This is Tango Now is a creative project formed by renowned tango artists Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo and musician-anthropologist Alfredo Minetti. The three bring different but complementary backgrounds to the group and are united by an unconditional passion for tango and for a commitment to presenting it in all its beauty, diversity and complexity. They explore and experience all the tango disciplines as one: dance, music, poetry, singing, theater, fine arts, literature, fashion, film, social aesthetics, the humanities, social sciences, and ultimately the way to see the world unique to this cultural phenomenon. It is an integrative, inclusive, multilayered and multifaceted way to bring the essence of this tradition and to integrate it the contemporary world and arts. It represents an absolutely unique approach to tango.
This is Tango Now has two main areas of action: one dedicated to performance and the other to education. In the performance side we create and bring to light innovative stage experiences of the utmost artistry, which present concepts and stories through the use of Argentine Tango as the main presentation platform. In other words, we do not use tango as an end in itself, but we use its powerful energy and intensity as a platform to tell our stories and concepts. These are world-class experiences in which audiences are taken aback by the originality, artistry, and craftiness of the performances.
In the educational side we offer a series of workshops, dance training, music training, lectures and demonstrations, all tied to the main philosophy to the group, which is to present tango in its diversity and complexity, and to make it relevant to contemporary audiences all over the world.