Jenny Frances and Ricardo Oria
Jenny & Ricardo began their professional collaboration in 2002. They are based in Edinburgh, Scotland where they teach on a weekly basis. They are regularly invited to give workshops all over the UK as well as in Ireland, France, Denmark and Sweden. They have also been invited to perform in many arts festivals and events throughout the UK and abroad. Their collaboration with Pasodos Dance Company in 2003 and 2004 included sell-out performances in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and performances in Theatres in Dublin, Palma de Mallorca and Lisburn. In 2003 they formed Rumbos de Tango and opened their studio night in Edinburgh. In the same year they organised the first annual Bailongo! tango festival in Edinburgh, the only tango festival to celebrate the flourishing of Argentine tango in the UK.
They spend time in Buenos Aires each year continuing their studies, practicing and developing ideas. Their performances in Buenos Aires include dancing with Raul Garello’s Orquesta de Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires in the Teatro del Rivero (2006) and at the milonga ‘La Milonguita’ (2005).
In the knowledge that tango-dance has weathered many fashions, twists and turns throughout its existence, Jenny and Ricardo seek it’s timeless elements. Always creative, always tango, their exploratory approach is in tune with the dance’s improvised nature; innovative developments from original roots. Their dance and teaching doesn’t aim to change tango, but to develop it creatively to its very limits.
Jenny and Ricardo
Please contact Ricardo and Jenny directly at: [email protected]