This weekend Marisa & Oliver celebrate their 15th anniversary of tango together. The Tangueria salon on Sunday welcomes lots of invited maestros and promises to be a party filled with nice demos and sweet memories!
Marisa and Oliver met in the tangoscene back in 1994, when tango was still kind of “underground” in Brussels. They started to work together and became a (tango) couple in 1996, teaching in the mythical “Rue de L’Argonne“, a tango place run by Vincent & Maryline. During 5 years they combined their tango work as teachers, performers and milonga organizers with a regular job at dance company Rosas (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). Then, in 2001, they became tango professionals. Another important milestone was the opening in 2006 of their own tango place and school, La Tangueria, which is renowned until today as one of the main milongas in Brussels.
At the 15 year anniversary, they have invited 2 couples who started their careers together with Marisa & Oliver and are still regarded as 2 of the most important tango couples in Belgium today: Sergio & Gisela + Maryline & Vincent. For 15 years these 3 couples have been working together and next to each other in the best understanding, and a solid friendship has grown. Two other couples who have been very important for Marisa & Oliver will also perform on 11th December: Andrès & Nathalie (co-organisers of the Brussels International Tango Festival, together with François Pettiaux), and Birkit & Muzaffer from Utrecht, who have been dancing together with Marisa & Oliver in 4 international tango shows.