Friday, July 3, 2015
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
On Friday, July 3rd it’s Tango Night in Roscoe’s Room: Come join us for a beautiful evening of tango dancing, fine dining and live music as we welcome Tanguera, Mayte Vicens — and her dance studio — to New Rochelle. Enjoy a performance by Mayte Vicens and Eduardo Goytia (2007 World Tango Champion) and live music by the acclaimed musicians Pedro Giraudo (Bass), Maurizio Najt (Pianist) and Ariel Iud (Bandoneon). Cover charge is $25, with a two-drink minimum; a special Tapas menu will be available. The event begins at 9:30 pm; come earlier if you plan to dine with us. Seating is limited, so call 654-6549 to reserve.
Born in Valencia, Spain, Mayte Vicens is a respected performer, choreographer and teacher of all elements of dance, including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, American Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango and Flamenco. Ms Vicens is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of The Tango Jazz Fusion Company, “Timba Tango”, a sizzling, cutting edge combination of live music and dance that fuses together flamenco, tango and salsa–all performed with elegance, mastery and passion.
After studying at the Rosella Hightower School of Dance in Cannes, France she receieved a Masters Degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco from the Royal Conservatory of Art and Dance in Valencia, Spain. She was privileged to study and perform with the greatest Flamenco Master and teacher of our time — Martin Vargas – and was successful in combining the fundamentals of ballet, modern and jazz, into the existing compartmentalization of Afro-Latin Jazz and American Ballroom, integrating these varied styles in a unique and personal way. After moving to New York in 2001 Mayte became a judge and coach in professional ballroom dancing; she has appeared in motion pictures including “Mona Lisa Smile,”“Stepford Wives,” and “Enchanted”. For two consecutive years she was honored to be the Viennese Waltz soloist at the famous annual Vienna Opera Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
In 2014 Mayte was the prime subject of a documentary film by photographer and filmmaker Julia Juliati. To see this engaging documentary, please visit www.mytangostory.com.
In addition to her extraordinary dance talents, Ms Vicens served as a percussionist and vocalist for the group “Soul con Timba” on the recording “Live at Bohemian Caverns,” an original work commissioned by Charlie Fishman (Dizzy Gillespie’s former manager) that premiered at The Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, DC. You can read more about her at http://www.maytevicens.com/home/mayte-vicens-biography
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Event Location and Ticket Information
Alvin & Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Highway
New Rochelle, New York 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, July 3, 2015
Times: 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
- $25 with two-drink minimum
Presenter: Alvin & Friends
Presenter Phone: 914-654-6549
Presenter Website: www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com