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Los Sabores Rítmicos / Rhythmic Flavors

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.

Thank you.

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.


Festival Artists

Audreyanne Delgado Covarrubias

Claudio Otero from the Otero Dance Company

Gabriela Shiroma & Rompe y Raja Dance

Ian Enriquez & José Arebalo of Barbary Coast Cloggers

Rudy García

Sara Moncada of La Tanía Flamenco

To see these artists' bios

Guest Artists

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 Tango.   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 violin students.

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 private events.