Vladimir Tarasov – a person who listens, touches, watches, shares, moves, describes tango. DJ photographer, teacher, organiser, but what is the most important a tanguero with passion. His tango adventure began in 2011 in Moscow. From the very beginning, when he was going to milongas he was watching the dance floor through the lense of his camera and stopped this magic world on his pictures. When he was living in Russia he started to infect the others with tango as a teacher. In 2016 he moved to Kraków where he became a part of tango-nuevo.pl team. He develops the tango awareness of others giving regular classes and weekend workshops. He also gave shows on various milongas and concerts. He co organises Krakus Aires Tango Festival. Recently he infects people with Argentine folk dances. Also in Krakow he begun to DJ. He was Djing on local and international events in Kraków and elsewhere.
As a dancer he is a master and loves to play with rhythm and soft but dense embrace. For both Vladimir the dancer and Vladimir the DJ – on the floor the most important is energy, and exchange of vibrations between the dancers. The source of this exchange is music. IN his opinion the energy should flow from the music to people and opposite. In the beginning he starts with the Golden Era and then it depends on people.
Dagmara (DagKa La Polaca) spent many years working in the Balkan region. She dances Argentine Tango since 2005. Following the principle: if there is no tango organise it in 2011 she initiated Argentine tango in Sarajevo where she opened her first milonga “Pocas Palabras.” There she started her DJing adventure.
She was DJing on milongas and festivals in Europe (Macedonia N., Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland), as well as on marathons, festivals and milongas in Argentina (Cordoba, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Tandil) and Chile. “I love the Golden Era… what can I do” – Dagmara always follows what happens on the dance floor sensing the feelings of the dancers and on the go prepares tandas, breaking the stereotypes but the same time assuring that each note takes your soul to dance.
I am originally from Buenos Aires; since 2002, I have been based in Geneva, Switzerland. I took my first Tango steps thanks to the nostalgia for my motherland.
Now I share my passion for tango by teaching, organizing milongas, and DJing all around Europe. I take every opportunity I have to dance in as many cities, festivals, and marathons as possible. Also, I continue exploring and developing our dance by attending seminars in order to explore new techniques and find inspiration. And of course, I am always searching for that perfect tanda.
Tango music is incredibly powerful.
I look for power in every track I play, no matter if it’s guardia vieja or guardia nueva.
An approach with proved to be successfulat numerous milongas and festivals in Ukraine and abroad.
It has been almost 11 years since Tango found me and for the last 9 years I have been playing tango as a DJ. My music selection is always based on the character of milonga, the people who come and my personal fascinations. I like to discover new sounds and interpretations of Golden Age Classics. I take special care to make sure, that I would enjoy dancing each tanda myself, but the biggest problem are always the last tanda – whether to calm the atmosphere down with gentle Fresedo or heat it up with D”Arienzo/Valdez… Either way – there must be EMOTIONS .