Burak Ozkosem, El Turco is recognized for his creative and expressive style and his bold and sensitive interpretations of both traditional tango music and the eclectic, non-traditional music that he incorporates into his dj-ing and instructional repertoire. He is a popular and attentive teacher. His current focus is to develop Tango Nuevo analysis methodology to understand and teach the essence of Argentine Tango more effectively to different populations in North America. Though he is considered a virtuoso of "Tango Nuevo", in his dancing Burak is not adding anything new or "modern" to Tango. Every movement he uses is taken strictly from the Tango vocabulary. He respects the music and responds in the traditional places; his syncopa, or rhythm, is flawless. What he does is deconstruct the usual tango marcado (marking) and reconstruct it in his own surprising way. Burak's non-traditional use of the vocabulary prompts curiosity, and inspiration for other dancers.
Burak is the creator of prestigious Tango events in North America like Tango Joven Festival 2006-2007, Chicago Tango Week 2008-2009, Miami Beach Tango Marathon. He also co-founded the ARTango Center in Chicago, and his current project Tango Eclectique Dance Company in Montreal.
Although Burak is based in Montreal, Canada he frequently teaches and performs in Miami, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.
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