Mar del Plata, March 17th, 1991: twelve people of all ages found the Cía.R.E.A d a n z a [R.E.A Dance Co.(Reminiscence, Experiment, Artistic) They are all moved by the common need of creating an independent modus vivendi of their own in which they could develop human and artistically their way. Since then, work has been uninterrupted, researching through dance a way for expressing themselves.
R.E.A's art is deeply rooted in the most genuine forms of the Argentinian popular dances. In a second stage, they will combine these with the classical ballet technique to stylize them. In 1996 they move to Buenos Aires, where tango and other contemporary techniques, including circus acrobatics, will join to their dance style resources. This is the way followed to create their own language, always in evolution to multiply its expressive means.
Soon after its foundation, appraisal arrives. Be it in form of first prizes in several national festivals and meetings, or by been requested to take part in tours throughout America and Europe to accompany dance and sing stars for whom they create an important number of choreographies. Among those artists: Alberto Merlo, Imperio Argentina, Mariano Mores, Julio Bocca, Julio Iglesias, Cuti y Roberto Carabajal, Ángel Corella...
From the country to the city on a return trip. R.E.A not only use conventional scenic spaces but also natural and urban ones, the purpose being to interact with their objects transforming them into stage elements. Thus any place is good to carry out the fusion of dance and other inspiring arts as music, visual arts, poetry, popular literature, cinema, comic, etc.
The 'penultimate' stage of this nomad adventure opens in 2001 with the moving from Buenos Aires to their present headquarters in Málaga (Spain). A geographical and cultural jump that lets them go on developing and enriching their human and aesthetic foundations as well as contribute to the dynamization of contemporary dance in Andalusia in the last decade. They continue to advance in the domination of unorthodox spaces and incorporating acrobatics as a definitive sign of their urban invasions.
October 2015 | VIRGINIA PANDOLFI & JONATAN AGUERO
Virginia and Jonatan are a young couple that moves its first steps as dance partners . With less than a year working together, they are already bound one to another and create their own style resulting from the vast experience of both.
Separately they have more than 10 years dancing Tango, and come together today with a Tango full of experience to convey .
Their classes are based on the study of the technique, going from the most basic to the most complex elements, but always with the idea of practicing a dance where the connection, the embrace and comfort in the couple, are the main target.
The Tango of Virginia and Jonatan is original and authentic.
Counting on a traditional base, they are in constant search of evolution, respecting the principles that formed their Tango at the origins.
The embrace, play, subtlety, and complicity, fuse in this couple presenting a Tango, which is sincere, heartfelt and extremely elegant .
December 2014 | MARIA & CARLOS RIVAROLA
Maria and Carlos Rivarola are one of the most prestigious Argentine Tango couples of recent times. They are original members of "Tango Argentino". The show that started the tango hit in Paris at the year 1983, and running France, Italy, Canada, E.E.U.U. arriving at N.Y. in 1985, acting on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger theatre.
They have been traveling to Japan every year since 1984, alternating Tango dance seminars with performances with great artists like Mariano Mores, Sexteto Tango, José Colángelo and Leopoldo Federico. In 1986 Carlos Rivarola staged and directed the first Tango show formed exclusively by Japanese dancers, musicians and singers. In 1996, María and Carlos presented and directed Los Grandes del Tango Argentino, a show produced specially for Japan, with the appearance of Juan Carlos Copes, María Nieves, Nélida and Nelson, Mayoral and Elsa María, Roberto and Vanina, Carlos and Inés Borquez and the Color Tango Orchestra, among others.
Moreover they published the book Así se baila el Tango Argentino written by the couple and distinguished journalist and Tango researcher Yoyi Kanematz. Furthermore they are godfathers and founders of several clubs and Tango academies in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka.
They were choreographer, dancers and tango teacher of Raul Julia on the film "Tango Bar". Carlos was choreographer and dancer of the movies "Naked Tango" with Vincent D'Onofrio and Fernando Rey; "Tango" by Carlos Saura,(“Oscar” nominated ), with which won the 1999 American Choreography Awards of the Academy of Dance on Film. He danced with Eleonora Casano at the Tangokinesis show in Italy, Greece, Spain, U. K. and Argentina.
They gave conference about tango in: Spain ( Festival de Granada ); Japan : Kannai Hall - Yokohama, Aichi University - Nagoya ; Italy: Architecture University- Roma , Federico II University - Napoli.
Carlos is a resident professor at the IUNA (Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte). In 2006 he received an Artistic Achievement Award from the Argentine National Arts Foundation, in 2008 The Honor Diploma of CID-UNESCO-Sección Buenos Aires (Conceil International of the Dance), in 2010 the diploma of honor in merit to the fecund educational work from the CAD (Consejo Argentino de la Danza). They are also an intermediate generation member of the Academia Nacional del Tango.