Friday, May 20, 2016
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
On Friday, May 20th Mayte Vicens will bring Tango Night back to Roscoe’s Room with a very special performance by internationally acclaimed tangos stars Leah Barsky and Cristina Correa Cordobes. Dress to impress and join for another unforgettable Milonga Noble Corazon starting at 8:30 pm. (From 7 to 8:30 pm Mayte Vicens will offer a tango workshop for intermediate/advanced students only at Rooftop Rhythms, Suite #7, 10 South Division Street, New Rochelle for $35; RSVP to [email protected] (347) 989 -4145). Then the action moves to Alvin & Friendsfor an open dance floor from 8:30 pm to midnight with music by DJ Edit Fasi and a special performance at 10 pm by Cristian and Leah, stage finalists at the 2016 World Tango Championship. Fashion Tango Clothes by Celeste Anabel Deguila will be available for sale at a special discount through the night. $20 cover, one drink minimum. RSVP to [email protected] or call (347) 989- 4145.
Cristian Correa was born in Cordoba, Argentina where he started dancing Argentine Folklore at the age of five. At the age of 18 he studied Classical Ballet at the Teatro General San Martin in Cordoba. Shortly afterwards he moved to Buenos Aires to dance tango; he studied with legendary teachers including Nicolas Cobos and Paola Jean Jean, Sabrina and Ruben Veliz, Claudio Gonzalez and Melina Brufman, German Cornejo, Roberto Herrera and Maria Nieves.
He has performed throughout Japan, China, Africa, Europe and South America and has also appeared in several films, including “Un Tango Mas”, the story of tango icons Maria Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes. He represented Cordoba in The Tango Mundial Championships where he was sub-champion for three consecutive years. He has danced in the most renowned tango shows, including Esquina Carlos Gardel, Tango Porteño, La Ventana and Hotel Faena’s “ Rojo Tango”. He is also the choreographer and director of the historic Querandi Tango show. Mr. Correa is a highly sought out teacher and performer, known for his unique style and dynamic presence.
Leah Barsky was born in Germany and grew up in New York. She has been dancing since the age of five. Ms. Barsky is a cross-disciplined performer, and is highly proficient in classical ballet, contemporary dance and Argentine tango. She trained at The Julliard School, New York State Summer School of The Arts, American Dance Festival and California Institute of the Arts. Her professional career started at the age of 17 with the Nai Ni Chen Dance Company here in NYC. Then she had the pleasure of working with Armitage Gone!, Doug Varone, Tango y Mas, Tango 1st Century just to name a few. She has performed throughout the U.S, Asia, Canada, Europe, Chile and Argentina. In 2014 she danced in The Mark Morris Production of “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” at Lincoln Center. Ms. Barsky has also appeared as a featured dancer in several productions with The Chicago Lyric Opera and The Metropolitan Opera.
Most recently she has been living in Buenos Aires and dancing in the most renowned tango shows, including Esquina Carlos Gardel, Tango Porteño, Querandi Tango and Hotel Faena’s “Rojo Tango”. She has performed in some of the most historic milongas in Buenos Aires.
In addition, she danced as one of the final couples in the 2014 and 2015 Mundial Tango Championships. As a cross-cultural person and multidiscipline dancer, Ms. Barsky is a unique performer and insightful teacher. The New York Times raved that Ms. Barsky is “sensual and direct and… the most compelling” performer.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Alvin & Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Highway
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm