Special Guest Dutch tango pioneer Martine Berghuijs (Amsterdam)

Presentator Grand Milonga on Saturday

Martine is originally trained as a dancer. She started to explore the tango by invite of Wouter Brave as one of the first European tango searchers to visit Buenos Aires in 1985. She studied with legendary teachers like Antonio Todaro and Pepito Avellaneda. One year later she founded, together with Wouter Brave, Mirta Campos and Lalo Diaz, the first tangoschool in the Netherlands. With this Tangoschool Amsterdam they became the Dutch pioneers of tango.
The school was of great importance in the growing popularity and spreading of tango throughout the Netherlands. A lot of the current Dutch tango schoolholders are somehow linked to Tangoschool Amsterdam.

Martine will present the Grand Milonga on Saturday evening.

Still from short film Reservaat (1988) by Clara van Gool, in which Martine (on the right) dances with Pepe Smit.