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PATRICK & MIOKO

Patrick and Mioko have in common a passion for arts, sports, music and dance.

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 tango.

Their respective 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.

Monica, Patrick, Mioko, Omar à Buenos Aires

los ocampo

Mioko, Omar, Alejandra Mantinan, Patrick
à Buenos Aires

 

The elegance of Fred Astaire, the personality of Isadora Duncan, the rigour of the school of classical dance are their principal models of reference.

Mioko dancer, musician, pianist

Mioko dancer  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 development.

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..

Patrick dancer guitarist

Patrick dancer guitarist

Patrick began dancing in couple by acrobatic rock and 10 sports dances which he practiced at an international level. His also received a classical dance training.
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.

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