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Tony & Ilana

Tony & Ilana

Tango Vita was proud to host Tony and Ilana, from Seattle, for workshops and performances in various occasions.

 

Dance Experience  
Ilana Rubin and Tony Fan bring to the tango a life-long interest in dance. They were both trained in ballet and modern dance, and bring to tango an exciting, accessible, individual style.

Ilana's extensive dance training includes modern dance with Martha Nishitani, as well as ballet and folk dancing. She performed for five years with Radost, Seattle's premiere folk dance ensemble.

Tony started his dance career studying modern ballet. Later, he continued with ballroom dancing before he discovered the Argentine tango. Tony has also studied tango in Europe.

Tony and Ilana have been dancing the Argentine tango together with such notable dancers: Juan Bruno, Pepito Avelleneda, Susanna Miller, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa, Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida, Daniela Arcuri and Armando Orzuza, Mariella Franganilla, Eric Jorissen, Brigitte Winkler, Rebecca Shulman, Cacho Dante, and Omar Vega.  
 
Teaching Experience  
Tony and Ilana teach a regular curriculum of tango classes in the Seattle area. Their lessons, which focus on understanding the building blocks and musicality of tango, have grown increasingly popular since their first weekly classes in 1996. They are now leading one of the major tango schools in Seattle, and offer special workshops around cities in the west coast. Their workshops have been featured in the Northwest Folk life Festival, Portland Tango Festival, as well as many tango communities in the west coast and Canada. Their regular classes are offered through the Bellevue Ballet Arts Center, WAC, North Seattle Community College, Shoreline Community College, and Bellevue Community College.  
 
Performing Experience  
Tony and Ilana were featured performers during an evening of tango at the 1997-2003 Northwest Folk life Festival in Seattle. They are the stars of the independent film, The Last Tango, produced by Carl Tanne. In 1997 they appeared in Sonny Newman's full-length tango ballet, The Loves of Margarita, with Sandor and Tiffany, stars of the Broadway show Forever Tango. Tony and Ilana are the performers for the ACT theater opening ceremony and many other Seattle theater events.  
 
Tony and Ilana also perform at different tango communities in the west coast and Canada. Their latest performance was with the world renown Argentine pianist Pablo Ziegler at the Meydenbauer Theater, with Daniel Trenner at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and with Chelsea Eng at the Stanford University. Tony and Ilana frequently perform at workshops, theater shows, festivals, dinner Shows, and other special occasions.  




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Next important tango event in Victoria:

Tango ViTA's Tango by the Sea 2013 - Details

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WEEKLY MILONGA 

Tango Vita hosts one dancing opportunity every week:

every Saturday 9:00-midnight.
1303 Broad Street. Upstairs
 
Milonga preceded by tango lesson, all levels, from 8 to 9pm.
 
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