Alma del Tango with

Trio Garufa (USA/Argentina)

Tango Night!

Friday May 20, 8:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes

Gallery 308
Tickets: General Admission
$20 advance $25 door
Reserved Table Seating
$25 in advance, $30 at door
Front row reserved seating
$30 advance $35 at door


Andrea Monti & Adrian Durso,
Ayano Yoneda & Felipe Martinez,
Christy Cote & Marcelo Molina,
Debbie Goodwin & John Campbell,
Lisette Perelle & Diego Lanau,
Mila Salazar & Casey Young,
Rose Vierling & Anton Koukareko  
& Tango Con*Fusion’s;
Debbie Goodwin, Rose Vierling  
& guest dancer Jasmine Worrell.

Alma del Tango with Trio Garufa

Tango Night, an intimate evening by Alma del Tango, explores the rich diversity of the dance, from the close embrace of the social dance floor to the fast flying legs of the fantasia stage. Bay Area’s top professional tango dancers express their unique styles to the live music of the virtuosic international tango ensemble, Trio Garufa. Romantic, passionate, even quirky, these dancers dazzle the eye and capture the heart. Now in its 30th year, San Francisco’s Argentine Tango community is one of the largest outside of Buenos Aires and is embraced by a multitude of nationalities and ages.

Alma del Tango is a non-profit 501©(3) organization dedicated to encouraging artistic expression and the development of community through Argentine Tango. Started by Debbie Goodwin and John Campbell in 1996, and incorporated as a non-profit in 2000, it is the umbrella organization for several creative projects, musicians and dance artists including the all-women Tango Con Fusion Dance Company, and Debbie Goodwin Dance Company. ADT offers a full program of beginning to advanced tango classes, a weekly práctica, monthly milonga (social tango dances) and student and professional dance productions to the SF Bay Area community


Debbie Goodwin, director

Celebrating 20 years of performances, choreography, directing, teaching and collaboration within the Bay Area tango community. A dancer since childhood, Debbie began teaching and performing Argentine Tango in 1996. She studies continuously both here and in Buenos Aires. With her partner and husband, John Campbell, she developed Alma Del Tango, a Marin nonprofit dedicated to the art of Argentine tango. Debbie earned her Bachelors Degree in Dance from California State University, Sacramento in 1998, and her Masters in Dance Education in 2001. She is the organizing force behind Tango Con*Fusión, an all-women dance company, and recently formed Debbie Goodwin Dance Company focused on Argentine Tango.

Trio Garufa

Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta,the largest tango club in Buenos Aires. Trio Garufa's repertoire includes classic Argentine tangos from the Golden Era, as well as Argentine Folklore music, modern tangos from Piazzolla, Electro-Tangos and original compositions. The Trio's music is exciting, virtuosic, and rooted in the dance. The international trio includes Guillermo GarcÍa from Argentina (guitar), Adrian Jost from Switzerland (bandoneon) and Sascha Jacobsen from California (string bass).


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