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Sayaka y Joscha

When Sayaka and Joscha met in Buenos Aires they decided to work together based on their mutual desire to develop and grow within this beautiful art of expression.

They soon discovered the enriching potencial of their complementary backgrounds and approaches towards movement and dance. Since then they have been striving to research and deeply understand the effects of body mechanics and expression for performances from different angles.

In their work with Tango Argentino – whether performing or teaching – the personalities of Sayaka and Joscha contrast and at the same time complement each other.

Students and spectators benefit from their profound and rich understanding of both, the analytical, technical and mechanical side as well as the intuitive, expressive and energetical aspects of this dance.

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About Sayaka Higuchi and Joscha Engel
About Sayaka Higuchi

Sayaka

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 energy is fuelled 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 every body and the healthy, natural way of moving and connecting both – the body and the soul.

Joscha

Joscha has been a dancer, coach and chochoreographer 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, alter abilities and bring to life the artistic side of his students.

About Joscha Engel