CARMEN AGUIAR & JEREMY BRAITBART
Uruguay / France
Born in Montevideo, where tango belongs to popular culture, Carmen received training in various dance genres (ballet, contemporary dance…) from an early age.
She came to Europe to undertake further research into art and movement, applying Western and Eastern techniques with the intent of synthesising and adapting them later on. She started studying tango very early with Esther and Mingo Pugliese, Rodolfo and Maria Cieri, Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbao, and Rodolfo Dinzel, among others.
She was involved in Les Trottoirs de Buenos Aires (first tangueria in Paris) with Victor Convalia as from 1985. Beyond dancing, Carmen’s research led her to set up an association, the “ADEC”, for which she has been holding the role of artistic and educational director for 22 years on.
Her ambition is to use dancing as an instrument for education, therapy, personal development and social integration all at once. Thanks to her experience, she is a remarkable teacher who easily communicates qualities such as attentiveness, fluidity or precision in the posture.
Jeremy Braitbart is first and foremost a comedian. After studying physiotherapy, following his initial training as a gymnast, he entered the Conservatoire d’art dramatique of Paris, where he studied drama. He then regularly performed on theatre stages – in both classical and contemporary repertoires – and acted in cinema and television films. He discovered Argentine tango on a film set. Quickly hooked, he flew to Argentina in order to train with great maestros. Since then, he has been regularly asked to work as dancer, choreographer, and Argentine tango teacher for workshops, shows, feature films and advertising, in parallel with his acting career. He is the director of the theatre company Le Regard se pose, for which he wrote, directed and choreographed the show Errances en retour, blending theatre and Argentine tango.
He has been teaching Argentine tango for many years within important associations, in cities such as Orleans, Tours, Blois, Montargis, Rennes, Le Havre, Caen or Brussels.
Jeremy regularly works on stage with the orchestras Tanguisimo and Tanguarda, both in France and abroad. On May 25, 2018, he performed at Les Arènes de Lutèce on the occasion of Argentinian “May Revolution Day”. He also recently appeared with the dancer, choreograph and TV presenter Fauve Hautot in a music video for Plaza Francia (ex Gotan Project).
Jeremy is one of the organisers of the Parisian milonga La Dolce Vita, well-known in France and abroad.