Tango with a Touch of Class


Mark, teaching Tango in Cape Town since middle 1990s, invited Ina to partner him for TANGO DEL FUEGO and she began studying the dance in November 2000. After the success of that show, (Tango del Fuego won the Best Dance & Movement Production award at KKNK, Oudtshoorn in 2001 and Mark was nominated for a Fleur du Cap award for Best Contribution to a Musical), Ina began teaching and performing with Mark on a regular basis. Mark & Ina have taught in Johannesburg, Durban, Windhoek, Polokwane & Barrydale. They combine tenderness, form and musicality in their improvised Tango performances.

They performed on eTVs Backstage, for  the C T Festival 2003 & 2004, CT Fashion Festival 2003, for the Dutch Royal Wedding celebrations in Cape Town, MNET’s MultiChoice Africa Conference 2005 and many other corporate, private and charity events around South Africa. In 2004 they were the Lead Dance Couple in MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES (National Arts Festivals Tour), performed TANGO SALON (2004) and THE TANGO EXPERIENCE (2005) at the BankWindhoek Arts Festivals in Namibia .

Mark& Ina also performed in “TANGO” in Port Elizabeth for the Association for the Physically Disabled 2004 & 2005,  “ALL you ever wanted to know ABOUT TANGO,but were too afraid to ask” at 2005 ABSA KKNK Festival and at the opening of Karoolkie’s Kelder, in Barrydale in 2006.They recently performed at the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in Artscape’s Theatre, premiered a new work about tango for the Main Programme of the  Baxter Dance Festival and performed 12 times in 1 weekend at the Darling Voorkamer Festival in Aug/Sep.