Presented by Diana Jensen, Emilio Flores
Assisted by Ashvin Iyer
THURSDAY DEC 17TH OPENING CLASS+MILONGA
Allegro Ballroom, 5855 Christie Ave, Emeryville
Allegro Ballroom FRI Dec 18th, Milonga El Beso
MILONGA EPOCA SAT Dec 19th. 7:30-9:00PM Workshop+Performance@Milonga
$25 Class only
$15 Milonga only + SHOW BY MAESTROS
200 Grand Ave, Oakland
Belrose SUN Dec 20th, 1415 5th Ave (cross E St), San Rafael
$25 each/$45 both
Studio Gracia SUN Dec 20th 19 Heron St, San Francisco
5:30-6:30 Natalia’s Women’s Technique, $25 incl Milonga
6:45-8:15pm Class w/Natalia y Alejandro
Women’s Technique Class & Milonga $25
2nd Class only & Milonga $30
Both Classes & Milonga $45
Milonga only $12
El Valenciano TUES Dec 22nd 1153 Valencia St, San Francisco
8:00-9:30PM WS $25 incl. milonga
Milonga Época SAT Dec 26th. 8:00-9:15PM Pre-Milonga class $20 Class only ($25 w/milonga, $12 milonga only)
Sun Dec 27 Belrose Afternoon Classes Only
Belrose Theater 1415 Fifth Ave (& E Street) San Rafael, CA
One Class $25
Two Classes $45
Studio Gracia SUN Dec 27th 19 Heron St, San Francisco
$32 including milonga
$15 Milonga+Final Show
=========BIO NATALIA & ALEJANDRO==============
Natalia Hills was one of the original members of the Broadway and London hit, “Forever Tango” nominated in 1998 for Tony and Drama Desk awards for best choreography. In 1995, after a successful theater season in London’s West End, she was invited to dance at a British Embassy event in Argentina in honor of Princess Diana Spenser.
Over the course of her career, Natalia Hills has danced in the most prestigious theaters in the world: the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires, the Hollywood Bowl as primary dancer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in the Walther Kerr, Marquis, and Shubert Theaters on Broadway. She has made appearances on television for NBC the Today Show, in “Evening at Pops, “for PBS with the Boston Pops hosted by Leslie Caron, and on the National Geographic channel among others.
In 2009, Hills founded her own dance company, “Tangueros del Sur” in New York presenting her first show “Romper el Piso” at New York City Center. Educated in tango and coming from three generations of tango dancers, she made her theatrical debut at 12 years of age in the historic Corrientes theater district in Buenos Aires with Juan Carlos Copes, Roberto Goyeneche and Atilio Stampone.
January 2012:“Romper El Piso” – The dance group, Tangueros del Sur, is adjudged and declared of Cultural Interest by the Cultural Ministry of Argentina ́s Secretary of the Nation.
August 2012:“BAILA” the History of Argentine Tango, is adjudged and declared of Cultural Interest by the Argentine Senate, due to its educational content. This innovative pedagogical program is based on her own experience.
Prior to beginning his career as a Tango dancer, Alejandro Aquino finished his studies at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, where he subsequently became a member of the Corps de Ballet. In 1988 he was a principal dancer in the production “Tango-Tango” of Juan Carlos Copes with Roberto Goyeneche and Atilio Spampone.
Aquino was chosen by Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese; composer, orquestra leader and one of the most important figures in the history of Tango music, to join the Orchestra concerts on tour in America, Asia and Europe. Among these was the historic concert of Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla at the Royal Carré Theatre in Amsterdam, Holland on June 26, 1989.
In 1991 he performed in the famous Aldwych West End Theater in London with the show “Tango Argentino” of Claudio Segovia and Hector Orezzolli. Afterwards he established himself in Europe and created the show “Tangueros” with the sponsorship of the Festival International Oriente-Occidente in Trento and Rovereto in Italy and was the artistic director, choreographer and scenic director of a dance company bearing the same name presented with great success and critically acclaimed bringing the most important musicians of the genre.
“It wasn’t until the end of 2012 when, having concluded different stages in their careers, that the two decided to create a tango couple with the certainty of having in their hands an invaluable treasure – the fact of having learned from the great masters who had sustained the tango when all believed it had vanished.”- In August 2014 and in association with Maestro Victor Lavallén, they presented their first creative work together “El Tango” in Buenos Aires. At the present, they are touring the world with the program “Pass the Legacy” the educational program that inspire new generations to preserve tango as a dance.