Facundo Posadas

Real name: Posadas, Facundo
Nicknames: Julio César
Dancer and coreographer
(n/d - )
Place of birth:
Silvina Damiani

ilonguero by ancestry, Facundo Posadas stands out not only in tango but also in candombe and in milonga con traspié. He has been dancing tango since the 50s and he is the most renowned Afro-Argentine that turns around the tango world. He is known due to his dancing and also because of his teaching activity.

The beginnings of Facundo took place in juvenile reunions of the 50s. When he was thirteen our city music touched him forever. By that time people used to dance much and in the reunions they listened to tango and jazz orchestras. Maybe because of that mixture he has inherited his ability to dance rock and other American rhythms.

With the passing of time Facundo began to frequent different milongas, downtown dancing tracks. He started by following the main orchestras of the time. By listening to those live performances he was assimilating the essence of the musicality and the cadence that characterizes his style. Aníbal Troilo, Carlos Di Sarli and Osvaldo Pugliese were some of the favorite musicians for this milonguero.

On those evenings of tango and bohemia he frequented the mythical cabaret Dragón Rojo, located on Uruguay Street between Perón and Bartolomé Mitre, in the heart of Buenos Aires downtown. There he came to know the legendary Príncipe Cubano and, as well, had the chance to work alongside the José Basso orchestra.

Thereafter his dancing arrived in the United States where he was invited in 1997. At that period his teaming up with Kelly Posadas was outstanding.

He is the champion of the codes of social dancing, he transmits them in his classes and always comes back to the popular milongas to avoid missing his tango essence.

Nowadays he is based in the United States where he carries out his activity with his wife Ching Pin and he is respected by all those who admire tango salón and rhythm, regarding milonga and candombe.

Facundo is beyond the label of tango dancer because the essence of the River Plate dance is found in his versatility.

Furthermore he is great grandnephew of the composer Carlos Posadas.