Mariano Frúmboli

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Mariano 'Chicho' Frúmboli
Chicho and Juana performing 2016 (1).jpg
Mariano ‘Chicho’ Frúmboli with his partner Juana Sepúlveda.
Born (1970-09-12) September 12, 1970 (age 48)
OccupationTango Dancer

Mariano Chicho Frúmboli (born September 21, 1970, Buenos Aires, Argentina ) is an Argentine dancer of Argentine tango. He is regarded as one of the founders of Tango nuevo, and he is best known for his musicality and creativity while improvising.

Early life[edit]

His father was a teacher of fine arts and studied guitar. In 1984 he was 13 and started studying music. He studied in the "David Lebon Music School" in Buenos Aires as a drum player. From 1992 until 1998 he studied theater in Buenos Aires with Cristina Banegas.


He began dancing tango in 1993.[1] Two years later he started dancing with Victoria Vieyra and then with Teté Rusconi. Victoria took him to Gustavo Naveira's and Fabián Salas's training group. In 1997 he was an extra in The Tango Lesson.

He first partnered with a dancer named Laura. Shortly after, in 1999, he started performing with Lucía Mazer with whom he worked for the next 4 years. He has happened to call this period the most creative of his career. After breaking up and ending his intense professional and personal relationship with Lucia he partnered with Eugenia Parrilla from 2003 until 2006. In an interview he called these years his most "artistic years".

Currently he tours and performs with Juana Sepúlveda.[2]

He performed live with numerous tango orchestras and even neotango groups such as Gotan Project, Tanghetto and Narcotango. Since 2009 Chicho and Juana teach and perform at the annual Tango Element Festival in Baltimore, Maryland DC.

Selected filmography[edit]

The Tango Lesson "The Tango Lesson" (1997)

Tango Libre "Tango libre" (2012)

Video Clips[edit]

Tango Ritual "[1]" (2007)

Tango Arte "[2]" (2003)

Tango Element 2013 "[3] (2013)

Tango Element 2013 "[4] (2013)

Tango Element 2012 "[5] (2012)

Tango Element 2010 "[6] (2010)


Tangauta interview - One to one with Milena Plebs "[7]" (2009)

Argentine Tango - Dance Research Centre "[8]" (2008)

External links / sources[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

^ One on One with Milena Plebs and Chicho Frumboli Interview, El Tangauta 182, Dec 2009