His experimental dancing acted as a wind of change for tango.
When it comes to tango, as well as jazz, the interpreters improvisation is part of their magic. However, though this requires courage, the artist must as well posses two essential elements: preparation and talent. And this seems to be Pablo Verón ́s formula, used as well as a life motto.
A dancer beyond conventional limitations who has committed to express himself through the freedom of his art, combining dance figures with different rhythms. He has been said to be a self taught dancer. An artist that has validated himself through his sight and by what his body was able to replicate.
And that is why he is an artist that displays several avant-garde moves. On top of that, he received an overwhelming education in the United States surrounded by different musical genres such as jazz, tap (one of his favourites) and the well known American hip hop.
But he found his love, his passion and his true muse in a popular feast in Argentina; where people were gathered together, surrounding the dance floor to enjoy tango and milonga dances. “I found something truthful and perfect”, he once said. That is why he started to attend milongas everyday with the sole desire to learn its dance moves, rhythms, codes, its particular characteristics and its people.
When he was just 15 years old he was already making his debut as a professional dancer on Broadway musicals like “Evita”, “Cabaret” and “Sweet Charity”. Once he was there, he flew high making his way with his great stamp. One of his most memorable choreographies “The Tango Lessons” was his combination of experimental tango with tap movements.
Though some tango “orthodox” from Guardia Vieja had a negative critic on his work, Pablo Veron ́s art was the kind of shock that tango was desperately screaming to get out of the books and back to the dance floor. Like an electrical discharge on the chest of a dying man.
And it worked. The whole world was again interested in tango; and when people cheered for Veron, they were also cheering for tango.
Pablo has traveled the world teaching his tango choreography. He has created his own shows and was invited to participate in various galas, with some Philharmonic Orchestras in Europe and very acclaimed Broadway shows.
Not much more to say. Verón is “the world’s best dancer”, according to the Parisian newspaper Libération. Or if one should look for a more immortal and divine tribute, Time Out announced once, that: “Pablo Verón has God ́s feet”.