Neo DJ's presentation:
Elio (ITA) Formerly a club dj, I started studying tango in 2003, I have been at the console as a tango dj since 2008, for more than 5000 hours. In the first years as traditional tango DJ I have put music in many tango festivals, milongas and encuentros milongueros all over Europe and also in Buenos Aires where I was at the console of Club Fulgor, Nino Bien and the famous Salon Canning.
Then something changed, during one of the traditional evenings I was very surprised because when he put a mixed tanda from Orquesta Fervor de Buenos Aires "al estilo de Carlos di Sarli", just few of the traditional dancers went to the dancefloor to dance. After some weeks I took the same tanda, I worked on it adding hiss, pops and vinyl effect deterioration, making it sound like an old vinyl. When I finally proposed this tanda to the same milonga those dancers danced happily. This helped me to understand that the only way to have new contemporary tango music is not proposing new songs in a traditional milonga but starting from zero with a movement of open minded people who are ready to improvise and enjoy the old marvellous embrace dance on new contemporary music, and then new tango orquestas and groups could join and go towards a global tango renaissance.
In 2009 I started organizing regular neolongas in Italy. In 2010 I introduced live mixing in neolongas. I started to take inspiration and influence by djs and musicians like Trentemoller, Jean Michel Jarre, Robert "3D" Del Naja, Sascha Ring and Vitalic among others, trying to bring some of their skills into tango danceable music.
In 2011 I organized my first marathon, which has now become Red Rabbit Neotango Festival. Now I am regularly invited as DJ in the major Neotango events, focusing on music production, live jams, and teaching DJ workshops, I believe in a global tango music renaissance made by musicians, new tango orquestas, experienced djs, and open minded teachers who teach first steps on modern music instead retro/vintage one.
Sara (ITA) - Sara dances tango since 1995 and teaches it since 2002, she studied and practiced many other body disciplines, principally dance-theatre, choosing the tango as a preferential language in which these multiple experiences from different body and movement techniques merge together.
Her work is focused on a balanced dialogue between tango roles, a deep connection in the body itself and with the others, space and music, find inspiration to move, give both technical and abstract tools to create a dynamic dance.
She is based in Naples, where she teaches regularly and organizes the Italian edition of TangoNeta international festival, and she also teaches frequently in countries as Italy, Spain, France and Argentina.
In the musical field in 2003 she started the musical project ’Sulle rive del Tango’ - a selection of non traditional tango - which is currently at its fifth compilation, published and distributed across Europe and the world. The project consists of two weekly milongas, one in Naples and one in Milan, many deejays and people working together on the musical research, creating the ‘poetry’ of the project, and she is often invited as dj in many events and international festivals. As dj she plays traditional and alternative music, and she loves to look for “hidden” tangos in different musical styles.
Eze (ARG) -Over more than 30 years of its professional dance career, Ezequiel Sanucci worked as dancer, choreographer and teacher in classical ballet, contemporary dance and Argentine tango. He created his own contemporary tango style, he is a pioneer of contact tango, he mastered stage tango, all the traditional tango styles and he is all-round artist in NeoTango. In 2013, under the name of DJ Eze, he started dj’jng traditional tango music and soon later he added neo and non tangos to his repertoire. He plays regularly at well-know neo and traditional tango milongas, festivals and events in Europe and Argentina. Ezequiel is also one of the founders and house dj of La Neo, which is the first 100% neolonga in The Netherlands.
DJ Eze loves variety, surprising and to create different kind of atmospheres during his sets. When he dj at a NeoTango events he doesn’t play tandas and cortinas and he also likes sometimes to mix tracks in order to create a full dance experience that gives continuity to the dj set. He is very sensitive for what is happening on the dance floor.
Phil (FRA) - I started as a Hard Rock DJ in the 80’s, then DJ for Blues nights. Blues lead me to Tango Neo of course, and in 2015 I started Nueva Guardia, my Neolonga in Toulouse.
I like to make people dance on nice melodies.
I love to invite DJs to my milonga, organize events our baby the TNT is healthy, his little Amsterdam brother will celebrate his second year in 2020. I was also "father" of the Nocturna (Tango way).
Thierry (FRA) - Thierry (FRA) - Thierry is above all a creative dancer who “lives” the music.He's coming from swing and blues universe before falling in love with tango. Dancer since 1998, he waited until 2016 to start offering his own musical programming as a DJ. Of course he loves tango from the golden age, but what makes him vibrating is to open , enrich, mix practices toward new musical and corporeal horizonsthierry is co-organizer of several festivals : Neo Tango Toulouse (TNT), Neo Tango Bruges (NTB), Neo Tango Amsterdam (NTA) , but also the Toulouse Fusion week-end (Fusion dance festival). He Neo tango DJ'd in Toulouse, Bruges, Amsterdam,Lyon,Rome, Athens, Geent, Tangopostale but is also Blues DJ and fusion DJ.
Hubert (FRA) - Dancer since... last century he started organizing tango Flashmobs in Toulouse for the Tangopostale festival, and the tango baladas dancing in the streets (click here to see), he's now DJing for the alternative milongas of the festival…
He started musicalizing the marathon organized by the TNT Team, TOULOUSE and AMSTERDAM.
Now he's also playing for milongas or marathons in foreign countries, in Germany, Italy or Greece.
He's the leader for the festival of the DJ group offering Neolongas and animations into the streets. He likes improvisation of Neolongas, mixing all types of music, from very modern tangos to Hip-Hop, passing thru Soul, Blues, Folk and so on, depending on the dancers. Key words : energy and emotions.
Neo VJ's presentation :
Andreas joined the Tango in 2005 as a photographer and has been dancing since 2006. From the very beginning, he was interested in alternative tango.
Since 2015 he has focused his artistic work on the Vjing. Almost invariably, he uses his own visual material. Some of them are works that have already been shown at exhibitions, others have been created by him especially for the Vjing.
He sees the Vjing as a form with visual elements to dance to the music.
This results in a mutual influence on music, dancers and visuals.