Argentine Tango & Japan with Carols Rivarola | Dublin | April 20


We are excited to present a delightful Saturday afternoon, "Argentine Tango & Japan," featuring the internationally acclaimed legend of Argentine Tango, maestro Carlos Rivarola (1952, Argentina), who has made a remarkable contribution to Japan over the last consequent four decades.


This special occasion will coincide with his visit to Ireland, organised by Tango Classes Lucia & Gerry as part of his 2024 European tour during the month of the Japanese Sakura festival, putting a spotlight on cultural friendship, with the honorary presence of the Embassy of Argentina and the Embassy of Japan, warmly supported by Ireland Japan Association.


The focal point of the afternoon is an engaging Interview with Carlos Rivarola, accompanied by an interactive Q&A session, moderated by Azumi Uchitani, followed by his signature, graceful Tango Performance.


Through out the event, we aim to showcase the works of the legendary Tango maestro, Carlos Rivarola, highlighting his profound contribution and friendship with Japan with the artistry of Argentine Tango. 


We extend warm welcome to everyone who cherishes cultural friendship in the global community as well as tango enthusiasts!  We have limited space capacity and early booking is recommended. 

Book now from the form below!

Date :  Saturday 20 April

Time :  14:00 - 15:30

Venue : Laurel’s Ballroom, Royal Marine Hotel 

Address: Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin A96K063

Reservation : 

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Organised by :

Tango Lucia Seva & Gerry Roche

Azumi Uchitani Communications

Supported by :

Embassy of the Argentine Republic Ireland

Embassy of Japan in Ireland

Ireland Japan Association

Program : 

14:00 Welcome, with a glass of Sake 

14:15 Introduction  

14:30 Interviews and Q&A session

15:00 Tango Performance 

15:30  Closing 


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MEET Carlos Rivarola


Carlos Rivarola , カルロス  リバローラ, (born 1952, Argentina) is regarded as one of the top 10 influential Argentine tango dancers of our time, a choreographer, and an actor.


Renowned globally for his role in the groundbreaking Tango Argentino show, premiered in 1983, Rivarola has been a pivotal figure in revitalizing tango on the world stage.


Alongside María Rivarola, his partner both on and off the dance floor, he has left an indelible mark on the tango world. Their artistic journey has taken them across continents, with annual performances in Japan since 1984 and the creation of the first all-Japanese tango show under Rivarola's direction in 1986. Rivarola's cinematic contributions include

notable roles in films like "Tango Bar" (1989) and "Naked Tango" (1991), and his choreography in Carlos Saura's "Tango" earned him the 1999 National Choreography Award from the United States Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences.


Beyond performance, Rivarola is a dedicated educator, serving as a professor at the National University Institute of Art (IUNA) and contributing to tango literature with works like "Así se baila el tango argentino," co-authored with Yoyi Kanematz. As a co-founder and president of the Argentine Tango Teachers, Dancers, and Choreographers Association (AMBCTA), Rivarola continues to champion the professional interests of tango artists, leaving an enduring legacy in the world of Argentine tango.