2011 USA Tango Champions Gayle Madeira and Sidney Grant will Perform Argentine Tango for the Object Relations Institute's 21st Annual Conference in New York City

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Gayle Gibbons Madeira and Sidney Grant, the 2011 USA Tango Champions, will perform Argentine tango on February 25, 2012 at Lafayette Grill in downtown New York City for the 21st Annual Conference of the Object Relations Institute. The theme of the conference is "Voyages Into the Internal World: Three Perspectives on Self Sabotage" and includes papers by prominent scholars and members of the Object Relations Institute as well as tango performances.

Gayle Madeira and Sid Grant, 2011 U.S. tango champions

2011 USA Tango Champions Gayle Madeira and Sidney Grant will perform Argentine tango for the Object Relations Institute's 21st Annual Conference in New York City

2011 USA Tango Champions Gayle Madeira and Sidney Grant to perform for Object Relations Institute's 21st Annual Conference in New York City

Gayle Madeira and Sidney Grant, the 2011 USA Tango Champions, will perform Argentine tango on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Lafayette Grill for the 21st Annual Conference of the Object Relations Institute. The theme of the conference is "Voyages Into the Internal World: Three Perspectives on Self Sabotage" and includes papers by prominent scholars and members of the Object Relations Institute as well as tango performances by Sid and Gayle. Sid will also perform tango with Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler, Founder and Executive Director of the Object Relations Institute and an avid tango dancer.

The theme for the conference is "Voyages into the Internal World: Archetyes, Internal Objects, and Internal Saboteurs, Three Ways of Looking at Self-sabotage (with Jungian, Kleinian, and Fairbairnian Perspectives)." Dr. Michael Adams will be offering the Jungian perspective, Dr. Jack Schwartz will be offering the Fairbairnian perspective, and Dr. Susan Kavaler-Adler will be offering the Kleinian (Melanie Klein) perspective. This conference proposes to offer three profound theoretical and clinical perspectives on the collisions, collusions, and polarizations in our internal psychic world, that impede personal and communal evolution and growth. Commonalities, overlaps, and differentiating diversities of the three overarching clinical and theoretical perspectives will be discussed. Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, a distinguished Ferenczi scholar, will be the moderator of the conference and will introduce and integrate all discussions between panelists and audience and panelists. Grounding it all in the clinical and existential moment will be the linking theme among the three avenues of thought, the ever complex theme of self-sabotage that affects each and every one of us each day.

Event Details
Place: Lafayette Grill restaurant, 54 Franklin Street, between Broadway and Lafayette
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Conference website and registration: http://www.orinyc.org

About Sid and Gayle
Gayle Gibbons Madeira is an award-winning painter, dancer and choreographer based in New York City. She began studying ballet in the Loudoun Ballet Company, Virginia at age five and was graduated from the dance conservatory at the State University of NY, College at Purchase with a BFA in 1992. She has performed work by Paul Taylor, José Limón, David Parsons, David Grenke, Gleich Contemporary Ballet, Merce Cunningham Repertory Understudy Group, David Gordon’s Pick-Up Dance Company and Shapiro & Smith among others. Gayle’s choreography has been produced in: Dunois Theater (Paris, France), Boston (“The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny”), Spoleto Festival USA, Here Theater, Joyce SoHo, Bard College (“In a Pig’s Valise”), Manhattan School of Music (“Mirandolina”) and PACE University, among others. In 2006, Gayle began dancing Argentine tango. She has performed tango with Carlos Vera (Forever Tango), Sidney Grant, Lexa Roséan, Artem Maloratsky, Anton Gazenbeek, Raul Cabral, Jorge Juanatey, Monica Paz and Walter Zylinski. Gayle holds the champion titles for both the 2011 U.S. Tango Championship (salon category) with Sidney Grant and the 2008 U.S. Tango Championship (stage category) with partner Lexa Roséan. Gayle and Sid donated the winning proceeds from the championship to Ballroom Basix™. Gayle's paintings are included in numerous private and institutional collections and have been exhibited in several shows and galleries including the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center's "Brave Destiny" surrealism show and New York Hall of Science "Art Envisions Science." Madeira was Artist-of-the-Month in the Artist’s Magazine February 2010 issue.

Also known as Doctor Dance, Sidney's career has spanned over two decades of dedication to the art of social dancing, specializing in Argentine Tango. Teaching young and old alike in a variety of settings (studios, schools, senior centers, and corporate/private events) Sid is in constant demand for his unique instruction and performance. His passion for partner dancing has enabled him to build a worldwide clientele, including choreographing hundreds of wedding couples' first dances. He was valedictorian in the School of Journalism and Communication at Rutgers College, where he minored in Spanish.

A proud SAG member, Sid appeared in the films Mad Hot Ballroom, Take the Lead, starring Antonio Banderas, and Julia Roberts' Mona Lisa Smile, in which he danced with Academy & Tony award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, who chairs the Advisory Committee of Sid’s not-for-profit: Ballroom Basix™, an arts-in-education initiative that brings the "fun, fitness & fancy footwork" of partner dancing non-competitively to schoolchildren. Headquartered in Harlem, Ballroom Basix™ exposes inner city kids to the joy and etiquette of social dancing, enabling student to dance -- rotationally and respectfully -- with one another regardless of shape, size, ability or popularity, thereby fulfilling its motto: "making manners matter...one step at a time!". Sid is committed to the expansion of this non-competitive model so that no student feels rejected or excluded. Sid and Gayle donated the winning proceeds from their 2011 USA Tango Championship to Ballroom Basix™.

Together, Gayle and Sid have created innovative, costumed choreographies, including "Tin Man Tango" and "Tango In Wonderland." They look forward to more performing, teaching and bringing attention and support to Ballroom Basix™ and other worthy charities that further dance and peace in the world.

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