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Performers 2017-10-24T17:28:20+00:00

2017 Day of Tango Performers

Guillermo De Fazio and Giovanna Dan

Guillermo De Fazio, from the famous sibling duo Los Hermanos Macana, is a world-renowned 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. The brothers had their tango debut in 1995, and invented the choreography called “Mala Junta” in 1998, leading them to dance in the most prominent theaters and events worldwide.

They participated in the Robert Duvall film “Assassination Tango” in 2001, and continued touring the world nonstop with artists such as Placido Domingo. The brothers were invited to perform in a major arts festival in 2011 by Mikhail Baryshnikov, leading them to begin touring under their own entertainment company, Tango Macho, in 2012. This has brought the brothers to Los Angeles, where they currently reside and continue to spread their passion for tango everywhere they go.

Giovanna Dan, born and raised in Los Angeles, has Argentine tango in her blood, being the daughter of the legendary dancer and Forever Tango star Zita Gonzalez. Giovanna stayed close to her roots by starting with Argentine folklore dancing at a very young age, and eventually following her mother’s footsteps to pursue the tango.

She continued her dance education at UCLA where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance/Choreographic Studies. Her passion for preserving the Argentine culture has led her to founding the Tangaucho youth group in Los Angeles to direct future generations of Argentine folklore and tango dancers there. Since 2010, she has been seen in various tango and folklore productions across the country and internationally, one of them being Tango Macho. Starting in 2015, she has joined Guillermo in Tango Macho and are currently developing new shows, including Exit 2 to Tango.

Guillermina Quiroga and Mariano Diego Logiudice

Guillermina Quiroga had her first experience on stage when she was a child, dancing ballet at Teatro Argentino de La Plata. Later on, her first step on stage as a tango dancer was also in La Plata, at Teatro Coliseo. After winning the “Hugo del Carril” contest, she starred in the 1990 production of “Tango X 2” in Buenos Aires. Her debut as an actress came as the lead “Valentina” in the movie “Valentina’s Tango”- filmed in Hollywood – which she choreographed.

After performing in some of the biggest tango productions in the world, she directed, choreographed, and created her own production “Tango, Historias Breves” in 2003, which recently sold out in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Her other choreographic work includes the tango fantasy for “Cassano Dancing”, the finale “Lo Que Vendra” for “Forever Tango”, to name a few. She teaches in Boston, Buenos Aires, Detroit, Miami, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Italy, Zurich, and San Pablo.

Mariano Diego Logiudice started studying Karate at the age of 7 and continued for many years. After winning many competitions, Tang Soo Do champion from 1998-1999, and being South American champion, he finally reached his goal of being World Champion in 1998 in Orlando, Florida.

He graduated as a national Professor of Physical Education and went on to teach at a high school along with judging Tang Soo Do competitions. During this time, he discovered the Argentine tango and started to study it intensely. He learned from some of the most prominent teachers in the tango world such as Raul Bravo, Jean Pablo Barbutti, Guillermlna Quiroga, to name a few.

He has given tango lessons in Tanzba, Buenos Aires, Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires, among other places. For the last 4 years, he’s been Guillermina Quiroga’s assistant in her classes and in choreography.

Fabián and Roxana Belmonte

Fabián and Roxana Belmonte were both born in Buenos Aires, Argentina – the birthplace of the Tango. Since their childhood, their hearts have beaten to the rhythm of the tango, and they were raised from a very tender age to live and breathe the Tango culture. Roxana & Fabián have performed and taught internationally over the past 30 years, thrilling audiences in venues ranging from “Luna Park” in Buenos Aires, “Roy Thompson Hall” in Toronto to the “Royal Theatre Carré” in Amsterdam or “Shiba Mel-Park Hall” in Tokyo. The couple have appeared in many of the fabled and legendary dance halls of their native Buenos Aires, including Palais De Glace, Astral Theatre, La Confiteria Del Molino, Club Almagro, Glorias Argentinas, Esquina Anibal Troilo, Esquina Homero Manzi” and the Buenos Aires most legendariest stadium Luna Park. Fabián & Roxana have shared the stage with international and national scene’s celebrities and distinctive tango personalities and orchestras as Color Tango-Roberto Alvarez, Leopoldo Federico, Ruben Juarez, Alberto Podesta, Argentino Ledesma, Orquesta del Tango de Buenos Aires-Raul Garello – Carlos Garcia, Sexteto Canyengue, Quartango among others.

Besides being a Tango dancer, Fabián distinguished himself as a multi-faceted artist / performer who has appeared on scene not only as a dancer, but also as vocal singer and bandoneon player, in line with his lifetime passions that cover dance, music and history. They were chosen as one of Argentina’s tango ambassadors to the world and invited to judge the First (’05), Second (’06) and Fourth (’08) World Tango Competitions in Tokyo, Japan where they also performed in the show Tango Libertad among other selected tango dancers as Miguel Angel Zotto. They have performed as soloist couple with many major Symphony Orchestras as as the Kalamazoo, Washington DC, Laval, Sudbury, Buffalo, Windsor, Billings & San Francisco. In ‘05 the couple was engaged as choreographers and dancers in “The Emotional Brain-Love”, a Freddiee award winner TV documentary for Best Documentary Series, hosted by David Suzuki and co-produced by CBC-TV Canada and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

They have received international accolades as 2003 Latin American Achievement Award for “Best Latin Folklore Presence in Canada ” . Winners of the international dance competition: ”Stars of the future 1998″, Miami Univision TV. Sabado Gigante.

Miguel Arrabal

Miguel Arrabal is best known for his performances with some of the major orchestras of the “Golden Era” of Tango, including Armando Calo, Domingo Federico, Miguel Montero, Rodolfo Lezica, Roberto Goyeneche, Horacio Deval, Alberto Echague, Roberto Florio and others.  Mr. Arrabal also toured in the United States for one year with another Tango Master, Astor Piazzolla, in a famous performance entitled “Dangerous Games”.

After receiving rave reviews from the audience who attended our previous Day of Tango Festival events, we are very excited to announce that Miguel Arrabal Tango Quartet will perform at our milonga on Friday, December 8th and at the Day of Tango Festival “main event” on Saturday, December 9th, 2017.