I push forward the main legacy of tango (improvisation that emerges from connection) and apply it to theater and dance.
Dance synthesizes what words separate
Tango is a gamble between assertion and surrendering
Connection is an endless loop in which the line between the roles (lead/follow) gets blurred
Valeria Solomonoff is an award-winning choreographer who most recently was co-choreographer of Evita at New York City Center, was cast in the film Los Monos (Sundance Award) and is currently working with Partnering Lab at ArtLab, Harvard University. She has been honored for her work as choreographer and director of “Tango por Ellos” (ACE Award), “Tango Fever” and for “Doña Flor y Sus Dos Maridos” (both receiving HOLA awards) and at Argentine dance festivals (twice best soloist). Her show “Tango Intimo” was nominated for several ACE awards. She choreographed the film “The Caller”, performed for the president of Argentina at Metropolitan Opera House and with Placido Domingo and the National Opera at D.A.R. Constitution Hall, was Resident Fellow at Center for Ballet and The Arts, NYU and received NEFA grants for touring her groundbreaking work with TangoMujer, the first all women tango company.
Recognized by The New York Post as one of New York City’s top tango teachers, she is NYU Tisch, Musical Theater adjunct professor since 2010 and has taught Tango at Hunter College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and in Tango festivals around the world.