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About Tango Con*Fusión

It used to “take two to tango,” but the women of Tango Con*Fusión bend the gender-related customs of this century-old dance. As collaborative artists they explore the idiom of Argentine Tango beyond its traditional boundaries. As professional performers and teachers of Argentine Tango, with varied backgrounds in contemporary and classical dance, they create a fusion of genres within their choreography.

A couple’s dance morphs to a solo or collective interaction, leaders and followers exchange roles, and free movement is added.

As women trained and versed in traditional Argentine Tango, they deeply respect traditional tango, cherish the experience of dancing with men, and love to lead. Their repertoire spans the spectrum from slick-haired classic to feather-ruffling experimental, with Argentine Tango as the imperative backbone of the work.

They have devoted themselves to growing the tango and dance community in the San Francisco Bay Area and (far) beyond for over 18 years, including over 10 years as the collective Tango Con*Fusión.

In its 11th year, the members of Tango Con*Fusión chose to concentrate on the further exploration and analysis of lead-follow, and documenting their body of work. Moving forward, they will focus on sharing their lead-follow exchange vocabulary through their new “Trading Places” DVD/Teaching program with workshops and performances at tango & other dance-related festivals.