Gayle Madeira and Sidney Grant, the 2011 USA Tango Champions, will teach and perform Argentine tango on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Milonga Rosa, a tango venue in the East Village in New York City.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2011
Gayle Madeira and Sidney Grant, the 2011 USA Tango Champions, will teach and perform Argentine tango on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Milonga Rosa, a tango venue in the East Village in New York City. Milonga Rosa is a tango event held every Friday night in the east village in New York City. It is organized by Daniel Carpi and hosted by Sidney Grant. The milonga was previously called La Belle Epoque but was renamed and dedicated to the memory of Rosa Collantes who was the host for many years and died in 2011 of cancer. Gayle and Sid dedicate this performance, the last in 2011, to the memory of Rosa.
Milonga Rosa is held at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant which is at 140 Second Ave New York, NY between 8th and 9th streets. If you take the subway, the 6 train to Astor Place, the R or W at 8th street, the L first Ave or third Ave or the F train at 2nd avenue are all good lines to take.
There is a beginner class at 7:15 pm and an intermediate class at 8:15 pm.
Dancing is from 9:30pm - 2:30am for $10, ($15 with class, $8 student ID)
About Gayle and Sid
Gayle Gibbons Madeira is an award-winning painter, dancer and choreographer based in New York City. She began dancing with the Loudoun Ballet Company in Virginia at age five and was graduated from the prestigious 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, Neil Greenberg, Kevin Wynn, 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” at Opera Boston), 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 in salon category with Sidney Grant and the 2008 U.S. Tango Championship in 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 performing and teaching in many venues in 2012 and bringing more attention and support to Ballroom Basix™ and other worthy charities that further dance and peace in the world.