Caminito Amigo wishes to thank Jorge Torres for sharing his vast Argentine Tango knowledge with all of us that were fortunate enough to be in his classes, privates and workshops.
He honors the traditional style that Caminito Amigo aspires to. It was our honor to host Jorge Torres here at Caminito Amigo and look forward to seeing him again very soon.
Caminito Amigo Studio
February 8 -11, 2018
I first saw Jorge Torres dancing in Forever Tango back in 1999 were he was the Captain of the group. Since then I have followed Jorge’s career closely. He honors the traditional style of tango that I aspire to. It is an honor to host Jorge Torres here at Caminito Amigo Studio. I wish to share him with you that have the same aspirations.
"Tango is a conversation. We speak to each other with our bodies."
"The great leader is the one that makes the lady smile with satisfaction."
February 10, 2018 Workshop
Caminito Amigo Studio
Jorge Torres began his dance training at the age of 3 under the tutelage of Norberto Guichenduc starting with the different styles of Argentine Folk dances. Soon thereafter, Mr. Norberto Guichenduc, recognizing Jorge’s natural talent, became his personal trainer, mentor and friend for life and thus began years of classical training in ballet, tango, and performance. Before graduating from his studies to be a dance teacher himself, Jorge embarked on a professional career at the internationally renowned Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires which lasted for a decade.
Among few, Jorge Torres has studied the art of Argentine Tango from dancers and teachers of great stature, including Rodolfo Dinzel, Pepito Avellaneda, and Antonio Todaro. He has performed in noted tango houses and theaters in Argentina along with notable tango orchestras such as Sexteto Mayor in Santiago’s Municipal Theatre-Chile. His extensive list of shows includes “Imagenes”, “Tango y Añoranzas”, “La Pesada del Tango”, “Tangokinesis”, “Tanguisimo 91”, ”Tango Tango”, “Viva Tango”, “Tango Passion”, “Buenos Aires Tango Show”, “Tango Seduction”, and most renownly, the Broadway and international hit “Forever Tango”, for which he has been part of the original cast and the Dance Captain from 1995 to 2007.
He was nominated for Tony Award Best Choreography for his outstanding work in “Forever Tango”. The show ran for over a year at the Marquis Theater in New York City. In that same year “Forever Tango” was also nominated for best choreography by the Outer Critics Circle and nominated for four awards including best choreography by the Drama Desk.
Jorge Torres has also coordinated shows such as “World Tango Week” in Tokyo and Directed the Show “Tango Legend” attracting record breaking results each time. In 2013, Malbec and Tango house-- the first tango house outside Argentina was established in New York City with him being the choreographer and dance captain.
He has recorded ‘A Evaristo Carriego’ in the video “Dancing in the moment” with Karen Kain for the Canadian Broadcasting Company directed by Luis Bravo.
In December 2014, The New York Times recognized Jorge Torres as one of the ten best male dancers of the year.
Jorge Torres was a member of the final jury for the first Mundial de Tango (World Tango Championship) in Buenos Aires in 2003. In 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and most recently August 2017, he repeatedly stood among other legendary tango figures as judge at the Finals of both Stage and Salon Category for Mundial de Tango.
In addition, he was the jury for the Asian Championship in 2011 and has been the main jury for the USA Tango Championships since 2007.
Admittedly the consummate professional who has achieved the highest standards and accolades, Jorge Torres nonetheless humbly remains thirsty for knowledge, curious for new possibilities and amiable for teaching style : “in order to succeed you must always believe you are wearing a white belt”.
As dance captain of numerous celebrated shows, juror of the tango championships, creative director of The Shimmy Club, Inc., and artistic director for the American Tango Institute, he is constantly touring across the USA, Asia and Europe, teaching and inspiring others in the art of Argentine Tango.