The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires was conceived in 2005 with its world premiere in Singapore. In that same year, the show was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it received critical acclaim, resulting in engagements in the most prestigious venues around the world. The company has toured the world extensively over the past 11 years. Tango Fire’s choreographer is International Tango Superstar German Cornejo. The individual couples in the company 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.
DIRECTOR OF CHOREOGRAPHY
German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi
Sebastian Alvarez & Victoria Saudelli
Marcos Esteban Roberts & Louise Junqueira Malucelli
Ezequiel Lopez & Camila Alegre
Julio Jose Seffino & Carla Dominguez
Esteban Simon & Marilu Leopardi
THE BAND - QUARTETO FUEGO
German & Gisela have been practicing and perfecting their tango since the early age of 10 and 16 respectively. They have mastered the skills and styles of classical dance, contemporary dance, jazz, ballet, acrobatics & tango in the company of Argentina’s most respected teachers. After collectively winning 40 gold medals at national competitions, German & Gisela became World Tango Champions in 2005 and 2003 respectively, which pushed their dance skills to the highest level imaginable. German & Gisela’s list of performances is endless. They have participated in the following top rating TV shows in Argentina and around the world: Susana Giménez, Bailando 2012, Showmatch, Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand, Mañanas Informales, La Noche del 10, Por el Mundo, Desayuno, Por Siempre Tango, Mp3, Música del Tercer Milenio, Afectos Especiales, Programa Do Jó (Brazil), The CW11 Morning News (USA), Fox News (USA), Good Day New York! (USA), Espejo Público (España), Televisión de Cataluña (España), Dancing with The Stars (Australia), Sky News (UK) and Sky Live (UK). In 2012 German & Gisela joined the Jennifer Lopez & Marc Antony's reality TV show Q' Viva- The Chosen (USA, Canada, and Latin America) where they became winning finalists, starring with JLo and Marc Anthony’s stage show Q 'Viva Live as soloists under the direction of the well-known director of Madonna, JLo and Britney Spears amongst others, Jamie King. This show was a spectacular success at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, USA.
German & Gisela’s performances have received rave reviews all over the world performing in the best venues including; Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, USA), Joyce Theatre (New York, USA), New York City Center (New York, USA), Mandalay Bay Arena (Las Vegas, USA), Colón Theatre (Buenos Aires, Argentina), GEBA Arena (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Sadler’s Wells Theatre (London, UK), Peacock Theatre (London, UK), Oriental Arts Center (Shanghai, CHINA), Beijing Opera House (Beijing, CHINA), Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA), Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia), Civic Theatre (Johannesburg, South Africa), MAAG Music Hall (Zurich, Switzerland), Place Des Arts (Montreal, Canada), GREC Theatre (Barcelona, Spain), Esplanade (Singapore, Singapore), Tokyu Theatre Orb (Tokyo, Japan).
Some of the Tango Houses and Milongas that have taken delight in this wonderful couple’s art in Buenos Aires are: Café Tortoni, Esquina Homero Manzi, Chiquín, Faena Hotel + Universe, El Viejo Almacén, La Viruta, Porteño y Bailarín, Parakultural, and Confitería Ideal. German & Gisela have participated in many tango shows: Vamos al Tango -directed by Osvaldo Berlingeri-, Tango Inferno, Bien de Tango –accompanied by the orchestra El Arranque-, Tango Seduction, Tango Pasión -under the Musical Direction of the renowned Sexteto Mayor-, and El Viejo Almacen On Tour . An extensive tour around Japan was successfully completed with Buenos Tangos -directed by Fabio Hager-, and Tango Dance Premium –in the company of Fernando Marzan’s Orchestra. Because of their outstanding popularity in Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony’s TV reality show in 2012, German & Gisela appeared in a KOHL’S advertisement and later that year were JLO's special guest artists at her premier performance at the GEBA Arena in Buenos Aires.
They have been dancers in Milonga under the direction of the acclaimed contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui since its international debut in 2013. In 2014, they had the pleasure of dancing and starring in Plaza Francia Ensemble’s first music video, they were also joined by the famous French singer Catherine Ringer. In the same year, they performed as guest artists at Sampled Festival and Lattitude Festival in England. German & Gisela’s professional development and growth as Lead Dancers has naturally progressed into teaching and coaching. They are currently regarded as two of the best Show Tango teachers in Buenos Aires thanks to their students reaching top positions, year after year, in the Tango World Championships. They were selected as tango choreographers and coaches for one of the couples in the Argentine equivalent of Dancing with the Stars, Bailando 2012. Because of their experience, knowledge and understanding German & Gisela are regularly requested be jurors at tango regional championships in Chile, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Tango Fire has placed German amongst the worlds top Choreographers. His past choreography experience includes Mission Tango Show (2007) under the Musical Direction of Lisandro Adrover, Tango Inferno - The Fire Within (2010/2011), and Immortal Tango (2016). Gisela was also the choreographer of Tango Dance Premium (2007) and assistant choreographer of Immortal Tango (2016).
German & Gisela’s biggest desire is to show tango and their passion for dancing to the entire world. So far, they have made this possible in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Canada, Korea, Turkey, Malaysia, Philippines, France, Israel, Luxemburg, Bulgaria, Cyprus, South Africa, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Albania, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, the Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, New Zealand, USA, Brazil, UK, Spain, Australia, China, and Japan. Rave reviews from the New York Times, Ottawa Citizen, The London Times, and Financial Times, to name a few has established this couple as a tour de force in the world of Argentine Tango. German joined Tango Fire in 2006 & Gisela joined the company in 2010.
Victoria began dancing when she was only 11 years old, while Sebastián started at aged 13. In 1998, Sebastián & Victoria joined their incredible talents and skills to win the New Milongueros Generation Award and the Azul de Tango Competition, and have been dancing together ever since. In 2000, they joined Tango company Buenos Aires Tango 2000 representing the Buenos Aires city government at the Song Festival opening in Egypt.
In November 2005, they performed for the heads of state at the 4th Summit of the Americas held in Mar del Plata Argentina. Sebastian & Victoria were special guest dancers for Deep Purples concert in Buenos Aires in 2006.
They have toured with Sólo Tango taking them around Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Latvia, Russia, and finishing in Moscow with a sold out show at the Kremlin Theatre.Some of the many events and shows that have showcased Sebastián & Victoria’s great dancing, are the opening night of the famous Argentine TV show Susana Giménez, homages to Astor Piazzola and Eladia Blázquez, dancing with renowned singer Sandra Mihanovich and Gloria Estefan’s tune El día que me quieras. They performed at the Boxing World Championship at Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires in 2013, with famous Argentine boxer Omar Narváez vying for the title.
They have been permanent cast members of Esquina de Gardel Tango house since 2004, touring South America and Europe.
Sebastián & Victoria have been permanent members of Tango Fire since 2008.
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. In 2014 they became regular performers at the famous Tango house Señor Tango, where they were the Assistant Directors and performed in the stage show Tango Mendoza directed by Flávio Stravaganza.
Louise and Marcos featured in the advertising campaign for the singing sensation Il Divo promoting their shows in Buenos Aires in 2015. Louise received the 2016 "Carlos" award for best dancer in the city of Carlos Paz with the show Stravaganza Tango. Currently Marcos & Louise are the Artistic Directors of the show "Casa do Rio" in the cities of Morretes and Parana. Marcos and Louise joined Tango Fire Company in 2011.
Ezequiel & Camila are recognized as one of Buenos Aires best Tango couples. Between touring internationally they have worked in some of the most famous Tango houses in Buenos Aires including Café Tortoni, Esquina Carlos Gardel Show, Tango Porteño, Madero Tango, Café de Los Angelitos, Rojo Tango Faena Hotel and Piazzolla Tango. Since 2008 they have toured Internationally with different Tango companies; Tango Malambo (Greece), Chicago Tango Fest (Chicago), Tango Romance (Japan), Obsesion Tango (Mexico), Corporación Tangos (Russia) and Tanguera (Germany). They were assistant choreographers in Stravaganza Tango Musical in Buenos Aires.
In 2010 they performed in the closing ceremony of the Rugby World Championship staged at Stade de France (Paris). They participated in the documentary Un Tango Más, the history of María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes.
In 2012 Ezequiel was chosen as a participant of the US reality TV show Que ViVA, created and directed by Jennifer López and Marc Antony, winning a position to perform in the live stage show in Las Vegas.
In early 2015 they joined Tango Fire and were crowned Tango World Champions later in the same year.
Julio Jose Seffino & Carla Dominguez
Both Julio and Carla were born in Buenos Aires. Julio began his artistic career at 12 through Gymnastics. At 17, his interest turned to salsa dancing, which later led him to study and master Argentine folk, malambo and contemporary dance. Julio started dancing Argentine Tango in 2006, going on to join the tango company Vértigo Tango, which specialises in mixing tango with aerial acrobatics, training with renowned teachers in Buenos Aires.
Carla was introduced was first introduced to musical theatre. At the age of 18, after finishing her studies, she moved to Rosario (Santa Fe) where she continued developing musical theatre with an emphasis on dance; she mastered ballet, jazz, folk, Tango, and contemporary dance. In 2013 Carla’s professional career was officially launched when she participated in a musical show produced by Random Creativos in Buenos Aires.
It is when Julio and Carla study Argentine Tango with German Cornejo and Silvio Lavia that they learn the fundamentals of Tango Salon and Stage Tango, that they become dance partners. Julio and Carla have performed at Señor Tango, one of the most renown Tango houses in Buenos Aires and currently they perform in Rojo Tango, located in the luxury Faenal Hotel. In 2014, they joined Buenos Aires Pasión de Tango at Borges Cultural Centre, and Con Alma de Tango at the legendary Esquina Homero Manzi, in Buenos Aires. In the same year, they joined Vertigo Tango Company, and so merged acrobatics and Tango dance in a single awe-inspiring performance.
They were part of the cast of Tango Lovers, Immortal Tango and Lunfardo, touring through China, Russia, USA, Chile, England and Lituania.Russia, USA, Chile, England and Lituania. Julio and Carla joined The Tango Fire Company in 2017.
Esteban Simon & Marilu Leopardi
Esteban Simon and Marilu Leopardi have been dancing together since 2009. Studying with the great masters of Argentine Tango; Roberto Herrera, Vanina Bilous, Sabrina y Ruben Veliz, Alejandra Barboza y Omar Caceres, Raul Bravo, Tani Herrera y Veronica Vidan, Claudio Gonzales y Melina Brufman, Miguel Angel Zotto, and Gabriel Angio y Natalia Games, they also explored Contemporary Dance and Malambo with Ricardo Andrés Baigorria.
They have performed in the most important Tango Houses in Buenos Aires; La Ventana Tango show, Señor Tango, Taconeando, Boca Tango, Michelangelo, Piazzolla Tango, El Viejo Almacén, Madero Tango and most recently are part of the shows at El Café de los Angelitos and Rojo Tango at Faena Hotel.
Esteban and Marilu have danced in several international Tango shows including “Tango, una Historia Argentina” by Roberto Herrera in South Korea, “Tango Baile” with the Vale Tango Orchestra (Argentina), "Tango Seducción" (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Czech Republic), "Tango A Tierra” (Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, China and USA), “Una Noche de Tango” by Tango x 2 Company (Italy, Israel, Greece, Chile and Argentina), "Tango Buenos Aires” by Columbia Arts (USA), "Fusion Tango” with the Argentinean ballet stars Hernan Piquin and Cecilia Figaredo (Argentina), "Tango Origin 2015- Vol. 2” (Japan), "Uma noite em Buenos” under the musical direction of Carlos Buono (Brazil) and "Inside Tango” (Argentina).
As guest artists for Julio Iglesias’ world tours they performed in United States, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina and as teachers of Tango Argentino they have given lessons and special workshops in several cities around the world from Argentina, Brazil, Chile to USA, Italy and Japan.