Debbie Goodwin Dance Company with
Seth Asarnow y
Su Sexteto Tipico
Me Llamo Tango
(My Name is Tango,
Presented by Alma del Tango
(duration 60 minutes)
These performances of Me Llamo Tango are made possible in part through the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Me Llamo Tango explores the soul of tango, not simply a lover’s tryst, but a venerable embrace of cultural solidarity and self-expression. This is the premier performance of the Debbie Goodwin Dance Company (DGDC), sponsored by the long-running, successful non-profit arts organization, Alma del Tango. Guest artist Eduardo Saucedo (Buenos Aires, Argentina) brings the cultural heritage of Argentina to the presentation through both drama and dance. Seth Asarnow y Su Sexteto Tipico are one of the premiere tango orchestras in the United States, dedicated to preserving the authentic style of Golden Age tango.
The newly formed Debbie Goodwin Dance Company (DGDC) represents the culmination of director Debbie Goodwin’s 20 years of performances, choreography, teaching and collaboration within the Bay Area tango community. Sponsored by the non-profit Alma del Tango, DGDC takes inspiration from the groundbreaking work of contemporary tango artists as well as the traditional. Transforming the perception of tango in the United States from the cliché, rose-in-mouth dance of sexual tension and passion, the company manifests tango as the embodiment of the human condition in the broadest sense, with the particular cultural perspective of traditional Argentine culture. Company members include Debbie Goodwin & John Campbell, Pier Voulkos & Daniel Peters, Rose Vierling & Anton Koukareko, Erin Malley & Doruk Golcu, Jasmine Worrell & Jose Orellana.
Seth Asarnow, a native of the Bay Area, has transcribed and performed hundreds of Golden Age tangos with his ensemble, Seth Asarnow y Su Sexteto Tipico. One of the most respected tango orchestras in the world, the sextet endeavors to reproduce the exact sound and style of the Golden Age tango orchestras, and bring this unique style of music back to the community in its original form. Mr. Asarnow is also a featured soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He recently appeared on NBC's Dancing with the Stars, performing with the cast of the Broadway show Forever Tango.
Eduardo Saucedo grew up dancing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is now a master teacher and performer of Argentine Tango. He is internationally recognized for his love and passion for the dance. Mr. Saucedo combines his studies in various dance disciplines and theater, and acting into the creative, energetic, and subtle expressions of his movement. He is the creator, director, co-choreographer and co-producer of the dinner show ‘Tango Cafe - Una Noche Ideal’, showing in the historical la Confiteria Ideal. When not on international tour, he teaches in Buenos Aires where he continues to develop new tango activities and projects