Karina Romero, promotora del tango argentino en Nueva York
“Siento que el tango es mi lenguaje y es parte de mi vida, lo bailo desde los trece años, es un componente en la vida de la persona que da color y energía, el tango da vida, es muy interesante descubrir a través del tango el abrazo, dejarse abrazar y abrazar”.
Enero 24, 2019
Tango, From the Heart
The tango master Gabriel Missé and his partner Maru Rifourcat have danced together for a year and a half. Now, they’re a couple in real life too.
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By Gia Kourlas
Jan. 3, 2019
Hail, Dance, and Farewell to the Critic’s Life
...I was probably the oldest and staidest person present but by no means the unhappiest. And no, in 2007 I had no notion how often I’d be turning up at New York’s tango clubs around midnight as a spectator. (I owe that to the prodigious Gabriel Missé, whom I first saw in 2008, the dancer I’m perhaps proudest of having helped to put on the map.)
ALASTAIR MACAULAY DEC 28, 2018
Estrella de Hollywood aprendió tango con una argentina
Liam Neeson debió tomar clases para una escena de su última película en la que interpreta a "Garganta Profunda", el ex agente del FBI que cooperó a destapar el caso Watergate.
IVANA FERRUCCI OCTOBER 1, 2017
Teaching Liam Neeson
Sept 21, 2017
“You have to teach Liam Neeson!” the caller urged her. It was nobody less than Marcos Questas. “He does not know one step!” he continued. Well, an urgent request by Maestro Questas from LA means you don’t think twice!
On the receiving end of the line was Karina Romero, a veteran teacher among the New York Argentine tango community. She was trying to grasp what she had just heard: she had been asked to coach one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for an upcoming movie!
Review: The ‘Baryshnikov of Tango,’ Sensual With His Latest Partner
ALASTAIR MACAULAY APRIL 20, 2017
Tango takes two, and the foremost tango dancers tend to travel the world in pairs, demonstrating and teaching. (Most are based in Buenos Aires, but trace any tango couple on YouTube: You find their appearances in Warsaw, Hong Kong, Rome.)
Gabriel Missé, surely the most exceptional tango dancer of recent years, and his current partner, Carla Espinoza, are in New York, this week and next. His previous partnerships have been with Natalia Hills and Analía Centurión. (He danced twice with Guillermina Quiroga in 2015-16 in New York, but nowhere else.) He remains one of our era’s superlative dancers of any genre; on Wednesday, at the Argentine Consulate, I had my first chance to watch him with Ms. Espinoza, with whom he has been dancing since 2015.
Karina Romero: Traer la pasión por el tango a Nueva York
By María Jose Levandera
Tango y Cultura Popular
Review: Gabriel Missé and Guillermina Quiroga Tango With Passion and Laughter
ALASTAIR MACAULAY APRIL 18, 2016
Tango, with the dramatic proximity it gives two dancers from brow to instep and its dramatically weighted walk, can be the most sexually charged of dance forms. It’s romantic, smoldering and very often tragic — as if destiny were steering the couple. But Gabriel Missé, who has been coming regularly to New York since 2008, is all laughter and song. On Saturday night, he was chuckling boyishly around the Dardo Galleto Studios as he prepared the recordings to which he was to dance.
When Guillermina Quiroga (a queen of tango since the last century), wearing a long-sleeved, calf-length dress of emerald green, arrived to join him for their first number, her eyes sparkled with the same laughter as she looked at him from across the floor. For all the audience enthusiasm, no joy in the room could match the delight these two found in each other.
Review: Gabriel Missé and Guillermina Quiroga, Together for the First Time
Tango people keep late hours; I’ve been at gatherings where the best dancers arrive at midnight. For this reason, my tango-watching is limited; I seldom have the stamina. On Saturday, however, I was ready at 11 p.m. at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in SoHo to watch an event in tango history: Gabriel Missé performing with Guillermina Quiroga for the first time. Excitement among the audience in the packed ground-floor room was intense. The stars did not disappoint; people were calling for more.
Queer Tango Brings Its Liberated Style to New York
Intense and Dramatic Tango, Up Close and Sensual
ALASTAIR MACAULAY AUGUST 12, 2013
On Sept. 25 and 26, the Argentine dancers Gabriel Missé and Analía Centurión will appear in City Center’s Fall for Dance opening program. Since they are among the world’s most wonderful dancers today, I look forward to it, just as I cheered them recently when they performed at the Vail International Dance Festival. Yet, although I have loved Argentine tango as a theatrical form since the 1980s, I increasingly have learned that tango is best seen at close quarters. Yes, tango is inherently dramatic and scintillatingly musical, but its whole emphasis can be distorted by rendering it theatrical or exhibitionistic.
High-Speed Stitching, Full of Joy
ALASTAIR MACAULAY APRIL 3, 2013
The performances that the superlative Argentine tangoists Gabriel Missé and Analía Centurión give in New York are late-night affairs, with the result that a working dance critic usually comes to them after another performance. Over the past 13 months I’ve therefore seen them within an hour or two of superb performances by American Ballet Theater, the Paul Taylor Dance Company and, on Tuesday, Lil Buck. Each time, as I’ve arrived, I’ve feared that the tangoists will pale by comparison. Each time the opposite has proved true.
New York’s Export-Import World of Movement
ALASTAIR MACAULAY FEBRUARY 22, 2013
Two years ago the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, said in an interview that “New York has become quite conservative in a sense,” adding, “For me now London is, without question, the dance capital of the world.”
A Tango Partner’s Light Touch, and Other Late Night Intimacies
ALASTAIR MACAULAY OCTOBER 15, 2012
Dardo Galletto Studios are on the 11th floor of an ordinary office building near Times Square. Metal folding chairs hug the perimeter of the room; a mirror covers one wall, and windows look out onto other office buildings. Exposed along the low ceiling are sprinkler pipes, strung with white Christmas lights — the place’s one touch of elegance and romance.
From Passion to Transcendence
ALASTAIR MACAULAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
THREE of the world’s greatest dancers, each from a different continent, each from a different dance idiom, come to New York this fall. The Spanish flamenco artist Soledad Barrio returns, with her troupe Noche Flamenca, to the Joyce Theater for two weeks starting Sept. 18. Nov. 1 through 3 the Indian Bharata Natyam dancer Malavika Sarukkai performs at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. And the Argentine tango master Gabriel Missé returns to New York from Nov. 23 through December, teaching workshops and appearing in the city’s milongas, or social tango gatherings.
Surprises at Every Twirl
ALASTAIR MACAULAY AUGUST 6, 2012
The two evenings also provided four distinct opportunities to the great tango exemplars Mr. Missé and Ms. Centurión; if I could see this couple dance every day of my life, I would die happy. In “Los Mareados” you could watch them stretch their style to its most glamorous, even flamboyant, with no loss of wit.
Away From Stage, the Tango Turns Revealing and Intoxicating
Gabriel Missé and Analia Centurión at
Dardo Galletto Studios
ALASTAIR MACAULAY MARCH 7, 2012
Gabriel Missé, a master of Argentine tango and one of the most exciting dancers of our day, made his New York debut in 2008 at Symphony Space, with his partner at the time, Natalia Hills. Over the next two years he and Ms. Hills refined the give-and-take of their collaboration. This was, as several clips of their dancing on YouTube confirm, among the most compelling of all dance partnerships. The breakup of this team in 2011 was cause for real grief.
You Can’t Tango in Any Old Shoes
IN the words of its devotees, the tango is a “three-minute love story,” “sublimated warfare” or an “addiction,” its dips and twirls and tangled limbs metaphors for seduction. “If you danced like that with someone in the nightclub scene,” said Russell Buckingham, a painter and club impresario, “you would go home with them.”