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Carlos & Maria Rivarola

Carlos & Maria Rivarola, one of the most prestigious Argentine Tango couples of recent times, were original members of “Tango Argentino”, the show that started the worlwide tango interest 1983, running in France, Italy, and Canada, arriving in New York in 1985, on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger theatre.

They have been traveling to Japan every year since 1984, alternating Tango dance seminars with performances with great artists like Mariano Mores, Sexteto Tango, José Colángelo and Leopoldo Federico. In 1986 Carlos Rivarola staged and directed the first Tango show formed exclusively by Japanese dancers, musicians and singers. In 1996, María and Carlos presented and directed Los Grandes del Tango Argentino, a show produced specially for Japan, with the appearance of Juan Carlos Copes, María Nieves, Nélida and Nelson, Mayoral and Elsa María, Roberto and Vanina, Carlos and Inés Borquez and the Color Tango Orchestra, among others.

Moreover they published the book Así se baila el Tango Argentino written by the couple and distinguished journalist and Tango researcher Yoyi Kanematz. Furthermore they are the patrons and founders of several clubs and Tango academies in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka.

They were choreographer, dancers and tango teacher of Raul Julia on the film "Tango Bar". They are members of the Academia Nacional del Tango.

Carlos is tango teacher of the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte. Was choreographer and dancer of the movies "Naked Tango" with Vincent D'Onofrio and Fernando Rey; "Tango" by Carlos Saura, ( “Oscar” nominated ), with which won the 1999 American Choreography Awards of the Academy of Dance on Film. Danced with Eleonora Casano at the Tangokinesis show in Italy, Greece, Spain, U. K. and Argentina.

They gave conference about tango in: Spain ( Festival de Granada ); Japan : Kannai Hall - Yokohama, Aichi University - Nagoya ; Italy: Architecture University- Roma , Federico II University - Napoli.



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Your cruise includes:

  • Argentine Tango workshops Int I & Int II Levels
  • Three Argentine Tango Instructors
  • Tango Show
  • Theme Milongas
  • Tango, Vals and Milonga workshops
  • Workshops on At Sea Days
  • Various Tango topics taught
  • Musicality and dance history seminars
  • Seminars appropriate for Tango
  • Get Acquainted Gathering
  • One or Two Cocktail Parties
  • Private Classes (add’l cost)
  • Tours listed on Costa’s website (add’l cost)
  • Ship’s Talent Show – option for guests to perform TBA once on board