Patrick and Mioko have in common a passion for arts, sports, music
They have been trained
by Argentine Maestros Los Ocampo (Tango Passion), as well as the
school of classical dance. In Paris they work with Luis Bruni.
They have been the
finalists of the "Argentine Tango World Championship»
IDO in 2007 and «French Championships» IDO in
2005, 2007, and 2008.
In 2009 Tango was
classified in UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage. In
the framework of this event, Patrick and Mioko had the honour
and pleasure to dance for the Gala of Tango organized at UNESCO
by the Permanent Delegations of Argentine and Uruguay for UNESCO.
Dance partners since
2001, Patrick and Mioko participated until 2007 in the national
and international competitions of the ten sports dances (quick
step, slow fox, slow waltz, Viennese waltz, European tango, cha
cha cha, rumba, paso doble, rock jive, samba). Previously, with
their respective partners, they participated in the competitions
of the ten sports dances and practiced the dances of Argentine
course has rich artistic experiences: figurations and dances in
several films, participation in performances of dances, dance
for a program TV, actors in a film about Argentine tango directed
under the school of Beaux Arts of Paris.
In terms of the music
activities, in 2003, they were the semi-finalists in the 10th
edition of the International Astor Piazzola Award (Patrick: guitar
/ Mioko: piano).
In 2005, they wrote music arrangements
to accompany in concert and live radio a Kabila poet Mokrane Ifoula.
They have also contributed in the production of his video clip.
Patrick, Mioko, Omar à Buenos Aires
Omar, Alejandra Mantinan, Patrick
à Buenos Aires
elegance of Fred Astaire, the personality of Isadora Duncan, the
rigour of the school of classical dance are their principal models
dancer, musician, pianist
As a gifted musician, Mioko approached
dance in its rhythmic and musical appearance.
Being a piano teacher and piano demonstrator to finance her university
studies, Mioko also plays classic and tango including Astor Piazzola,
as well as jazz and other varieties as her repertories.She
also played the flute in a Shakuhachi orchestra with great masters
Teruhisa Fukuda and Daniel Lifermann.
Mioko has undertaken research studies
in the domain of music therapy. She earned a PhD degree specialized
in educational psychology from the University of Oklahoma of USA.
She is the author of the dissertation “The effect of background
music on computer anxiety” and a booklet on “The learning
motivation of senior citizens”.
Parallel to these artistic activities,
Mioko pursue an international carrier in the domain of educational
Mioko has run at least ten marathons
within four hours, a 100km race of Sri Chinmoy in 14 hours, and
won the gold, all age categories, in the 10km race of the United
Nations' Olympic Games 2008..
began dancing in couple by acrobatic rock and 10 sports dances which
he practiced at an international level. His also received a classical
In 1997 he saw the show “Tango Pasion”; it was the revelation
which has taken him to Buenos Aires to meet Omar Ocampo and Monica
Romero, ( Los Ocampo ) the worldwide Stars of this show.
His journeys in foreign
countries have allowed him to study the latine dances and the music
within own cultural context, Venezuela (salsa), Dominican Republic
(bachata), Senegal (some African dances), Argentina and in Uruguay
(the different styles of Argentine Tango, candombe, chacarera),
Cuba (rumba, son, casino, reggaeton, bolero).
His musical pass way
which integrates the study of the classical guitar, the study of
jazz with Gilles Rea, the accompanying in concert of different band
of various styles, stresses the fact that the listening and the
musical interpretation make a significant portion in his pedagogy.
His dance experience, his musicale knowledge and his studies in
the mechanical dynamics enabled him to develop the pedagogy based
on the body consciousness.
In Japan he worked on the elaboration of the pedagogy in order to
teach Argentine Tango and the couple dance for the handicapped people
on wheel chair.
Parallel to his artistic
activities, Patrick has undertaken pedagogical and managerial missions
for large enterprises.
As a passionate of
the nature and sports, Patrick has practiced downhill ski and participated
in the Corsica-Sardinia race in wind surfing.
of successful completion
issued by UNESCO IIEP