Luis Solanas is an actor, tango dancer, choreographer and cultural producer.
He started his acting career in the year 1981.
He worked in film, TV, theater and advertising. His latest works in cinema are “La cordillera” (Dir. Santiago Mitre), “The white elephant” (Dir. Pablo Trapero), “La Señal” (Dir. Ricardo Darín), among others.
In 1989 he began to work as a professional tango dancer in traditional tango houses in Buenos Aires. As a dancer, actor and choreographer he worked in outstanding shows:
“Why I sing like this” (Dir. Rodolfo Bebán),
“Tanguera” (Dir. Pacheco),
“Tango Warsawo” (Dir. Alberto Felix Alberto),
“Flores Negras” (Dir. Dir. Ana María Stekelman),
«Faithful mines with a big heart» (Dir. Susana Rinaldi),
«El patio de la morocha» (Dir. C. Carella and D. Petronis),
«Man from the pink corner» (Dir. Mónica Viñao),
“Variete en el Colón” (Dir. G. Gandini),
“Tangachas al cielo” (Dir. C. Hochman),
“Too bad it’s a loser” (Dir. Rubén Pires),
“Metejón” (Dir. Luis Luque).
He participated in international tours with the works «Tango Varsoviano» and «Hombre de la Esquina Rosada». He also participated in the video clip of Patricia Sosa «Beso Mortal», in the Melingo show at the Regio theater, the concert of Others Aires at the NDAteneo Theater, and as Madonna’s first dancer for the movie «Evita» directed by Alan Parker.
In September 1994, he inaugurated La Viruta Tango. Luis Solanas created a liberal and creative style of teaching, which attracted young audiences to the milonga. Within a short time it became the largest tango and social dance school in the world. His vision has attracted new generations into the tango environment. The school of La Viruta traveled to Paris to share its teaching method, and performed shows at the Théâtre National de Chaillot. With his team of instructors, he has also made trips to Mexico and Uruguay to transmit his educational principles in tango dance to other schools. La Viruta Tango has already reached 28 years since its creation and continues to remain as an iconic milonga and renowned tango school.
As a tango instructor, Luis Solanas taught and performed in outstanding milongas all over the world: Germany, Brazil, Spain, France, Holland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal and Uruguay, as well as in the interior of our country He was invited as a jury in the qualifying and final rounds of Tango Pista competition at the Buenos Aires Tango Festival and World Championship (2017, 2018 and 2019). In 2022´s Buenos Aires Tango Festival was invited as guest teacher together with María José Iglesias.
In 2019 Luis Solanas was on the cover of the tango magazine La Milonga, to celebrate his long years of dedication in the promotion of our culture.