FEB 27TH- THE GREAT DANIELA ARCURI @ WOODSTOCK TANGO!
SAVE THE DATE!!!! WEEKEND OF FEB. 27TH!
DANIELA ARCURI @ WOODSTOCK TANGO,
SATURDAY FEB 27TH: AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS AND EVENING MILONGA!
SUNDAY WORKSHOPS TOO!
THESE ARE HER ONLY NY WORKSHOPS THIS TIME AROUND!
WE CAN PROVIDE OVERNIGHTS FOR NEW YORK TANGUEROS WHO COME TO THE WORKSHOPS/MILONGA....
STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION!
Master Teacher, Choreographer, Performer
A tango teacher, performer and choreographer, Daniela Arcuri grew up in the heart of Buenos Aires, where she absorbed the English, French, Spanish and mostly Italian influences that define the cosmopolitan "porteño" culture of this port city. At age thirteen, Daniela began training in ballet, modern dance, music, acting, jazz, argentinian folk dancing, and gymnastics and began teaching, choreographing, and performing tango for modern dance at the age of fifteen. She is a graduate of the prestigious Escuela National de Danzas and Instituto Nacional de Gimnasia in Buenos Aires and former competitive athlete on the Argentinian National Rythmic Gymnastics team.
She began her tango performing career in her early twenties in a production in Toronto, Canada with legendary tango dancers Juan Carlos Copes, Maria Nieves, and Pepito Avellaneda. Later, at the age of twenty-four she began to teach and choreograph tango in Eduardo Arquimbau's tango academy in Buenos Aires and developed a passion for the drama of the latin dances and cultures, recognizing that the Tango was her own artistic vocabulary.
Her style developed as a result of her training both in ballet and modern-contemporary dance, and the influence and instruction from some of the great "milongueros" (the tango masters) of Club Almagro and Villa Urquiza of Buenos Aires such as Gerardo Portalea, Petaca, and Juan Bruno. She received her tango instruction in the late 80's from the best tango masters of that time in Buenos Aires such as Rodolfo Dinzel, Eduardo Arquimbau, Antonio Todaro, and Pepito Avellaneda and spent many years dancing and observing in the milongas of Buenos Aires.
Along with Armando Orzuza they were one of the most important professional tango couples in the world, appearing on the Solo Tango tv channel in Buenos Aires for several years, owning their own tango school in Buenos Aires, and visiting more than 200 cities also teaching and performing in many prestigious festivals in Europe and the U.S., including festivals in Boston, New York, and Miami. They helped and supported the opening of new tango schools in the USA and Europe and their performances caught the eye of relevant critics of the most important newspapers of New York City. They have performed along with very important artists such as Julio Iglesias, Madonna, Libertad Lamarque, Maria Grana, Alba Solis, Beba Vidart, Juan Carlos Copes and Marie Nieves, Pepito Avellaneda, Fernando Soler, Sexteto Mayor Orchestra, Sexteto Tango Orchestra, La Orquesta de Ernesto Franco, The Symphonic Orchestra from the Hollywood Bowl among others.
Daniela has choreographed and performed in many tango productions including Tango Pasion. Her latest choreography and performing project, called Sebastian Tango, was presented at the Complejo Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires in April, May, and June of 2008. Daniela is now teaching around the U.S. and residing in Austin, TX.