Juan Cantone & Sol Orozco

Juan Cantone

Since 1992 he began his development in traditional tango with renowned teachers such as Gloria and Eduardo Arquimbaund, Facundo and Kelly Posadas, Migo and Esther Pugliese, and Cacho Dante and Susana Miller, to later be introduced to the new generation of tango with instructors such as Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Eduardo Moyano, Graciela Gonzales, Chicho Frumboli, and Pablo Villarraza and Dana Frigoli, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa.

From 2000-2003 he was part of Tangueros Unidos, where he carried out together with Rodolfo Aguerrodi and Miho Omaki the investigation and development of an integrative teaching method of conceptualized movement in relation to tango dance.

Other related disciplines which enriched his dancing were: contact improvisation in the Rojas Cultural Center; pilates, partenaire techniques, flamenco, theatrical dance, and yoga (Ashtanga and Iyengar techniques) with teachers Finn and Andrea Martinez, continuing his training with Popy Villanueva; and classical dance in the hands of Elena Doria Medina  and with Luis Baldasarre.

In March of 2001, Juan Cantone and Sol Orozco, under the auspices of Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, created and developed the El Esquinazo Cultural Center. As Artisitic Director, and since its creation, Juan Cantone determines the general direction of the Cultural Center’s progress, offering the community a space for development and recreation through the different disciplines taught there.

Due to his renown and artistic trajectory, he was selected to represent Buenos Aires as choreographer of the house dance corps for Worldwide Scout Jamboree X, Chile 2000. Also,For Pan-American Jamboree XII, he was invited once again to choreograph the dance corps, this time also in charge of coordinating the dance workshops for youths and adults. The event closed with a performance by Juan Cantone to an audience of 5000 in the city of San Rafael-Mendoza. Since 2006 up the date, together with his partner Sol Orozco, they have toured Europe and North America, teaching workshops and seminars and performing in different venues, including International Tango Festivals in more than twenty cities around the word.




Sol Orozco

Her introduction to dance came in the form of ballet with professor A. Mancini when she was eight years old and later, in the professional phase, with instructor Elena Doria Medina (neoclassical) and with Luis Baldasarre (Gurkel technike) Her knowledge of ballroom tango came at the hand of her partner Juan Cantone and through her studies with several teachers: “Lampazo”(1999), Facundo and Kelly Posadas (2001-2002) and Mingo and Esther Pugliese (2002-2003) to later compliment her studies with professors such as Gabriel Angio and Natalia Games, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Graciela Gonzalez, Chicho Frumboli, Pablo Villarraza, and Dana Frigoli, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa. From 2000-2003 she was part of Tangueros Unidos, where she carried out together with Rodolfo Aguerrodi and Miho Omaki the investigation and development of an integrative teaching method of conceptualized movement in relation to tango dance.

She has enriched her knowledge of dance by learning elements of contact improvisation, partenaire technique, jazz dance (where she won 1st place for choreographic composition at the 2003 “K. Garrido” annual metropolitan competition of jazz dance), contemporary dance, Ashtanga yoga, flamenco, theatrical dance and music theory, among other things.

In March 2001, Sol Orozco and Juan Cantone, under the auspices of Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, created and developed the El Esquinazo Cultural Center. As the person in charge of pedagogical coordination, Sol Orozco determines which courses are presented at the Cultural Center, offering the community a space for development and recreation through the different disciplines taught there For Pan-American Jamboree XII, she was invited to coordinate dance workshops for youths and adults. She was also selected to choreograph the dance corps along with her partner Juan Cantone. The event closed with a performance by Sol Orozco to an audience of 5000 in the city of San Rafael-Mendoza.

Since 2006 every year up to date, together with her partner Juan Cantone, they have toured Europe and North America, teaching workshops and seminars and performing in different venues, including International Tango Festivals in more than twenty cities around the word.