Nicole Nau

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Nicole Nau (born January 30, 1963) is a German dancer of Tango Argentino and Argentine folklore.


Nicole Nau in 2010

Nau was born in Düsseldorf, and after studying graphic design she 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 premiere 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.

Under direction of Luis Pereyra she dances in the company El Sonido de mi Tierra and produces several own productions, as the last one, VIDA. 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 tour dancing through nearly all continents. Since 2016 Nicole Nau lives again in Germany where she runs her own stage productions.

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

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


  • Nicole Nau: Tanze Tango mit dem Leben. Bastei Lübbe Verlag, Köln 2013, ISBN 978-3-404-60756-3.
  • Nicole Nau-Klapwijk: Tango Dimensionen, Kastell Verlag GmbH 1999, ISBN 978-3-924592-65-3.
  • Nicole Nau-Klapwijk: Tango, un baile bien porteño, Editorial Corregidor 2000, ISBN 950-05-1311-0

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 declared 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
  • 2016: VIDA! ARGENTINO - El Sonido de mi Tierra has been declared as DE ALTO INTERÉS ARTISTICO Y CULTURAL, Dirección General del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto el día 31 de mayo 2016, NOTA DICUL 273/2016

DVDs and CDs[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

Selected appearances[edit]

Selected own productions[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 The Hague)
  • 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.
  • 2014 y 2015: Tour through Europe with the own production VIDA, in over 70 venues, such as Musical Dome Köln, Colloseum Essen, Philharmonie München, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, World Forum The Hague, Kampnagel Hamburg
  • 2017: Tour in Europe with "VIDA! ARGENTINO". Derniere at Folies Bergère, Paris.
  • 2018: Tour in Europe "Vida!", Deutschland, Belgium, Netherland, Austria
  • 2018: Tour in Europe "Tanze Tango mit dem Leben", Germany, Switzerland
  • 2019: Tour in Europe "Vida!", Germany, Austria, Switzerland. 25 years Futuro Si at Tonhalle Düsseldorf[35]
  • 2019: Tour in Europe "Se dice de mi", Germany, TV Programme in Austria and Germany[36]


  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 Archived 10 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  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) Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Review of Aqui Folklore, Teatro Astral, Carolina Quiroga, UADAV: Talento, Tradicion y Arte bien Argentino". Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  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 Archived 25 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Philatelistic description of the stamp on the website of Correo Argentino (postal service; Spanish) 2001 Archived 25 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Homepage of the opera Maraton, Teatro Colón Archived 10 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  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 Archived 1 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Review at the official website of Justo Daract La Segunda que fué de primera Archived 26 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Nuevo diario Santiago del Estero
  20. ^ Pilar Diario
  21. ^ Carlos Paz Vivo Archived 7 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  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)". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
  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 Archived 28 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  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 Archived 5 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  32. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  33. ^ "Enrique Honorio Destaville, Revista Noticias". Archived from the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  34. ^ Review by Ricardo Saltón, Ambito Financiero
  35. ^ "Rückblick".
  36. ^ "Rückblick".

External links[edit]