IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
Mohammed Ibrahim – DJ Mo, Sydney
Mo started his tango music journey in 2012 playing regularly in local milongas and gaining recognition in Sydney and interstate. His approach is based on keeping the energy on the floor going by playing the right tanda at the right time.
Chris Han - DJ Han, Brisbane
Our 2019 Festival, we welcome DJ Han for the first time into our superior team of DJs. Adjoining his love of Tango dancing with his stubbornness to search for the perfect smooth sounds, DJ Han has been providing Tangueros quality music since 2014. Besides participated in numerous Tango festivals and events in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney and Hobart, he was also invited to DJ at international milongas in Seoul and Bali.
Stephan Resch - DJ & Tango Music Historian, New Zealand
Stephan Resch is a tango dancer and DJ from Auckland, NZ. He began his tango journey in 2006 and after several visits to BsAs discovered his passion for DJing and the history of tango music. During regular visits to European festivals and Marathons he finds inspiration for developing his musical style. Stephan has been invited as a DJ and presenter to Milongas and Festivals in Berlin, Moscow, Stuttgart, Nelson, Wellington and Sydney.
DJ Alex - Sydney
An active contributor of music and pro bono work in the Sydney tango community, DJ Alex continuously dedicates himself to set a high standard and ensures dancers get the best tango has to offer. Commitment to the highest possible quality audio and selection has gained him swift popularity. He also invests a lot of his time to explore rare undiscovered recordings that allow him to inject something unique and memorable. DJ Alex's professional approach and natural awareness for the dancers ensure we are more than just in safe hands.
Paul Wagner (Pavel) - DJ, Germany
Pavel started his DJ career in 2008 at the local milonga in Düsseldorf, (Germany). Since 2005 Pavel was DJing at Tango Synergy milongas, Milonga La Belle Epoque and Pablito’s milonga in Sydney. Pavel loves dancing and DJing outdoors. He was the major initiator and co-founder of the famous Synergy Outdoor Milonga in Sydney Darling Harbour. Since 2014 he is regularly DJing and hosting the Synergy Outdoor Milonga. In 2014 and 2015 he DJ’d at Buenos Aires in the Southern Highlands festival. "As a DJ it's my responsibility to play music to which dancer can connect". Pavel loves all sort of music including nuevo and alternative tango. In recent years golden age tango becomes his passion.
Liz Young - Violinist, Brisbane
Liz plays the violin. She plays on mountains, beaches, glaciers..and even stilts. When not teaching violin or gallivanting the world she loves to hang out with her six nieces and nephews in Narnia and on Pluto. She also loves playing with her tango Band Mendoza, rocking out with her bush band The Smashing Bumpkins and dancing around with her rock orchestra Deep Blue. When in comes to performing solo Liz is keen on playing your favourite tunes. So.. request away!!
Michael Adam-Smith - Feldenkrais workshop
Michael has been running our Feldendrais workshops for the past four years and we are pleased to have him with us again in 2019. The focus will be: Flexible Floor Feeling Feet! A class to renew your friendship with your best Tango Friends. "We will 'walk' through ways to get in touch - Awareness Through Movement - a class in The Feldenkrais Method.” One hour of Abrazos for your Appendages with Michael Adam-Smith ! PLUS simple exercises to enhance ‘dissociation'.
Irene Wu - Yoga workshop
Next year we welcome Irene Wu who will volunteer her time to run the yoga workshops at our 2019 festival. Irene comes to us from Queensland and has been training as a yoga teacher for the past five years. Class styles Irene teaches are Vinyasa, Yin, Vin-yin, Restorative and General. As usual, our yoga workshops will be ‘al fresco’ and held on the grass area between the venue and the beach on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Irene says: “I would like to combine yoga and dance together in my class to make yoga more fun and achievable. I want to focus on knees, low back, spine, core strength and calming techniques for a happier and healthier life.” We look forward to have Irene join our team at the 2019 Port Macquarie Tango Festival.