El Taller Latino Americano is proud to present A Night of Tango (Concert and Class) with Alexey Peshkovsky (guitar vocals) as part of the Formers and Performers Series, and Virginia Kelly (dance instructor). Join us to celebrate the beauty of Argentine Tango music with a night of tangos sung in Spanish and Russian, as well as original works in Russian, English and Spanish. Accompanying Alexey (guitar and vocals), will be Guillermo Vaisman (accordion), as well as a special appearance by El Taller's Alexandra Castano (vocals).
Before the concert, Virginia Kelly will hold an hour-long Tango Class for beginners and Tango aficionados, giving attendees the chance to put their tango into practice during the concert.
Alexey Peshkovsky is a singer, songwriter and dancer who masterfully combines Russian and Argentinean cultures in his music. Born in Moscow, Russia, he lived in Cordoba, Argentina for several years, where he became profoundly inspired by the culture, tango music and dancing. In his original compositions and translations, Alexey frequently relies on what he belies to be an "emotional coincidence" between Russian and Argentinean cultures. Alexey's songs are in three languages: Russian, Spanish and English. He currently lives in New York City and performs throughout the United States.
Guillermo Vaisman (accordion, piano) was born in the Argentinian province of Entre Rios, and begain studying the accordion at an early age. He pursued his musical education as an instrumentalist (accordion, guitar and piano) in Buenos Aires, and also as a choral conductor at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires. He specialized in the folk music of Argentina and tango. In New York, he plays tangos throughout the New York area, and is a regular guest at the Summer Tango Festival in Central Park in New York City.
Virginia Kelly is a dancer from Argentina, specialized in Tango. She has studied with the very best Tango dancers in her hometown of Buenos Aires. Among them were the world renowned Dinzels for whom she eventually taught. She has studied many other dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, tango, ballroom, latin, swing, Argentine folklore, flamenco and belly dancing. Virginia studied theatre for five years and voice for eight years, partly with Manuel Gonzales Gil, Argentina's greatest producer of Musicals.