TANGO DE ORO
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday August 11 (8:00 pm- 9:00pm)
Roxana & Fabian Belmonte – Tango dancers from Argentina–
Natives from Buenos Aires, since 1980’s Roxana & Fabian have performed and taught internationally, thrilling audiences in venues ranging from “Luna Park” in Buenos Aires, “Roy Thompson Hall” in Toronto to the “Royal Theatre Carré” in Amsterdam or “Shiba Mel-Park Hall” in Tokyo.
Dancing tango has always been a treasured legacy in their families, they were often surrounded by legendary celebrities of the Tango world, and in that spirit they were brought up to live, breathe and love tenderly the whole Tango culture.
They have appeared in many of the fabled dance halls of their native Buenos Aires, as Palais de Glace, Astral Theatre, La Confiteria del Molino, Esquina Osvaldo Pugliese, Esquina Homero Manzi and the Buenos Aires most legendariest stadium Luna Park.
The couple was chosen as one of Argentina’s tango ambassadors to the world and invited to judge the First (’05), Second (’06) and Fourth (’08) World Tango Competitions in Tokyo, Japan where they also performed in the show Tango Libertad among other selected tango dancers as Miguel Angel Zotto.
Besides being a Tango dancer, Fabian distinguished himself as a multi-faceted artist / performer who has appeared on scene not only as a dancer, but also as vocal singer and bandoneon player, in line with his lifetime passions that cover dance, music and history.
Winners of the international dance competition: ”Stars of the future 1998″, Miami Univision TV. Sabado Gigante.
Fabian & Roxana have shared the stage with international and national scene’s celebrities and distinctive tango personalities and orchestras as Color Tango-Roberto Alvarez, Leopoldo Federico, Ruben Juarez, Alberto Podesta, Argentino Ledesma, Orquesta del Tango de Buenos Aires-Raul Garello – Carlos Garcia, Sexteto Canyengue, Quartango among others.
They have performed as soloist couple with many major Symphony Orchestras as as the Kalamazoo, Washington DC, Laval, Sudbury, Buffalo, Windsor, Billings & San Francisco.
In ‘05 the couple was engaged as choreographers and dancers in “The Emotional Brain-Love”, a Freddiee award winner TV documentary for Best Documentary Series, hosted by David Suzuki and co-produced by CBC-TV Canada and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
2003 Latin American Achievement Award for “Best Latin Folklore Presence in Canada “, Roy Thompson Hall.
Artistic Directors, founders and hosts for the annual Toronto Tango Summit and Tango de Oro – Argentine Tango Academy in Toronto .