Saturday, March 9th
Show starts 6:00 PM
1680 Bryant St, Palo Alto
For people interested in tango music, culture and the magical dance, Tango Argentino from Buenos Aires, Argentina
An informal exhibition of the works of Gino Severini, the leading Italian cubist, surrealist and futurist from Italy, around Argentine tango and Ballet and a curated collection of art and artifacts from the life long collection of Argentine tango dancer, teacher and historian Alberto Paz and his wife Valorie Hart.
Exhibition: 6:15 to 8:00 PM
Doors open at 4:45PM
Live Show................................6:00 to 6:45p
Practica..........................5:00p to 8:00
Tea..........................................5:15 to 8:00
Empanadas.................6:45 to 8:00p
Claudio Ortega, the Tango Singer of the Bay Area, is a native and transplant of Buenos Aires. He is known in the tango community for his warm and deep voice and the ability to connect emotionally with his audience. Claudio's gift for communicating history and world impact of tango culture through his voice is enhanced by his sprinkles of exclusive local stories of the tango songs and artists. He covers styles ranging from classical tango to boleros, pop and rock, and delivers Elvis with a becoming Argentinian accent. Claudio has performed for almost 20 years at the best milongas around the Bay Area, the San Fracisco Union Square, the Bing Musical Series at Stanford and the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood. https://thetangosinger.net/
Seth Asarnow, a native of the Bay Area, is among the finest tango musicians. Excelling on both piano and bandoneón, he has a repertoire consisting of hundreds of tangos. His signature playing is heard on recordings that range in style from traditional tango to pop. Mr. Asarnow has composed film scores, has played on film soundtracks, and works regularly with some of the best tango dancers in the world. Seth has brought the tango culture to the big stage, making his debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 2007. He was the featured soloist at the Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appeared on NBC's Dancing with the Stars, performing with the cast of Broadway show Forever Tango.
Karn has been practicing and hosting Japanese ceremonial tea, Chanoyu, since 2018. As a tango teacher, he has previously taught at the Bechtel International Center at Stanford, Jikoji Zen Center in Los Gatos, and Friday Night Waltz & Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. He dances many contemporary and historical dances and has been teaching tango since 2017. In the same year, he traveled to Buenos Aires to study Argentine tango intensely and recently returned from Rome after training with dancer, actor, and teacher, Pablo Verón. His teaching and social dance philosophy are inspired by Stanford dance teacher and historian, Richard Powers, who was instrumental in bringing tango to the United States in the 80s and 90s through the Stanford Tango Weeks. You can read more about him here: www.feelingflow.org/founder