Donatella and Angelo Grasso

Angelo Grasso

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The intense investigation of the variegated tango universe led Angelo to acquire styles and forms of tango starting from its origins as popular dance arriving to the new trends blending them in a unique tradition and novelty. All this led him to develop a solid and creative dance in a continuous search between body and music.

Actor at the "Theatre Group Elema" of Gioacchino Palumbo since 1994, Angelo meets the tango in 1997 and has since studied with many teachers Argentines who contribute to his artistic training: Vicky Arenillas, Margarita Klurfan, Walter Cardozo, Erica Boaglio, Adrian Aragon, Roberto Reis, Lucila Cionci, Gustavo Rosas, Gisela Natoli....

In March 1999 followe several lessons held in Buenos Aires with such masters as Tetè and Silvia, Rodolfo and Maria Cieri, Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida.

Since then, he started attending the world's largest Tango Festival (Madrid, Hamburg, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo ...) and attended workshops with the best instructors on the international scene such as Gustavo Naveira, Armando Orzuza, Mora Godoy, Gustavo Russo, Alejandra Mantinan, Natalia Games, Gabriel Angio, Pablo Ojeda, Beatriz Romero, Claudia Codega, Esteban Moreno, etc.

Since 2000 Luis Castro and Claudia Mendoza become his Masters reference and with them Angelo undertook an intensive study on the traditions of tango salòn and the most effective teaching techniques to transmit it to the students. Born the "Method Castro-Mendoza" now used exclusively at the Academia Projecto-Catania Tango directed by him together with Donatella Grasso and in which were formed thousands of tangueros of Catania area.

With the Association CaminitoTango Catania organizes continuously from August 2001 the CataniaTangoFestival, festival of tango with the presence of the best couples in the international scene of the Argentine Tango

Donatella Grasso

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Donatella began studying tango in 1999 with Angelo Grasso.

Numerous Argentine masters have contributed to her formation: Vicky Arenillas, Marcelo Alvarez, Margarita Klurfan, Walter Cardozo, Erica Boaglio, Adrian Aragon, Roberto Reis, Lucila Cionci etc.

In couple with Angelo begins to attend the major Festival Tango World (Madrid, Hamburg, Paris, ...) where she attended workshops with the best teachers on the international tango scene (Mora Godoy, Gustavo Russo, Alejandra Mantinan, Natalia Games, Gabriel Angiò, Pablo Ojeda, Beatriz Romero, Claudia Codega, Esteban Moreno, etc.).

Since 2000 Luis Castro and Claudia Mendoza become her masters reference , contributing to her professional and artistic growth and help extend more and more a technique of dance characterized by a style salòn clean and elegant.

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