Weekend Tango Workshops

Claudio Forte & Barbara Carpino

9-10 October 2010


First visit of Claudio Forte & Barbara Carpino from Syracuse to Edinburgh.


Barbara Carpino & Claudio Forte

Barbara Carpino and Claudio Forte are professional tango argentino dancers among the most charismatic of their generation. Very young, hardly 25, they first encountered tango in 2002, after having studied classical ballet, contemporary dance, ballroom and Latin dance.   

Leaning on the diversity of their background they have developed a personal style, with a unique simplicity and elegance, and quickly built their reputation becoming one of the most important Italian tango couples. All in Claudio & Barbara's dance comes down to full improvisation, so much that they choose the music for their performance 10 minutes before going on stage, according to the atmosphere and their mood. Elegance, softness and ease are the essential characteristics of this extraordinary couple. In their dance they manage to always transmit different emotions and be at once sweet and passionate, a quality difficult to find in other dancers.

  In august of 2006 in the world capital of tango, Buenos Aires, Claudio & Barbara have participated in the Mundial de Baile de Tango, the World Championship with the participation of all the best couples of tango argentino, and were classified as the 4th ABSOLUTE COUPLE IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! This achievement of Claudio & Barbara is historical because never before did a foreign, e.g. non-Argentinean couple, win one of the five first places in any edition of the World Championship and, even more incredible, Barbara and Claudio were the first classified foreign couple in that championship, if you consider that the first three places were taken by Argentinean couples!   In 2004 they have founded their tango school in Syracuse, the first school in their city and the whole of the Syracuse province and nowadays the largest tango school and milonga in whole of Europe, featuring two enormous halls with 500m2 of parquet floor. Just in three years the number of Barbara & Claudio students has grown to more than 200!   Recently they have been the only Italian couple to perform at the International Tango Festivals of Perugia, Mantova and Lugano.  
In November 2006 they have participated in the television program Festa Italiana on RAI UNO. In March 2007 they have participated in the television program by Telestar 'A passo di…' In May 2007 they have been the only Italian couple to perform at the Chocotango Festival in Perugia, together with two Argentinean couples, where they gave workshops, private classes and performances.  
In June 2007 and 2008 they have participated in the first and second editions of the Capri Tango Festival as special guests, performing in Naples and on the main square of Capri.  
In July 2007 they have organised the first Syracuse International Tango Festival and in June 2008 the second edition of the Syracuse International Tango Festival + Marathon. The festival milongas were held in the most beautiful locations of Syracuse, while the classes took place at the Claudio & Barbara's Paladanze tango school. Dancers from all over the world have participated in their festival.

Today they travel the world giving classes and performing, among others in the following cities: Bologna, Buenos Aires (Tango Brujo e Canning), Capri, Catania, Crema, Enna, Florence, Lugano, Messina, Milan, Naples, Padova, Palermo, Paris, Perugia, Ragusa, Riccione, Rome, Syracuse, Torino. In February 2009 they was the only European Couple that teach and exhibition at the MISTERIO TANGO FESTIVAL in Buenos Aires!


PLEASE NOTE: Workshops in Life Care Centre, Stockbridge on Saturday and in Dance for All, Stockbridge on Sunday.


No. Day Level Start End Theme Venue Price Select
1 Saturday Beginner 12:00 13:30 Combinaciones en sistema cruzado Life Care Centre, Stockbridge £19
2 Saturday Intermediate 14:00 15:30 Sacadas Atras Life Care Centre, Stockbridge £19
3 Saturday Inter/Adv 16:00 17:30 Sacadas sobregiradas Life Care Centre, Stockbridge £19
4 Sunday Beginner 12:00 13:30 Milonga: combinaciones en doble tiempo Dance For All, Stockbridge £19
5 Sunday Inter/Adv 14:00 15:30 Milonga: Combinaciones en Traspiè Dance For All, Stockbridge £19
6 Sunday Advanced 16:00 17:30 Soltadas: Tecnica y Combinaciones Avanzadas Dance For All, Stockbridge £19

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