Tango intermediate level with Los Ocampo
Mónica Romero & Omar Ocampo
History of the tango through the embrace and the music
Are you an experienced Tango dancer and want to learn more about the roots of Tango in Argentine folclore? Would you like to follow the different styles of Tango in its historical development? Do you want to learn more about tango music and its interpretation in the dance?
Then the class with two living legends of Tango, Mónica and Omar, is just right for you!
Los Ocampo are Mónica Romero and Omar Ocampo, a partnership of over 30 years made up of performing, teaching and sharing Argentine Tango and Folklore around the world. They have a rich dance background and began dancing at an early age, meeting when they were dancers in the Carlos Copes tango company in Buenos Aires and later becoming a stage couple and marrying in 1984.
Their charismatic stage presence and personalities combined with their elegant style, creativity and extensive knowledge make them hugely popular with audiences and students alike. They have performed on some of the most prestigious world stages, both with their own dance company Tango Bravo and as part of international shows, such as: Mariano Mores; The Carlos Copes Tango Show; and Tango Pasión with the renowned Sexteto Mayor.
Los Ocampo are masters not only of Argentine Tango, but also of Argentina’s folkloric dances, such as Chacarera, Zamba and Malambo. Hence they are often engaged as cultural and artistic ambassadors for Argentine music and dance.
Daughter of Argentinean singer Estela Raval and musician Ricardo Romero (creators of Los 5 Latinos), Mónica was born in Buenos Aires. She studied jazz and contemporary dance specialising in modern dance. Mónica is a natural performer and studied with some of the most prestigious Argentine teachers and choreographers.
Mónica appeared in many musicals and joined the Juan Carlos Copes tango company where she met her husband Omar Ocampo. She co-directed and created the show Tango Bravo with Omar Ocampo and has performed in and created many notable tango shows including Tango Pasión (link) which toured world-wide for more than 17 years.
Mónica now divides her time between the Los Ocampo tango and folkloric schools round the world and touring commitments to perform and teach.
Omar is an exceptional and gifted dancer, a passionate milonguero and folklorista. Born in Entre Ríos he started his professional career in Buenos Aires when, at age 16, hearing of the dance master Santiago Ayala, “El Chúcaro”, he discovered his mentor and spiritual father.
“El Chúcaro” and Norma Viola invited Omar to join their folkloric company Ballet Argentino. Omar quickly progressed to be the lead dancer and dance master of the company, travelling round the world with them for eleven years.
While pursuing his folkloric career, Omar was for several years a member of the Juan Carlos Copes tango company.
Today Omar is considered the best dancer of Argentine folklore, but not only. As a choreographer Omar is an exponent of all the Argentinean dance forms. His show Tango Bravo, developed with his wife Mónica, blends Tango with Folkloric dance; and, he also choreographed for Tango Pasión and Mariano Mores’ show.
Get a taste of Mónica's and Omar's vast range of interpreting different kinds of music in these videos.
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Languages of instruction: English, Spanish
Fee: EUR 915 per person per week
Price includes 15 hours of teaching, lodging in doubleroom and meals (beverages included) for the entire week of the course, including the booking charge. Extra charge for lodging in single rooms: EUR 200 per person per week. Extra charge for lodging in private apartment for two persons: starting from EUR 60 per person per week. Please contact us about details of instruction, lodging and food.
Mónica & Omar dance Canyengue and Tango-Zamba
Mónica & Omar dance a Milonga
Mónica & Omar in their own "Bravo Tango Show" (Trailer)
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More about Los Ocampo at www.losocampotango.com