The Company


The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires was formed in 2005 with it's premier in Singapore in April of that year. In August 2005 the show was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was highly successful, resulting in engagements in the most prestigious venues around the world. This led to the company touring extensively over the last 8 years. Tango Fire is choreographed by critically acclaimed Argentine choreographer & dancer German Cornejo. The individual couples choreograph their own solos with German Cornejo refining the steps as is traditional in the world of Argentine Tango. Allowing the couples creative freedom creates a showcase of the 5 couples individual styles, making Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires unique in the world of Tango.

 

Show Credits


TANGO FIRE


DIRECTOR OF CHOREOGRAPHY

German Cornejo

DANCERS

German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi
Sebastian Alvarez & Victoria Saudelli
Gonzalo Cuello & Melody Celatti
Marcos Esteban Roberts & Louise Junqueira Malucelli
Max Van de Voorde & Solange Acosta

THE BAND - QUARTETO FUEGO

Clemente Carrascal- Bandoneon
Estefania Corsini - Violin
Matias Feigin - Piano
Facundo Benavidez - Contrabass

VOCALS

Jesus Hidalgo

Company

The Singer

Jesus Hidalgo

Jesus Hidalgo started singing lessons with Jorge Monaco at the age of 13. He won many solo competitions which enabled him to tour Europe.

He learnt from Emilio Balcarce & Walter Rivers who were both a great influence on his career touring extensively with the Walter Rivers orchestra. He was soloist with the orchestra of the School of Tango in Buenos Aires and has performed at the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. Jesus has toured extensively in Japan, Spain, Brazil & Italy. In 2008 he featured on a version of the Argentine National Anthem with Mercedes Sosa.

In the first half of 2010 Jesus featured as a soloist in the International Festival of Tango in Granada, Spain and the International Festival of Argentine Tango in Rome, Italy. Jesus joined the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires in early 2010.

Rodrigo Flores

The Dancers

German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi

German & Gisela studied tango from the age of 10 & 16 respectively. They learnt classical, contemporary dance, jazz ballet, acrobatics & tango with many of Argentina’s most respected teachers. German & Gisela have been World Tango Champions in 2005 and 2003 respectively. They have participated on top rating TV shows in Argentina; Susana Giménez, Almorzando with Mirtha Legrand, Showmatch and La Noche del 10. They have performed at famous Tango houses & milongas in Buenos Aires, Café Tortoni, Esquina Homero Manzi, Chiquin, Faena Hotel + Universe, El Viejo Almacén, La Viruta, Porteño and Bailarín, Parakultural and Confitería Ideal. German appeared in Vamos al Tango -directed by Osvaldo Berlingeri-, Bien de Tango -with the orchestra El Arranque- and he was guest star in Tango Por La Igualdad. Gisela appeared in Tango Passion -under the musical direction of the renowned Sexteto Mayor-, Tango Seduction, and she starred in the remake of legendary Tango Argentino. Both German & Gisela travelled throughout Japan with Buenos Tangos -directed by  Fabio Hager-, and Tango Dance Premium -with the Fernando Marzan’s Orchestra, Gisela was the choreographer of the show.

German & Gisela formed their dance partnership in 2011. They were winning finalists in Jennifer Lopez & Marc Antony's TV show Q Viva culminating in the Las Vegas stage show of the same name in May 2012. In June 2012 they were JLO's special guest artists at her first ever concert in Buenos Aires. German has been with Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires since 2006 & Gisela joined in 2011.

 

Sebastian Alvarez & Victoria Saudelli

Sebastian & Victoria started dancing together in 2000. They are regular guests on popular Argentine TV programs & in the luxury hotels of Buenos Aires. Dancing in the prestigious Tango Houses of Buenos Aires including the Hilton, Dos Meses & Esquina Carlos Gardel they have become Argentina’s sweethearts of Tango with their uniquely contemporary interpretation. Sebastian & Victoria have toured extensively internationally performing in Egypt, Spain, USA, United Kingdom, Russia & extensively throughout Central & South America. They joined the Tango Fire Company in 2008. 

Gonzalo Cuello & Melody Celatti

Gonzalo and Melody have studied with Argentina’s master Tango teachers Carlos Perez, Roberto Herrera, Mario Morales and Miguel Angel Zoto and danced in the best Buenos Aires Tango houses Piazzolla Tango, La Ventana, Che Tango and Tango Porteño. Melody was Stage Tango World Champion in 2008. They have made a name for themselves touring internationally with different Tango companies Tango x 2, Tango a Tierra & Tango Origin Japan. Gonzalo & Melody have performed in the most important theatres around the world touring Italy, United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland Asia and South America. Melody has been with the Tango Fire company since 2010 and Gonzalo joined in 2011.

Marcos Esteban Roberts & Louise Junqueira Malucelli

Marcos and Louise began dancing Tango professionally in 2005 as members of Ballet Mora Godoy in Buenos Aires. Marcos performed in the popular Tango show Tanguera and together they joined Bien de Tango, Tangorama, Puerto Buenos Aires, Tango Encounters, Tango Seduction, Bien Argentin’ and Argentine Bicentennial show at the Stade de France (Paris) with Walter Rios where they were assistant directors and lead dancers. They have toured extensively around the world performing in Brazil,  Korea, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Czech Republic. Marcos and Louise joined Tango Fire Company in 2011.

Max Van de Voorde & Solange Acosta

Max & Solange are the 2011 World Champions of Stage Tango. They were also placed 10th best in the World in the Tango Salon category at the same championships. They have danced together for only two years. In this short time, apart from winning the championships, they have worked in some of the most recognized Buenos Aires Tango Houses such as Tango Porteño and Gala Tango. Max & Solange have danced in Tango companies Tempo Tango and Bs.As Pasión de Tango and have performed in Buenos Aires most famous milongas; Sunderland, Club Gricel, El Tasso and Villa Malcolm. They are internationally renowned for their skills as teachers of Tango conducting workshops in Tango Festivals and events around Italy, Japan, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, Mexico and Brasil. We are delighted to welcome them into the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires for their first tour in 2013.