PointeTango presents

Para Dos

at the 2018 Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival

 Direct from Argentina, PointeTango dance company brings its latest show Para Dos- For Two! to Saskatoon. Immerse yourself in the music of Buenos Aires and be swept away by spectacular lifts, graceful ballet, and the passion of Argentine tango. Para Dos is playing at the Broadway Theatre as part of the Nutrien Fringe Festival from August 2nd to 11th. Tickets are $15 and available online at http://www.25thstreettheatre.org/para-dos/

In this original show, Erin and Alexander illustrate their unique dance vocabulary of PointeTango which combines the intensity of Argentine tango with the precision of classical ballet.

Created in the heart of Buenos Aires, Para Dos is the story of two dancers, lovers, and explorers who interpret the culture and drama of this iconic city. Don’t miss this one of a kind dance show!

     “A clear audience favourite”        ~TiLee award winner!~.                *Best of Venue*

         The Western Gazette                -London Fringe Festival           -Hamilton Fringe Festvial

PointeTango is a unique dance company directed by choreographer, Alexander Richardson and created with lead dancer, Erin Scott-Kafadar. Pushing new boundaries of dance, PointeTango combines the intimacy of Argentine tango with the precision of classical ballet to create a new dance vocabulary.

Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Avenue Saskatoon, SK)

Friday, August 3, 6:10pm
Saturday, August 4, 7:40pm
Sunday, August 5, 6:10pm
Monday, August 6, 9:25pm
Tuesday, August 7,  7:40pm
Thursday, August 9, 9:25pm
Saturday, August 11, 2:30pm
$15.00 at the door or online at  http://www.25thstreettheatre.org/para-dos/

Contact Information

Media Contact: Alexander Richardson

                Cell Phone: 1-514-999-7542               Email: pointetango@gmail.com

               Website: www.pointetango.com    Facebook: @PointeTangoProductions

                YouTube: PointeTango Dance        Promo Video: https://youtu.be/iR0pNylIZHc

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Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina, PointeTango presents its latest show, Para Dos– For Two! At the Broadway Theatre. Immerse yourself in the music of Buenos Aires and be swept away by spectacular lifts, graceful ballet, and the passion of Argentine tango.

Para Dos is a spectacular forty-five-minute dance show that combines the raw emotion and connection of Argentine tango with the elegance and precision of classical ballet. This new dance language blends tradition and innovation with authentic Argentine tango danced in heels and, in a unique twist, tango danced on pointe shoes!

The soundtrack of Para Dos introduces audiences to the legendary tango orchestras of Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese, and Astor Piazzolla. Erin and Alexander pay tribute to Piazzolla by dancing a duet to Horacio Ferrer’s poem, “Mi Viejo Piazzolla”. This poem of admiration, nostalgia, and love sets the tone for the show. Audiences are transported to the bustling streets of Buenos Aires where Erin and Alexander dance through the ecstasy, the hardship, and the love that brought them together.

Who we are

Alexander Richardson, Director of PointeTango

Originally from London, Ontario, Alexander Richardson is the lead dancer and choreographer of PointeTango. Growing up in London, he discovered a passion for music and dance with his active involvement in the London Youth Symphony, high school theatre, and musical productions and dance classes in ballet and modern dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. The drive to create lead him to Montreal, where he completed a three-year degree in classical ballet (Ballet Divertimento) and a Bachelors Degree in Fine arts while studying music composition and contemporary dance at Concordia and McGill Universities.

PointeTango, emerged from the question: What happens when classical ballet meets Argentine Tango? To answer this, in 2010, Alexander left Montreal for Buenos Aires and began researching and living the life of tango. Success in Buenos Aires led him to teaching and performing all over the world in tango festivals, on cruise ships, and in television and film productions. In 2016, Alexander created his new dance company, PointeTango, with his partner and professional ballerina, Erin Scott-Kafadar.

Erin Scott-Kafadar, Principal dancer, PointeTango

Erin Scott-Kafadar started dancing before she could even walk, thanks to her mother, a ballet teacher. Born in Montreal, Canada,  Erin completed a 10-year professional degree in Classical Ballet at L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec. She also polished her technique in William Forsyth’s ART of intensive in Berlin and at TransFormation Danse in Montreal. She started her professional career in 2010 touring with Le Jeune Ballet du Québec and with  Ballet Ouest de Montréal’s production of “The Nutcracker”Erin toured internationally with the Ballet Eddy Toussaint as Principal Dancer for four years. Erin began her Argentine Tango training in Buenos Aires, where she studied with the most prestigious teachers and dancers of this unique genre and now teaches and performs on the stages in Argentina and cruise ships with her partner Alexander.

 

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