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  • Neurotango, Neurodiversidad, Tango, María Teresa Gil Ogliastri, Danza Movimiento Terapia, Diversidad, discapacidad
  • Neurotango, Neurodiversidad, Tango, María Teresa Gil Ogliastri, Danza Movimiento Terapia, Diversidad, discapacidad
  • Neurotango, Neurodiversidad, Tango, María Teresa Gil Ogliastri, Danza Movimiento Terapia, Diversidad, discapacidad

Neurodiverse Tango

Dance Movement Therapy/Tango Method for people with Neurodiversity.

NEUROTANGO by Lic. Maria Teresa Gil Ogliastri was declared a “Project of Cultural Interest of the City of Buenos Aires” by the Cultural Promotion Regime Program – Patronage – Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires – Argentina: Publication date 07/13/2016 and 10/15/2019

NEUROTANGO by Lic. Maria Teresa Gil Ogliastri was selected by the Metropolitan Fund for Culture, Arts and Sciences of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires for the 2018 call.

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María Teresa Gil Ogliastri

Author, Founder and Director:
Lic. in Psychology María Teresa Gil Ogliastri
neurotango.ar@gmail.com

Psychologist from the Central University of Venezuela with honorable mention thesis for research on the construction of emotional bonds in young adults, validation at the University of Buenos Aires-UBA.

Postgraduate in Dance Movement Therapy National University of Art, thesis: “Contributions of Tango in the context of Dance Movement Therapy for the facilitation of social interaction in adults with intellectual, visual and motor disabilities.”

Dancer with 30 years of experience:  Classical dances Ballet Arte (Caracas-Venezuela), Youth Ballet of the Teresa Carreño Theater (Venezuela) and Classical Ballet of the Higher Institute of Arts of Havana (Cuba). Ballet and Argentine Tango dancer.

Head of Dance Movement Therapy in Hospitals and Day Centers for people with mental/intellectual disabilities in Buenos Aires-Argentina.

Dance Movement Therapist by BRECHA (regular training and clinical supervision). Tangotherapist by Dr. Federico Trossero training in Buenos Aires Argentina.

Founding member of the NGO Venezuelan Association of Dance Movement Therapy (AVDMT) Caracas- Venezuela. Professor of the Diploma in Movement and Dance Resources for Health, Arts and Education at the Catholic University UCAB- CIAP in Caracas – Venezuela.

Author of the book NEUROTANGO: Dance Movement Therapy/Tango Method for people with Neurodiversity. Year 2018: Editorial Authors of Argentina.

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Dance Movement Method Tango Therapy for People with Neurodiversity

María Teresa Gil Ogliastri
Psychologist/Dance Movement Therapist

Editorial Authors of Argetina

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Augusto Balizano/ Photography: Sebastian Freire
Choreographer and Tango Teacher

In 1997 he graduated as a Graphic Designer from the University of Buenos Aires. He trained as a dancer and tango teacher with Claudia Bozzo, Claudio González, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Julio Balmaceda and Corina de la Rosa in Tango,

In 1998 he began teaching Tango classes aimed at the gay public at Lugar Gay de Buenos Aires, in the San Telmo neighborhood, continuing until 2012. In 2001 he made an international tour to Germany, where he participated in the Carnival of the Cultures in the city of Berlin, taking first place. The same year he participated in the first international Queer Tango festival in the world that took place in the city of Hamburg as a representative of Argentina together with Pacha Brandolino performing the opening exhibition. In 2003 he inaugurated the La Marshall Gay Milonga: the first milonga on the Buenos Aires circuit dedicated especially to the GLTTB public. Together with Miguel Moyano, he formed the first professional Gay tango couple, performing in milongas and dance halls in Buenos Aires, representing La Marshall in different events on both the tango and GLTTB circuits and representing Argentina at the Queer Tango festivals in Stockholm and Copenhagen. as well as touring the USA, England, Germany, Italy, Berlin, Hamburg, Passau, The Hague, Paris, Copenhagen and Moscow. Together with Mariana Docampo, they have organized the International Queer Tango Festival in the city of Buenos Aires since 2007, calling for both national and international artists and teachers of the Tanguera culture for each festival.

He taught classes at La Escuela del Tango de Claudia Bozzo and currently at La Escuela Argentina del Tango and La Escuela del Baile Social. He was a judge of the world championships (stage and ballroom tango category) and Metropolitan Tango championships convened by both AMBCTA (Association of Master Choreographers and Dancers of Argentine Tango) as well as by the Association of Milongas Organizers. Due to his career and dedication to the integration of the gay public into Tango, he was included in the book The History of Tango by the Corregidor publishing house in 2011.

Regarding therapeutic tango, Augusto Balizano was an ad-honorem teacher of the Tango workshop aimed at people with different disabilities at the National Disability Agency (ANDIS) of the Government of Argentina.

Adriana Reinozo
Teacher and Dance Movement Therapist

Graduate in Choreographic Composition with a mention in Body Expression National University of the Arts, Movement Arts Department Buenos Aires Argentina. Postgraduate in Dance Movement Therapy National University of the Arts of Buenos Aires Argentina. Teacher in Workshops, Congresses and Seminars of the “We Can All Dance” Project of the National University of the Arts of Buenos Aires Department of Movement. Coordinator of the Integrative Dance Workshop created and directed by Susana González Gonz at the Manuel Rocca Hospital, Buenos Aires Argentina. Introduction to Gerontology Maimonides University. High Performance and Quality of Life Maimonides University. Early Stimulator of FUNDARI in Buenos Aires Argentina. Choreographer of the work “Dancing with my shoes” presented in Buenos Aires in 2015. In training on Movement Analysis Laban-Bartenieff System with Dr. María Esther Castello. Guest artist of the Danzabismal Group- ArteSanos de la Danza directed by Ariel Tamburrini.

Regarding therapeutic Tango, Adriana Reinozo was coordinator of a Tango Workshop in 2012 for patients with Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis and was also coordinator since 2008 of the “Integrative Dance” Workshop founded by Susana González Gonz in 1996. Both workshops were performed at the “Manuel Rocca” Neuromotor and Sensory Rehabilitation Hospital for pathologies related to the central and peripheral nervous system in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 2022 to the present, he is an assistant at the Tango and Parkinson’s Workshop coordinated by Verónica Alegre and Manuco Firmani at the emblematic Marabu Hall in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Manuco Firmani
Argentine Tango dancer and choreographer.

Trained at the National University of the Arts (UNA), he studied Choreographic Composition in Dance Theater.

He currently dances and is part of the creative team of the Tempo Tango company where he performed works such as Taco Teco, 4 Noches, Thriller and Santo Domingo and is the choreographer of Rascasuelos with whom he presented his show at Carnegie Hall in New York, in the dome of CCK in the city of Buenos Aires and at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark.

He is the dancer of Crimen Pasional, a work presented at the Ribera theater produced by Complejo Teatral San Martín starring Guillermo Fernández and directed by Marcelo Lombardero.

In 2015 he was awarded the Hugo Award for best children’s and youth choreography for the show El Tango es Puro Cuento.

He was a choreographer and dancer with Chantecler Tango, performing seasons in Buenos Aires and at the Chatelet Theater in the city of Paris.

He worked in the musical Arrabal directed by Sergio Trujillo, with music by Gustavo Santaolalla, premiered in the city of Toronto and participated in the XV Ibero-American Theater Festival of Bogotá.

He was part of companies such as Mora Godoy, Cecilia Figaredo, Iñaki Urlezaga’s Ballet Concerto, Estampas Porteñas and Social Tango.

Since 2011, he has taught tango classes to patients with Parkinson’s at the Ramos Mejía Hospital, being part of an interdisciplinary group made up of doctors-psychologists-dancers and volunteers and since 2017 he has been part of the “Locos por el Tango” team where It offers classes in pavilion 25 to inmates of the Borda Hospital.

As for therapeutic Tango, Manuco Firmani has taught tango classes to patients with Parkinson’s at the “Ramos Mejía” Hospital since 2011, being part of an interdisciplinary group made up of doctors, psychologists and volunteer dancers.  Also since 2017 he has been part of the “Locos por el Tango” team where he gives classes in pavilion 25 to inpatients of the “José Tiburcio Borda” Psychiatric Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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