ABOUT US

Sayaka & Joscha

Coming from highly individual backgrounds, we introduce a wide variety to the world of Argentine Tango – challenging the typical clichés, honoring the cultural heritage. Both of us have profoundly studied all styles and traditional approaches to Tango as well as various contemporary dance forms, latin ballroom, different musical instruments and martial arts. With a lot of experience, dedication and commitment, we bring a new understanding of movement into the world of tango.

Show & Performance – The Art of Encounter

In our performances we enjoy the beauty of pure improvisation, though for certain productions and research purposes we have developed various choreographies. In full consequence of our philosophy and movement method, we open ourselves to sharing our emotions being present, honest and receptive. We embody, what we share with the world. Through our dance we invite the audience to open their hearts and join us to perceive a way of humble and honest human encounter in motion.

Every performance will be different. Every moment is inspiration and interpretation. Our dance is interaction. It is emotion. Contact. Feeling. Communication through movement.

We connect to the sources of inspiration. Audience, music, ourselves, our partner – dance is what happens in the moment – the art of encounter in music – vulnerable and honest. Tango. Be part of it. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Teaching

Our teaching focuses to let you enjoy and profoundly develop a personal connection to the beauty of Argentine Tango. We work in a fusion of the newest health oriented body education, biomechanics from various moving arts and training methods with most actual insights of our own research on energy flows and body communication.

Our goal is for the dancers to feel good and to enjoy improvisation, musicality and equal communication in Tango. The methodology enables anybody to quickly learn, enjoy and improvise Argentine Tango in their own personal way. The students regularly report a strong improvement of body awareness and feeling with their partners, as well as an increase of energy through relaxation and a healthier body alignment.

In the international world of Argentine Tango, we are very grateful for the strong appreciation of our approach to dance. We receive invitations to teach seminars and workshops as well as perform our unique way of dancing Argentine Tango in communities and festivals all around the world.

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Sayaka Higuchi

Sayaka’s first contact with the moving arts was at the age of 4 when she took part in Aikido classes. From then on it was part of her life to connect with partners focusing on the body’s energy and center.

Additionally there was a strong passion for music which she discovered playing violin, drums and especially the piano.

Her dancing career went through Jazz, Hip Hop and Salsa, where she first noticed how expressive movement gets, when fueled by emotions. In an internship in Buenos Aires, she passionately fell in love with Argentine Tango, so she packed her bags and moved to Buenos Aires. Thanks to her curiosity for different approaches and styles Sayaka studied with a variety of teachers to dive into the world of Performance and Tango Argentino. She has been studying and performing Tango in Buenos Aires for several years until she started to travel also in Europe with different partners.

Sayaka offers workshops, seminars and private classes. Teaching Tango, her focus lies on the individuality of everybody and the healthy, natural way of moving and connecting both – the body and the soul.

Joscha Engel

Joscha has been a dancer, coach and choreographer for Latin Ballroom Competitive dances besides studying various other dance forms, sports and moving arts. From an early age Joscha was strongly interested in musicality, which he developed from the age of 9, playing first the piano, and later saxophone and percussions. At university, he financed his studies with dancing and graduated in pedagogical and systemic psychology (Dipl. Psych. 2012) as well as becoming a systemic coach (Systemic Coach & NLP Master).

When Joscha got to know Tango Argentino, he was impressed and touched by the rich and respectful encounters of this purely improvisational social dance. Drawing from his former intensive education as a dancer, coach and choreographer, he soon started studying, teaching and performing Tango Argentino with different partners. Every year he spends a few months in Buenos Aires, performing, studying and developing further.

Joscha offers workshops, seminars and private classes for dancers with the focus of understanding the individual, artistic and human essence of his students in the moment of encounter in dance. His experience as a dancer, psychologist, coach and musician form the basis for his approach to understand, connect and develop individuality. His goal is to strengthen individual resources, abilities and brings to life the trust and joy for the artistic side of his students.

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02. – 05. January 2020

4 Days Special Seminar - Vienna (AT)

11. + 12. January 2020

Show & Workshops - Bamberg (GER)

18 January 2020

Buenos Aires until  Feb 16

Private Classes available