Hi Facebook Friends! We are more than excited to announce a project we have been working on. “Exit 2 to Tango” starring Guillermo De Fazio and Giovanna Dan, Featuring Claudio Gabriel Otero, Lauren Woods, and 6 other local artists, will debut on April 21st and 22nd at 8:30pm at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. Experience live the imagination of a homeless man on a quest to find hope. This intimate and interactive theatrical performance is about the performers AND the audience, so seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Get your tickets before they are all gone, and be a part of this incredible journey!
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GD Tango – Guillermo De Fazio and Giovanna Dan
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About the show:
Exit 2 to Tango is a live interpretation of a Homeless man’s imagination. Dancing arises as he interacts with representations of different characters in western society present in the audience, provoking the sounds of melancholy present in Argentine Tango music and dance.
Developed by Guillermo De Fazio in 2016, Exit 2 to Tango analyzes and projects the phenomenon of homelessness in Los Angeles through the portrayal of a homeless war veteran longing for purpose. As a last resort, this character finds hope in his imagination, resulting in dances and interactions with representations of different characters in western society. Captivated by the independent woman, his hopeful imagination progresses to reality and confrontation.
The union of the homeless character and Argentine tango is inspired by the melancholy present in Tango music, and in the city of Los Angeles, where exists the highest population of homeless in the entire United States. This theatrical and interactive performance invites the audience to watch, but more importantly experience the nostalgia, irony, comedy, and mixture of emotions that are present in tango, and present in our everyday lives here in Los Angeles, California.
Message from the Artist:
Hello, my name is Guillermo De Fazio. I am an artist and Argentine Tango dancer currently residing in Los Angeles and I am developing a show called “Exit 2 to Tango” about a homeless war veteran who finds hope in his imagination. My show is inspired by the impact observing the homeless community in Los Angeles had on me when I came to live here 2 years ago, inspiring me to raise awareness through my art. The show will debut on April 21st and 22nd in Santa Monica, and my hope is the the LA tango community will be present to support the cause, and to support Argenitne tango as an art form. In the future, I hope to be able to use “Exit 2 to Tango” to collaborate with organizations in order to raise money for the homeless communities/ veterans. I can’t wait to share this project with you guys, and I truly appreciate your support. Let’s show the world the power of tango, and the power of community.
About the Artists:
Guillermo De Fazio, from the famous sibling duo Los Hermanos Macana, is a world renown Argentine tango performer, choreographer, and teacher. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guillermo and his brother studied tango and other popular dances from an early age. In 1995, Los Hermanos Macana had their tango debut, and by 1998 they invented the choreography “Mala Junta” that would lead them to dance in the most prominent theaters and events worldwide. In 2001, they participated in the Robert Duvall film “Assassination Tango” and following that, they continued to tour the world nonstop, sharing the stage with artists such as Placido Domingo. In 2011, the brothers were invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to perform in major art festival and in 2012, they began to tour their very own entertainment company, Tango Macho. Tango Macho, comprised of the original sibling duo, the best dancers of Argentina, and live authentic tango music, brought the Guillermo to Los Angeles, where he currently resides and continues to develop projects.
Giovanna Dan, born and raised in Los Angeles, has Argentine tango flowing through her veins; daughter of the legendary dancer and Forever Tango star Zita Gonzalez, Giovanna grew up around the sounds of live orchestras and harmonious bodies.Starting at the age of 4, Giovanna stayed close to her roots by dancing Argentine Folk and eventually decided to follow her mother’s footsteps and pursue tango. Reflecting her passion to preserve Argentine culture, Giovanna founded Tangaucho youth group where she directs the future generations of Argentine folk and tango dancers in Los Angeles. With extensive training in various styles from belly dancing, to hip hop, to modern dance, Giovanna continued her dance education at the University of California Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Since 2010, Giovanna has been seen in various tango and folklore productions across the country and internationally, including Master Gaucho Productions, Tango Macho,Tango Buenos Aires, and Tango Under the Stars with the LA Philharmonic Symphony.