Nicole Nau

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Nicole Nau (born January 30, 1963 in Düsseldorf) is a dancer of Tango Argentino and Argentine 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 Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Germany, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland as well as Great Britain and Canada. Since 2012 she is on tour with her own company El Sonido de mi Tierra - The Great Dance of Argentina, directed by Luis Pereyra.

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

Nau has published her book "Tanze Tango mit dem Leben at Bastei Verlag Lübbe at Frankfurt Buchmesse, 11.10.2013. The second edition has been printed in January 2014

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]

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 Colón
  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
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  33. ^ Enrique Honorio Destaville, Revista Noticias
  34. ^ Review by Ricardo Saltón, Ambito Financiero