Turquoise Shoes

Turquoise Shoes are tango shoes designed and handmade in Istanbul by a team of dancers and shoemakers committed to creating comfortable, light, and beautiful footwear for dancers around the world.

Having danced for more than a decade, Turquoise owners have spent a fortune on shoes, buying them in different countries, finding some less than elegant, others constructed without proper understanding of anatomy or geometry; some lacking in balance others in the comfort necessary to dance for hours at milongas and festivals.

Deciding that “good enough is not enough,” Turquoise owners resolved to create their own line of shoes, testing them personally at milongas to ensure that they achieved the right combination of quality, durability, and elegance.

Turquoise believes that perfection is an on-going journey, just like tango, which evolves continuously.  And just as dancers work to improve their technique, Turquoise strives constantly to perfect their shoes.

Detail oriented and dedicated, Turquoise makes each pair into a minor masterpiece.

Turquoise offers numerous unique styles, and — something important to female clients — many are one of a kind.

Half sizes, not available from other leading tango shoe brands, are offered at Turquoise, resulting in a perfect fit.

Turquoise shoes have been available in many countries, earning a reputation for great comfort and superb design.

NOVEMBER

YO LA TANGO

http://www.yolatangoaustin.com/HOME.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/267485616683929/

NOVEMBER

ALBUQUERQUE TANGO FESTIVAL

2-4th

http://albuquerquetangofestival.intuitwebsites.com/

SAN FRANCISCO TANGO MARATHON

9-11th

http://sftangomarathon.com/Welcome.html

GRACIELA GONZALEZ WEEKEND in LOS ANGELES

15-19th

https://www.facebook.com/events/164960636961025/

Princess Tarta

I am thrilled with my Turquoise shoes. So elegant, sexy, and my most comfortable pair of tango shoes. I wouldn’t associate sexy with comfort, but in this case they are totally in bed together. ;-)

CHOCO TANGO FESTIVAL October 6-9

TURQUOISE AMORE

TURQUOISE AMORE

When the world seems to shine
Like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore…..

When you dance down the street
With a TURQUOISE at your feet, you’re in love
When you walk in a dream
But you know you’re not dreamin’, Signora
‘Scusami, but you see
Back in old Napoli,
That’s amore…

When the COMFORT make you drool
Joost-a like pasta fazool
That’s amore…..

ITALY get ready to Meet with Turquoise Shoes
www.chocotangofestival.com

Festivities

Festivals | Milongas | Private Parties | City Appearances

THE CINDERELLA OF TURQUOISE @MEF
details coming soon

Turquoise meets the Poema....
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Porto Rico 1st Annual International Festival

October 28 | 29 | 30 

http://www.puertoricotangofestival.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PuertoRicoTangoFestival

Albuquerque Tango Festival

November 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
http://albuquerquetangofestival.intuitwebsites.com/index.html

San Francisco Tango Marathon

www.sftangomarathon.com

The LA Tangothon

The First Official Tango Marathon in Los Angeles
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129216013841938

Connect with US

There are lots of ways to connect with us…

Turquoise Istanbul | Headquarters

Address

Kılıç Ali Paşa mah. Defterdar Yokuşu No:22/A
Cihangir-Beyoğlu / İstanbul

Phone +90 212 292 25 74

http://www.turquoise-shoes.com

http://www.facebook.com/turquoiseshoes

http://twitter.com/turquoise_shoes

Turquoise San Francisco | USA Headquarters

Hasan Seremet

Phone +1(818) 817 1477

http://www.turquoise-shoes.us

http://www.facebook.com/turquoiseworldwide

https://twitter.com/#!/tangoshoesww

 

TURQUOISE in VANCOUVER

TURQUOISE

TURQUOISE

WORLD WIDE DANCE SHOES is proud to sponsor

LA GARUFA INTERNATIONAL ARGENTINE TANGO FESTIVAL

Presenting

TURQUOISE and W Tango Shoes…

TURQUOISE

TURQUOISE

The Mission of the Festival

To promote Argentine tango dance and culture.

To preserve unaltered the essence of Argentine Tango dance, music and culture.

To support the creation and production of new artistic work by emerging and established artists.

To contribute to the professional development of those artists.

To foster the empowerment of people and respect for cultural diversity.

To encourage collegiality, friendship and mutual respect.

No tango festival was ever possible without the generosity of volunteers. We believe in people’s inherent goodness, integrity and potential.

MAESTROS:

ROMINA LEVIN & CLAUDIO VILLAGRA

ROMINA LEVIN & CLAUDIO VILLAGRA


ROMINA LEVIN & CLAUDIO VILLAGRA, Buenos Aires

ROMINA LEVIN
Romina graduated with a degree in ballet and contemporary dance from the famous National Dance School Maria Ruanova in Buenos Aires. Romina’s talent and dedication led her to a rewarding dancing career path, with important engagements in the film industry, such as Homenaje, directed by Bebe Kamin, as well as in countless theatre dance productions, such as Casa de Tango, Solo Tango, La Ventana, Senor Tango, La Esquina Carlos Gardel, Tango X2 Company, Forever Tango, to name a few. For several years Romina was the partner of Miguel Angel Zotto and contributed significantly as a dancer and choreographer within the Tango X2 Company. Romina performed and taught successfully allover the world, beginning with her home in Argentina, South America, then North America and Europe.

CLAUDIO VILLAGRA
Took his first dancing steps at a very early age. His ‘tanguero’ roots originated from the grandfather’s side, Hector Contrera and later Claudio followed icons such as Aurelio Juan, J. C Copes, Virulazo, Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Gloria and Eduardo Dinzel, N. Guchanduc. After dancing in distinguished places of Buenos Aires such as Casablanca, La Ventana, Michelangelo, and El Querandi, he began his international career, appearing on famous stages such as Walter Kerr and Marquis on Broadway, New York, Olimpia in Paris, Teatro Colon , Luna Parc, Teatro Astral, Teatro Cervantes in Buenos Aires, Auditorio Nacional, Teatro Bellas Artes in Mexico. He shared the stage with famous orchestras, such as Osvaldo Pugliese, Mariano Mores, Sexteto Sur, El Arranque, Sexteto Mayor, among others. Today, together with his partner, Romina Levin – one of the most prominent dancers of the tango genre – form among the most prestigious and powerful couples of Argentine tango of present time. Their artistic versatility allows them to interpret most diverse styles, from tango salon, fantasy and traditional, to the most modern and innovative.

SABRINA  & RUBEN VELIZ

SABRINA & RUBEN VELIZ


SABRINA & RUBEN VELIZ, Buenos Aires

Started their artistic career in the well known Ballet Brandsen in 1989, as cast members for 8 years. They made appearances with this company in the most important venues of Argentina. They toured Latin America visiting Chile, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Later, in early 1997, they began a career as a solo couple appearing in presentations with : Adrina Varela, Argentino Ledesma, Maria Volonte, El Quinteto Real, Hugo Marcel, Cuarteto Volpe, Orquesta Color Tango, Sexteto Canyengue, and Ernesto Baffa.

March 1998 through February 2001, they were cast in the Nueva Compañia Tangueros, as first dancers with which they premiered the show “Milonga Boulevard” in New York, USA, playing the lead couple. Their work received excellent reviews from critic Jack Anderson of the “New York Times”. With the same show and with “Tangueros, Cuatro Noches” and “Postales de Buenos Aires” of the same company they made several tours through the USA and Europe.

The following years continued to propel their dancing career, being offered a large variety of productions: Tango, una historia in New York, 2001, Tango x 2 in 2003 with Miguel Angel Zotto, Piazzolla Tango in 2003 and in 2004 as first lineup of dancers under the direction of Milena Plebs; Tango Emocion in 2004 directed by Mora Godoy, and much, much more.

On April 30th, 2005, they had the great honour of dancing at Queen Beatrix 25th Anniversary of Holland reign. There they performend with the orquestra Canyengue Sextet directed by Karel Craayenhof.

Their career continue to follow an impressive path, mesmerizing their audiences with virtuoso performances of impeccable technique and unique charm, in shows such as: Abrazame, Radio Latina, Tangos Corazonicos, Al Sur del Sur, etc.

In 2006 Sabrina and Ruben began accepting engagements for tango festivals and were enthusiastically received throughout the world: Spain, Turkey, France, Holland, Switzerland, Italy great Britain, Germany, USA, Mexico Taiwan, Japan, to name a few.

GISELA NATOLI & GUSTAVO ROSAS

GISELA NATOLI & GUSTAVO ROSAS


GISELA NATOLI & GUSTAVO ROSAS, Buenos Aires

Gustavo and Gisela are a young couple who combine the traditional tango with own personal style and elements nuevo. Their dance is characterized by versatility, plasticity, elegance, sensuality and charm. Together they have participated in countless productions and toured extensively with companies, as well as giving tango dance instruction. Gustavo and Gisela are the authors of several high quality instructional DVDs which will be available for purchase from them directly during the festival: Colgadas y Volcadas I (basic-intermediate); Colgadas y Volcadas II (intermediate-advanced); Milonguero Nuevo (beginner-interm.-adv).

GISELA NATOLI
Is a dancer and choreographer of Argentine tango with a background in ballet and contemporary dance. She is a graduate of Taller de Danza Contemporanea del Teatro Gral. San Martin of Buenos Aires. Upon graduation she became part of the ballet group of same theatre. Later she joined the company Tangokinesis under the direction of Ana Maria Stekelman. With this company she toured extensively in South and North America. Gisela was part of the production of the film Tango Desire under the direction of Edgardo Kozarinsky. Gisela participated in numerous festivals of Argentine tango in her home country, Argentina, as well as in North America and Europe.

GUSTAVO ROSAS
Dancer and choreographer. In his formative period he received influence from masters such as Gloria & Eduardo, Gavito, Raul Bravo and Gustavo Naveira, among others. Gustavo participated in the production of the movie Vientos de Cambio as well as of television series, American and Spanish. Gustavo’s career spanned over several continents: North and South America, Europe. He was part of the cast in shows such as Tango Metropolis, Tango Historias Breves, Piazzolla Tango, Tangos de la Cabala. Gustavo enjoys DJ-ing and was happy to be responsible for the music in several Buenos Aires milongas, as well as important world festivals. His specialty is playing the music from vinyl records.

ANGEL CORIA, Buenos Aires

Originally from the city of Benavidez in the province of Tigre, Angel had his first encounter with the art and dance at the early age of seven, in Benavidez’s ” Sociedad de Formento y Cultura Ricardo Guiraldes”. Angel began his professional career in 1985 when he joined the group Ballet de la Plata, the winner of the COSQUIN competition of that year. His official debut was supported by Norma Viola, the artistic director at the University of Belgrano. Later he joined Ballet Popular Argentino and the National School of Dance Maria Ruanova. Beginning with 1990 Angel worked with Ballet Nacional Argentino where he held the position of assistant director/substitute choreographer and concomitantly, he choreographed television programs. As of 1995 Angel began his international career, travelling throughout the world with dance companies such as: Mariano Mores, Jose Colangelo, Juan Carlos Copez. The production Entre Borgess y Piazolla with the company of Juan Carlos Copez was awarded with “5 ESTRELLAS DE MAR”. Angel came to be well known internationally primarily through his contribution as dancer and assistant director of choreography in the OSCAR nominated movie, Tango, directed by Carlos Saura, where he worked alongside of Mia Maestro and Juan Carlos Copez. Concomitant with his performing career, Angel Coria carried on a rewarding teaching career, offering programs in his native country’s interior, in Buenos Aires as well as internationally. As of 2003 he was part of the jury during the Metropolitan and World Tango Championships, held yearly in Buenos Aires.