Carolina Bonaventura: teacher, performer
Carolina Bonaventura is a dancer, teacher, organizer, director, producer, choreographer, researcher, comprehensive arts trainer and competition judge. Owner of the Mariposita de San Telmo studio, she has been a worldwide tango ambassador for over 28 years.
In 2007 Carolina created Mariposita de San Telmo, a space dedicated to tango. In her school, she continues to develop her own teaching and artistic activities while teaching regular classes, specializing in technique for individuals and couples, musicality, tango salon, stage tango and professional training for dancers and teachers.
As a choreographer, she directs the Mariposita choreographic groups and expands the diffusion of tango and porteño culture in Argentina and throughout the world through a program called Efecto Mariposita. Since September 2009, she has directed the dance company Mariposita de San Telmo Cia.
Carolina has a degree in political science, which has contributed to her ability to envision the abstract concepts necessary to create her own teaching method. In 2013 she combined her vision and experience to create the Bonaventura Method®, an extensive, inclusive, flexible and dynamic way to transmit the art of tango.
By conserving the purest tango acquired through the language of the body, Carolina creates without ever losing the traditional essence of the dance. Through searching and constant adaptation, she has incorporated elements from other disciplines that complement her interpretive capacity. Precision, perception and broad technical mastery have allowed her to achieve a fine musical appreciation that focuses on innovation while always respecting and maintaining the true spirit of tango.