Paras Saghi & Paul Vossen
Paras was in her youth a Rhythmical Gymnast for 10 years, going to competitions in many countries and winning many medals inclusive the golden one of the Hungarian Championship. After her sport-carrier she danced in different dance companies. She is experienced in many disciplines: classical, modern and jazz ballet, contact improvisation, dance therapy, yoga and the most inner movements she learned in India: Qigong and the Buddhist Vipassana meditation. She is a skilled teacher of dance-expression for kids and adults.
When she discovered Tango in 1998, Paras was so astonished by its richness with its silent, intimate, heartfelt, sensual and playful moments, that she decided to put her focus into this dance.
Paul made his first tango steps in 1991 and probably danced at least once around the world since then. He is inspired by many teachers from Argentine and Europe, and also by other movement disciplines such as dance improvisation, Qigong and yoga. His dance is fluent and playful. He has a soft lead with space for the follower"s initiative. He is always searching for ways to go beyond the technique to find the space where the two dancers becomes truly One in the dance.
Paras and Paul are dancing together since 1999, and started to teach in 2003 in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Hungary and Italy. Their main interest is to be a good and committed teacher, rather than a performing artist. They followed many workshops and seminars with many Argentine maestros in Europe and Argentina and studied few months in the well-known DNI School in Buenos Aires with Pablo, Dana and many other teachers there. They have an "open minded" approach, as they have found a lot of valuable things in all the different styles from milonguero till nuevo. Their investigation in tango is like a long journey, always moving, changing and evolving. They believe that the Magical moments happen only partly thanks to the technical skills, and that"s why they like to work with the "Extras": presence and body awareness, qualities and intensity, dialog and improvisation. They have a new approach to it, called the TaoTango.
Their motto is: "Magic happens always outside the comfort zone". That"s why they found a light and playful way to challenge the dancers to trust, open up, connect and interact and a little more intense than usually. They like longer events, because they are more suitable for this as the group stays together. They organize the Taboe Tango Camp, a big, innovative and international tango "retreat"week twice a year.
"We love to gather with all these tango-nomads from all around the world in this warm and joyful "refuge" in the forest. We create the circumstances that everybody can feel at ease and part of the "Taboe tribe". Besides all the hours of dancing, we offer many little extras to encourage people to connect, interact and even talk with each other ... because we find, that this open atmosphere is really important when staying together with such a huge group of 150 or more people for a week."
Living Doll performance in Ruigrok Amsterdam
Spontaneous performance in Flores Mannheim
Phantastango performance on live music
Play with enganches (class)
Steve has taught Argentine tango since 2000 and is known for his skill as a dance technician. He explains dance movements and corrections in a variety of styles; concepts that can seem nebulous, elusive, or just plain fanciful in other classes become clearer and more logical as he presents them with a relaxing, carefully paced and articulate way.
He is a lifelong musician and composer, playing piano and a number of other instruments, including bandoneon, he approaches dance both from the artistic, emotional angle of musical interpretation and the mechanical necessity of moving the body from one position to another while retaining control and interaction with your partner. In the UK he runs the Tango UK dance school at Bramshaw with his wife Debbie and they have hosted the Tango Tangk weekend mini-festivals since 2004 featuring dance maestros from around the world.