Kobayashi got the instructing licence of ballroom dance in 1953 and
moved to Tokyo in the following year. There he learned classical ballet,
jazz dance, choreography and stage directing.
In 1975, he won the SECOND
prize in the BLACK POOL International Dance Exhibition in
England, and he extended his professional activity in choreography
and directing. When the Japan Ballroom Dance Federation presented
the theater show "History of Dance" in NHK Hall,
he took a role as the main director and the choreographer.
1981 Taihei decided to establish 3E DANCE CREATION studio
and started educating younger dancers. At this point, Yuko
Eguchi, who would become Taihei's partner later, turns professional
in dance, since then they always share their artistic activity.
first Japanese dancers ever to go to Argentine to study Tango, they
learned from Gloria and Eduardo, Miguel Angel Zotto and other top
dancers. Afterwards they decide to establish the Argentine Tango
Dance Association (ATDA) having the consul of Argentine Republic
as the Honorary cheer man. Through this association, they worked
hard toward the popularization of the Argentine Tango by doing shows,
workshops, and making dance videos.
established "Taihei Kobayashi and Yuko Eguchi Argentine
Tango Dance Company", the yearly theater work "Tango
Libertad" was started. In 1992, with OSVALDO BERLINGERI,
they realized their tango show in Argentine for first time
in the history as a Non-Argentine tango company, which caused
a big sensation. After that, in 1994 August, with JOSE COLANGELO
Orquesta and Hector Mayoral as well as in 1996 the dance
company graced many places in Argentine with their spectacular
show. In 1996 and 1997 they performed at the Argentine Asociation
of Los Angeles in the United States. In 1998 July, in Buenos
Aires, they were invited in `100 years friendship Japan-Argentine
anniversal concert` performing with ARGENTINO LEDESMA and
other stars. The same year, he received a prize from the International
Culture Association for his remarkable efforts in the popularization
of Tango and the welfare work. Furthermore, they also achieved
the prize of grattitude from the Argentine Embassy in Japan.
In the year 2000, Taihei and his company appeared in the world
famous` NEW YEAR OPERA CONCERT" on NHK (Japanese National
TV). He also colaborated with TV dramas and commercials making
choreographies. In the year 2003 they were invited to teach
Tango for the first time ever in National Television (TANGO
YOU TONIGHT) through 9 weeks making the tango boom in Japan.
His dance, activities and his existance itself is unmissable
when Tango in Japan is mentioned. They are the organizers
of the biggest tango event in Asia THE WORLD TANGO FESTIVAL
in JAPAN. They have their own Television program TANGO CLUB.
Taihei 56 years of dancing and Yuko Eguchi solid tecnic makes
a charming combination of experience and youthness, making
them the best tango dancers in Asia.