Authentic Argentine Tango lessons as danced and performed in the halls and stages of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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- Twice a month Sundays: Dance Emotions, Chappaqua, NY,
Gem Duras received his tango training from the stars of the famous show "Forever Tango" most notably the legendary Carlos Gavito in the 1990's in San Francisco. Later he studied performance tango with Francisco Forquera and Carolina Bonaventura in Buenos Aires to become a certified instructor and tango dancer. He has been teaching tango for 9 years in CT and NY.
Gem regularly travels to Buenos Aires to follow the current trends in tango. Over the years he has become familiar with the styles of many legendary dancers of all generations from Nito and Elba, Eduardo and Gloria, Mayoral and Elsa Maria, to Gustavo and Giselle Anne, Chicho Frumboli, Dana Frigoli as well as Milonguero style advocates such as Susana Miller.
Having also studied ballet in Buenos Aires, Gem emphasizes the proper understanding of concepts such as the axis, the center, and body control to promote good balance and a comfortable dance regardless of style.
Contact Gem: (203) 543 8099
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interviewed on WTNH News 8!
Gem Duras was interviewed on the ABC affiliate station WTNH during the CT Tango Fest 2015, accompanied by the dancing of Analia Carreño and Luis Ramirez.
CTNow video feature
2015 CT Tango Fest opening Milonga was featured on CTNow, a sister publication of Hartford Courant. The video exceprts show various dancers during the pre-milonga class as well as Gem Duras and Dale Ellison performing and teaching.
recent performance videos