We are Javier Antar and Patricie Porakova, two dancers in constant search of the “unattainable perfection”. Seeking the most accurate dance connexion and the best teaching method, we are in permanent observation of our own dance. Our aim is to understand it and teach it. Our first achievement together are our advanced students in the Czech Republic. In particular those who have come with us to Buenos Aires one or more times.
Javier started dancing tango in 1996 in Buenos Aires, where he took many lessons with many different teachers. In 1998 he met Gustavo Naveira and became one of his few students at that time. Together with a profound and solid technical knowledge of improvisation, very soon he understood the importance of conscious practice. Developing this part of the dance has become one of his greater basis. This allowed him to discover his own natural approach to tango that led him to find his own personal style. Therefor, making him advance much faster as a dancer and be much more efficient as a teacher. As a result, tango schools and festivals around the planet have asked for his help during the last 15 years.
Patricie is a natural born dancer who has danced many dance styles since her childhood. She’s studied in Barcelona - Jaques Lecoq body poetry. For many years she was an important member of “Farm in the Cave” and “Spitfire”. Both of them worldwide known dance companies of physical theatre from the Czech Republic. Besides Europe, she has worked in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. Although tango has been her main activity since 2004. In 2011 Patricie was nominated for the Dancer of the year award. Her first work as a tango-theatre director was Quilombo. In 2010 she became a full time tango dancer and resident of Buenos Aires. This gave her an important recognition among the local community of tangueros. Because of this, she was regularly invited for consultations and cooperation in closed groups of professional dancers.
Since 1994 I've danced Street Dance, Salsa (cubana, LA), Afro Dance, Zouk and West Coast Swing among other various dances. Tango is one of the "recent" dances I was introduced to, but defenitely the one I got touched by the most. I started in course for begginers within Tangueros dance School in Brno, lead by David Lang. Soon after I attented various workshops and courses of Argentinean tango in neighbour countries and finaly Argentina – Buenos Aires. Learning and dancing tango is a whole life process. I keep enriching my skills, technique and style by attending workshops, retreats and by regular trips to Bs As. Meeting Patricie and Javier Antar significantly shaped my tango. I got to know about Tangonexion, the technique that fits me the most. Mainly due to ability to share the pleasure of natural movement with no limits regarding age, nationality, etc. It’s a real universal Tango language!
It’s our goal to share with you all our dance experience to help you find your own. To set solid bases on which to built your dance indefinitely. It is a lot… but it’s just the beginning!!!
Tangonexion is the name we’ve given to a specific technique of movement. It provides a comprehensive structure of vocabulary to clearly identify, combine and create exercises to assure your own progress.
This technique allows anyone to deeply understand and put together the theory and practice of Argentine Tango from its very basics. And therefor allows the dancer to keep a strong, conscious and solid improvement over time.
It’s has been developed after more than 20 years of intense research in Buenos Aires, interacting with thousands of people (teachers, colleagues and students); and it’s been proven to work all over the planet, with students of all ages and levels. Our approach absorbs the knowledge from the dancers in real life, so it keeps improving and refining itself continuously.