Pace to Premiere RECUERDO TANGO with Mariela Franganillo Company, 10/17-19
A Tango tale in three parts, Recuerdo reflects on the present, past and everyday life through a series of vignettes. This world premiere features nine outstanding dancers, a live four-piece band, and vocalist Sofia Tosello under the direction of renowned dancer and choreographer Mariela Franganillo and Bob McAndrew, Recuerdo combines both early and modern expressions of tango to explore a variety of forms of memory -ranging in tone from passionate to comical and reaching the boundaries of tender to tormented. Rediscover the vitality of Tango in an evening of impassioned dance.
Dancers include Leah Barsky, Diego Blanco, Hernan Brizuela, Ana Padron, Mariana Parma, Walter Perez and Leonardo Sardella.
Choreographer: Mariela Franganillo
Director: Mariela Franganillo and Bob Mc Andrew
Light designer: Barry Steele
MARIELA FRANGANILLO (DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER) is a renowned dancer, choreographer, and producer here in NYC and in her native Buenos Aires, Argentina. She began her career dancing in Los Tangureos at Teatro Cervantes and at Casa Blanca in Buenos Aires. She has taught domestically at Stanford University, Barnard College, NYU, and internationally in Germany, Canada, Italy, and Japan. NYC performing credits include Lincoln Center, Town Hall, and Carnegie Hall with companies such as NY Tango, Piazzolla & Beyond, Avantango, X Tango, and Eternal Tango. On Broadway she was a featured artist of Forever Tango. Important collaborations include Pablo Ziegler at Carnegie Hall and Julio Iglesias on U.S. Tour. She was invited to present her work at Fall For Dance Festival at City Center.