was introduced to the world of dance in 2004. Several years of competitive ballroom dances gave him body awareness and technical background which will turn out to be one of the major keys for his future dance. After the ballroom dances, he had short journeys to the worlds of salsa, jazz dance, ballet... and tango.
In 2009 he started dancing traditional Argentinian tango in Italy. However, his neo-tango dancing style was mostly developed in Great Britain where he was influenced by several domestic and international tango teachers. After all, it turned out that the taste of all the dances he came in touch with, together with the gained knowledge from a very few tango teachers became integrated into his particular neo-tango style of dancing.
Together with his friends, he started Tango Experiential club in Croatia in 2014. Interestingly, the name Tango Experiential was created in Swansea by one of his dear friends, describing the idea in which the experiences from all other dances are unified in one, personal, neo-tango style.
At the moment, he runs regular tango courses, organizing neolongas and also plays neo-tango music in Zagreb. The very peak of the tango season for him is the alternative Tango Experiential Festival in Croatia where one can taste a novel vision of tango which was growing during all these years.
Urša dances tango for ten years and founds it as a great form of dancing, yet also as a base for a further experiment, especially combined with Contact impro. She has a rich dance background as a contemporary dancer and long term experience in aerial silk performing and teaching. Over 20Y she develops her own unique design trademark Dilight (also tango clothes). This year she organized first Contact tango event with Argentinian CT teacher Lucho in Ljubljana.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2217903521669435/. In the near future, she would like to organize a contact-tango meeting in Slovenia and Croatia also.