Los Sabores Rítmicos / Rhythmic Flavors
celebrated the rhythmic flavors of New World dances highlighting
footwork. Tap forms from Argentina, Spain, Peru, Mexico, and the US will
be presented as the culminating event of The New World Tap Festival
held during the day. In addition to the Festival faculty, there were
several invited dance and music guests performed.
The show is
preceded by a benefit reception to raise funds for the
International Center for Integrative Health, the organization that fuses
Western & Eastern cancer treatments. Their doctors did so much to
improve the last months of life for our
dear colleague & friend, Pampa Cortés. We are pleased to have raised $1,300 but that is only 13% of our goal of $10,000. We encourage you to support ICIM's mission and efforts.
If you had thought to attend the show but couldn't, why not donate the amount you would have paid for your ticket? If you're a regular supporter of GoFundMe and KickStart campaigns, you already know how easy it is to give. Even if it's your first time making a donation on line, it's easy!
Go to the ICIMHealth.org website and click on the Support ICIM link found at the top right corner of the home page.
NOTE: ICIM is a non-profit so your donation will be tax deductible.
If you can't make it to the show but want to make a financial contribution to ICIM, go directly to their website at www.icimhealth.org and you will find a donation button on the home page. On their behalf, we say ¡Mil gracias! A thousand thanks!
Fundraising Reception in Lounge at 7:00 pm Theater doors open at 7:30 pm Show starts at 8:00 pm
$50 Premium Front Row Seating $35 General Admission $25 Seniors (age 65+) and Full Time Students (w/ ID) Entry to the fundraising reception is free.
Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias
Claudio Otero from the Otero Dance Company
Gabriela Shiroma & Rompe y Raja Dance
Ian Enriquez & José Arebalo of Barbary Coast Cloggers
Sara Moncada of La Tanía Flamenco To see these artists' bios click
GDC Dancers are four young women dance and study at the Geary Dance Center in San Francisco, CA. They share their youthful enthusiasm on our festival stage. It's wonderful to be able to support emerging dance talent.
Las Estrellitas are the most reincarnation of Pampa Cortés' all-women dance troupe, Pampa y Estrellas. Founded in 2012, they've performed in Tango & More stage shows and at various private & public events. Amy Dewey began her dance studies at an early age, earned a minor degree in dance from Mills College, dances Argentine tango & folkloric, and is now enamored of hula. Sara Valentine is an accomplished folk dancer and musician, and is currently studying at San Francisco State University with a double major of international relations and music. Gigi Jensen directs the troupe, and performs, as well.
Count Glover is a professional dancer, teacher and
choreographer of Argentine Tango. His background in tap and ballet began at the
age of two with his grandmother’s dance company in Chicago. Count is a frequent
performer in the Bay area and around the US, and
is a principal dancer for the MonTango Orchestra since 2000. He was
featured on the KRON Channel 4 program “Latin Eyes” and has appeared in
documentaries about tango. In 2000, he won first place in the West Coast tango
competition organized by the Argentine government and in 2002 was a finalist in
the world Tango competition in Miami. He appeared in “Tango Fatal”, both in the
stage show and in a new movie. He is co-owner of Studio 1924, a dance
center in Oakland, CA.
Dancing since the age of 5, Lisette
Perelle began her training in gymnastics, hula, ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom,
and Argentine Tango, where she feels that she found her home. She received her
B.A. degree in Speech Communications with a concentration in film and
television production and a minor in Theater from Northeastern University. She
has danced and choreographed for Northeastern Dance Theater, performed in
Ballet Pampa Argentina, appeared in films, music videos, and for a KQED event,
and Univision. Lisette has partnered several internationally known dancers,
including Pampa Cortés. She teaches in the Bay Area and has taught in
Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is directing and shooting her own documentary on
Count and Lisette competed in the 2014 Argentine
Tango USA competition and placed in the Finals.
Maldito Tango Duo
Scott O'Day is a guitarist and
violinist dedicated to the music of tango. He has performed in the café-bars of
Buenos Aires with members of 34 Puñaladas and Palermo Trio. Scott is in demand
as a prominent tango guitarist in the San Francisco Bay Area, and can be heard
weekly with his own musical projects. He also regularly performs original
guitar arrangements of classic tangos and South American songs as a soloist in
numerous venues. A world traveller and scholar, Scott has extensively
researched music in Argentina, Spain, and Nepal. Scott is also a music teacher
in Bay Area middle and high schools, as well as his own studio of guitar and
Charles Gorczynski is a bandoneonist/composer
and leads the Redwood Tango Ensemble, a tango quintet in San Francisco. From an
early background in improvisation and jazz harmony he gradually found his way
towards tango music and became increasingly obsessed with both the bandoneón
and transcribing the early orchestras. Charles has led Redwood Tango and his
instrumental group, Colorlist, through several tours in the US and abroad. His
original work has been released with Ropeadope Records, 482 Music, Serein
Records, and a host of local labels and film houses. Charles is also a dedicated
teacher and maintains a studio of music students in the Bay Area.
Mareclo Puig was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began
studying classical guitar at age ten. He draws from a wide range of popular
musical influences, such as Latin American folkloric, Brazilian, rock, blues,
jazz, and of course, Argentine tango. It was after hearing the remarkable tango
guitarist, Roberto Grela, that Marcelo was inspired to pursue tango. He is also
an accomplished singer with a repertoire of Latin, folk, milonga, and classic
tangos. Marcelo is in high demand by area tango musicians, dancers, and
choreographers at milongas, restaurants, and tango venues for public and