Claire and Dario « Corazón de tango » together as a couple in the last 10 years they are a recognized couple in the International tango scene .
They currently live in Aix-en-Provence, France where they teach their regular classes and have their milonga.
Claire and Dario are known for their technique, elegance, kindness and good energy. They have the idea to interpret a tango that reaches people trough the feeling and passion that lives within the abrazo and not only in it’s footsteps
. Among them they communicate their love and passion for dance through a Tango that respects their roots and see regenerates and evolves with the currents of the times.
They are also known for their great interpretation of the milonga rhythm .
From their teaching they have inspired others to become teachers and organizers.
Their pedagogy is to start students with a structure and starting from that base evolve to improvisation. Accenting the musical interpretation and seeking comfort on the dance all the time . Always looking to give their students the right tools to make the path to discover their own dance.
You could see Dario And Claire around the world performing shows , festivals and other events. http://www.corazondetango.com/agenda/
Claire and Dario with Knowledge Networks, Inc., created « Dario’s tango guide » ®.
That is a guide to learning the tango dance, which is distributed free ,online as a potcast.
It has been seen worldwide and gladly accepted. After only one year of the tango guide has had over 1,400,000 visitors with very pleasing comments.
Claire has started her dance experience 25 years ago. She was primarily trained in Modern jazz in Paris, France. Curious of other dance forms she also trained is Samba, African dance, tap dance, Salsa and Flamenco. She is used to perform in these different disciplines around the world. Years later It is in Albany, NY that Claire discovered Argentine Tango with Dario Da Silva, she immediately fell in love with the dance and intensively trained with Dario and other Master teachers and soon became Dario’s dance partner. They began teaching together in the Capital region and built a strong Tango community in Albany and surrounding areas. Her previous training in other dances has given her a very fine tune “ear” for tango and also a very elegant way of movement. Naturally elegant she shows her tango this way.
Claire has a great passion for teaching. Her skills of following and also leading allow her to teach on her own and understand deeply the mechanic of each movements.
Dario Da Silva
Born in Rosario Argentina, Dario started dancing at the age of fourteen at « El Club Sarmiento » with great teachers like Daniel Aguinaga, Marta Corazza, and Miriam Mondello. After only a few weeks of dancing, he knew that tango was going to become an integral part of his life. Tango has been his passion ever since.
Dario studied with maestros Rodolfo Ruiz Diaz and Victoria Collosio. He also had random instruction from the old milongueros of Rosario. They have been quoted as saying, « he’s young, but he has the heart of a true tanguero ». Dario started working professionally at the age of seventeen, performing in the cities of Rosario and Buenos Aires, as well as in dance festivals throughout Argentina.
He performed in Buenos Aires at « Primer Encuentro Nacional de Tango » in 1999 with the Orchestra Juan de Dios Filiberto. He has also played a major part in the following shows: “Y No es Poca Cosa”, “El Tango y Sus Bailarines”, “Tango y Vida”, “Una Noche de Tango”, “Tango Fusion :Encuentros Intimos”, and many others. Dario has taught and performed throughout the East coast of the US from 2000 to 2007. He has performed in New York at many dance events such as the “New York Tango festival”, “The International Encounter of Nations” in Albany, “The Dance Flurry” in Saratoga Springs, “The Merking Concert Hall and Joe’s Pub” in Manhattan and has been part of the “Tango fusion dance company” for the past 2 seasons. He has performed “The four seasons of love” with maestro Raul Jaurena winner of the Latin Grammy Award at the Thalia Theater in NYC; He was a guest artist at the gala night of “The new generation dance company” in 2006. In Massachusetts, he performed in « Dance across the City » at the Wang Theater in Boston; and the Summersville theater. He has also been part of the « The Boston Tango Festival » for the 3 consecutive years.
Dario was also part of the movie: “Life is the dream in the cinema” by director Mariusz Kotowsky.
Dario has 15 years of experience teaching tango, the last 10, he taught with his partner Claire. Together, Claire and Dario are fluent in English, Spanish and French, which allows them to teach all around the world. Since January 2010, they moved to Aix-en-Provence, France where the open their successful Tango Academy www.aix-en-tango.com
Performances Around the World
•Boston tango Festival
•New York Tango Festival
•Dance Flurry ( Saratoga Springs , EEUU)
•Show en Joe’s Pub (Manhattan)
•Merking Concert Hall ( Manhattan , EEUU)
•Many Shows con la Compania Tango Fusion. (EEUU)
•Show “The four Season of Love” with Maestro Raul Jaurena Ganador de Grammy Latino al mejor album de Tango.( New York)
•Show “MASS Tango” with Maestro Bernardo Monk at various venues.
•Invited dancers to the first tango conference in Harvard College with international tango starts musicians such as Daniel Binelli, Yo Yo Ma y Gustavo Santoalla (Boston, EEUU)
•La milonga Las Chirusas ( Rosario, Argentina)
•Pulpos Tango week ( Buenos Aires)
•Salón Canning y La Ideal (Buenos Aires)
•Shows at milongas Casa Valencia, La pantera Rosa y La milonga de 7 a 9, Maremágnum y El Desbande. ( Barcelona)
•Festival Tango Para Vos ( Barcelona)
•Laboratorio Biotango ( Barcelona)
•Tango Fiesta ( Dublín, Irlanda)
•Mentón Ma Ville est tango ( Festival de Tango en Francia)
•Festival de Tango de Perpignam ( Francia)
•Festival Che! Tango ( Nimes, Francia)
•Show en la Milonga el Colectivo ( Paris , Francia)
•Show en la Milonga Compadrito (Aix-en- Provence, Francia)
•Show en la milonga de Ángel ( Nimes, Francia)
•Show en Tango Época (Zurich , Suiza)
•Show en Mi milonga ( Lucerna, Suiza)
Festival Tango Roots (Paris, France)
Festival Tango Menton (Menton, France)
Festival de Tango de Monpellier (Montpellier, France)
Festival Le space Tango (La Rochelle, France)
International England Tango Festival (London, UK)
Sitges Tango Festival (Sitges, Spain)
Mons Tango Festival (Mons, Belgique)
Mer et Tango Festival (Port Barcares, France)