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About us - Tangorrion

Team Tangorrion

Liz & Yannick

LIZ & YANNICK Vanhove are the founders of Tangorrion. 

They learned their first steps of Argentine Tango in 2001 and after a stay of two years in Buenos Aires, they founded Tangorrion in January 2010 with the goal of sharing their knowledge of the authentic Argentine Tango.

In 2012 they became the European Champions of Tango Salon, the vice-champions of Tango Escenario and finalists of the World Championship! For them, this was the start of their international career. 

When they're not busy working in Buenos Aires or touring in Europe or the US, they spend their time expanding their school in Belgium.

Liz and Yannick

More information about them can be found at www.liz-yannick.com.

 

>Alberto Sendra & Fernanda Japas

In 1999, Alberto Sendra & Fernanda Japas met for the first time and started a career together that continues today, being one of the longest standing Argentine couples dancing together.

 

Paired with a tango salon style influenced by the new dance currents without losing the essence of the tango golden age, they exhibited their art at the most renowned places in Buenos Aires tango circuit: Salon Canning (Parakultural), Club Independencia, Club Gricel, Sunderland, La Ideal, La Garufa, Glorias Argentinas and El Beso, among others. 

They have danced in the following theatres of Buenos Aires in 1999 - 2016: Alvear, Astral, Coliseo, Cervantes, de la Comedia y El Globo.

 

In 2013, they established their own tango academy in Buenos Aires, “ALFER Espacio de Arte”, where they give group and private tango lessons.

They are also long-standing tango masters at Escuela Argentina de Tango, Club La Independencia, Club Gricel, Obelisco Tango and Lo de Celia Tango Club.

During their career, they have taught thousands of students of all levels, from early beginners to professionals. 

 

They have participated in the Buenos Aires world championship tango festival as teachers, judges and overseers (the last time in August 2016).

 

In addition to their work based in Buenos Aires, they have begun a successful career in:

Brazil and Uruguay (2009, 2010 and 2011)

Invited as guest teachers and performers at Campo Grande Tango Festival, 26° Winter Festival at Guimaraes, VI Festival at Matto Grosso and III Tango Festival de Uruguay.

Asia (2013)

Invited as guest teachers and performers in Bangkok and as principal couple at the Saigon Tango Festival in Ho Chi Min City (Vietnam)

Europe (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018)

Invited for three consecutive years at the Tango Argentino Festival in Bonifacio and at MiTango Festival in Milano, invited several times as guest teachers and performers in France (Paris,Toulouse, Sable D’olonne, Montpellier and St. Giron), Italy (Turin, Milan), Belgium, Spain, Netherlands (several locations)

Canada (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018)

Invited as guest teachers and performers in Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton, giving workshops and classes twice a year over a period of 3 months every time.

 

Alberto & Fernanda have also danced accompanied by Color Tango Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Roberto Siri’ sexteto, Los Herederos del Compás, Erica Di Salvo Orchestra, Silvando Orchestra, Cuarteto Cavernet. 

 

Our Dutch-French teacher Tim Dany:
'From my secondary years I followed Folk dancing and soon I taught in the EV in Belsele. Later when I studied Geography at UGent I taught Salsa.

In the early twenties I met Lieske and Yannick with whom I could finally channel all my dance passion through the mysterious Argentine dance virus - called Tango. After many lessons in Buenos Aires, and countless maestros later, I started teaching in Nosotros tango Brussels.
It is fantastic for me to teach at Tangorrion on Friday now, it feels like coming home a bit. '

Tim Dany about Argentine Tango:
'I mainly searched for the improvisation character of dance, the uncertainty, which means that you can most of all experience the current moment, and challenge yourself as much as part of a couple-room universe: comparable to an in-depth conversation with interesting elements keep on popping up, like a fundamental meditation that throws you into the universe, like a loving look of a loved one that lasts forever ... "

Tim Dany and Maestra's:
I worked and work with many great dancers, such as Nadia Cronidu (Athens), Ezgi Er (Izmir), Eugenia Ramirez Miori (Brussels - Buenos Aires), ...
I am currently teaching with Nevena, a super talent from Brussels - Bulgaria.

Lessons on Friday with Tim:
Beginners from Friday 26 Apr 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Half-hauled / Gevord from Friday 26 Apr 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM