Tango Con*Fusion, the all women dance company, challenges the iconic images of gender roles in Argentine Tango in this boundary-breaking dance production. Directed by Debbie Goodwin, and choreographed by Debbie & cast members, the show will be presented at the San Francisco International Arts Festival at the Southside Theater in Fort Mason.
Should feminists dance tango? That’s just one of the provocative questions this exciting dance production seeks to answer.
The mere mention of Argentine Tango conjures up the iconic image of the macho-male and hyper-feminine woman of Argentine Tango. Yet many feminists dance Tango socially and professionally. How can this be reconciled?
Sex, Women & Tango explores this issue and more, such as body image, street harassment (the piropo, or cat call), same-sex couples and social and economic equality.
“Because of the current political climate and the objectifying
attitude toward women, Tango*Confusión is delving deeper into women’s issues. Being an all-woman dance company, I felt we needed to make our voices heard, to create something in this art form where we can bring these subjects up.”
Meet the cast of Sex, Women & Tango
The Tango Con*Fusión dancers include Mira Barakat, Christy Cote, Michele Richards, Mila Salazar, Rose Vierling, Pier Voulkos and Jasmine Worrell.
Also featured are International artist, Marcelo Molina of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Jonas Aquino, Daniel Peters and Casey Young.
Scott O’Day is featured on guitar.
Joining Debbie Goodwin on the Creative Team are Daniel Peters and Pier Voulkos
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Performances are Friday, May 26, 9:30 pm; Saturday, May 27, 7 pm; Sunday May 28, 5:30 pm.
General Admission $25; Children under 18 $12.50 (PG – not suitable for young children)
Box office: www.sfiaf.org/tango_con_fusion
Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center
Sex, Women & Tango is sponsored by Alma del Tango
For more information: tangoconfusion.com