SEBASTIAN ARCE & MARIANA MONTES
Sebastian starts dancing a the age of 8 years old, Mariana at 10 years old, together from 1996, they are one of the most required and famous couples. As teachers and dancing artists they are participating yearly in nearly 40 big scale events in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America. The coaches of world champions, directors of Arcetango Academia, Ejes Tango Union and Montes Tango Club.
Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes have done a lot for promoting tango overseas by their love and commitment to teaching, organizing tango events, and dancing. Their work has taken them to visit since ’99 over 140 cities, 35 countries, and counting.
They have produced 13 great scale tango events in France and USA (mephisto tango summer festival 2002-2006; Revirado Tango France 2002-2003; C.I.T.P. 2006-2007, Neotango Fest USA 2005-2006, Antipanico USA 2005-2006), and concerts with tango orchestras such as Fernandez Fierro, Orquesta tipica Imperial, Hyperion Orchestra, La Chicana; and electronic tango orchestras such as Bajofondo Tango Club, Gustavo Santaolalla, Tanghetto, Electrocutango and many others.
Choreographers of the show ‘Piazzolleando’ presented in Italy, Belgium, and England. They are co-directors of the show ‘Exodo Tangueando’. They present on 2018 the show ‘Tango on Air’. And nowadays prepearing their new show “Tango in Love” the 5 elements.
Sebastian Arce and Mariana Montes have kept their pedagogical activities around the world non-stop since 1999. Their names are easily found on the top of the casting of the most renown yearly international tango events, such as Mantova Tango Festival (IT), Amsterdam Tango Festival Tangomagia (NL), Torino Tango Festival (IT), Tango Revolution (IT), 59 degrees Tango Festival (SW), Bari Tango Congress, and many others, and last but not least, the biggest tango reunion of them all the C.I.T.A. (International Tango Congress in Argentina).
In February 2009, Sebastian has been named ‘ACADEMICO HONORARIO ITINERANTE’ by the National Academy of Tango in Buenos Aires.
In 2011 Sebastian and Mariana have launched the first online tango school: Tangomeet.com
From their gathered experiences, Sebastian and Mariana have developed their own teaching methodology (T.M.E = TANGO MULTIPLE STYLES) based on the harmony between conscious and unconscious body control applied to movement/non movement, and changing in tango philosophy a the vision of style, a vision detached from the singularity of style. Their methodology also focuses on awakening senses before applying them to the dance (understanding of relationship, physical and theoretical/sensorial and auditive), and have as a final goal the self expression, the research of your own dance from the needs created by the student’s own tango path, paying much attention to the non-movement, the introspection of the dance, the contemplation.