Tango Masters: A piece of Tango history
with Andrés «Tanguito» Cejas
in Cambridge, by Tangueando

Following the tradition of visiting teachers of the highest caliber, Tangueando gave welcome to Cambridge at a very highly respected dancer, teacher, musician and dear friend from Argentina. Tanguito is a piece of tango history and is determined to bring us closer to tango!

Have a look at his most impressive professional background and some of the videos we selected for you.

Andrés gave a number of workshops designed to help us progress our understanding of Tango dance and its technique. His excellent knowledge, result of decades of hard work, inspired us once again.

Visit our events of Tango in Cambridge page for more info on our Argentine Tango school and forthcoming events.

Andrés «Tanguito» Cejas - Argentine Tango in Cambridge by Tangueando.net

Tanguito represents the purest style of Argentine Tango. Highly respected milonguero, together with his wife and partner Genoveva, has worked with the some of the best known orchestras, among which that of master Mariano Mores, Sexteto Mayor, Berlinghieri-Baffa, Raúl Garello, José Colangelo, Sexteto sur and others.

He has appeared on numerous stages in theatres and shows in Argentina and all over the world with some of the world’s best known tango dancers such as Vanina Bilous & Roberto Herrera, Osvaldo Zotto & Lorena Ermocida, Los Dinzel, Nélida & Nelson, Gloria & Eduardo, and others.

Andrés acknowledges as his first tango teacher the famous milonguero Pepito Avellaneda. He later worked with Osvaldo Zotto's as his assistant teacher from 1992 to 2001. During this period they worked together to record the now famous course "Así se baila el tango", for the channel "Solo Tango". From 1999 to 2002, Andrés and Genoveva were principal teachers in the "Estudio La Esquina" of Vanina Bilous. From 1997 to 2002 they were dancers and assistant directors of the show "Tango, una historia…" presented together with Roberto Herrera. In 2003 they worked with Julio Iglesias as main dancers in his european tour. They were the creators and artistic directors of "Ventarrones de Tango" which was presented in the Mentekulta Tango Festival in Portugal. Much loved in Buenos Aires, they were honoured on the "Dia del Milonguero" for the authenticity of their dance, which captures the grounded traditions of Tango whilst maintaining a personal originality. They run the very popular practica "De Querusa" in Buenos Aires.

Andrés is well known throughout the UK and has worked in Cambridge, London, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and world-wide. He has also performed at London's Royal Festival Hall, with maestro Mariano Mores.

His deep knowledge of the authentic Tango movements, and his experience at the highest level of performance and teaching throughout the world, his self-critical and exhaustive technical training make him amongst the most accomplished and grounded teachers.

With an extensive artistic trajectory, he is dedicated to teaching and divulging the music and dance of the Río de la Plata.

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Andrés «Tanguito» Cejas & Milena Plebs
Tango: «Flor de tango» by Osvaldo Pugliese @ Palais de Glace (Buenos Aires)

Andrés «Tanguito» Cejas & Genoveva Fernandez
Tango: «Dime mi Amor» by Juan D'Arienzo @ Milonga del Patio (Buenos Aires)

 

Workshops & Seminar

Tanguito (Andrés) gave two workshops on Friday, one on Saturday, a Seminar on Sunday and two workshops on Tuesday:

• FRIDAY: Tango workshops

• SATURDAY: Tango workshop

• SUNDAY: Tango Seminar

• TUESDAY: Milonga and Tango Technique workshops

Tanguito's teaching is focused on Tango salon and how tango is danced in its social, cultural and popular expression.

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER
Tango
7:00 - 8:30pm
TANGO 1: Fundamentals for dancing in couple
(embrace, lead, rhythm)
Tango 1: «Fundamentos para bailar en pareja
(abrazo, marcas, ritmo)»
All levels
Tango
8:45 - 10:15pm
TANGO 2: Musical appreciation and sequences
for tango & milonga
Tango 2: «Apreciación musical y secuencias
para tango y milonga»
Improvers & Advanced
SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER
Tango
4:00 - 5:30pm
TANGO 3: Elements of improvisation for the dance floor
Tango 3: «Elementos de Improvisación para el salón»
All levels
SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER
Tango
4:00 - 7:00pm
SEMINAR: «Choreographic sequences (lead, not remembered) adaptable to the floor, and giros»
SEMINARIO: «Secuencias coreográficas (con marcas) adaptables al salón, y giros»
Improvers & Advanced
TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
Milonga
7:00 - 8:30pm
MILONGA: Milonga lisa & traspié
MILONGA: «Milonga lisa y traspié»
All levels
Tango
8:45 - 10:15pm
TANGO 4: Women’s and Men’s technique:
movement and music
Tango 4: «Técnica de hombre y mujer:
movimiento y música»
All levels
 

Andrés «Tanguito» Cejas & Genoveva Fernandez
Tango: «Pata Ancha» by Osvaldo Pugliese @ Parakultural (Buenos Aires)

Details

As always, the workshops and the Seminar were for a strictly limited number of couples.

 

Venues

Venue for the workshops on Friday 4 November:

The workshops took place at our usual Friday teaching space (the same venue as Milonga Pasional - "Magenta" site):

St. Augustine's church, 101 Richmond Road, Cambridge, CB4 3PS

 

Venue for the workshops on Saturday 5 & Tuesday 8 November:

The workshops on both Saturday and Tuesday took place at our usual Tuesday teaching space (Brown's Field - "Red" site):

Brown's Field Youth & Community Centre, 31a Green End Road, Cambridge, CB4 1RU

 

Venue for the Seminar on Sunday 6 November:

The Seminar took place at our usual Sunday teaching space, at the Ross Street Community Centre ("cyan" site):

75 Ross Street, Cambridge, CB1 3UZ

 

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Andrés «Tanguito» Cejas - Tango in Cambridge by Tangueando.net (photo: Gustavo Cilla)