Valetango Company’s Trust Me. Trust Me Not fuses tango and dance-theater to explore the opposing forces of trust and distrust
Valetango Company performs Trust Me. Trust Me Not outdoors at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday July 11 and Tuesday July 13th at 7:30pm. Valetango, led by award-winning choreographer Valeria Solomonoff, redefines Argentine Tango, stripping the form to its bare bones and committing to a dance-theater aesthetic that tells non-traditional stories and explores relationships of collaboration and power.
Co-presented by Windhover and the Gloucester Stage Company as part of GSC’s Neverdark series, Trust Me. Trust Me Not explores the importance and fragility of trust and the longing for profound togetherness. The show is directed by Orlando Pabotoy, Obie Award winning theater director; choreographed by Orlando Reyes Ibarra, 2019 ATUSA tango champion; Rodney Hamilton, former principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico, and Valeria Solomonoff, dancer and ACE and HOLA award winning choreographer. It will be performed by Rodney Hamilton, Valeria Solomonoff and Fabio Angelo.
Trust me. Trust me Not was developed in part through an artist residency at Windhover last summer. Each year, Windhover hosts 7-10 dance companies from greater New England and New York, providing choreographers a space to create, develop and rehearse new dance works. “We love it when artists return to Windhover to present a full performance of work they developed here,” says Windhover Artistic Director Lisa Hahn. “It shows the full scope of what we do at Windhover, and the way we support dance, from creation through opening night.” Trust Me. Trust Me Not began as a research project through a Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and The Arts, NYU and was developed through residencies at “Aire” Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and “Danspace” at Judson Church as well as Windhover.
Tickets are $34 and can be purchased at www.windhover.org and through the Gloucester Stage Neverdark site at https://gloucesterstage.com/neverdark/. Trust Me. Trust Me Not is presented under and open-air tent and will happen rain or shine. For more information about Covid safety protocols, please visit https://gloucesterstage.com/keeping-you-safe/
For more than 50 years. Windhover has served the community as a place to learn, perform, and share the beauty of dance and the related arts in a natural setting.
In 1967, Herbert and Ina Hahn purchased the last farm in Pigeon Cove, a small village by the sea some two miles north of the town of Rockport, Massachusetts. The farm, on 4.5 acres of land, included a main house, cow barn, stables, slaughter house, various outbuildings and pasture land.
In less than a year Herb Hahn single-handedly converted the barn into a dance studio, the stable into a library, sheds and out-buildings into dormitories and he renovated the main house to function as a dining-kitchen complex. The performing arts camp for teenage girls opened in the summer of 1968 and during its seventeen years was filled to capacity with students from the USA, Canada and Mexico. During that period new buildings were added including a chapel/theater, a second dance studio, an outdoor stage for dance and theater performances, and a dining hall and kitchen in the main barn.
Windhover turned into a 501©3 non-profit organization in 1983 that offers dance classes, a teen dance intensive, residencies and performances in all of the performing arts to the Cape Ann Community and beyond.