Lieve Vansteelant and Gerdy De Decker
Gerdy has been dancing tango since 1988. In 1990, he joins
Pepito Avellaneda and Antonio Todaro in Buenos Aires.
Back in Gent,
he starts teaching, initially accompanied
by Lalo and Mirta
Diaz of the
Academia de Tango of Amsterdam. In 1991 his pupil, Lieve
Vansteelant, becomes his permanent dance partner. The next
year they set up
named after a tango of Osvaldo Pugliese. The tango school
knows a great success, and Gerdy and Lieve train the advanced
and talented pupils
to become instructors.
An Meuleman, Bart Beeckman, Brenda Schotte, MariŽl van den Eerenbeemt, Roderick Zoeteman, Elisabeth Serreyn and Kim De Caluwe are
the young generation of Recuerdo tango dancers who teach the beginner groups.
Gerdy and Lieve continue refining their ‘tango
espectaculo’ skills, and
regularly give performances.
In ‘99 Recuerdos de Tango together
with the orchestra of Alfredo Marcucci
and produced by of Wim De Wulf, successfully
by a tour
of the Flemish cultural centres. Their second show, Tango Calle
Tango is to be
The most important instructors and sources of inspiration were: Maestro Pepito
Avellaneda and Gilda Suzuki, Maestro Antonio Todaro, Lalo Diaz and Mirta Campos.
Further private lessons by: Maestro Carlos Copes, Maestro Eduardo Arquimbo, Alechandro
Aquino and Mariachiara, Carlos Copello and Alicia Monti, Aurora and Jorge Firpo,
Esteban Moyreno and Claudia Codega, Pocho Pizarro, Pablo Veron, Natalia Games
and Gabriel Angio, Milena Plebs and Ezequiel Farfaro