Sounds of Life

A Production of Tango Arts Academy International
  • Sat 29 Jun ’24
    doors open
    Eduard Flipse Zaal (zitplaatsen met vrije stoelkeuze)

Sounds Of Life is an atmospheric Tango music & dance performance inspired by Argentine-French composer Gustavo Beytelmann, his compositions and those of other maestros from the rich tango tradition, such as Astor Piazzolla. Generations that inspire and renew each other in close collaboration, that typifies the artistic heart of Sounds of Life and all its performers. 

This collaborative project was created with and by musicians who studied under Beytelmann´s artistic direction at the renowned Tango department of Rotterdam´s Codarts Conservatory. The dancers previously shared the stage with the maestro himself at the grand piano in Tango Meets Jazz (2021). 
Directed by choreographer Rogier Dasselaar, the dance was created in direct collaboration with the dancers, who each contributed greatly to the dance creation in Sounds of Life.

Victor Hugo Villena bandoneonist 
At age 17, the national tango academy (Academia Nacional del Tango) in Buenos Aires selected him as the best young bandoneon player, and in 1997 he won first prize in the soloist competition in Cosquin, Argentina. Villena collaborates with the elite Argentine composers from Buenos Aires, New York and Paris.

Daniel Lehmann Double bassist
His specialization in Argentine Tango brought him to the internationally renowned Dutch Sexteto Canyengue (including Carel Kraayenhof) with whom he toured all over the world at the beginning of this century.

Radboud van Geldre violin
is a familiar musician on the Tango music stage. In recent years he has performed versatile repertoire in the wonderful productions "Tango Meets Jazz" and "Tango Meets Bach." His first solo concert was at the age of 10 in the main hall of concert hall De Doelen.
He was the primarius of Orquesta Tipica OTRA, which in 2018 received a Latin Grammy nomination in the tango category for the CD "Tango Cosmopolita'' with Argentine tango singer Omar Mollo.
He is also the initiator of Tango Art Academy International.

Robin el Hage Pianist
His passion for music began at a young age; fascinated by the expressiveness of music and the way it can connect people. In 2016 he completed his bachelor piano cum laude at the
Rotterdam Conservatory, after which he specialized in Argentine Tango also at Codarts for the master's title as pianist and arranger.

Rogier Dasselaar choreography
While graduating from the Academy for Theatre and Dance, he discovered his love for Argentine tango: his exam performance "Aller et Retour" became a beautiful masterpiece for 28 young dancers in
training performed to the live sounds of 4 renowned tango musicians.

Mihai Pruna dance
In his native country
Romania, Mihai qualified as an ambitious ballroom/latin dancer, and was successful in competitions. In 2017, he was admitted to the Academy of Theater and Dance in Amsterdam.

Ashley Affolter dance 
For Ashley, dancing is like an addiction, always driven by her curiosity for new movement possibilities, the intune with the music and the sincerity to her own feelings, "I want to inspire people as others have done with me."


'Na afloop een uur Tango Danssalon in de zaal door Rotterdamse tangodansers ism Tangoschool Cuartito Azul'  met graag de web link gekoppeld: 


Inloop: 19:30 - 20:30 
Start: 20:30 - 21:30 
Change Over: 21:30 - 21:45
Dance Salon with Cuartito Azul: 21:45 - 22:45


Victor Hugo Villena bandoneonist | Daniel Lehmann Contrabassist | Radboud van Geldre viool | Robin el Hage pianist | Rogier Dasselaar choreografie | Mihai Pruna dans | Ashley Affolter dans