Gonzalo Orihuela & Solange Chapperon (Buenos Aires)
Bettie Bolks & Caroline Bernard (Groningen) Ciça Camargo & Astrid Weiske
(Buenos Aires / Berlin)
Deborah Weitzman
Madeleine von Roll & Jorga Alexander (Berlin) Sabine Zubarik & Alexander Voelz (Erfurt / Berlin)

Gonzalo Orihuela & Solange Chapperon (Buenos Aires)

Being dancers of the new generation, they show in their performances the roots of traditional tango with innovative elements from other performing arts such as contemporary dance and theatre.

The personal movement as well as the communication with the dance partner are a fundamental axis of their pedagogy. In their lessons they provide plenty of exercises that try to lead the students to develop their motion and artistic skills in a stylized and comprehensive fashion, through repetition. They teach tango nuevo as well as the traditional one making the learning process simpler and more pragmatic.

As dancers and teachers they've worked in Argentina, Canada, the Emirates and throughout Europe. They have also been invited to the Quebéc University, Salzburgo's Mozarteum, and international festivals such as Tango Magia, Hamburg Tango Festival and Tango Nuevo Diesseldorf - Tanzhaus.


Bettie Bolks & Caroline Bernard (Groningen, Netherlands)

Bettie Bolks
I have been dancing Tango since 1987 and started teaching in 1992, since 96 in my own school ‘La Escuela’ in Groningen, Netherlands. I have also been dancing Jazz, show ballet, Tap, classical ballet, Flamenco and was a Salsa teacher, too. Also, in 99 I started doing Iyengar yoga.

Between 1997 and 2003 I studied in Bs As with many good teachers. The most impotant of which were Graciela Gonzalez, Julio Balmaceda and Gustavo Naveira.

In 2003 Caroline and I decided for the Milonguero style of the academy of Susana Miller and Maria Plazaola. During the nights, we explored the various milongas looking for the secrets of the Milongueros. In our lessons, we want to approach the Tango in a playful way creating an effortless dancing that makes it possible to fully enjoy both dancing and music even on a crowded dance floor. In 2004 I had been invited to be part of teacher team of Susana Miller where I taught until last year for three months every year.

My new ‘input’ is Alexander technique, which I started to study last year in Reinbek, near Hamburg. It is not only changing me but also my teaching.

Caroline Bernard
I started dancing when I was seven with classical ballet, and then later went on to dance jazz ballet and modern dance. It was only much later, in 1997, that I discovered the Argentinian Tango. The added aspect of dancing with a partner, the art of communicating within the embrace, fascinated me so much that I decided to dedicate myself to tango. Three years later, I started working with Bettie, and we have been working together ever since.

During the last 10 years, I also developed my passion for yoga. Yoga develops the ability to listen to your body without having to think, and enables you to let go of unnecessary muscle tension. I have found this awareness to be extremely useful when dancing tango.

When working with Bettie, we aim to teach people to dance in close communication with each other in as relaxed a body as possible so that each tango becomes an experience you can't get enough of.


Ciça Camargo & Astrid Weiske
(Buenos Aires / Berlin)
Stage Tango and Participicians Performance

Ciça Camargo
Ciça began her dance studies in 1988, first in São Paulo, Brazil, and later in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with extensive training in ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, flying low, contact improvisation and Tango. She has worked with several ballet, contemporary and tango dance companies.

Highlights of her Tango career include :: The leading role in the movie "Mas Tango" (mas-tango.com) :: Working among others in several of the most prestigious Tango houses in Buenos Aires, including El Viejo Almacen, Homero Manzi,Che Tango and Carlos Gardel. :: Performing alongside leading Tango bands such as Bajo Fondo Tango Club and Otros Aires, in the CITA International Congreso del Tango in Buenos Aires, in the Cambalache Festival de Teatro y Danza, and in the Campeonato Mundial del Tango :: Working with several world-renowned Tango dancers such as Pablo Villarraza and Dana Frígoli, Claudio Gonzalez and Melina Brufman, German Conejo, Fernando Gracia, Junior Cervila and Mora Godoy, among others.

She has been living in Berlin since 2008, where she regularly teaches tango at Studio 35, Phynix Tanzt, Tango Nou and El Yeite.

Through the fusion of styles she develops in Tango a unique, special form of artistic expression, incorporating decades of experience as a contemporary and modern dancer into Tango. Ciça is also a fine artist, see her paintings on rodocrozita.blogspot.com.

Astrid Weiske
For more than 14 years Astrid has been dancing and studying Tango Argentino and is well known and respected in the tango communities worldwide as an excellent leading woman. She has developed strong sensitivity in leading, great creativity in improvising and playful musicality which stand out as key elements in her dance. Astrid dances and teaches both roles and is known as a dancer of both styles "Milonguero" and "Nuevo".

Since 2005 she has been teaching in Berlin at "PHYNIXtanzt" Studio in Berlin, traveling as a guestteacher and followed invitations in Germany and also abroad to San Francisco, New York, Brighton UK or Copenhagen. Since that time she offers classes, workshops also with renown international guestteachers in Berlin.

Her main influence and deep understanding of tango in dancing and teaching she got from her constant studies all over the years with renown dancers like: Brigitta Winkler, Gustavo Naveda y Giselle Anne, Cecilia Gonzalez, Chicho Frumboli, Pablo Pugliese y Noel Strazza, Tomas Howlin.

Her teaching is based on awareness, analysis of natural movement in combination with her profund knowledge of technique, structure of the dance and awareness of connection in the couple. Creating a constant dialogue between leaders and followers who share the responsibility of listening and reacting to each other, based on a strong connection to the music. She integrates her solid experiance of bodywork, Contact Impro and Somatic Movement into her teaching.

Her exploration of the many techniques of tango, from the very classical to the very experimental, leading and following, including other dance forms like contact improvisation or modern dance makes her believe that there is no "one" Tango. She believes in creative, liberating variety and connection of ideas, movements and technique by repecting the roots of Argentine Tango. In that idea she worked with other dancers in the past on choreogaphic interpretations and dance theater projects.


Deborah Weitzman (Oslo)
Tango & Alexander Technique

F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) demonstrated that the difficulties many people experience in learning, in performance and in physical functioning are caused by unconscious habits, often based in the fear of not being good enough. THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE provides the means for overcoming these impeding habits and for helping people learn to do things more freely, confidently and with more pleasure.

During an Alexander lesson the studentlearns, with a gentle hands-on touch and guided awareness attention, how to un-learn and un-do old habits such as holding one’s breath or having too much muscle tension. With allowing ease in body and thought one can experience heightened spontaneity; body parts suddenly become light, flexible and easily balanced – all perfect for tango.

Deborah Jeanne Weitzman is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. She has worked internationally as a teacher of the Alexander Technique, voice, theatre and movement since 1988 and has toured extensively as a singer/songwriter as well. Deborah began dancing tango while living in Nijmegen in 1997 and has spent many years in Buenos Aires studying dance, movement and breathing. There is a magical symmetry between the Alexander Technique and tango that Deborah is looking forward to share at PHANTASTango.


Madeleine von Roll & Jorga Alexander (Berlin)

Madeleine and Jorga colour the camp with their special attitude - a sparkling mixture of a South Sea breeze, a Hippie spleen and touch of wilderness. No one knows exactly where their converted Hanomag (old German car brand) has just been parked - whether in Spain, Mecklenburg or somewhere in Africa. But the parking bay for this summer is already clear: the Phantastango Summer Camp. Once again, since both have already been a vital part of the very first camp - inventor of the kids pool, of the rain-proof dance floor and the .....

Their dance is busty, energetic, deep and expressive at the same time with a topping of passionate phantasy. In the camp they will focus on the following topics: controlling weight, free pelvis and shoulders, open and closed embrace, respecting and reacting to each other.

A couple can not only communicate with steps - the exchange of "vibrations" is the most vital part. Taking all that and adding the music - that makes a wonderful Tango!


Sabine Zubarik & Alexander Voelz (Erfurt / Berlin)

Although Sabine and Alexander developed very individual Tango histories, they share the buzz for dancing as well as for the communication in the couple. Playing with musicality and experimenting are very important elements of their dance. Both studied with numerous teachers in Buenos Aires, the US and in Europe, too. They intentously don’t follow strictly a certain style of Tango. They teach together as well as with other partners (Alexander in Berlin, Sabine in Thuringia and California).

Therefore, communication is not only something that they find important for themselves, but Sabine und Alexander also want to reveal the secrets of it to others – no matter which partner or which style. Tango is a phenomenon belonging to those who are just filling it with live. Both respect that everybody has her/ his own way of learning ending in a very individual expression of the dance.

Sabine has been at the Phantastango since the very beginning, whereas Alexander has his debut at the 5th Camp. Both are very much looking forward to the classes!