From Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gastón started dancing very young. He trained and performed in classical ballet before he got interested in other dance disciplines like Argentine folklore and tango. He studied at the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte –IUNA.
He performed in a number of shows and was part of “The Ballet Neoclasico of Buenos Aires” and collaborated in works like “Rock and Tango” at the Metropolitan Theater with choreography by Guido de Benedetti (former director of the Ballet of the Teatro Colon). Later he got more involved in Tango and started touring Europe with his tango partner Nuria Hortiguera.
His teaching career blossomed and more opportunities to perform appeared in Buenos Aires. Between 2008 and late 2010 he performed regularly in three of the most popular and traditional Tango houses: “Sabor a Tango”, “La Cumparsita” and “South Bar”. Where he also taught and gave tango seminars before each show.
In 2010 he was part of the Queer Tango Festival in Buenos Aires, where he performed and taught with Diego Gonzalez and other great masters with whom he shares the first steps of this festival that today is the most important Queer Tango in the world.
Gastón Olguín is a very talented teacher and tango dancer. Through his ballet training he was exposed to rigorous dance techniques which helped him develop his current method of teaching tango.
His teaching method includes elements of bio-mechanics which are applied to help students discover the natural movements of their body in the dance act.
The specific exercises he uses to improve body awareness are initiated from what he calls the “home position”. Then, without imposing a rigid order to the learning process, he progresses from simple movements to more complex structures. If you are interested in knowing more about Gastón and his teaching method go to his website gastoneolguintango.com.