History

Fusion Tango was created in 2000 by Sandra Antognazzi. It is a fusion of Argentine Tango and Modern Dance and pushes the classic tale of romance, seduction and betrayal to the edge with unexpected twists.

FUSION TANGO's first evening long show featured choreography by Alicia Cruzado, Sandra Antognazzi and internationally renown Argentine choreographer Ana Maria Stekelman. The dancers involved in this first production were Sonia Grimaldi, Ricky Santiago, Adam Klotz and Sandra Antognazzi. With this formation the company had the pleasure to collaborate with composer/pianist Fernando Otero's X-TANGO and special guest Oscar Feldman on saxes.

The later show was a collaborative effort between three dancer/choreographers: Walter Perez, Pablo Pugliese and Sandra Antognazzi. The show explored the classic territory of Argentine Tango--passion, love, seduction, abandonment--with a new twist: three partners in a triangle of dance and sexual game playing. With Fellini-like touches the dancers moved through new configurations and unexpected pairings. The wonderful musicians performing alongside: saxophonist/ composer Oscar Feldman, bassist Pablo Aslan, pianist Maurizio Najt and violinist Leonardo Suarez Paz, four of Argentina's most recognized young performers.

Since its inception FUSION TANGO has been part of the LATINO FESTIVAL at Queens Theater in the Park, and performed and taught at Spanish Repertory Theatre in New York, the Berrie Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Loyola University in New Orleans, Park Performing Arts Theater in New Jersey, Renaissance Hotel in Houston,TX, Bergen Community College, Monroe College in the Bronx, Flushing Townhall, Stardust Celebrates the Tango in Monticello, Pennsylvania Performing Arts Academy and Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University in Connecticut.