Direct from Buenos Aires
The Internationally Acclaimed Tango Company
makes its first United States appearances on this tour
The internationally acclaimed tango company Estampas Porteñas, led by Artistic Director Carolina Soler, will perform TANGO FIRE, with only two shows in New York at Town Hall on November 12 . Estampas Porteñas is being seen in the United States for the first time on this tour.
Direct from Buenos Aires, TANGO FIRE features ten of Argentina's finest dancers, Quatrotango, a live quartet of brilliant musicians, along with Diego Fama, TANGO FIRE's powerful vocalist. Hailed as Argentina's hottest tango show, TANGO FIRE delivers an evening of high-energy, sensuality, and sophistication, which takes you on a journey through the most seductive of dance forms. (Presented earlier in October in the Los Angeles area,TANGO FIRE was a sold out event with great reviews!
Tickets for TANGO FIRE, are $45, $60 & $70. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or visit them on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. They will be on sale at The Town Hall Box Office beginning October 21st. For Information (24/7) please call (212) 840-2824
The five tango couples include Nelson Celis & Yanina Fajar,Pablo Sosa & Mariela Maldonado,Facundo Gallo & Maggie Valdez,Luciano Capparelli & Rocío de los Santos and Mauricio Celis & Ines Cuesta. Quatrotango is made up of pianist Gabriel Clenar,Hugo Satorre on Bandoneón, Marcelo Rebuffion Violín, and?Gerardo Scaglione on Double Bass. Vocals are by Diego Fama. The Assistant Directors are?Yanina Fajar and Nelson Celis.
Artistic Director Carolina Soler's interest in tango began when she performed Tango Dance with Raul Garello, resulting in the 1996 formation of Estampas Porteñas. Having begun her career in classical ballet, Soler was well known and widely celebrated for her dazzling portrayals of traditional classical ballet roles.
Joining the resident ballet of the Teatro Colon in 1978, Soler had the opportunity to perform all the major works of the classical repertoire, winning plaudits as a prima ballerina in "Aurora's Wedding," "Swan Lake," "Coppelia," "Don Quixote," "Romeo & Juliet," Dvórak's "Serenade" and "Emilia." Soler had also danced for the Choreographic Workshop, working with Julio López and Rodolfo Olguin; performed with the Argentine Ballet and the Modern Jazz Ballet, and toured nationally and internationally with the companies.
She was presented with the Adán Buenosayres Award in 1995.
In its first year, Estampas Porteñas toured China performing over 60 successful shows. On its return to Argentina, the company performed at the Cultural Centre General San Martin, enjoying popular and critical acclaim being described as " dazzling the audience with talent, seduction and beauty." In the same year the company created and performed Musica en Buenos Aires commissioned by the Government as a gift to the city.
Estampas Porteñas has performed at festivals around the world including the Caribbean Festival, the Havana Festival of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Recoleta Viva Festival in Buenos Aires and the Beloruss Festival. The company toured Australia and New Zealand in 2003 and again in 2005, which included sold out performances at the Sydney Opera House. The company has also visited Guatemala and Mexico.
Diego Fama, the singer of TANGO FIRE, studied music at the Beethoven Conservatory in Buenos Aires and later at the Las Palmas Conservatory. He has performed in several tango houses including Esquina Homero Manzi, taconenado, Sabor a Tango and Caballito Blanco. He has made many TV appearances in his native Argentina and has toured to Japan, Spain, Italy and Chile.
Quatrotango, the four-member band of TANGO FIRE was created in mid 2000, as a bandoneon and piano duo (Gabriel Clenar and Hugo Satorre). In 2002 Marcelo Rebuffi joined the group as a violin player. The present line-up came together in 2005 when Gerardo Scaglione joined the group on double bass. The original name of the band was La Quartada. Quatrotango has worked professionally with tango since the beginning of 2001. Its repertoire includes traditional as well as modern tango with diverse arrangements for male and female singers. The arrangements and adaptations are done by Gabriel Clenar.
In 2002 Quatrotango undertook a European tour, following in 2003 with a tour of Australia and New Zealand with Estampas Porteñas tango company. In March 2005 Quatrotango opened the VII Festival Buenos Aires Tango, in the Gran Milonga in front of a crowd of 20,000. They also presented their show in the Fernandez Blanco Museum, Piazzolla Tango and the National Radio Station of Argentina. Quatrotango has also toured Singapore and last August debuted at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland. CD releases include "Estampas Porteñas" in May 2003 and "La Quartada" in July 2004.