Lounge this Fri: Armando Orzuza & Nuria Martinez, DJ Tine
This week we are pleased to welcome Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez at the Tango Lounge! Armando and Nuria have joined the teaching faculty at DanceSport and will be our special guests this week and next; the classes they will teach before the milonga will have a logical progression
Classes at 8.30, included with admission:
Intermediate + Upper Level Class with Armando.
topic: Armando Special Part 1 (next week is Part 2)
Beginners with Nuria in main studio
Armando and Nuria will perform at midnight
Plus we celebrate our friend Sarah La Rocca's birthday!
More about our stars:
Armando Orzuza was born in "La Boca", a suburb of Buenos Aires, known as the birth place of the Tango. His first professional contact with the Tango was at the age of fourteen as a sound technician for a "tangueria" (Tango dance hall) in Buenos Aires. This enriching experience surrounded him with the foremost dancers, singers and orchestras of the Tango world. Ten years later, he began to study the Tango himself. Armando learned to dance from the original "milongueros" and began his professional career in 1990.
Armando performed in the Broadway show of “Tango Passion” in New York and Miami, as well as in the promotion of the album "Tango" by Julio Iglesias; As dance consultant and choreographer, he worked in Alan Parker’s movie "Evita", and in the 2004 Madonna’s “Re-invention” touring show. He has performed and taught the tango at Tango Festivals, public and private events, cultural organizations, embassies, consulates, schools, universities, and theaters, throughout Europe, Japan, South America and the United States. Armando also appeared as principal dancer in the movie “Assassination Tango” directed by Robert Duvall. He currently teaches and performs with Nuria Martínez internationally.
Nuria Martínez Méndez was born in Spain, and trained in ballet at Madrid’s National School of Ballet and piano. She studied ballet and contemporary dance at London’s Laban Centre and at the Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC. She graduated at Empire State College with a BA in Dance and Education.
In 2005, Nuria Martinez began to study Tango professionally with Armando Orzuza. To the precious and valuable experience of learning, sharing and dancing with Armando, she also brings in to her work the vast previous knowkedge and performing experience, as well as the inspiration gathered from concepts by Graciela Gonzalez and Rodolfo Dinzel.
She currently performs and teaches Tango with Armando Orzuza throughout the US, Europe, and Buenos Aires.