Women’s History Month: Rosa Forte

Rosa Forte, milonguera and maestra, is celebrated for teaching and disseminating tango alongside her husband, Carlos Pérez, at the renowned Sunderland Club in Buenos Aires. Together they danced socially until their marriage in the early 60s, and returned to tango professionally in 1994, taking over classes for maestro Jose “Lampazo” Vazquez. Since then they’ve hosted a popular práctica at Sunderland that continues to draw dancers from around the globe. By 2013, they’d trained 6 of the prior 7 tango world champions in the salon category, including Maria Ines Bogado and Sebastian Jimenez, and Hiroshi Yamao and Kyoko Yamao. Here’s Rosa and Carlos interpreting Di Sarli’s Bahia Blanca.

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