For Immediate Release
contact: Audrey Ross
NEW GENERATION DANCE COMPANY
Dardo Galletto, Artistic Director
'BLACK - WHITE TANGO'
A provocative blend of contemporary dance and traditional tango
set to music by Astor Piazzolla and Maurice Ravel
Guest dancers: Elizabeth Mertz of ABT (Opening Night and Program B) and
Luciana Paris of ABT (all programs)
Mariela Franganillo and Cecilia Saia of Broadway's "Forever Tango"
(Opening Night Program)
Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30
(Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 3 PM)
(total 5 performances - 2 different programs)
Harry de Jur Playhouse/Henry Street Settlement, 466 Grand Street
(by subway: F train to Delancey Street - by bus, M9, M14,
M15, M22, B39)
Tickets: $25-$45 (for Opening Night Gala: $30-$45)
Reservations: 646/342-9910 or Sandra Cameron Studio, 212/431-1825
NEW GENERATION DANCE COMPANY, with direction and choreography by DARDO
GALLETTO, will present "Black - White Tango," a fusion of contemporary dance and
traditional tango, set to music by Astor Piazzolla and Maurice Ravel. A native
of Cordoba Argentina, Dardo Galletto trained in ballet, modern dance, and
tango, and toured with Julio Bocca's Ballet Argentino. In addition to directing
his young company, Galletto is a teacher of tango at the Sandra Cameron Dance
A company of twelve dancers, including Galletto, and guests from American
Ballet Theatre and Broadway's "Forever Tango" will perform two programs of
original works by Galletto, with the intoxicating energy, style, and passion of
Opening Night, July 27 at 8 PM (Gala), will present a sampling of both
programs, including new and favorite company works.
Program A (July 28 at 8 PM and July 29 at 3 PM) includes Four Seasons,
inspired by the incomparable music of renowned tango master Astor Piazzolla. The
dance uses the changing energy and emotions of the seasons to reflect our own
nature, from "letting go" in the Fall, to retreating in the Winter, followed by
renewal in Springtime and joy in Summer. Segments from the company work
Aires de Tango will be included, delivering the virtuosity of today's "Nuevo
Tango" with its complex partnering, leg flicks, and remarkable lifts. In the dance
Alone in Buenos Aires, Galletto uses a sensuous, distinctive movement style
to evoke solitude and aloneness.
Program B (July 29 at 8 PM; July 30 at 3 PM) features two contrasting works
receiving their World Premieres. Black-White Tango, the company's most
contemporary dance, is an ingenious blend of modern dance forms and tango
embellishments, exploring the theme of opposites and reminding us that things often
not what they seem. Bolero de Ravel, for six couples, offers a novel
interpretation of Ravel's famous Bolero. With their continual entrances and exits,
the dancers evoke the fluidity and ever-changing quality of our lives. The
program will also include highlights from Aires de Tango.
New Generation dancers: Sergio Amarante, Leah Barsky, Gabriel Contreras,
Catherine Correa, Mariana Galassi, Miwa Kaneko, Oliver Kolker, Nuria Martinez,
Karina Romero, Ritsuko Sato, Valeria Salomonoff, and Dardo Galletto.
Associate director: Karina Romero.
More About Dardo Galletto:
Born in Cordoba, Argentina, Galletto initially studied dance as a supplement
to his training as an actor. Dance soon took over as his main passion, and
he began studying in earnest. He received his training in contemporary dance
from the prestigious "Teatro General San Martin" school of contemporary dance
in Buenos Aries, and his ballet training at the "Teatro Colon" with leading
ballet masters of Argentina. Following his graduation from the "Teatro
General San Martin" school, Dardo toured with the world renowned Ballet Argentino,
directed by Julio Bocca. He and his wife, Karina Romero, moved to New York in
2001. Though he never expected to be directing his own company so early in
his career, Galletto founded New Generation Dance Company in 2003, compelled
to use his ballet, contemporary, and tango styles to create new dances.