Rui Barroso & Inês Gomes
Rui & Inês are professional dancers and teachers of Argentine Tango based in Lisbon, Portugal. From their website…
While dancers, their work is characterised by their improvised performances. An improvised dance is born, develops and disappears forever in front of the eyes of the audience who therefore witness something unique, something alive that grows to the sound of the music and that with it ends. The viewer will never again watch the same show, not even if performed by the same couple at the sound of the same song. According to Rui & Inês, nothing can be truer, nothing can be more honest!
As teachers, and without disregarding the underlying traditions and values of this centennial dance, Rui & Inês have been working to demystify Argentine Tango by making it accessible to everyone and even more interesting to learn.. They’ve been doing so by merging and harmonising the different styles of Tango dancing and the different musical currents associated with each of these styles into a lighter, more organic and more effective teaching methodology.
They emphasise the communication between the couple, the harmony, the dialogue, the fluidity and the natural movement. Because they love improvisation, they teach their students to improvise, thus developing in them an artistic and creative side, more suitable to express feelings, emotions, life.
Rui & Inês are professionals. This is their life. This is their future. Tomorrow they will be better than today and their students certainly too.
José Manrique Y Natalia Pombo
José Manrique and Natalia Pombo are outstanding professional Argentine dancers with a career spanning 15 years. Their dance is characterized by their great versatility and their ability to combine both traditional tango and modern tango, fusing dances with sensitivity and personal interpretation. José and Natalia have together developed a system of classes and teaching based on the needs of each student, working with a focus on both aesthetics and personal taste for the dance and in what is the most healthy and organic form for each body.