THE REPERTOIRE

“…a fresh new vision for tango performance in the Twenty-first Century.”

– review of “Blind – Strength in Vulnerability” by Daniel South

Evening Length Work

Blind – Strength in Vulnerability

An innovative performance featuring six dancers led by Ana Padron and Diego Blanco, with live music by the Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet. Blind – Strength in Vulnerability examines the choice to either  protect one’s vulnerable self by remaining emotionally blind, or to show courage, surrendering to the amazing but unpredictable possibilities of life.

Six dancers begin the performance blindfolded and performing traditional tango in monotonous patterns, to showcase how each character is stuck in a routine. This pieces represents how we become “blind”. Is it a choice to not see ourselves for who we are? Do we choose to be in a routine to hide?

Support for the arrangement and/or composition of the music by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation.

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“Tanguedia” composed by Astor Piazzolla, adapted by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
6

Runtime
approximately 60 minutes

Individual Work

BLIND

“Dancer-choreographers Diego Blanco and Ana Padron, performing as Tango for All… brought wit and elegance to their piece, ‘Blind.’ The duet put a surprising spin on one of the most traditional of styles.”

– St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“Introducción al Angel” composed by Astor Piazzolla, adapted by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
2

Runtime
approximately 5 minutes

METROPOLITANO

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“A Octavio Brunetti” composed by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
5

Runtime
approximately 5 minutes

DE TAL PALO

Diego ana Ana continue the experimentation of fusing contemporary movement concepts with traditional argentine tango and theater techniques.

De Tal Palo is inspired by the male and female energies that live inside all of us and how they shape who we are and interact.

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“De Tal Palo” composed by Leopoldo Federico, adapted by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
4

Runtime
Approximately 6 minutes

LENGUAJE DEL AYER ENTERADO Y PRESENTE

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“Con un Nudo en la Garganta” composed by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
3

Runtime
Approximately 5:30 minutes

PROFUNDO EN EL PRESENTE

This piece is the beginning Mr. Blanco & Mrs. Padron’s experimentation in creating a choreographic voice. Fusing modern movement, traditional argentine tango and theater technique to bring out the characters. This piece looks to challenge the audience and the characters decision to remain “blind” in their lives or to find truth and remain open. To be present and honest with oneself.

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“Solitude” composed by Astor Piazzolla, adapted by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
2

Runtime
Approximately 5:00 minutes

A GALOPE EN UN SUEÑO

A Galope en un Sueño is a collaborative piece with composer Pedro Giraudo. It is a piece about diversity and openness to interdisciplinary components. Going outside of the box of one particular dance genre and allowing play with the potentials of “dance” as a whole.

A Galope en un Sueño is an exploration into the transcendence of each character to break free and be with themselves, their own fears, feelings, desires, love and loss. A Galope en un Sueño, translates Galloping in a Dream, bazaar in its make with blends of different forms has Salsa, Chacarera and Argentine Tango, because dreams are emotions, ideas and images that occur involuntarily. A glimpse of each characters journey and the connection can be felt, remembered and experienced.

Support for the arrangement and/or composition of the music by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation

Choreography
Diego Blanco & Ana Padron

Music
“La Rabiosa” composed by Pedro Giraudo

Costume Design
Anastasiya Julia

Lighting Design
Jimmy Lawlor

Instrumentation
Violin, piano, bass and bandoneon

Number of Dancers
8

Runtime
Approximately 5:00 minutes