Biography

Gato started learning tango in the milongas in 1980, first by watching the old “milongueros” dance (the ones who danced the authentic style popular in those years), and later, by taking many lessons with the great masters: Antonio Todaro, Raúl Bravo and Mingo y Ester Pugliese.

In 1985, he performed professionally for the first time with the Osvaldo Pugliese orchestra in the film “Tangos, el exilio de Gardel”, directed by Pino Solanas, a film that got the best film award in Venecia Festival, 1985.

Gato has also appeared in many films, such as:

"Muchas Gracias maestro"

(an Argentine film directed by Luis Segura and dedicated to the life of Osvaldo Pugliese)

"Evita"

directed by Alan Parker with Madonna and Antonio Banderas

"The Tango Lesson"

directed by Sally Potter

"El Exilio de Gardel"

directed by Fernando Pino Solanas

He has also studied drama, performed in many productions as a dancer, and has acted in several one act farces.

Gato has been teaching tango since 1989, the same year in which he went on his first European tango tour.

In 1994, he founded the group “La Postango” together with the singers Pablo Banchero and Cardenal Dominguez.

Between 1996 and 2000 Gato regularly visited Sweden, Norway and Denmark each year teaching courses in Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Kristiansand, Bo, Trondheim, Stockolm, Goteborg, Malmo, Simrishamm, Copnehagen, Aarhus among others. Also Spain in Sitges and Germany.

In 1998 Gato met tango dancer Andrea Monti, with whom he formed a professional tango couple. Since then, they have been dancing and teaching together very successfully both in Argentina and around the world, being the most visited countries England, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil, Costa Rica and in the last few years the USA.

They also choreographed and performed in numerous dinner-show events as guests of honor in Bali, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in 2004 and 2006. In Singapore, they staged a TV commercial for the Ministry of Tourism of Singapore, which was broadcast throughout Asia. (2004-2005)
They also participated main tango couple in different international shows: "Voices of the World" at the National Auditorium and the "Gran Hotel Costa Rica" in San Jose, Costa Rica; "Las Estrellas del Tango" in the Costa Brava, Spain; "Tango a Media Luz" in Sonoma, California, United States and "Tango Takes Two" in Cremorne theater in the city of Brisbane and the Playhouse Theatre in the city of Perth, Australia.

They have recently achieved their most chanllenging project: Argentine Tango USA Festival and USA Official Championship in San Francisco, which is an official branch of Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires.

 

In 2015 and 2016 Gato organizes and directs the "Florida Tango Festival" in the city of Fort Lauderdale and Miami in Florida, USA
Gato has been as an official Judge of the “Mundial de Tango de Buenos Aires” (Tango Buenos Aires Dance World Cup) which is yearly organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

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Con Mirian Larici, Leonardo Barrionuevo

en Los Angeles, CA

Gato & Yuliana Basmajyan

en Los Angeles, CA

Milonga en Bologna

Italia

Milonga "Negracha"

Londres

Gato & Horacio Gabin en milonga

New York

con Leroy Andrea y la Rusa

Chicago

Gato y bailarines en Festival en Brandon

Vermont, USA

Gato y Fabian Belmonte en Brandon

Vermont, USA

Gato con Osvaldo Pugliese en Teatro San Martin

Buenos Aires 1992

en Café de las Artes

Barcelona 2002

con bailarines en milonga La Nacional

Buenos Aires 2005

El Tano, Rulo, José y Gato en Porteño y Bailarin

2010

pelicula "Muchas gracias maestro"

con Osvaldo Pugliese

Escena del film "El exilio de Gardel" con Osvaldo Pugliese al piano, en segundo plano nosotros bailando

2012 "Niño bien"

Buenos Aires

Gato & Leo, Milonga "El Porteñito"

Londres, Inglaterra

Milonga en Sidney

Australia, 2000

Gato & Rulo

Milonga de Buenos Aires

Soccer at the Sitges Tango Festival, 2003. Among the dancers Gato Valdez, Nito, Osvaldo Zotto and Gonzalo Robinson

Sitges Tango Festival 2003

Milonga

England 2007

Campaña Versase 1996

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Campaña Versase 1996

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Campaña Versase 1996

Branding

Campaña Versase 1996

Palacio Sans Souci, Victoria, BsAs

Flyer Republica tango Show - Couples

14 - 15 abril 2016

Flyer Republica Tango Show - Los Ocampo

14 - 15 abril 2016

Seminario de Tango al Piso

5 grandes maestros Porteños!!!

Gato & Marisa 1994

Puerto de Buenos Aires

1995 - Gato & Patricia

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

1995 - Gato & Patricia

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Gato & Agnes 1996

Estocolmo, Suecia

Gato & Margarita 1996

Copenague, Dinamarca

Gato y Estrella 1987

Mediomundo Varieté, Buenos Aires

Gato & Cecilia 1994

Nueva Pompeya, Buenos Aires

Gato & Cecilia 1994

Nueva Pompeya, Buenos Aires

Gato & Cecilia 1994

Estación Puente Alsina, Buenos Aires

Feltival de Tango de Estocolmo, con Patricia Segovia

Suecia 1997

Feltival de Tango de Estocolmo, con Patricia Segovia

Suecia 1997

1998 Gato & Andrea

Lanus, Buenos Aires

The signature room at the ninety fifth

Chicago

Gato & Andrea 2011 Escalera Selarón

Lapa, Rio de Janeriro, Brasil

Gato & Andrea 2011 Escalera Selarón

Lapa, Rio de Janeriro, Brasil

Costanera Sur

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Barrio Porteño

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Barrio Porteño

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Sono Io

Gato 2014 Festival en Atenas

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