Come Join us for a very special Afro-Cuban dance class taught by TANGIN FONG and YUKO FONG direct from CUBA!!!! These guests are visiting Toronto for a limited time so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
There is a Facebook event here.
Class will be the regular price of $12! Hope to see you there!
Organizer: Melissa Noventa
Thursday, July 28 · 8:00pm – 10:00pm
3581 Dundas Street West
Tangin Fong, who is part of the third Chinese immigrants’ generation in Cuba, is a lover of movement on the stage. He has decided to live and create in his country with a contemporary perspective, open to exchange and take in all subjects related to his work. His way of making art- which converges different legacies: Cuban contemporary and modern dancing, Cuban folklore, acting, singing, music- makes a restless, dynamic attitude which is connected to the show business of the XXI century.
Tangin fills the stage on his own human and cultural dimension. His inexhaustible creative potential makes him to go back over and over to the artistic works he performs. He creates live music, gives a different sense to the scene or show; he explores on the vocal sonority and acting that comes from actors, musicians and dancers on the stage.
Born on September, 24th, 1973 in Santiago de Cuba. In his native land, during primary and secondary education he participated in singing, dancing and sports activities from 1987 to 1989. In 1989 he began to study modern and folk dancing at the National School of Arts, in Havana.
In 1992 he majored in Cuban Modern and Folk dancing and teaching. After this, he participated in dancing festivals and competition, obtaining different awards as choreographer and dancer. In 1992 he joined the Contemporary Cuban Dance Company where he worked up to 1995. In this company he danced relevant works of important Cuban choreographers. In 1995 he began teaching popular, afrocuban and contemporary dancing classes in Japan.
From the very beginning he has created his own dancing and musical works; he has also worked with Japanese choreographers, dancers and musicians. Tangin Fong mixes all forms of artistic expression into the body dancing language, including martial arts. His purpose is original and peculiar; it is based on the body movements, showing a natural energy of great expectation.
Yuko was born in Tokyo, Japan, though she has resided in Cuba since 2000. She graduated from the Superior Institute of Art (ISA) in Havana, Cuba certifying her in Folkloric dance.
At the same time, Yuko studied Afro-Cuba percussion, principally bata drumming with Master drummer, Angel Bolaño.
After her four years studying at ISA, she began working with professional folkloric troops in Cuba. Most notably Yuko was both a percussionist and dance for the all female group “OBINI BATA”.
Currently Yuko works in Cuba, where she is both a vocalist and dancer for CORPUS SPIRITU ALMA, as well as a vocalist with the jazz group, SON CHARANGA ALL STARS.