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Kara Wenham and Dominic Bridge on 030tango
Dominic Bridge started dancing in 2005 at the age of eighteen in the United States. Completely taken by tango, a year later he packed his bags for Buenos Aires. From the beginning, his focus on connection, action-reaction, energy, and emotion as something to be studied and cultivated has had a deep influence on his dancing and teaching. Dominic began teaching in Europe when he assumed instruction of tango school in Florence in 2008. In 2010 he moved to Paris, and from 2011-2013 partnered with Sigrid Van Tilbeurgh, featuring in various eminent tango festivals. His career became increasingly international, with artistic residencies and tango school-building in Florence, Paris, Moscow, Budapest, Portland, and now Berlin. With over ten years experience as a full-time tango instructor and background in music, psychology, and athletics, Dominic's passion for teaching continues to grow constantly, having worked with thousands of students in over fifteen countries.
Dominic's students appreciate not only his uncommon talent as a dancer, but his deep self-awareness and ability to articulate what many people find all but ineffable about tango. He is a devoted teacher who strives to open inner doors within his students so that they may further discover themselves and other life treasures along the way.
Kara Wenham came to tango in 2000 and since then has been going ever deeper into this dance form both as a dancer and as a teacher. She learned, trained and worked as a dancer/teacher in Buenos Aires where she lived for eleven years and was affected not just by the many wonderful teachers and dancers along the way, but also by the culture itself. She danced for seven years with Matias Facio and then another seven years with Javier Antar. These two partnerships powerfully shaped both her dancing and pedagogy for the past fourteen years. With them, she traveled and attended prestigious festivals and schools both in Buenos Aires and around the globe.
Kara has developed a pedagogy that is designed to empower students by giving them tools that focus on a solid technique, a clear idea of the structure of the dance, connection, lead and follow, musicality, improvisation, and the development of a personal style. Her interest and aim in teaching is not the ‘what’ of the movement but rather the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ of it.
Since her new partnership with Dominic Bridge, whom she has known for over a decade, she has discovered an exciting new path for her dancing that proves that there is no end in sight with tango. Their partnership fits easily and has quickly asserted a strong tanguero stamp that is both true in essence and form. Whilst their musicality and improvisational capacity reaches a high level, it always comes from a solid and authentic connection to each other. From the couple, the dance is born and this is perhaps one of the most satisfying facets of their dancing together: you see the couple, and what they create together is more than the sum of their parts.