Ana has been a tango dancer and teacher for the last eight years, complementing these activities with the study of music. This insight gives her an accurate understanding of the tango world, including knowledge of the venues for traditional tango, modern tango, and the current recovery of the original music and stylistic forms. She has also studied philosophy and has a degree in filmmaking. All of these interests converge in Ana's passion for the development of tango as a cultural expression.
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Teresa developed her passion for dance, foreign languages, and art at an early age. In 2001 she moved to New York to study at the Juilliard School and in 2005 she graduated with a BFA in dance. An interest in different cultures and an eagerness to grow as an artist prompted her to move to Europe, where, for seven years, she worked as a dancer in companies in Germany and Italy. During this time she had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and learned to speak German, Italian, and French, in addition to her native Spanish and English. Back in Argentina, she teaches contemporary dance classes and seminars, and her curiosity and interest in learning led to an MA in administration of cultural and creative organizations. She is thrilled to work with Context, embarking on this new adventure that will enable her to share her knowledge and passion for art, life, and culture in the marvelous city of Buenos Aires.
Basak is a tango dancer, instructor, and world-dweller with a BA in political science and MA in European studies with a focus on migration. She has lived in major cities in four countries including most recently Berlin, where she taught tango, ran her own tango retail business and freelanced in public relations for 7 years. She speaks English, German, Spanish and Turkish fluently. Basak first fell in love with tango in Istanbul where she had been dancing classical ballet for 16 years. Tango changed the direction of her journey in dance as well as life. After commuting between Buenos Aires and Europe in pursuit of the evasive perfect "abrazo," tango embrace, the marvelous city of Buenos Aires enticed her to move here. This native of Izmir, Turkey is currently enjoying diving deeper in the cultural diversity of Buenos Aires and is thrilled to share her passion for tango and its wonderful homeland in her tours. Exploring elements from history, poetry, music and dance and present tango as a human condition and definitely more than a dance.
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