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Carlos & Maria Rivarola

Carlos & Maria Rivarola, one of the most prestigious Argentine Tango couples of recent times, were original members of “Tango Argentino”, the show that started the worlwide tango interest 1983, running in France, Italy, and Canada, arriving in New York in 1985, on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger theatre.

They have been traveling to Japan every year since 1984, alternating Tango dance seminars with performances with great artists like Mariano Mores, Sexteto Tango, José Colángelo and Leopoldo Federico. In 1986 Carlos Rivarola staged and directed the first Tango show formed exclusively by Japanese dancers, musicians and singers. In 1996, María and Carlos presented and directed Los Grandes del Tango Argentino, a show produced specially for Japan, with the appearance of Juan Carlos Copes, María Nieves, Nélida and Nelson, Mayoral and Elsa María, Roberto and Vanina, Carlos and Inés Borquez and the Color Tango Orchestra, among others.

Moreover they published the book Así se baila el Tango Argentino written by the couple and distinguished journalist and Tango researcher Yoyi Kanematz. Furthermore they are the patrons and founders of several clubs and Tango academies in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka.

They were choreographer, dancers and tango teacher of Raul Julia on the film "Tango Bar". They are members of the Academia Nacional del Tango.

Carlos is tango teacher of the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte. Was choreographer and dancer of the movies "Naked Tango" with Vincent D'Onofrio and Fernando Rey; "Tango" by Carlos Saura, ( “Oscar” nominated ), with which won the 1999 American Choreography Awards of the Academy of Dance on Film. Danced with Eleonora Casano at the Tangokinesis show in Italy, Greece, Spain, U. K. and Argentina.

They gave conference about tango in: Spain ( Festival de Granada ); Japan : Kannai Hall - Yokohama, Aichi University - Nagoya ; Italy: Architecture University- Roma , Federico II University - Napoli.



(Workshop titles are subject to change or may be altered to fit final schedule.)

Intermediate- Advanced: Tango salon with elegance, walking with cadence and right position feet, technique to have a good and comfortable embrace in giros.

Intermediate-Advanced: Waltz: interpretation, cadence of Waltz in Argentine style. Different combinations.

Intermediate-Advanced: Milonga: Cadence. Traspié walking and girando.

Intermediate-Advanced: Salida de salón with elegance and lady ornaments. Walked combinations. Technique for giros.

Tango Fundamentals. It is to understand the pause, interpret the cadence of the music and how can inspire our dance. Improve the connection with the partner. Focusing on the orchestras.

Intermediate-Advanced: Waltz, Argentine style: A few secret rhythm steps with ladies ornaments. Change of direction.

Advanced: Milonga: Cadence. Giro double with traspié. Marcación.

Advanced: Combinations of sacadas, ganchos and enrosque turning.

Intermediate-Advanced: The teachers will engage in a dialog with the students. Each participant will bring specific questions to be treated.

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Your cruise includes:

  • Workshops for all Levels
  • Argentine Instructors
  • Fun Ports of Call
  • Ship’s Talent Show
  • Tango Show
  • Early/Late Dining Hours
  • 10 Theme Milongas
  • Private Classes (add’l cost)
  • Tango • Boleos
  • Vals • Colgadas
  • Milonga • Molinetes
  • Musicality • Stage Tango
  • Sacadas • Ganchos
  • Giros • Enrosques
  • Vals Cruzado
  • Milonga Traspie
  • Get Acquainted Gathering & Cocktail Party