History

The Leonardo Cuello Company creates powerful work that seeks new and innovative ways for the telling and making of Stage Tango. Its aesthetic propositions challenge the commercial tango revue, making space for diverse forms of expression to configure a Tango-proper narrative discourse. In its more than 10 years of existence, it has created five distinct shows with box-office success in Buenos Aires theatres and numerous national and international performances.

The group, made up of outstanding professional Tango dancers that work under the guidance of Leonardo Cuello, has developed a repertoire that today accounts for deep research processes into Tango technique, mostly in exploring its expressive and narrative possibilities.

The productions of the company’s repertoire are characterised by delivering a sensitive and comprehensive experience to the viewer, prompted by a careful aesthetic curation where the costume, set and light designs complete the poetic discourse through which the tango stories unfold.

The Company was consolidated in 2005, a key year in which it brought forth nine performance cycles in Buenos Aires and nearly a dozen international tours, among them stand out the presentations at the Parco della Musica Festival / Buenos Aires Tango (Rome, Italy), the Festival Oriente Occidente (Rovereto, Italy), the Torino-Buenos Aires Encounter for Artistic Exchange (Italy), the Torinodanza Festival (Italy) and the Florence Dance Festival (Italy).

The Leonardo Cuello Company was selected by the Ministry of Culture of the Nation to open the Inaugural Gala event of the Ibero-American Theatre Festival of Bogotá in 2018 (Colombia), as well as to represent the country (Argentina) at the Valparaíso Arts Festival in 2017 (Chile).

HIstoria 2

International tours, festivals, performances and previews

2015 – 2019

2018 WORK

Inaugural Gala opening performance, XVI Ibero-American Theatre Festival of Bogotá, Colombia —convened by the Ministry of Culture of the Nation

2017 WORK

Valparaíso Arts Festival, Chile —convened by the Ministry of Culture of the Nation

2017 Collection Tango

Tour of 10 cities across Italy

2015 Collection Tango

Torinodanza Festival, Italy —exclusive invitation by the festival

2010 – 2014

2014 Infinite Tango

International Premiere, Roma Parco della Musica Festival / Buenos Aires Tango

2014 Collection Tango

Roma Parco della Musica Festival / Buenos Aires Tango

2013 Collection Tango

Second Encounter for Artistic Exchange Torino-Buenos Aires, Italy

2012 Tetralogy Tango-Fusion

First Encounter for Artistic Exchange Torino-Buenos Aires, Italy

2010 Tetralogy

International Premiere, Festival Oriente Occidente, Rovereto, Italy —with Tango Tinto

2010 WORK

Ferrari Party, Monaco Grand Prix, Principality of Monaco

2005 – 2009

2009 Inside Tango

International Premiere, Azimut Shipyard Anniversary Gala, Varazze, Italy

2009 WORK

Espace Theatre Milonga, Torino, Italy

2008 Tangobsession

Florence Dance Festival, Italy —with the Iperyon Ensemble

2008 Quintessence

Venues across Torino, Genoa and Cremona, Italy

2008 Tangobsession

Venues across Civitavecchia, Pescara, Bard, Savona and Parma, Italy

National festivals and performances

2015 -2019

2019

In Agenda During the months of September and October, the Company will replenish its show Inside Tango at the Cultural Center of Cooperation.

2018    Inside Tango-Eduardo Arolas

Chamber work, “Hotel Tango, small pieces danced”, DNI Tango, Buenos Aires

2018    WORK

International Dance Day Gala, Ribera Theatre, Buenos Aires —organised by the Argentine Theatre Dance Council

2018    WORK

“La Hora del Tango” programme, Kirchner Cultural Centre, Buenos Aires —TV galas produced for the Argentine Public Television

2017    WORK

Benefit Gala of the Prima Ballerina Marianela Nuñez, German Club-Municipality of San Martín

2017    WORK

Artistic collaboration with Prima Ballerina Eleonora Cassano, Intercontinental Hotel, Buenos Aires —event for Bagó Laboratories

2017    WORK

National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires —in the context of the “Global Dialogues” meeting organised by the Ministry of Culture of the Nation

2016    Infinite Tango

Buenos Aires Tango Festival

2016    In your arms (Tetralogy short work)

Neuquén Milongón —organised by the Secretary of Culture of the Province of Neuquén and the Ministry of Culture of the Nation

2016    Domingo

“Dance for Peace” Gala for the benefit of UNICEF, Cervantes National Theatre, Buenos Aires —organised by Director Leonardo Reale

2015    Collection Tango

Anniversary Milonga of the Ministry of Culture of the Nation, VENUE? , Buenos Aires

2010 – 2014

2013    Collection Tango

Haroldo Conti Dance Festival, Buenos Aires

2013    Collection Tango

Buenos Aires Tango Festival, Buenos Aires

2013    WORK

Public performance, Congressional Plaza, Buenos Aires —part of a demonstration urging the State Senate to pass the “National Dance Law”

2012    In your arms (Tetralogy short work)

Cambalache Festival, Buenos Aires

2012    In your arms (Tetralogy short work)

Inspiration Festival, Buenos Aires —organised by El Tangauta magazine

2012    WORK

Milonga performances, Buenos Aires —Soho Tango and Milonga Parakultural (Salon Canning) and Tangocool (Villa Malcolm Club)

2012    In your arms (Tetralogy short work)

Rojas Dance Festival, Buenos Aires

2011    WORK

“Vodevil Night”, Trelew Municipal Gymnasium-Province of Chubut

2011    WORK

Milonga performance, Buenos Aires —Soho Tango (Salon Canning)

2010    Tetralogy

Buenos Aires Tango Festival

2005 -2009

2009-2013      WORK

International Dance Day Galas, Ribera Theatre, Buenos Aires —organised by the Argentine Dance Council

2009    WORK

3rd edition of the Grand National Milonga, May Avenue, Buenos Aires —organised by the National Tango Academy and the Argentina Sponsors Association for Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy

2009    WORK

Milonga performances, Buenos Aires —La Baldosa (Salon El Pial), Practice X (Cátulo Tango), Porteño & Bailarín (El Beso), La Viruta de Cecilia and Horacio (La Viruta Tango Club), Soho Tango (Villa Malcolm Club), Milonga Parakultural (Salon Canning) and La Garufa (Cultural City Konex)

2008    Quintessence

Buenos Aires Tango Festival, Buenos Aires

2007    WORK

Milonga performance, Buenos Aires —Tangocool (Villa Malcolm Club)      

2006    Melancolic (Quintessence short work)

Cambalache Festival, Buenos Aires

2006    WORK

Milonga performance, Buenos Aires —La Viruta de Cecilia & Horacio (La Viruta Tango Club)

2005    Spiritual(Tetralogy short work)

Cambalache Festival, Buenos Aires

Performance cycles in Buenos Aires

2015 -2019

2019    Santa Buenos Aires

Kirchner Cultural Centre —April cycle

2018    Inside Tango

Cultural Centre for Cooperation —Premiere, August-September cycle

2016    Infinite Tango

Borges Cultural Centre —autumn and winter season cycles

2015    Santa Buenos Aires

Usina del Arte —Premiere, May cycle

2010 – 2014

2013    Collection Tango

Cultural Centre for Cooperation —Autumn season cycle

2011    Tetralogy

El Cubo Theatre —summer and winter season cycles

2005 – 2009

2009    Quintessence

Borges Cultural Centre —summer season cycle

2008    Quintessence

Borges Cultural Centre —autumn season cycle

Awards/Nominations

2010 -2014

2013    Collection Tango

Nominated by “Teatro del Mundo Award” in the category Best Choreography, Choreographic Direction

2011    Tetralogy Tango & Fusion

Nominated by “Teatro del Mundo Award” in the categories Best Choreography, Choreographic Direction and Best Photography

Contest-based subsidies

2015 -2019

2018    Inside Tango

Metropolitan Fund for Culture, Arts and Sciences —creation of the show

2016    Santa Buenos Aires

Cultural Patronage Law —rerun of the show plus a complementary cycle of functions

2010 – 2014

2012    Santa Buenos Aires

Cultural Patronage Law —creation of the show plus a complementary cycle of functions

2011    Tetralogy

Prodanza —winter season rerun                                               

2011    Santa Buenos Aires

Cultural Patronage Law —creation of the show plus a complementary cycle of functions