Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Francisco Leiva, scenic director, is the creator of fifteen shows already produced in Spain, France, Japan, Argentina ... among others.
Director, choreographer, actor, dancer, playwright and pedagogue. He studied theater, classical dance, contemporary dance and Argentine tango in Argentina and France with great masters such as Ricardo Bartis, Carolyn Carlson, among others. He has been dancing, playing and directing for 20 years.
The Tango has been with him all his life and he has had the chance to work and experiment with the big names of tango, world-class dancers. Her tango partners were Silvina Valz, Silvia Fuentes, Angie Gonzalez, and Victoria Vieyra, among others.
Since the beginning of his artistic career he has led and managed many projects as director. A natural leader, he knows how to bring together great talents, make a group shine, and create shows of great artistic quality.
Curious by nature, he likes to discover different artistic disciplines, to be inspired with them and to include them in his projects. This brings him naturally to cross artists of different cultures and origins to bring them around the Tango and make a multiple Tango or create a proposal combining several disciplines.
His latest show, ROMÉO ET JULIETTE TANGO, has just been presented at the legendary théâtre Folies Bergère in Paris.
Creator and Director of the Tango School of Paris since 2014 and events such as "La Milonga El Corazon des Abbesses" in Paris, "Bailarinas Tango Festival" and the "European Festival of Tango Escenario" in Paris also.
Dancer, teacher, choreographer
With more than 20 years of experience as an educational artist and dancer, she has traveled around Europe, Asia, Japan, Russia, the United States, and Canada among others. She currently performs her activities in Buenos Aires.
She has trained and studied in Buenos Aires with different teachers such as Pepito Avellaneda and Gustavo Naveira among others. Her training in aerial, jazz and contemporary dance have been part of her search. Dabbling in health related techniques, she has obtained a Certification in Biokinetics.
Her dance incorporates elements of a traditional and classical style, mixing more current and modern techniques. She stands out for her exquisite way of interpreting musically, great technical ability, accompanied by unique character, fluidity and passion.
Silvina Valz's artistic journey is an interesting example of a prolific interest in researching and deepening various languages related to dance and the scene in general.
She is a recognized and respected teacher of Argentina for her pedagogical development and precision in body work. Her teaching is clear, methodological, and intelligently structured. She is currently recognized for her technical contribution by training trainers.
Her path in the Dramatic Arts took place at the Antoine Vitez Theater, during her stay in Paris, where she developed artistically for many years. She has simultaneously worked as a choreographer and as a mise en scene assistant at the same theater. Among other challenges, she has taught the art of dance and drama at the National School for Blind Youth in France, thus concluding one of her greatest interests, the human being as a potential for immeasurable Love.
Another of her points of interest is poetry, as an artistic, psychoanalytic and spiritual form of the word.
Among her film productions we can highlight:
The Truth About Charlie, American film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton
Fermin, Glories of Tango. Directed by Hernan Findling and Oliver Kolker.