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We are completely thrilled to welcome Marianela Nuñez to our Winter Ball again this year.

Marianela is one of the biggest stars of the Royal Ballet. She has performed all the leading roles in the classical, dramatic and contemporary repertory.

Marianela was named Best Female Dancer at the 2005 and 2012 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and in 2013 won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance.

She has appeared as a guest artist with companies including American Ballet Theatre, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Australian Ballet, La Scala, Milan, Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón and Teatro Argentino de La Plata.

Here she is in the lead role of Don Quixote with ballet star Carlos Acosta, who she partnered on many occasions.

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She has enjoyed acclaim with many prominent critics. Of her performance of the lead in Swan Lake, they have written:

"... every gesture sings, every step is luminous with emotion. The result is sublime".

"Her approach to one of the most difficult parts of the 19th-century repertoire is simply exemplary, and I have no doubt that her incandescent and technically flawless interpretation is destined to be long remembered in history, along with those of other unique artists."

"...[her interpretation] confirmed her indisputable supremacy as the ideal 21st century interpreter of the classic. Her rendition of Odette’s sadness and fear is something that should be recorded for posterity."

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Last year at our Winter Ball she stunned our guests when she gave a surprise performance. She was partnered by Alejandro Parente, who is a principal at Theatre Colon, Buenos Aires. They performed a modern ballet to a piece by Astor Piazzolla "A Buenos Aires". Just perfect for the tango-loving audience!

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Marianela was born in Argentina but has spent most of her adult life with the Royal Ballet in London. She met David in Ballet School in Buenos Aires. Both David and Marianela know how it feels to live far away from Argentina and both feel passionately about the charitable causes supported by our Winter Ball and APARU.

We are so happy and grateful that Marianela and Alejandro will be performing for us again at the Winter Ball.

For more information and tickets click here.

It was amazing to be back on the dance floor again on Boxing Day when we gave our first performance since the birth of our baby in July.

The event took place in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall, with dancing for all, live music and two dance performances.

For those of you who missed it, here is a youtube video:

Our next performance will be on Saturday 21st January at our annual Winter Ball in the Old Finsbury Town Hall. We really hope you can make it!

It's that time of year when we wind down all our classes and take a short break from tango.

It's been another amazing year for us at Tango Movement.

I enjoyed teaching classes right up until the night before my second baby was born in July. It was a special feeling to dance with the baby inside me and I didn't feel tempted to give up for a second! After some time off on maternity leave, I was back teaching classes by mid-September.

This year, we've worked hard on developing our weekend workshop themes, aiming always to help our students grow both technically and artistically, and to bring out the very best in them. We've continued to focus on creating the warm, nurturing atmosphere that our classes have become known for, so that we all feel that we are much more than a tango school ... more a tango family!

Highlights of this year have been our participation in the Che Tango Festival, in which I danced 7 months pregnant, our students' wonderful performance at the UK Tango Championship, our amazing sun-blessed garden party and, of course, hosting tango legend Alejandra Mantiñan for workshops over two weekends.

And how can we forget Alejandra and David's exhilarating, improvised performance at Negracha Tango Club in October? Two dancers who had scarcely danced with each other before stepped out onto the dance floor and exhibited an immediate connection and chemistry. Just like that. Magic. This, people, is what tango is all about!

Thank you everyone for making 2016 what it was and Tango Movement what it is. It is a never-ending source of happiness for us. As we get ready for our 10th anniversary year (gulp!), please enjoy this video of our favourite parts of 2016.

We'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, wherever you may be spending it.

Wishing you health, happiness and a lot of tango in 2017! We can't wait to get started!

With much love,

David & Kim

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