2022 – Maestros

Maestros of Krakus Aires 2022 have a real influence on Argentine tango technique in Europe right now. We love watching how their styles change over the years and how they explore all the qualities of tango.

Photo by Thibault Cresp Photographie

Eşref Tekinalp & Vanessa Gauch

Experienced teachers based in Turkey. On the dance floor – an explosive mixture of creativity and fantastic technique.

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Gianpiero Galdi & Lorena Tarantino

Probably the youngest so well-known pair of maestros of European origin, well known for their original technique and smooth movement.

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Tymoteusz Ley & Letitia Simone Wilkinson

A tango nuevo master and a tanguera with a contemporary dance background. Last-minute change, but we’re excited to see this fresh mix!

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Panagiotis Triantafyllou & Agnieszka Stach

An unexpected duo! They will be performing together for the first time at Krakus Aires 2022, a real treat for us!

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Eşref Tekinalp & Vanessa Gauch

They are an explosive mixture of creativity and fantastic technique, that will make you go crazy!

Vanessa has a broad dance education – she started her ballet lessons in France, 1986. Then there was ballroom dancing, jazz, contemporary dance, and finally… tango. Eşref is the winner of the most prestigious Turkish award, 1st place in the 2010 ‘Turkey Championship of TDSF’ (Turkish Dance and Sport Federation).

Together, they are incredibly original in sequences and, at the same time, very classic in movement. They own one of the largest tango schools in Istanbul. Their life is about traveling and giving workshops all over the world; in Buenos Aires, Paris, Moskow, Amsterdam, Beirut, New York, Washington DC, Syracusa, Bucharest, Kassel, Turkey and finally this year… in Cracow, during Krakus Aires Tango Festival 2022!

Some of our favorite shows:

Vanessa & Eşref will dance a show for us during Sunday Gala Milonga.

Workshops
Fri
May 6th2022
Open levelThe main concepts of communication and connection, how to apply them in both Tango Salon and Milonguero Styles
15:30-17:00Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Fri
May 6th2022
IntermediateIndispensables of Social dancing; cortados. Dynamic, speed, connection, musicality
17:15-18:45Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
Open levelMusicality, understanding patterns, and playing with rhythms
13:45-15:15Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
Intermidiate/AdvancedActions in Giro: lapizes, enrosques, sacadas & boleos
15:30-17:00Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
Open levelThe Vals feeling: using musical phrases and Loops. Applying them fluently
12:00-13:30Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
Intermidiate/AdvancedMilonga. Traspie modes. Passive, cross, embellishment
13:45-15:15Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26

Gianpiero Galdi & Lorena Tarantino

Ginapiero and Lorena are unique Italian duo. Definitely a shining star of the new generation of the European tango. They’ve already reached the top by their hard work, technique development, and constant analyzing their methodology and movement. They are also famous for a very interesting original technique, especially accurate for analytical minds.

They are probably the youngest so well-known pair of maestros of European origin, and they are gonna be there for you during Krakus Aires Tango Festival!

Some of our favorite shows:

Lorena & Gianpiero will dance a show for us during Friday Gala Milonga at the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Workshops
Fri
May 6th2022
Open levelFlow and connection in walking. Achieve density by working on timing and embrace
15:30–17:00Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Fri
May 6th2022
AdvancedOut of axis into a close embrace and social space
17:15–18:45Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
Open levelTiming and body awareness in ochos, crosses, and giros: effective and clear fundamentals for a smooth dance
12:00–13:30Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
Intermediate/AdvancedTiming and body awareness in sacadas, barridas, ganchos: how to make simple and comfortable complex dynamics
13:45–15:15Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
Intermediate/AdvancedSteps, boleos, out of axis and deslizes: all of them with one technique
15:30–17:00Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
AdvancedBoleo: leading and following technique
17:15–18:4Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26

Tymoteusz Ley & Letitia Simone Wilkinson

As a result of Mila Vigdorova’s resignation from this year’s edition of the festival, there have been some changes to the schedule. Tymoteusz will perform with Letitia Simone Wilkonson, a maestra from London.

Letitia is a graduate of the prestigious London Contemporary Dance School, where she now teaches. She has worked and performed with Rodrigo Fonti and Julio Saavedra. She is also a contemporary dancer and yoga teacher.

Letitia & Tymoteusz will dance a show for us during Saturday Gala Milonga at the Wieliczka Salt Mine.

Workshops
Fri
May 6th2022
Open LevelSolo class with Letitia
12:00–13:30Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
Open levelSolo class with Letitia
15:30–17:00Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
Open levelSolo class with Letitia
15:30–17:00Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26

Panagiotis Triantafyllou & Agnieszka Stach

An unexpected duo! Performing together for the first time at Krakus Aires 2022. Greek passion and Polish elegance.

Some of our favorite shows:


Panagiotis & Agnieszka will dance a show for us during Thursday Night Milonga at the Palace Under the Rams.

Workshops
Fri
May 6th2022
Intermediate/AdvancedSolo class. Mechanics of enrosques. How to position the body, how to turn the pelvis, when and how to enter/exit.
12:00–13:30Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Fri
May 6th2022
IntermediateMechanics of ganchos. How ganchos are generated, how to work on a free leg.
13:45–15:15Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
AdvancedMusicality as a dialog. Proposing different qualities while dancing without interrupting the lead.
12:00–13:30Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sat
May 7th2022
Open levelSolo class. Back to the basics. The body mechanics of walking alone and with a partner.
17:15–18:45Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
IntermediateSoltadas. Playing with the embrace for more creative dance.
12:0o0–13:30Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26
Sun
May 8th2022
Intermediate/AdvancedSolo class. Constructing our dance. Ideas to build sequences
17:15–18:40Sempre, Berka Joselewicza 26