Rebecca Rorick Smith and Eric Lindgren on 030tango
Rebecca Rorick Smith began studying Argentine Tango in 1999 while pursuing her BFA in Eugene, OR. Quickly realizing tango to be the art form she had been searching for, she began instructing at the local Tango Center and adopted a nomadic tango lifestyle.
From 2001 Rebecca has lived and taught within numerous sprouting tango communities in the United States. Most notably, she spent years in Portland, OR and then Boston, MA working through the MIT Tango Club. She has shared tango abroad in Great Britain, Canada, and in India, where she taught in Mumbai, Bangalore, and New Delhi.
Rebecca has been fortunate to work with many of the best of North America’s professional dancers and also spend ample time studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Eric Lindgren fell in love with Tango from his first class. A month later he had moved to Buenos Aires to pursue the dance full time. In the decade since he has continued to explore the many unique avenues of style, technique, and self-expression that Argentine Tango offers.
Eric has taught, djed, and performed throughout the US and Europe and continues to revisit Buenos Aires regularly as source of inspiration and clarity. In classes, Eric focuses on pursuing presence, ease, and enjoyment, as the quickest and most rewarding paths to further our understand of the dance.
Rebecca and Eric met and began working together in 2007. Through years of travel and development they continue to be dedicated teachers and artists, collaborating whenever possible. In 2013 they moved to Berlin, where Rebecca still resides. She is currently a local teacher in the German cornerstone Tango schools of Mala Junta Berlin and Tangotanzenmachtshoen.