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About Basak
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 seven 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. She explores elements from history, poetry, music and dance and presents tango as a human condition and definitely more than a dance.
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