2018 Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival
Montreal, QC: Direct from Argentina, PointeTango dance company brings its latest show Para Dos- For Two! to Victoria. 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 Metro Studio Theatre as part of the 2018 Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival from August 22nd to September 2nd. Tickets are $11 and available online at http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/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 Festival
-The Star Phoenix
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. **PointeTango is the only dance company in the world to transfer the connection of the abrazo (embrace) from Argentine tango to pointe shoes.
Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra St. Victoria, BC)
Fri Aug 24 – 5:15pm,
Sat Aug 25 – 9:15pm,
Sun Aug 26 – 4pm,
Tue Aug 28 – 7:45pm,
Fri Aug 31 – 9pm,
Sat Sep 1 – 8:30pm
-show run time: 45 minutes-
*All ticket holders 13+ must have a Fringe Button – $6. One time purchase.
$11.00, available in person or online at http://intrepidtheatre.com/shows/para-dos/
Media Contact: Alexander Richardson
Cell Phone: 1-514-999-7542 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube: PointeTango Promo Video: https://youtu.be/l0kGSEvZuiU
Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina, PointeTango presents its latest show, Para Dos– For Two! in Victoria. 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.