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Chelsea performed with Gregory Phillips at the Pantages Theater
L'Histoire du tango (A. Piazzolla) 
39th National Conference of the American Harp Society















Chelsea Eng & Gregory Phillips   photo: Jerry Jew

"The 39th National Conference in Tacoma, Washington, was a wonderful event and we appreciate the part you had in making it memorable. On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Harp Society I thank you for your dance performance of the Histoire du Tango. You and Gregory Phillips danced the tango so beautifully together, and your costume changes were a lovely addition. We are grateful for your willingness to share your great talent with us. Thank you!"
~ Jan Bishop (National Conference Coordinator/ American Harp Society)

12th Annual Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino (CITA) 2010/ Buenos Aires
Tango Con*Fusión was the first all-female tango company to perform at CITA ~ at Niño Bien on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

















                                                                                            Photos: Alli Novak
Responses from among tango's best:
"I could appreciate this CITA 2010, not only the beauty of Tango Con*Fusión, but also the time, ideas and effort these ladies made come through to explore the root of tango as a dance, with the challenge of being a group of women dancing Astor Piazzolla's music." ~ Cecilia González (celebrated tanguera & longtime CITA teacher)

"I liked it very much. It was well-performed." ~ Fabián Salas (Director of The Congreso Internacional de Tango Argentino, C.I.T.A.)

"What I saw is a different proposal compared to the conservative world of tango dance. An interesting way to express tango dance, innovative and without prejudice, something that can attract new generations to it." ~ Javier Masri (Constitution Music, manager of Tanghetto)

"very impressive...beautiful"  ~ Luciana Valle (celebrated tanguera & longtime CITA teacher)

"Even apart from my work as a journalist, I really like what you are doing..." - Gustavo Espeche Ortiz, professional journalist with Télam, Agencia Nacional de Noticias (Argentine National News agency)

IN DANCE - Cover Photo
Chelsea Eng & Debbie Goodwin of Tango Con*Fusión are featured in a photo (by Alli Novak) on the July/August 2009 cover of IN DANCE, San Francisco's dance newsletter.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE 
Datebook Cover Article
Queer tango throws out leader-follower rules - June 29, 2009
"The first International Queer Tango Festival to be held in the United States.....offers classes for both experienced and beginning dancers with an impressive lineup of local and international teachers that includes Christy Coté, Chelsea Eng, Debbie Goodwin, and Homer and Cristina Ladas."

Leah Garchik column - May 27, 2009
"There were high-profile names...on the invitation for Thursday night's 10th anniversary celebration for Powell Street's Peña Pachamama Center...a San Francisco-based center of Latin American music, food, art and culture...The party was anything but dry. After sinuous tangos by two couples wearing serious expressions and tight velvet, South American music lured the amateurs to the dance floor. By evening's end...the party had become a dancing rave, soaked in sweat and endorphins..."
~ on May 21st performance by Chelsea Eng & Count Glover, Christy Coté & Darren Lees, longtime featured tango performers at Peña Pachamama

Datebook Cover Article & Photo
The Leading Ladies of Tango - by Rachel Howard - December 9, 2006
Note: Quotes attributed to Chelsea were spoken by another member of TCF.

SF WEEKLY
"San Francisco's Tango Con*Fusión obliterates the gendered stereotypes of seduction and suspicion that have made tango as predictable as it is immemorial... The dancers expand on the form's traditions, proving that it can be intelligent and innovative - and of course, that it doesn't always take two to tango." - Nirmala Nataraj