A Glimpse of Tango: Photos and Videos by Marcelo Solis
January 10-31, 2010
Marcelo Solis photographs with the same energy as he dances, capturing the essence of the tango and Argentine culture frame by frame. His exhibition, “A Glimpse of Tango” offers a fractured portrait of the dance. Each image offers subtle clues to its origin; arms in tango embrace, famous Argentine authors, and traditional Argentine barbeque. Accompanying collages of his images will be videos of his experimental dance performances.
Solis is an Argentine Tango dancer, choreographer and teacher. He offers a unique interpretation of Tango, Vals and Milonga with soul and understanding of the music. He has taught and performed in many different communities in Argentina, USA, Canada, and Europe. With origins among Spanish and Italian immigrants in Buenos Aires, the tango has found a second home in the Bay Area through the dedicated commitment of dancers such as Solis.
Solis was one of the first artists that was invited to participate in the cultural program at Mamá Art Cafe. With the assistance of his former dance partner, Romina Hahn, the atmosphere on Sunday afternoons at Mamá Art Cafe in 2004-2005 was reminiscent of a cafe in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. Quarterly Tango Dinners where Marcelo, Romina, and the occasional broom stick performed raised funds for the venue’s creative and artistic activities.
Saturday, January 23, 7 - 10pm
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