Bailongo equals quality, style and dynamic energy all rolled into one.
Think a serious Tango Festival meets the hippest marathon. Our 5th Bailongo Montréal will feature 17 excellent classes given by an exceptional line up of first-rate talented teachers, stunning performances, a live orchestra and stellar milongas.
Come to take class, come ''just to dance'' or like most Bailongo-ites,
mix and match to create your own perfect balance of inspiration and tango trance!
OUR TEAM of MAESTROS:
WORLD-CLASS •EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED • MAGNETIC PERFORMERS • DEDICATED TEACHERS
• PABLO VERON & CECILIA CAPELLO
•AONIKEN QUIROGA & NOELIA BARSI• PABLO PUGLIESE & NOEL STRAZZA
''Definitely one of the best tango dancers, ever. Elegant, graceful, powerful and an unparalleled creative force . . . To see him move will change the way you see tango.''
Pablo Veron, the dancer's dancer, star of the movie The Tango Lesson, of the show Tango Argentino, and of countless other productions . . . the inspiration for many of us and the very reason why many of our teachers began dancing in the first place, is thrilled to be back teaching in Montreal and this time to be performing with one of his favourite dancers. Quite an event it will be - as will be his first performance in North America in over 13 years!
Pablo Veron is the creator of a unique style that has won him the respect of tango dancers worldwide. Heir to the tradition of the great Argentine masters and an innovator of unparalleled creative force, Pablo’s dancing is a true link between the old and new generations. Graceful and precise with an incredibly fluid yet dynamic style, he is recognized for being pivotal in regards to the re-birth of the popularity of this dance and is considered by many of his peers to be one of the greatest talents in the history of the tango.
Pablo's new partner, the lovely Cecilia Capello has been tango dancing since she was a young child. Strong, beautiful, talented, experienced. She's taught and performed locally in Buenos Aires as well as throughout Europe and Asia. We are super proud to bring her to Bailongo 2018. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT PABLO & CECILIA
We are very excited to announce that Bailongo 2018 will feature Aoniken Quiroga, one of the absolutely most amazing dancers alive today, along with his new partner the elegantly subtle Noelia Barsi. Dynamic, powerful, and playfully present - these two began dancing when they were children and have a combined experience and talent that is absolutely awesome. Both with long extensive careers, they began working together in the summer of 2017. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome them to Canada for their first time.
Aoniken Quiroga began dancing the tango in 1994. Always searching to develop within the «tango salon» style, he studied with some of the most sought-after teachers such as Carlos Gavito, «El Pibe Avellaneda», Horacio Godoy, Martin Ojeda and Joana Copes, Gabriel Misse, Fabian Peralta, Carlos and Rosa Perez, and Carlos Copello. In 2006 he won second place in the «tango salon» category of the annual Tango World Championships. Since 2009 he's been travelling and teaching around the globe participating in some of the most prestigious festivals worldwide. A well-loved teacher, known for his expert teaching skills, his very warm friendly spirit and his dynamic personality, Aoniken opened his own tango school in Naples, Italy in 2011.
Noelia Barsi began dancing when she was a small child - over 25 years ago. She has taught and performed at the most distinguished Festivals in Argentina and the around the world. Known for her very subtle, delicate tango, she is much admired for her capacity to adapt seamlessly to her different partner's styles. (Javier Rodriguez and Sebastian Arce amongst others). Noelia has developed a pedagogy that is clear and precise and has been invited to teach world-wide at numerous workshops and festivals. She is the creator and co-organizer of Tango DeLuxe (along with Maria Ines Bogado, Josefina Bermudez Avila and Roxana Suarez) as well as the seminar "La mujer en el Tango, técnica femenina para tango salon. Noelia was the Director of the Tango Salon department of the Arcetango academia in Moscow in 2016. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT AONIKEN & NOELIA
For our 5th anniversary, we are thrilled and super proud to present Pablo Pugliese and Noel Strazza.
Sparkly, creative, dynamic performers, they are superb teachers well known and highly appreciated for their incredibly clear and insightfuly well-structured classes.
These master teachers originally from Argentina teach regularly in Montreal where they now reside and are often invited to teach in other communities in Europe and North America.
Pablo began his tango studies at the age of nine with his parents Esther and Mingo, two of the most important central figures/maestros in the contemporary history of Argentine tango. They were responsible for having taught and influenced an entire generation of social dancers, as well as some of the most prestigious tango professionals in the world today. Pablo began performing professionally in Argentina at age ten and, by age fifteen, had gone on to perform and teach master classes in cities across the United States, Europe and Japan. Recipient of a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey School in NYC where he studied for three years he studied contemporary dance choreography at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD).
A classically trained dancer, Noel studied at the San Martin Theatre, whose Ballet Juvenil she subsequently joined from 1995 to 1997. She continued to work as a contemporary dancer and choreographer until beginning to dance tango in 1997. For 5 years, she was partners with Pablo Veron (see above) with whom she taught and performed in numerous countries in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America as well as dancing at the 2005 Gala des Étoiles at Montreal’s Place des Arts. She began working with Pablo Pugliese in 2006.
BAILONGO CAN BE COUNTED UPON FOR A
SUPERIOR MILONGA EXPERIENCE WITH the very BEST DJ'S !
Bailongo pairs the very best Dj's with the most spectacular milonga venues. And as last year and the year before, one of the milongas will feature live music.
This year's DJ's include AVIK BASU & EDMOND BARDI both from Ann Arbor, FELIPE MARTINEZ from San Francisco, JAY ABLING from Annapolis,
BURAK OZKOSEM returning from Istanbul & CENKER UZUN from Montreal
BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS TOO !
Bailongo Montreal is produced by Projet Tango - a non-profit organisation located in Montreal.