New York Times Review: The ‘Baryshnikov of Tango,’ Sensual With His Latest Partner

Tango takes two, and the foremost tango dancers tend to travel the world in pairs, demonstrating and teaching. (Most are based in Buenos Aires, but trace any tango couple on YouTube: You find their appearances in Warsaw, Hong Kong, Rome.)

Gabriel Missé, surely the most exceptional tango dancer of recent years, and his current partner, Carla Espinoza, are in New York, this week and next. His previous partnerships have been with Natalia Hills and Analía Centurión. (He danced twice with Guillermina Quiroga in 2015-16 in New York, but nowhere else.) He remains one of our era’s superlative dancers of any genre; on Wednesday, at the Argentine Consulate, I had my first chance to watch him with Ms. Espinoza, with whom he has been dancing since 2015.

Though Mr. Missé never deviates from the style of traditional tango, each of these partners has brought out a different quality in him. He seems naturally happy, sparkling, often funny; Ms. Centurión matches his temperament this way, whereas the more poised, brooding, sometimes tragic Ms. Hills brought out darker tones, even in their most wittily dazzling numbers. In their fleeting liaisons in New York, Ms. Quiroga has been the Fonteyn to his Nureyev, the gorgeous monarch finding new sparkle from the exuberance of a younger consort.

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Mr. Missé and Ms. Espinoza, dancing brow to brow.CreditMichelle V. Agins/The New York Times

Ms. Espinoza is discreetly glamorous, youthful, elegant, with wide, dark eyes; a first impression is that she brings out his tenderly romantic side. The two dances they performed in the confined space of a ground-floor room at the consulate had only a few of the thunderbolts that he loves to hurl (from the knee down). A rapidly trilling diagonal path on his heels (ankles crossed) won applause from the audience, seated on all four sides. But the central experience was one of pure tango style, deeply sensuous, all the more moving when observed at close quarters. It’s now become a cliché to call him “the Baryshnikov of tango,” but it’s still justified when you reflect that Mikhail Baryshnikov’s dancing was founded, above all, in beauty even more than in brilliance.

Though much of Mr. Missé’s magic comes from his feet and his phrasing, a touchstone of his style comes from the high, gentle placing of his right hand on his partner’s back. Ms. Espinoza wore a black calf-length dress (the bodice decorated with white embroidery) which exposed most of her back; Mr. Missé touched one or the other of her shoulder blades with wonderful delicacy.

Their second number — to the song “Soñemos,” recorded by Carlos di Sarli — was an ideal demonstration of the give-and-take of partnering at its most intimate. No high extensions, no lifts. At times, Ms. Espinoza turned him (his feet interlocked, with one resting needlelike on the toe); elsewhere, their feet circled around each other or made darting invasions. With each, it was a pleasure to watch the dovetailing of crossed ankles. Mr. Missé remains a master of playfulness: Once, he simply let go of Ms. Espinoza, showing her perfect equilibrium for a marvelous moment; at another moment, he not only let go but also did a single turn before returning to their tango embrace.

They moved together in smoothly pouncing steps that flowed in long, thick-cream phrases; their brows touched almost nonstop, as if locked in shared thought. Especially touching were their sudden pauses: not stops, but moments of suspense. This is the kind of dancing that makes you cry without being able to explain why; to be near it is to share its luxury.

 

NY Times Review

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Tango Master Gabriel Misse, Nov 13 – 15: Tango Seminar

The Most Wonderful Tango Time in NYC!

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“The Baryshnikov of Tango” GABRIEL MISSE

SHALL WE TANGO NYC FESTIVAL SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST

NOVEMBER 6 – 15, 2015

TANGO SEMINAR, PRIVATE LESSONS & PERFORMANCE with the MASTER

“As for Mr. Misse… He’s the Mikhail Baryshnikov of Tango, sweet and miraculous” Alastair Macaulay, New York Times Sept 26, 2013

PERFORMANCE with The Legendary Guilermina Quiroga!

Sat, Nov 21 , 8:00pm – 2:00am. Shall We Tango Gala Show

At The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center.

SAT, NOV 7, SPECIAL MILONGA & PERFORMANCE w/ Gabriel Misse & Carla

TUE, NOV 17, SPECIAL MILONGA & Gabriel Misse’s Birthday Celebration

 

Argentine Tango Master Gabriel returns one more time to Dardo Galletto Studios with an Intensive Argentine Tango Seminar. Designed to improve technique, build sequences and develop Argentine tango culture and music appreciation, studentscan sign up for all 18 hours (full package),  9 hours (half package) or walk-in each

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day.  Created through Gabriel’s own training, vast knowledge and expertise, this seminar was constructed to help dancers or all levels and experience become the best tango dancers they can be.

Students who attended the previous seminar in November receive a special discount! No exceptions. Email us!

 

PRIVATE LESSONS: November 6 – 22: Special private lessons package discounts available. To enquire or schedule an appt, email: dardogallettostudios@gmail.com

TANGO SEMINAR:
OPEN LEVEL Each Seminar includes a 15 min break.      gaby soloNOV2015
No partner necessary. Walk-ins welcome

Friday Nov 6, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Seminar #1 (3 hrs)
Saturday Nov 7, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #2 (3 hrs)
Sunday Nov 8, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #3 (3 hrs)
Friday Nov 13, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Seminar #4 (3 hrs)
Saturday Nov 14, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #5 (3 hrs)
Sunday Nov 15, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #6 (3 hrs)

Rate per Seminar: $100 adv/$115 door by 10/25
Package price per person:
FULL SEMINAR (18 hours): $460 adv by 10/25 or $500 at the door
*HALF SEMINAR: (9 hours): $240 adv by 10/25 or $255 at the door –

*Any combination of days is allowed.

Click Here & Book Online (Under” Shall We Tango” tab) 

GABRIEL MISSE

Argentine Tango Instructor and Performer – BIO

Known for his classic style and grace, Missé is one of the greatest tango dancers of our time. Mr. Misse started to dance Tango from the age of six, with Masters such as Antonio Todaro and Pepito Avellaneda and performed with leading artists and musicians like Julian Plaza, Colangelo, Oscar Basil, Alberto Castillo, Roberto Goyeneche, Mariano Mores and Armando Manzanero. He has appeared intango documentaries for National Geographic and on Japanese television. For many years, Missé was part of the Miguel Angel Zotto’s company Tango x 2, the world tour of Una Noche de Tango and has choreographed severl touringtango shows. An accredited judge for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan and World TangoChampionships, Missé has taught and danced in festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America

 

Tango Master Gabriel Misse, August 7 – 16. Tango Seminar & Only 1 Performance Aug 15!

The Most Wonderful Tango Time in NYC!

“The Baryshnikov of Tango” GABRIEL MISSE

AUGUST  7 – 16, 2015

TANGO SEMINAR, PRIVATE LESSONS & PERFORMANCE with the MASTER

“As for Mr. Misse… He’s the Mikhail Baryshnikov of Tango, sweet and miraculous”

 Alastair Macaulay, New York Times Sept 26, 2013

ONLY ONE PERFORMANCE!

Sat, Aug 15, 9:30pm – 2:00am Milonga with DJ Misse & Performance.missemilonga

Adm: $15 (at Dardo Galletto Studios)

 

Argentine Tango Master Gabriel returns one more time to Dardo Galletto Studios with an Intensive Argentine Tango Seminar. Designed to improve technique, build sequences and develop Argentine tango culture and music appreciation, students can sign up for all 18 hours (full package),  9 hours (half package) or walk-in each day.  Created through Gabriel’s own training, vast knowledge and expertise, this seminar was constructed to help dancers or all levels and experience become the best tango dancers they can be.

Students who attended the previous seminar in November receive a special discount! No exceptions. Email us!

PRIVATE LESSONS: August 1 – 18: Special private lessons package discounts available. To enquire or schedule an appt, email: dardogallettostudios@gmail.com

TANGO SEMINAR:
OPEN LEVEL Each Seminar includes a 15 min break.
No partner necessary. Walk-ins welcome

Friday August 7, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Seminar #1 (3 hrs)
Saturday August 8, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #2 (3 hrs)
Sunday August 9, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #3 (3 hrs)
Friday August 14, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Seminar #4 (3 hrs)
Saturday August 15, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #5 (3 hrs)
Sunday August 16, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #6 (3 hrs)

Rate per Seminar: $100 adv/$115 door by 8/5
Package price per person:
FULL SEMINAR (18 hours): $460 adv by 8/5 or $500 at the door
*HALF SEMINAR: (9 hours): $240 adv by 8/5 or $255 at the door –

*Any combination of days is allowed.

GABRIEL MISSE

Argentine Tango Instructor and Performer – BIO

Known for his classic style and grace, Missé is one of the greatest tango dancers of our time. Mr. Misse started to dance Tango from the age of six, with Masters such as Antonio Todaro and Pepito Avellaneda and performed with leading artists and musicians like Julian Plaza, Colangelo, Oscar Basil, Alberto Castillo, Roberto Goyeneche, Mariano Mores and Armando Manzanero. He has appeared intango documentaries for National Geographic and on Japanese television. For many years, Missé was part of the Miguel Angel Zotto’s companyTango x 2, the world tour of Una Noche de Tango and has choreographed severl touringtango shows. An accredited judge for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan and World TangoChampionships, Missé has taught and danced in festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America

 

AUG 22, Silvana Brizuela – Weigel: Argentine Tango & Folk Workshops

 

Join us on Sat, August 22! Silvana Brizuela-Weigel will be teaching two workshops:

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4:00pm – 5:30pm
VALS & MILONGA FUNDAMENTALS
This workshop is Open Level, and it is for anyone that wants to explore the rhythmic dynamics, the feeling and understanding the musicality of each respectively.

5:45pm – 7:15pm
CHACARERA
Come and have fun while learning the most joyful Argentinian Folk Dance that is played to dance as a break at the milongas all over the world.

Open Level Workshops

Register Online! Rates per person:
1 workshop $40 | 2 workshops $75

No Transfer, exchanges or returns

Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella – Tango Workshops! July 11

 Argentine Tango Workshops
with Walter Perez & Leonardo Sardella

July 11

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SUN, JULY 11
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Men & Women’s Technique Part 1
* Find the art in the cadence and movement that lies beneath.
*Learn the importance of posture & body mechanics, express a world of tango with your feet.
* Dance “down into” the floor.
* How to be clean, subtle & walk like a cat.

5:45pm – 7:15pm

Men & Women’s Technique Part 2
* Decisions: the leader decides when and where to step but the follower decides how to step.
* Embellishments: Learn when and how
* Entrega: both the man and the woman contribute equally to surrender in Tango.
* Feel the beat.

All Workshops are Intermediate Level

Rates per person:

1 ws $40 online/ $45 door  | 2 ws $75 online/ $80 door

3 ws $105 online/ $110 door  | 4 ws $125 online/ $130 door

The extraordinary Guillermina Quiroga, June 6 – 7 & 13

Dardo Galletto Studios​ is very proud to present

The Tango Star Guillermina Quiroga!

June 6 – 7 & 13

Since her first Tango class in 1988, Guillermina Quiroga has dedicated most of her waking hours to mastering the intricate and elegant South American dance form so often associated with slinky dresses, come-hither glances and dark alleys where men and women succumb their inner demons. Her career has included performing onstage in commercial hits such as the long -running “Forever Tango”, appearing in several films and choreographing for the 1998 Olympic ice dancing gold medalists. Don’t miss the chance to learn from this outstanding tango star on June 6-7.

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**Sat, June 6

4:00pm – 5:30pm: Milonga I – Rhythms, Cadence, Walk, Milonga Lisa & Traspie (Open Level)
5:45pm – 7:15pm: Milonga II – Milonga with traspie, Displacements and Figures (Int)

**Sun, June 7

4:30pm – 6:00pm: Vals – Musicality , Turns, Sacadas & Voleos (Int/adv)
6:15pm – 7:45pm: Tango – Sequences and Figures for the Salon (Int/Adv )

**Sat, June 13

4:00pm – 4:30pm: Introduction to Tango Therapy. (Open Level – Women & Men)
4:30pm – 6:00pm: Tango Technique I: Walking, Molinetes (Turns), Pivots. (Open Level – Men & Women)
6:15pm – 7:45pm: Tango Technique II: All about Embellishments & BoleGuillerminacaraos. (Open Level – Women & Men)

 

 

Rates:
1 workshop: $40 online / $45 at the door
2 workshop: $75 online / $85 at the door
3 workshops: $105 online / $115 at the door
4 workshops: $125 online / $135 at the door
5 workshops: $160 online / $165 at the door
6 workshops: $180 online / $185 at the door
Tango Therapy: $15 (Free if you attend the 2 workshops on June 13)

Book Your Private Lesson with The Outstanding Guillermina Quiroga! Email us! dardogallettostudios@gmail.com

 

 

Carolina Zokalski & Diego Di Falco, Tango Workshops, May 30

TANGO WORKSHOPS

CAROLINA ZOKALSKI & DIEGO DI FALCO

MAY 30, 2015

 

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Sat, May 30

4:00pm – 5:30pm:  Fluidity, the essential rol of the upper body on both, leader and follower.

5:45pm – 7:15pm: Special Class! Vals: Musicality and Carolina and Diego’s favorite combinations

 

Intermediate and Advanced students only, please. We strongly recommend students to take both classes. 

 

Rates:

1 workshop $40 in adv/ $45 at the door || 2 Workshops $75 in adv/ $80 at the door

Special Discount for Carolina and Diego’s Students from New Jersey. Email us!

Bios 

Carolina Zokalski and Diego Di Falco have reached a prominent place in the world of Tango and are in part responsible for the renaissance of Tango of the last 20 years.
At the age of 20 and after years of dancing professionally in Buenos Aires for many years, they joined the original cast of the show FOREVER TANGO, becoming the youngest tango dancers in the history of American Musical Theater on Broadway. They tour in United States, Europe, Asia and Canada. The couple was nominated for a Tony award for ”Best Choreography” and the artistic image of Diego Di Falco was used in all the show’s promotional materials, including the mayor billboards in Times Square.
Diego’s unique creativity, respect for the tradition of tango as a dance and the dancers who came before him, and tremendous dedication, make him a one of a kind dancer. He has achieved world renown as a master and social dancer and instructor of the tango.

They reside in the United States and continue to promote Argentine Tango every day at their Authentic Argentine Tango School in NJ and to earn international acclaim for their elegant, charismatic and technically demanding performances, as well as their wide-ranging program of tango instruction.

For more Information about them go to:

www.DanceTangoNJ.com

Tango Workshops with Daniel Juarez y Alejandra Armenti, May 24

Tango Workshops with Daniel Juarez y Alejandra Armenti 

MAY, Sun 24

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4:30pm – 6:00pm: Tango Salon (Open level)

6:15pm – 7:45pm: Tango Technique for Boleos & Enrosques For Leaders & Followers      (Int- Adv)


Rates:
1 workshop: $40 in adv -$45 door
2 workshops $75 in adv -$80 door

Book your Private Lessons from May 20th to May 26th.

Email us: dardogallettostudios@gmail.com

 

Bios 

Alejandra Armenti & Daniel Juárez both started their dance studies at the age of 6 in the disciplines of folklore, classic, jazz and tango. After concluding their formal education, they received many hours of private instructions from authentic masters of dance.

Their professional career began in 1991 with performing on the most prestigious stages of Buenos Aires (Colon Theater, Cervantes Theater, San Martin and Luna Park stadium) as dancers of the “Ballet Folklorico Nacional” through 1997. With great achievements and experience in dance, Daniel and Alejandra started traveling together as soloist couple masters of tango and performing all over the world (Brazil, Mexico, US, China, Japan, Russia, Turkey and Europe) since 1997.

This unique couple has shared the stages of the most important tango shows, “Esquina Carlos Gardel”, “Lola Membrives Theater” and “Faena Hotel”, etc. From 1998 to 2001 they were part of the cast of the “Nueva Compañía Tangueros” participating in the most important dance festivals (Italy, Switzerland and US).

In summer 2002 they have participated in the show “Perfumes de Tango” of Tangox2 Company, directed by famous master Miguel Angel Zotto.

In August 2003 Daniel and Alejandra created their own dance company ”Corporacion Tangos” and their own choreographed full-time show was featured in such respected theatres as “Pablo Picasso”, “El Cubo”, “Broadway Theatre”, “Borges Theatre” in Buenos Aires, with a big success followed by excellent critic’s public reviews, which lead to International tours around Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia, México, New Zealand, Italy, Russia and Japan.

Since 2008 they were invited and participated as judges in Argentine Tango competitions all over the world, and in Buenos Aires in final rounds of “Tango Salón” and “Tango Escenario” at Luna Park Stadium.

Daniel and Alejandra’s show Corporacion Tangos was an obvious choice by the city of Buenos Aires in 2010 to represent the national cultural treasure of Argentina at the closure of the public celebration of 200 years of the May revolution.

In 2013, as Corporacion Tango celebrates 10 years anniversary, the Government of the city of Buenos Aires paid tribute to them in the Luna Park stadium as part of the end of Tango Salon competition, where an original choreography was performed before thousands of spectators.

About Corporation Tangos:
The dance company is a creation of Daniel Juárez and Alejandra Armenti made entirely of their original and unique choreographies. Consisting of 5 couples of professional dancers and one professional singer, the show offers a completely choreographic act, where the main character is the Tango Dance in its maximum expression and diversity. Original from the beginning till its finale, passing through all tango styles and rhythms, experimenting with new ideas in group choreographies, at the same time always conserving the essence of tango dance constantly keeping it in the spotlight – tango at its maximum expression. The original choreography contains distinctive novel scenes of the Tango dance, not only with 2 persons but 3, 4, even 8 dancers holding in one mutual tango embrace.

 

 

 

 

Masters Gabriel Misse & Analia Centurion, April 6 – 24. Tango Seminar & Performances

The Most Wonderful Tango Time in NYC!

“The Baryshnikov of Tango” GABRIEL MISSE & ANALIA CENTURION

APRIL 8 – 24, 2015

TANGO SEMINAR, PRIVATE LESSONS & PERFORMANCES

with The Masters

“As for Mr. Misse… He’s the Mikhail Baryshnikov of Tango, sweet and miraculous”

 Alastair Macaulay, New York Times Sept 26, 2013

“[Analia’s] footwork has grown only more exquisite…”

Alastair Macaulay, New York Times Aug 13, 2013

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Students who attended the previous seminar in November receive a special discount! No exceptions. Email us!

**SPECIAL PERFORMANCES**
Fri, April 10: Milonga with DJ Misse @ 10:00pm – 2:00am. Adm: $15
Fri, April 17: Milonga with DJ Misse @ 10:00pm – 2:00am. Adm: $15

PRIVATE LESSONS: April 7 – 22: 
Special private lessons package discounts available. To enquire or schedule an appt, email: dardogallettostudios@gmail.com

TANGO SEMINAR:
OPEN LEVEL Each Seminar includes a 15 min break.
No partner necessary. Walk-ins welcome

Friday April 10, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Seminar #1 (3 hrs)
Saturday April 11, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #2 (3 hrs)
Sunday April 12, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #3 (3 hrs)
Friday April 17, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – Seminar #4 (3 hrs)
Saturday April 18, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #5 (3 hrs)
Sunday April 19, 4:30pm – 7:30pm – Seminar #6 (3 hrs)

Rate per Seminar: $100 adv/$115 door by 4/8
Package price:
FULL SEMINAR (18 hours):
$460 adv by 4/8 or $500 at the door
HALF SEMINAR: (9 hours): 
$240 adv by 4/8 or $255 at the door Any combination is allowed.

Argentine Tango Instructors and Performers – BIOS

Gabriel Misse

Known for his classic style and grace, Missé is one of the greatest tango dancers of our time. Mr. Misse started to dance Tango from the age of six, with Masters such as Antonio Todaro and Pepito Avellaneda and performed with leading artists and musicians like Julian Plaza, Colangelo, Oscar Basil, Alberto Castillo, Roberto Goyeneche, Mariano Mores and Armando Manzanero. He has appeared intango documentaries for National Geographic and on Japanese television. For many years, Missé was part of the Miguel Angel Zotto’s companyTango x 2, the world tour of Una Noche de Tango and has choreographed severl touringtango shows. An accredited judge for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan and World TangoChampionships, Missé has taught and danced in festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America

Analia Centurion

Analia Centurion began studying classical dance at age six and began dancing tango at 16. She has extensive experience dancing and teaching tango in various festivals and workshops in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. She has been a member of Mora Godoy and Juan Carlos Copes companies and performed in Cacho Castaña, the House Dinner Show, Piazzolla Tango, La Ventana, Madero Tango, Boca Tango and Tango Complex. From 2001-2005, Analia was a director and choreographer of the Fusion Tango Buenos Aires’ junior company and has been a judge for the World Tango Championship. Currently, she is the director of “Belgrano 333”, a tango studio in Chacabuco province of Buenos Aires.