Nicole Nau

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Nicole Nau (born January 30, 1963 in Düsseldorf) is a dancer of Tango Argentino and Argentinian folklore.

Life[edit]

Nicole Nau

After studying graphic design Nau first worked for advertising agencies before she settled in Argentina to be formally instructed as a professional dancer. In 1990 she had her first appearance in Café Homero[1][2] to be followed by an engagement as a dancer in the opera Maratón[3][4]Teatro Colón opera house in Buenos Aires.

In 2002 she had her premiére with the tango opera Orestes - Last Tango, which was created in a co-production with the WMTF Festival of Holland.[5][6] It was here that she danced with Luis Pereyra for the first time who is her husband and dance partner now.

In co-operation with Luis Pereyra she produced El Sonido de mi Tierra, Bailando en Soledad, Secretos de la Danza, El Color de mi Baile and Tango Puro Argentino y Mas. In 2007 they reopened as the artistic directors the renowned tango theater Café de los Angelitos in Buenos Aires.[7] In 2010 they are artistic directors at the Viejo Almacén and 2011 in Aqui Folklore.[8]

She went on tours through Argentine, Chile, Bolivia, Germany, Japan, Russia, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland as well as to Great Britain and Canada.

Nau does the costume design[9] for several Tango Argentino and Folklore Argentino productions.

Nau at the moment writes on her second book, Bastei Verlag Lübbe. It will be published at Frankfurt Buchmesse, 11.10.2013.

Books[edit]

Merits and tributes[edit]

  • 1993: COMFER, Comité Federal de Radiodifusión, awarded her and her former partner Ricardo for their cultural contribution, handed over by León Guinsburg
  • 2000: a stamp of their own based on a photo taken by Máximo Parpagnoli, issued by the Argentinian postal service commemorating tango´s 100. birthday (first issued on 11 November 2000).[10]
  • 2001: a second stamp with the same photo and a new motif, issued by the Argentinian postal service on behalf of Japanese-Argentinian friendship on the occasion of the world stamp exhibition in Japan (first issued on 28 July 2001).[11]
  • 2012: Tango Puro Argentino y Más has been declarded as De Interés Cultural by Secretaría de Cultura de la Presidencia de la Nación, Ref.Expete.S.C.Nro 6020/12
  • 2014: Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra Company is nominated as Member of the International Dance Council CID | UNESCO by CID Präsident Dr. Alkis Raftis

DVD and CD[edit]

  • 2004: Curso de Tango & Folklore Argentino. ICARO Producciones. Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra
  • 2004: El Sonido de mi Tierra. ICARO Producciones. Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra
  • 2007: Bailando en Soledad Tango. DVD of the performance. Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra
  • 2008: Secretos de la Danza. music of the Show, CD, Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra
  • 2011: Tango Puro Argentino & Más, Show, DVD, Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra. Apollo Varieté Theater Düsseldorf. Guido Gayk
  • 2012: Tango Puro Argentino & Más - with extraordinary company, DVD, Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra and other artists. Theatre CCBorges. ICARO
  • 2012: El Sonido de mi Tierra, DVD, Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra. Extraordinary company, Theatre Lünen Stadttheater. CAMEO
  • 2012: Nuestro Tango, Tutorial Video, DVD, Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra. Guido Gayk

Appearances (in selection)[edit]

Own productions (in selection)[edit]

  • 2002: Orestes – Last Tango, tango opera, choreography: Oscar Araiz, a co-production with WMTF Festival Holland
  • 2004 - 2005: El Sonido de mi Tierra,[23][24] Choreografy Luis Pereyra – – Europe (e.g., Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Königliches Tropeninstitut Amsterdam (KIT), Teo Otto Theater Remscheid, NDT Den Haag)
  • 2006: Bailando en Soledad,[25] choreography Luis Pereyra - Europe, Argentine
  • 2007: Secretos de la Danza,[26] choreography Luis Pereyra, Dramaturgy Julio López - Europe, Argentine
  • 2009: El Color de mi Baile,[27][28] choreography Luis Pereyra - Europe, Argentine
  • 2007 - 2010: Theatre Café de los Angelitos - El Tango, artistic direction,[29][30] choreography Luis Pereyra - Buenos Aires
  • 2010-2011: El Viejo Almacén Artistic Direction[31] -Argentina
  • 2011: Tango Puro Argentinogira por Europe
  • 2011: Aqui!!! Folklore Teatro Astral, Buenos Aires Argentina. Co Dirección Artística con Luis Pereyra. Artistas: Cuti & Roberto Carabajal, El Chaqueño Palavecino, Suna Rocha, Zamba Quipildor, Leopoldo Federico, Mario Alvaréz Quiroga, Julia Elena Dávalos. Una creación de Julio Márbiz[32]
  • 2012: Tango Puro Argentino on board of the cruise ship MS Deutschland, Traumschiff. Artists: Carlos Galvan
  • 2012: Cronica TV - Argentinisima La Peña de Martin Marbiz Artistic Direction of the TV Programm since 18.3.2012
  • 2012: Tango Puro Argentino y más! artistic direction, costume design and dance. Premiere in the Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires on 17 June 2012[33] Further Tour through Europe, as Berlin Tipizelt, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Konzerttheater Coesfeld
  • 2013: El Sonido de mi Tierra artistic direction, costume design and dance. Premiere in Teatro Sala Siranush, Buenos Aires 9 February 2013[34]
  • 2013: Viejo Almacén, artistic direction since June 2013
  • 2014: Festival Cosquin Edition 54. Presentation with the own company El Sonido de mi Tierra.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mempo Giardinelli: Mempo Giardinelli: Vorhang auf für die Leidenschaften der Porteños. Fotos by Christopher Pillitz. In GEO Special, Cover and page 28ff., 3 June 1994
  2. ^ John J. Putman: Buenos Aires, making up for lost time. In National Geografic Band 186, no. 6, page 84ff. December 1994
  3. ^ Este país es un lugar ideal para un artista in La Nación 25 January 2002 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Website: opera Marathon, Jaime Kogan, Teatro Colón 1990
  5. ^ Review of zu Orestes – Last Tango, Diego Fischermann: Traducir personajes a música, in Página 12, Argentinian daily paper, 7 February 2002 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Review of Orestes – último Tango!. René Vargas Vera: Orestes último Tango tendrá su estreno en Holanda, in La Nación. Argentinian daily paper. 10 March 2002 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Review of Café de los Angelitos – El Tango with a short biography of Nicole Nau, Virginia Kirst: Neueröffnung des Café de los Angelitos, Argentinisches Tageblatt, page 5. 7 April 2007 (German)
  8. ^ Review of Aqui Folklore, Teatro Astral, Carolina Quiroga, UADAV: Talento, Tradicion y Arte bien Argentino
  9. ^ Rezension von Anne Kathrin Reiff, RGA, Secretos de la Danza, costume design
  10. ^ Philatelistic description of the stamp on the website of Correo Argentino (postal service; Spanish) 2000
  11. ^ Philatelistic description of the stamp on the website of Correo Argentino (postal service; Spanish) 2001
  12. ^ Homepage of the opera Maraton, Teatro Colon
  13. ^ René Vargas Vera: En Holanda Ricardo y Nicole son Gardel, La Nación, Argentinian daily paper. 30 December 1998 (Spanish)
  14. ^ Juan Garf: Buenos Aires. Die Stadt, die alles hat. In: GEO Special 5 October/November 2006, page 134
  15. ^ Program Argentinísima – los 40 años, Teatro Broadway.
  16. ^ Review of the argentine Newspaper Página 12: Con la voz de un distinguido
  17. ^ Review by Eduardo Menescaldi for the argentine newspaper El Sol de Quilmes: Zamba Quipildor presenta la Misa Criolla y Navidad Nuestra en Monte Grande
  18. ^ Review at the official website of Justo Daract La Segunda que fué de primera
  19. ^ Nuevo diario Santiago del Estero
  20. ^ Pilar Diario
  21. ^ Carlos Paz Vivo
  22. ^ LIVE Show and Talk with Nicole Nau, Bettina Titjen, DAS! NDR
  23. ^ Tom Noga: Tango!. In: Frankfurter Rundschau, culture page, 19 August 2004, page 30, 31 (German)
  24. ^ Rezension El Sonido de mi Tierra, Teatro Empire, Gabriel Plaza: Los origenes de la música, La Nación, 19. June 2003 (Spanish)
  25. ^ Review of Bailando en Soledad, Anne-Kathrin Reiff, RGA: Seele des Tanzes ... Bailando en Soledad – Tango. 29 August 2006 (German)
  26. ^ Review of Secretos de la Danza, Anne-Kathrin Reiff: Tango und Folklore im Teo Otto Theater. 20 November 2007 (German)
  27. ^ Review of El Color de mi Baile, Lena Kismer: Gestatten mein Name ist Tango! 2009 (German)
  28. ^ Review of El Color de mi Baile, Daniel Sousa: Paisajes y ritmos, La Prensa, 14. September 2009 (Spanish)
  29. ^ Nicole Nau, artistic direction and dancer: website of Café de los Angelitos, Buenos Aires
  30. ^ Review of Café de los Angelitos, el Tango! Daniel Sousa: Noche de Tango entre ángeles, La Prensa, 2. Juli 2007 (Spanish)
  31. ^ Review Tangos en El Viejo Almacén, Enrique Honorio Destaville: La nueva Etapa para la Revista Noticias
  32. ^ [1]
  33. ^ Enrique Honorio Destaville, Revista Noticias
  34. ^ Review by Ricardo Saltón, Ambito Financiero