in the PRESS
COMPADRITO on TV
RTE documentary on 4th
ArgentineTango Festival (2005)
RTE News on Argentine Tango Festival 2010 (11th August 2010)
COMPADRITO on the Radio
RTE Radio on the Tango
(->podcast 21 Aug 2008)
Phil Cawley from Today FM gets tangoed..: watch & listen
(podcast July 2009)
Simona Zaino and Hernan Catvin in 2004,
Tango is a community group that was set up in Ireland with the intent of offering people
the opportunity to learn and
dance Argentine Tango
through a variety of event such as
classes, milongas, workshops, festivals and more. We collaborate
with local and international artists, all sharing the same passion for Tango,
to bring you the best of Tango dance and music.
offering you the authentic Argentine Tango experience, we intend to dispel
the belief that Tango’s sensual
elegant movements can only be achieved by professional dancers.
But above all, we
Tango off the
stage and make it once again what it was in its origins: a
social dance for people of all
ages and backgrounds,
in the real
Buenos Aires spirit!
Hernan and Simona are highly
experienced tango instructors and wish to share their passion for
tango dance. They have been
teaching in Ireland, Italy,
the U.S.A. Together with their colleagues,
they volunteer their time to run regular classes for all levels. Please click
here to see the current
Performances and events
Since they started
in 2004, Simona and Hernan have performed regularly at numerous dance and
events around Ireland such as Dublin
Fringe Festival, the Oxegen
International Music Festival,
the Olympia Theatre with Camille O’Sullivan, the
Solstice Arts Centre and the National Concert Hall with Fionnula Hunt, the Ballina
the Rathmines Arts Festival. They have
dancers and tango choreographers in the opera 'Maria De Buenos Aires'
by Astor Piazzolla, staged
at the Cork Opera House and directed by Conor Hanratty.
Simona and Hernan
also choreographed and appeared as main dancers in the short film "Tango in D minor"
by Maurizio Usai.
are regular guest teachers at the Cork Tango Festival as well as founders and directors of the
International Tango Festival in Ireland
a non-profit event
which is one of the most successful festivals of its kind, with
hundreds of people joining every year from Ireland and abroad to
dance, experience Argentine culture and share joyful moments on the
here to see a list of past and upcoming events
and recent videos