Developed by Guillermo De Fazio, Exit 2 to Tango analyzes and projects the phenomenon of homelessness in Los Angeles. through the portrayal of a homeless war veteran longing for purpose. As a last resort, this character finds hope in his imagination, resulting in dances and interactions with representations of different characters in western society. Captivated by the independent woman, his hopeful imagination progresses to reality and confrontation.
The union of the homeless character and Argentine tango is inspired by the melancholy present in Tango music, and in the city of Los Angeles, where exists the highest population of homeless in the entire United States. This theatrical and interactive performance invites the audience to watch, but more importantly experience the nostalgia, irony, comedy, and mixture of emotions that are present in tango, and present in our everyday lives here in Los Angeles. www.gdtango.com
Friday + Saturday, April 21 + 22 @ 8.30pm
$30 general admission
Guillermo De Fazio, from the famous sibling duo Los Hermanos Macana, is a world renowned Argentine tango performer, choreographer, and teacher. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guillermo and his brother studied tango and other popular dances from an early age. In 1995, Los Hermanos Macana had their tango debut, and by 1998 they invented the choreography “Mala Junta” that would lead them to dance in the most prominent theaters and events worldwide. In 2001, they participated in the Robert Duvall film Assassination Tango and following that, they continued to tour the world nonstop, sharing the stage with artists such as Placido Domingo. In 2011, the brothers were invited by Mikhail Baryshnikov to perform in major art festival and in 2012, they began to tour their very own entertainment company, Tango Macho. Tango Macho, comprised of the original sibling duo, the best dancers of Argentina, and live authentic tango music, brought the Guillermo to Los Angeles, where he currently resides and continues to develop projects.
Giovanna Dan, born and raised in Los Angeles, has Argentine tango flowing through her veins; daughter of the legendary dancer and Forever Tango star Zita Gonzalez, Giovanna grew up around the sounds of live orchestras and harmonious bodies.Starting at the age of 4, Giovanna stayed close to her roots by dancing Argentine Folk and eventually decided to follow her mother’s footsteps and pursue tango. Reflecting her passion to preserve Argentine culture, Giovanna founded Tangaucho youth group where she directs the future generations of Argentine folk and tango dancers in Los Angeles. With extensive training in various styles from belly dancing, to hip hop, to modern dance, Giovanna continued her dance education at the University of California Los Angeles where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Since 2010, Giovanna has been seen in various tango and folklore productions across the country and internationally, including Master Gaucho Productions, Tango Macho,Tango Buenos Aires, and Tango Under the Stars with the LA Philharmonic Symphony.