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San Francisco’s Tango Con*Fusion obliterates the gendered stereotypes of seduction and suspicion that have made tango as predictable as it is immemorial… The dancers expand on the form’s traditions, proving that it can be both intelligent and innovative – and of course, that it doesn’t always take two to tango.

Nirmala Nataraj – SF Weekly
December 2006

The leading ladies of tango think men are just dandy. The thing is, men are used to leading… Ladies break a tango taboo, and have fun doing it.

Rachael Howard  – San Francisco Chronicle
December 2006

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Dancers Christy Coté, Chelsea Eng, Debbie Goodwin, Michelle Loughlin and Pier Voulkos… are choreographing work that expresses a new tango, a very unusual tango, a tango that is exciting and innovative in the extreme… I can think of few companies that bring such passionate innovation to the very idea of contemporary tango than Tango Con*Fusión.

Terence Clarke – The Performers’ / Artists’ Voice

This version of tango is another step in the evolution of one of the most extraordinary dance genres ever created. While remaining true to its heritage, this is not the tango of yesteryear; it is not even the tango of yesterday; it is the tango of today. Very impressive.

Ted Viviani – Extreme Tango Producer

Wonderful… An eye-opener.

Bob MacKenzie of KTVU/Channel 2

The ladies [of Tango Con*Fusión] have inspired the hearts and souls of people who have seen them perform.

Audience Member – Phillip Hwee

Tango Con*Fusión… though a relatively new group, there is much potential for choreographic innovation here… Lush costumes and lighting added to the sensuous performance style of these women, providing a rich finish to a strong second half of the Collaboration 2004.

Heidi Landgraf – Voice of Dance