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Welcome to Tango Masterclass by Mariano y Cosima
Mariano & Cosima Díaz Campos represent the authentic Argentine Tango dance and culture. With their dance performances they aim to give the audience a true experience of the rich Tango culture, by showing all the different styles of tango dance, from Canyengue and Orillera to Tango Milonguero, Tango Salón and Tango Nuevo.
Born in Buenos Aires in a real tango family, Mariano learnt the tango as a child. His parents Lalo y Mirta performed a theater tour in Europe with the legendary Osvaldo Pugliese. Mariano's mother Mirta Campos was one of the important pioneers of Tango Argentino in Europe, and she received the royal honour for her work to promote the Argentine Tango culture in The Netherlands.
In 2002 Mariano was invited by the Royal House of The Netherlands to perform at the wedding celebrations of Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander at the Royal Palace Noordeinde.
Mariano y Cosima were invited as guest artists at many tangofestivals around the world. They have performed tangoshows with celebrated tango orchestras, such as Color Tango, Alfredo Marcucci, Sexteto Canyengue, Malando, Tango Dorado, Sexteto Cristál, Tangopianissimo, OTRA, Sexteto Milonguero, in the most beautiful theaters and concerthalls such as Carré, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Stadthalle Wuppertal, Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Festival Hall in Osaka and many other concert halls.
25+ years of tango, 15 countries, 4 contintents, thousands of students
With 25+ years of Tango experience, your maestros Mariano y Cosima have spread their passion for Tango Argentino in 15 different countries, on 4 continents (Europe, South-America, Asia, Canada). Thousands of dancers, from absolute beginners to teachers and professional dancers, have joined their classes for the past decades. They have toured with many renowned orchestras in theatres and concert halls in The Netherlands and Japan. They have performed and taught at many tangofestivals worldwide. They organised tangoholidays in Argentina and Europe.
Authentic Tango Argentino
Their tango is authentic Argentine and rooted in family history. Mariano is born in Buenos Aires en and grew up in a tango family. His grandfather ran a tango venue in the city where he lived, and Mariano's mother was a pioneer in Argentine Tango in the Netherlands and surrounding countries; she passed on the legacy to her son. Encouraged by his maestro Antonio Todaro and by family friend Osvaldo Pugliese, he decided at the young age of seventeen to pursue a career as a professional tangodancer.
Cosima has danced and played violin since early childhood. She explored different styles of dance and music, until she fell for Tango Argentino in 1996, which led her to a fulltime career as a professional tango dancer.
Mariano & Cosima met each other in 2001 and they have been performing & teaching together for over two decades. They trained intensively in Buenos Aires with renowned names of the tango world. Their style is classical Argentine tango. To the expertise of the couple Cosima added her musical knowledge of tango (she studied Argentine tango on violin at CODARTS, the Rotterdam Conservatory 1996-1997), and her knowledge in healthy body movements and posture (she is a certificated posture therapist since 2001 and physiotherapist since 2004).
In person & online
In addition to their in-person classes and tango events at beautiful locations, they have also created the inspiring online tango community. Many students found their way to their online classes, and find our weekly live training via Zoom very helpful to improve their tango experience. Improvement of posture, balance, confidence, freedom, improvisation, style.
Mariano & Cosima both speak Spanish, English, German and Dutch.
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