Maestros

Maestros of Krakus Aires 2023 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 Monika Ufnal

Gianpiero Galdi & Lorena Tarantino

Ginapiero and Lorena are a unique Italian duo. Definitely a shining star of the new generation of the European tango. They’ve already reached the top through 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 such a well-known pair of maestros of European origin, and they are going to be there for you during Krakus Aires Tango Festival!

Some of our favorite performances:

Lorena & Gianpiero will teach workshops the whole weekend and perform during one of the gala milongas.

Giorgios Nikou &
Katerina Chatzipanteli

Our Greek maestros describe themselves as “a couple that leads life dancing their every step (together)”. They are delightful young artists, and since a month also parents. They have been supporting the cooperation between dance communities in Greece for years, as co-creators of the Tango Nomads team and organizers of Milonga Alegre. They are known all around the world as award-winning performers in dance festivals.

Their joy of dance is contagious, and we are sure their performance will keep you inspired for a long time.

Some of our favorite performances:

Katerina & Giorgios will teach workshops the whole weekend and perform during one of the gala milongas.

Tymoteusz Ley & Dilara Ogretmen

It is our tradition that every year Tymoteusz Ley (Poland) surprises us with a different, exciting dance partner for the festival. This year he will perform with Dilara Ogretmen (Turkey) who is a strong personality in the Berlin tango scene. Each of them has a unique style. At the festival, you will be able to see how smoothly they can mix them.

Dilara is a goddess of elasticity and smooth lines. She finishes her movements like no one else. Breathtaking both as a follower and leader. Tymoteusz is the essence of dynamics and… emotions! He is well known for his original teaching methodology. He runs a tango school in Kraków and organizes international workshops for intermediate and advanced dancers Tango Challenge.

Some of our favorite performances:

Tymoteusz & Dilara will teach workshops the whole weekend and perform during one of the gala milongas.

Leo Di Cocco &
Agnieszka Stach

Each year Agnieszka teaches and performs with a strikingly different leader, to excite the audience and challenge the workshop participants. This year she will work with Leo Di Cocco.

Leo (UK) started dancing tango in 2003 after a career spanning classical, jazz, and contemporary dance. He performs on stage and is a regular teacher at the Tango Academy London and has taught at tango festivals across Europe. His passion for tango and his knowledge of this art has made him an exceptional dancer, teacher, and milonguero, working a 100% Argentine tango methodology in his classes and a modern fusion in his performances.

Agnieszka (Poland) started her musical education as a violin player and vocalist when she was 6. When she was 10, she started regular ballroom training. Today, her performances are known as highly emotional – the way she experiences and interprets music is contagious. Together with Tymoteusz Ley, she runs a tango school in Cracow and international Tango Challenge workshops.

Some of our favorite performances:

Agnieszka & Leo will teach workshops the whole weekend and perform during one of the gala milongas.