All About Tango was conceived and directed by Debbie Goodwin.
Performed in April 2011.
Sponsored by Social Dance Cultures/Alma del Tango
Tango – the dynamic and evocative style of dance that’s sweeping the Bay Area –will be performed by 23 members of the Marin Argentine tango community. “All About Tango,”an evening of dance, music and culture, features improvised social dances, choreographed couples dances and a number choreographed just for women, entitled “Seductive Shoes.”
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Biographies: All About Tango
Debbie Goodwin, Director
A dancer since childhood, Debbie began teaching and performing Argentine tango in 1996. She studies continuously both here and in Buenos Aires with a variety of renowned Argentine tango masters. Along with her partner and husband, John Campbell, she developed Alma Del Tango, a Marin-based teaching program dedicated to the art of Argentine tango. They offer group and private instruction, workshops, performances and lecture-demonstrations emphasizing the social origins of the dance as well as contemporary social norms in the world of tango. Building on a foundation of early training in jazz, tap and musical theater, Debbie earned her Bachelors Degree in Dance from California State University, Sacramento in 1998, and her Masters in Dance Education in 2001. Her Masters Thesis Project, the show ¡Tango! A Story of Sacramento’s Argentine Tango Communityplayed to sold-out houses in October 2001 and was followed by ¡Tango! Rhythms of The Heart the following year. She continues to create and produce sold out dance productions such as, Tango, A Romantic Ritual (Feb. 2008 & 2009, available on DVD) and Tango House (July 2009). Find out more at almadeltango.com
Debbie is also the organizing force behind Tango Con*Fusión, a company of all women, where she devotes her artistic attention as a choreographer and featured dancer. Since its inception in January, 2004 Tango Con*Fusión has performed original choreography in two ground-breaking all-female tango stage shows with live music and international casts. Tango Con*Fusión has also been featured in a documentary playing on the international tango film festival circuit and on national television networks. For more information please visit tangoconfusion.com.
John Campbell, Narrator
John’s took his first tango classes in 1995. He has since studied intensively with a rich variety of masters both in the United States and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. John danced leading roles in Debbie’s productions of ¡Tango! , ¡Tango! Rhythms of The Heart, and Tango: A Romantic Ritual, and provided substantial support to both productions. He produced videos of the shows as well. John has also appeared several times in Beyond Tango. John and Debbie have worked together since 1996, developing their own style and teaching methods. Currently, their dance focus as a couple is on improvisation and refining musicality, lead and follow. An eye surgeon and managing partner of MarinEyes in San Rafael, John’s other interests include photography, videography and video editing.