"When world tango champion German Cornejo takes to the stage he does not just dance to the music, he lives it."
THE SUN HERALD (Sydney, Australia) - 2008
German Cornejo, choreographer & lead dancer of Tango Fire- Flames of Desire Smash Hit, is regarded as one of the world’s best tango show choreographers and dancers today. Worldwide critics such as The New York Times, Ottawa Citizen, The London Times, and Financial Times among other top newspapers have consolidated him as the current “hot young choreographer” and highlighted the excellence as well as the quality of his work.
German was born in Zárate, Buenos Aires Province on 31 May 1986, and at the early age of 10 he started studying Tango dancing. At 15, he graduated from Gatell Conservatory of Dance with a honorable Master of Tango degree. During the following years, German broadened his skills by studying classical and contemporary ballet, jazz and acrobatic techniques. He then qualified for Master of Choreographic Composition at the National Institute of Arts.
German had the opportunity to be trained by a wide variety of teachers; however, the most important one was Nélida Rodriguez, whom he refers to as his “Artistic Godmother”. She was one of the legendary Tango Argentino’s first ballerinas and a star who succeeded in Broadway in the 1980s. She imparted her knowledge of not only dancing but also yeites (“the secrets of the Tango steps”, early XX century Tango jargon).
Regarding German’s awards and acknowledgements, in 2003 he won the “Gold New Talent” prize, and in 2005 the “Competition of Gold Dance” at the well-known primetime TV show “Susana Gimenez”, hosted by the most popular Argentine star, broadcast by TELEFE channel and Production Company. After obtaining his first gold medal 1999, German went on to win a total of seven of these awards at a series of contests for the youth in Buenos Aires Province and more than 20 first place prizes at national level. In 2005, German became World Champion of Tango dancing.
German has performed at many famous Tango houses in Buenos Aires including Mambo, Chiquin Buenos Aires and El Viejo Almacén. Also, he has conducted dance performances at some of the most important milongas in Buenos Aires, such as La Viruta, Porteño and Bailarín, Parakultural and Confitería Ideal. His long list of massive performances includes top rating TV shows in South America: Susana Gimenez, Showmatch, La Noche del 10 (hosted by Diego A. Maradona), Desayuno, Por Siempre Tango, Mp3 Musica del Tercer Milenio, Afectos Especiales, Bailando 2012. Around the world, some of the TV shows that enjoyed his magnificent dancing are: Por el Mundo, Programa do Jó (Brazil), The CW11 Morning News (USA),Fox News (USA), Good Day New York! (New York), Espejo Público (Madrid), Televisión de Cataluña (Barcelona), Sky News (London). Last but not least, German’s professional talent was once more highlighted and consolidated in Jennifer López & Marc Anthony’s reality TV show "Q' Viva- The Chosen", where he was winning finalist (USA, Canada and Latin America).
German was also a dancer for the productions Bien de Tango with El Arranque Orchestra, Vamos al Tango with Osvaldo Berlingeri (which obtained 4 Starfish prizes), El Viejo Almacén Brazilian Tour together with Ariel Spandrio’s Orchestra, Tango Inferno with Quatrotango, and Tango por La Igualdad.
In 2006, he traveled extensively around Japan to perform Buenos Tangos under Musical Director Fabio Hager. In 2008, he rejoined Tango Dance Premium and Fernando Marzán’s Orchestra.
After years of touring around the world, in 2008 the Department of Culture of Zárate, German’s home town, paid homage to him for his outstanding achievements in the show Evocación at the Coliseum Theatre.
Germán was guest dancer and participated in many local and international festivals such as: ''VI International Tango Festival'' (Argentina), ‘’I Santiago International Tango Festival” (Chile), ''Tango Buenos Aires 2011'' (Argentina), and ‘’Grec 2011’’ (Barcelona) to name a few. Renowned theaters which have also showed his art are: Shanghai Oriental Arts Center (Shanghai), Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (Malaysia), Badminton Theatre (Athens), Sydney Opera House (Sydney), The Joyce Theatre (New York), Peacock Theatre (London), The Esplanade Theatre (Singapore), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Luna Park Arena (Buenos Aires), GEBA Arena (Buenos Aires) and Mandalay Bay Arena (Las Vegas), among others.
As previously stated, German was participant of the reality TV show “Q’ Viva- The Chosen”, which was a prelude to “Q’ Viva Live” starring JLo and Marc Anthony and directed by the acclaimed entertainment director Jamie King. The final performance, “Q’ Viva Live”, was a box office success at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas in May 2012. Later, in June 2012, Germán joined JLO's once agaian as a special guest artist at her “Dance Again- World Tour”, the first concert at GEBA Arena in the city of Buenos Aires.
Germán was also part of the dance group “Sentimientos Tangueros”, which was under his own direction to perform for the Ex President of Vietnam Tran Duc Luong upon his visit to Argentina. Since then, Germán has been the choreographer of both Mission Tango show under the musical direction of Lisandro Adrover and Tango Inferno- The Fire Within.
To date, German’s Tango dance tours have visited the following countries: Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Canada, Korea, Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa, Chile, Singapore, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Philippines. The shows were also extensively performed throughout the USA, Brazil, United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, China, and Japan.
At present, Germán is Director of Choreography and Lead Dancer in Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires which he joined since 2006. He has been a performer in M!longa since 2013’s premiere directed and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Regarding choreographing and couching, German’s experience has been enlarged by his work with a contestant couple at the Latin America equivalent of Dancing With The Stars, 'Bailando 2012'. In 2011, German's students Max Van de Voorde & Solange Acosta won the World Tango Championship. Other students became 2nd, 4th & 5th place getters. In 2012, Cristian Correa & Sabrina Amuchastegui, and Nicolas Schell & Nair Schinka got the 3rd and 4th places respectively; Ariel Leguizamon & Yesica Esquivel the 9th place, all of them under German’s choreography and strict guidance. Finally, in 2013 Nicolas Schell & Nair Schinka became runners-up, and Facundo Ruiz Diaz & Agostina Tarchini got the 7th place.
The fact that many of his students have been reaching top positions at the Tango World Championship since 2006 has made German one of the most recognized and requested couches in Buenos Aires. He has become one of the best tango show instructors.
"By the end of the evening the entire audience were either captivated, or deeply in love with her. Her movement quality is extraordinary. She simply exudes star quality... an aspect that can’t be taught."
THE ARTS DESK (London, UK) - 2013
Gisela Galeassi was born in Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina in 1983.She got engaged to art from a very early age. When she turned 3, she began to study at a ballet school.
Right after graduating as Teacher of Classical and Spanish Dancing at the age of 16, she went to specialize in tango dancing with the guidance of the finest teachers in Argentina.
Gisela has been awarded at national and international level for both classical and tango dancing: Best Artist at the Ibero-American Exhibition of Dance (1999) and Tango World Champion (2003) which consolidated her as tango dancer.
In 2004, her outstanding talent took her to the position of “Cultural Ambassador of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires” that led her to represent her country around the world.
Gisela’s work has dazzled big audiences at Tango houses in Buenos Aires such as "El Viejo Almacén", "Esquina Homero Manzi", "Cátulo" and the Luxury "Faena Hotel + Universe". She has also performed for celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Sting, John Travolta, Luis Miguel, and others. She has been part of hundreds of dancing exhibitions at some of the most well-known Milongas in Buenos Aires like "Canning", "La Viruta", "La Estrella", "El Beso" y "Parakultural".
Indeed, many renowned theaters, for example, the Colon Opera, Gran Rex, San Martín, Argentino de la Plata, Luna Park Stadium, Sydney Opera House and National Theatre De Chaillot have also been delighted by her art and style.
Last but not least, the many clothing publicity campaigns of “Mimi Pinzón” have been enlightened by Gisela’s beauty and fine feminine traits.
Versatility is one more feature that can be assigned to Gisela’s artistic professionalism, as it is shown in movies such as “Abrazos” (Argentina), “Mundo Lejano y Maravilloso” (Japan); “12 tangos” (Germany), and ''Rubén Juárez-Tango Live'' DVD” at the Argentino de la Plata Theatre in which she performed as leading dancer.
Gisela has participated in top rating Argentinean TV shows: Susana Giménez, Almorzando con Mirtha Legrand, Showmatch, La Noche del 10, Mañanas Informales, and in international famous shows: Dancing With The Stars (Australia), Q’ Viva- The Chosen (USA, Canada and Latinamerica) where she was winning finalists in Jennifer Lopez & Marc Antony's reality TV show. Directed by the renowned entertainment director Jamie King, Q’ Viva- The Chosen was a total success at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. In June 2012, Gisela was a special guest artist at JLO's first concert ever at GEBA Arena in Buenos Aires.
Gisela possesses vast experience at some of the most important orchestras in Argentina: Los Reyes del Tango, Sexteto Mayor, Color Tango, Orquesta Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Orquesta El Arranque and Victor Lavallén. She has been both director and choreographer of ''Tango Dance Premium'' (2008) at Fernando Marzan's Orchestra whose performance delighted audiences in Japan for three months.
Because of her tango wide expertise, Gisela has filmed the well-known teaching videos ''Tango Lesson'' (I & II), and she is usually invited to join juries at different regional tango championships in Chile, Spain, Italy and Japan. She was choreographer and tango couch for one of the couples in the Argentine equivalent of Dancing with the Stars: 'Bailando 2012'.
At present, Gisela is leading dancer at Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires which she joined in 2011; also, she is a cast member of Milonga -directed and choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui-.
Her ongoing professional development has allowed her to show his passion for tango dancing around Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania. In Japan more specifically, where she has performed in all of her fourteen visits, she has become one of the top tango dancers.
“German Cornejo’s choreography is accurate to a deadly precision, tight and focused. Focusing on movement, rather than narrative, to speak on the skill of the dancers is trivial. These are some of the world’s finest performers. Gold medal winners, with control over their form in super-human fashions.”THE REVIEWS HUB ****, Edinburgh (SCOTLAND), 2020
“Everything about this show exudes glamour and style. It takes the dance to another level.”NORTH WEST END UK *****, Liverpool (UK), 2020
“This has been the Tango Fire dance company at full volume. At the end of the show the crowd cheers and many spectators are on their feet, whistling and yelling Bravo! Given the applause, the audience has been mesmerized by such skills, dramatic emotions and improvisations, the flamboyant outfits of taffeta and brocade, the close connections between the dancers and such captivating musical compositions. As we walk home in single figure temperatures, I feel buoyed by how high they turned up the fiery Latin heat tonight and can’t feel the cold at all!”ST ALBANS REVIEW, St Albans (UK), 2020
“Blazing triumph for Tango Fire” “A breathtakingly athletic and gravity-defying troupe of dancers.” “Tango Fire has to be seen to be believed.”WORCESTER NEWS, Malvern (UK), 2020
“Cornejo, a dancer and choreographer who feels tango as it should be: with his heart.”CONTACTO, Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG), 2019
“Graceful, powerful, sexy.” “The choreography comes from the exceptional talent Cornejo.” “A pleasure for the ears and for the eyes.”VOLKSFREUND, Luxembourg (LUXEMBOURG), 2019
“Tango Fire will leave you astounded, amazed and perhaps ignite a passion you neverknew you wanted to explore.”
“Sensuality as its finest.”MEMOIRS & MUSINGS, London (UK), 2019
“Tango Fire at the Peacock Theatre is the show that makes you fall in love with tango even if you’ve never had any interest in this genre before.” “The show makes you wonder if the laws of the gravity have any force on this stage. Here, the dancers set the stage on fire.”THEATRE WEEKLY *****, London (UK), 2019
“Jaw-dropping and seductive.”FINANCIAL TIMES, London (UK), 2019
“This phenomenal show - now in its 7th year - demonstrates new energy and drama every time it returns - a testament to German Cornejo's drive and love of his art, the reason Tango Fire is still as fresh as ever.”LATINO LIFE, London (UK), 2019
“A stripped-down spectacular.” “Cornejo and Galeassi combine silken line with phenomenally strong partnering. They’re tango all-rounders: the high-speed footwork never becomes hectic, and they share a powerful onstage glamour. When it comes to the lifts, Cornejo whirls Galeassi as if she were a lasso, her body swinging and curling in the air, both daring and utterly at ease.”THE INDEPENDENT ****, London (UK), 2019
“German Cornejo’s latest version of Tango Fire with its shifting tones, fluid movements and intense, emotional storytelling might just convince you to get dancing.” “Just before the interval Cornejo and his partner Gisela Galeassi up the ante with a dramatic and sexy tango that takes on a much slower, more intimate style, eventually joined by the other couples all dressed dramatically in black. In Act Two, it is German and Galeassi who steal the show again with their Tango / Adagio that borrow some of the basic presenting and fan-shapes of a romantic and wistful Rumba and builds the intensity with intricate step patterns and a couple of outstanding tricks including a one-armed lift above the head, showcasing German’s impressive strength, and a moment in which he cradles Galeassi before spinning her in one full rotation in his arms.”THE REVIEWS HUB ****, London (UK), 2019
“The dancing itself is extraordinary; skillful, precise and gymnastic, and often performed at breathtaking speed. The second half, in which the couples present their own routines, sees almost unbelievable feats of technical mastery, bringing roars from the crowd and a partial standing ovation for German Cornejo himself and his long-term dance partner Gisela Galeassi.”THE SPY IN THE STALLS ****, London (UK), 2019
“Cornejo's balanced programme deserves praise.” “German's choreography is especially notable in the second act. His use of spacing and levels help to creative a gorgeous aesthetic of patterns, if you can take your eyes off the dancers' feet enough to appreciate them.” “Here are masters of tango.”BROADWAY WORLD, London (UK), 2019
“Tango Fire is simply sublime to witness.” “Sexy, sassy and intricate, is a thrilling spectacle from start to finish.” “With plenty of drama and passion, watching Tango Fire will fill you with excitement and joy for this dance as well as leaving you breathless at all of the talent on display. It is sexy, exhilarating and exciting to watch. A thrilling spectacle.”LOVE LONDON, LOVE CULTURE ****, London (UK), 2019
“Naturally Cornejo and Galeassi’s contributions are the most show-stopping. They carry everything off with a sophisticated air against the pounding music of the band. Galeassi’s feet work furiously to create the illusion of spontaneity in the intricate choreography, before Cornejo launches her into the air in a lift that brings the audience to their feet.” “Tango Fire efficiently fulfills its promises with stylish, sizzling tango danced to the highest level.”CULTURE WHISPER ****, London (UK), 2019
“An elegant sizzle!”LONDONIST ****, London (UK), 2019
“Never had we seen lightning-speed lifts and smooth transitions executed so effortlessly. It was one extraordinary stunt after another, leaving the audience amazed. The grounded movements of breakdancing created a perfect balance to the uplifted movements of tango, a balance that brought out a multilevel aesthetic in dancing.” “The mixture of radical creativity, perfection of choreography and its ability to take your breath away is what makes it one of the greatest shows.”NATION THAILAND, Bangkok (THAILAND), 2018
“Passionate”SUNDAY EXPRESS ****, London (UK), 2018
“Dazzling… A mesmerizing spectacle!”MAIL ON SUNDAY ****, London (UK), 2018
"Exhilarating!" "I cannot imagine that partnered dance gets any better than this. Germán Cornejo has created non-stop, slick entertainment, with never a dull moment in a show.” “In Tango After Dark, Cornejo has concocted the perfect (and I don’t use that word, lightly) combination of Astor Piazzolla’s unique Tango Argentino music, ten of the best tango dancers in the world, two charismatic singers and an outstanding septet of musicians.” “Unsurprisingly, the most explosive movement came in the featured dancing of Cornejo and Galeassi, the lightning speed and precision of their interspersed legs peppered with a rich variety of lifts, including one-arm presages, and scintillating spins in hold. Both are former tango world champions (although not dancing together) and their passionate, eloquent dancing appears (certainly to my eye, at least) flawless with moments of gasp- out-loud excitement. Cornejo is the kernel of their dance, controlling every movement with nimble feet, elastic legs and immense upper-body strength; Galeassi follows her partner’s lead, matching his speed and rhythm, but the excellence of their dance depends upon her pliancy, plasticity and remaining calmly elegant while being lifted and spun at such velocity. Their excellence in the spotlight did not excuse Cornejo and Galeassi from playing the fifth pair in the group dances, each of which was performed with immaculate and uniform clarity.”DANCE TABS *****, London (UK), 2018
"Wonderful" “The movements are executed with perfect timing and speed, flawless.LONDON THEATRE REVIEWS *****, London (UK), 2018
"Spectacular speed... Suggestive... Lethal glamour" "What dancing!" “German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are capable of spectacular speed, with footwork that might seem crazed but is never imprecise.”THE TIMES ****, London (UK), 2018
"Exhilarating" “Of the five couples, it is perhaps not surprising that Cornejo and Galeassi impress so highly.”THE REVIEWS HUB ****, London (UK), 2018
“A sizzling display of Tango... Sharp, Intimate and Intense” “Coming together with the great composer and bandoneon player, Astor Piazzolla and mixing it with Cornejo’s choreography this brings a fantastic experience.” “Group numbers were impressive, seeing these dancers perform together at the speed and detail had your eyes glued. Skill. Pure Skill.” “An amazing production, by an amazing cast.”THE LIVE REVIEW ****, London (UK), 2018
"Sensual, seductive and highly stylish. Fantastic!”LAST MINUTE TICKETS *****, London (UK), 2017
"Spectacular" “A greater display of energy and vibrancy.” “A slick, streamlined and somewhat sultry production.”LONDON THEATRE 1 ****, London (UK), 2018
“Tango as you have never imagined it in your wildest dreams, driven to excellence through breakdance.”CORRIERE DELL SERA, Milan (ITALY), 2018
“Spectacular dancing, live music, lots of rhythm and outstanding performers make ‘Break the Tango’ a completely new event on the international show scene.”IL GIORNALE, Milan (ITALY), 2018
“Smooth, sensual, exciting.”KURIER WIEN, Vienna (AUSTRIA), 2017
“Exceeds all expectations.”DIE WELT, Hamburg (GERMANY), 2017
“The great dancers of the new show "Break the Tango" tear the audience from their seats at Kampnagel.” “The incredible dancers completely blow the audience away.”HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT, Hamburg (GERMANY), 2017
“German Cornejo, the 31-year-old Argentinian is one of the leading and probably the most innovative tango dancers and choreographers of our time.” “Break The Tango is a spectacular, eclectic mix across all dance styles - at the absolute top level, of course.” “You really don't know which faction is more fascinating: the gorgeous, elegant, erotically charged tango dancers or the five cool, highly athletic breakdancers.”KULTUR-PORT, Hamburg (GERMANY), 2017
“Glimmering dance melting pot.” “Breakdancers and tango dancers joined forces for the first fiery ensemble number before the creative head of it all, German Cornejo, started a solo full of elegance with his long- time dance partner Gisela Galeassi.”WELT, Hamburg (GERMANY), 2017
“World-class” “Dancing like you’ve never seen it before – it’s completely out of this world.”HAMBURGER MORGENPOST, Hamburg (GERMANY), 2017
“An explosion of new shapes and patterns of movement.”BERLINER ZEITUNG, Berlin (GERMANY), 2017
“Tango world Champion German Cornejo brings the Tradition of his Country into the present with his Tango Show.”SONNTAGS ZEITUNG, Zurich (SWITZERLAND), 2017
“This is what Passion Looks like.”ZÜRICHSEE ZEITUNG, Zurich (SWITZERLAND), 2017
“The tango- and break-dancers break all of the rules.”20 MINUTEN, Zurich (SWITZERLAND), 2017
“I must also mention the penultimate dance – a total barnstormer showcasing the phenomenal talent of former world champions Gisela Galeassi and Germán Cornejo. This one dance is worth the price of the ticket alone. I almost forgot to breathe, as did half the Lyric Theatre.”NORTH WEST END UK, Salford (UK), 2017
“There is tango, then there is German Cornejo.”SEEN LONDON, London (UK), 2017
“Thrilling & Seductive” “Cornejo’s group dances have a streak of humour, and always with a sense of controlled precision masquerading as natural improvisation, as if Bob Fosse had taken up residence in a milonga.”THE REVIEWS HUB ****, London (UK), 2017
“Pure velocity and plenty of sizzle” “Dancer/director German Cornejo and partner Gisela Galeassi race brilliantly through virtuoso steps but they also sumptuously stretch out musical phrases before snapping back into rhythm.”EVENING STANDARD ****, London (UK), 2017
“Tango at it sexiest and most stupendous” “German Cornejo (who created the show) and partner Gisela Galeassi make a particularly super couple.” “This is a marvelous confection, conceived with love and delivered with electrifying brio.”THE TELEGRAPH ****, London (UK), 2017
“Truly awe-inspiring” “Created by German Cornejo, one half of the hugely popular couple with his partner Gisela Galeassi, Tango Fire is a true lesson in tango in all its forms.” “Unsurprisingly, Cornejo and Galeassi hold the baton as the strongest couple. They give a stunning display that emphasizes their indescribable partnership. It is impossible not be impressed by the speed of their movement and the intertwining whips and kicks of their legs, working together seamlessly at top speed.”SEEING DANCE, London (UK), 2017
“A wonder to behold.” “Tango Fire is a dance form that offers some of the speediest footwork and tightest twirling in the business, and German – a tour de force in Tango Fire since 2006, winning the acclaimed Lucas Awards twice for his Tango productions in London in ’15 and ’16/17 – is well placed to ensure that not a beat is left untouched as dancers explosively take to the stage.”THE LONDON ECONOMIC ****, London (UK).
“This show is a true Masterclass in Tango!”STRICTLY SUPPORT GROUP, London (UK), 2017
"The company has the priceless advantage of German Cornejo as choreographer who, with a touch of genius that borders on the miraculous, has taken the tango in its most basic sense and transformed it into a vivid and sophisticated art form. Cornejo is also a first rate dancer, splendidly so in Susu in duo with Gisela Galeassi."THE WEST AUSTRALIAN *****, Perth (AUSTRALIA), 2016
"German Cornejo is the chief choreographer of the five couples in ensemble numbers that are crisply and elegantly staged."
"Their speed and attack are dazzling."
"A very entertaining, invigorating show."THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ****, Sydney (AUSTRALIA), 2016
"Rhythmical complexity, technical finesse and jaw-dropping movements."
"Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi’s steely commitment and technical panache allow for sweeping heights and awesome lines."THE HERALD SUN ****, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA), 2016
"As soon as Cornejo and Galeassi stepped out into a midnight scene to dance a classic tango, we were in no doubt we were in the presence of greatness."
"This show is highly energetic, sensuous, and immersing."
"By the close of the night, audiences rose to their feet, clapping and cheering for this attractive troupe of skilled dancers."THEATRE PRESS, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA), 2016
"German Cornejo’s Buenos Aires dance company is superb, full of the fire of the title."
"German Cornejo has choreographed the bulk of the dancing and, with his partner Gisela Galeassi, gives us some astonishing pieces, including a Tango Adagio midway through the second act that is breathtaking."STAGE WHISPERS, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA), 2016
"If you just love the performing arts and have an appetite for Latin passion, you will simply savour Tango Fire as a superbly constructed world-class dance-stage show.”WEEKEND NOTES, Melbourne (AUSTRALIA), 2016
"Argentinian dance duo German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi ignite stage with passion in Tango Fire."ADELAYDE NOW, Adelayde (AUSTRALIA), 2016
“The dancers make shapes that were unthinkable at the time when tango was emerging.”ZÜRITIPP (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“‘Break the Tango’ breaks with tradition without dismissing it.”SCHWEIZ AM SONNTAG (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“Tango dancer German Cornejo brings the tradition of his country into the present with his Tango show.”SONNTAGSZEITUNG (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“This is what passion looks like.”ZÜRICHSEE ZEITUNG (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“… full of verve, with explosive moves.”DER LANDBOTE (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“What was historically a battle has developed over time to become a unifying dance. Tango meets breakdance. The programme is breath-taking.”ZÜRCHER OBERLÄNDER (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“New momentum in the tango scene.”ZÜRCHER UNTERLÄNDER (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
“The tango- and break-dancers break all of the rules.”20 MINUTEN (Zurich, SWITZERLAND) 2016
"With unrivalled atmosphere and glamor till the end, Immortal Tango demands raucous applause from the audience. It’s the revival of traditional tango that ought to be seen."THE UPCOMING ***** (London, UK) 2016
"German Cornejo has managed to encapsulate tango perfectly from start to finish with ‘Tango Immortal’. I can wholeheartedly attest to being sat on a veritable rollercoaster of emotion and then spun around at high speeds by the sheer range that his choreography." "Cornejo, in my eyes, is a mastermind of pacing, performance and precision." "The lighting is phenomenal, the music is exquisite, the genuine love of Tango spills from every minute of performance."THEATRE FULL STOP *****, London (UK), 2016.
"The whole show was truly amazing. In our opinion it deserves 10/10, a glitterball and a 5* review!"STRICTLY SUPPORT GROUP ***** (London, UK) 2016
"Immortal Tango is a superlative evening at the theatre that transcends the traditional boundaries of dance spectaculars to become a truly total work of art. This show is sheer joy and perfection."PLAYS TO SEE ***** (London, UK) 2016
"Any tango enthusiast or practising tango dancer would be a fool to miss Immortal Tango – German Cornejo’s entertaining, dazzling and ferocious tango extravaganza. We see the best tango dancers in the world passionately spin, caress, kick and fly into the air in some to-die-for outfits, of sequins and glamour. It seems that nothing can stop Cornejo’s fresh and inventive hunger for choreography." "This highly mesmerising, fresh and passionate show gives an entirely new meaning to tango that’ll blow away Strictly Come Dancing standards."THEATRE & PERFORMANCE **** (London, UK) 2016
"Best of all is the spectacular dancing, shifting from lust to laughter in the blink of an eye. A delightfully romantic treatment of the Titanic theme by the dancers is backed by Cirillo. But best of all we are regularly and thrillingly reminded that we are in the presence of that ineffably erotic dance for two. If you love dance and dancers, just sit back and enjoy."SUNDAY EXPRESS **** (London, UK) 2016
"Glossy and highly entertaining." "The dancing is of a consistently high calibre." "Demonically quick duet for José Fernández and Leonardo Luizaga and the evening’s general air of sleek professionalism."THE TIMES *** (London, UK) 2016
"This is fearless dancing that demands attention. Immortal Tango is a crowd-pleasing show that you’ll enjoy for the music, the costumes, the attractive dancers, and the spectacular displays of Argentine Tango."GAY STAR NEWS (London, UK) 2016
"Immortal Tango breaks away from standard tango show formats." "Dagger-sharp technique and a fluid sensuality."SEEING DANCE (London, UK) 2016
"German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi were the top stars in this show and they didn’t fail to defy all sorts of gravitational pulls or spacial worries as they spun, flung and steamed their way across the stage. Following from an opening group number to ‘Roxanne’, they gave a heart stopping finish to the second dance. Stunning dancing, fantastic lighting and great musicianship from this team from Argentina."GINGER WIG AND STROLLING MAN *** (London, UK) 2016
"Classic tango is back with a bang!" "Stunning choreography"LATINO LIFE (London, UK) 2016
"Don't miss Immortal Tango!"LONDON THEATRELAND (London, UK) 2016
"Tango always pulls in a wide audience and press night is no exception—the crowd roars approval after every number, and there are twenty-seven numbers—the show is evidently critic proof.” "Lead couple Germán Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are dynamite: one hand lifts, scissor legs razor sharp, overhead spins, death-defying drops, fine precision timing and coordination. For the sultry James Bond theme Skyfall number, they change into wet-look black leather. It doesn't get more calculatedly steamy than this. The auditorium goes wild!"THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE (London, UK) 2016
"This rare opportunity to witness true Argentinean tango at the highest level is not to be missed. Watching Strictly won't be the same again!"HOLIDAY PLACE (London, UK) 2016
“Immortal Tango is a highly successful attempt by Germán Cornejo to move beyond the old tango clichés and develop a well structured show that is rich and varied. The show has been developed for tango lovers and to attract people who may be not familiar with tango. It will appeal to people of all generations who enjoy a lively, imaginative and high energy show with great music and dance." "Highly recommended.”LONDON VISITORS (London, UK) 2016
"If you have always wondered what the magic of tango looks like on stage, we recommend you take your first glimpse at ‘Immortal Tango."THE CULTURE TRIP (London, UK) 2016
"Choreographed by Argentine virtuoso German Cornejo, Immortal Tango is a seductive throwback to a golden age, complete with Hollywood-style costumes and sultry, dramatic choreography."LE SOMMELIER (London, UK) 2016
"Immortal Tango features an amazing troupe of expert tango practitioners, all determined to push the envelope in terms of acrobatic moves and artistic interpretation. An authentic live band and a number of daring costume changes are guaranteed to keep the atmosphere sizzling."B&R NEWS (London, UK) 2016
"Cornejo, who has directed other tango spectacles such as Tango Fire, commands a winning formula of fiercely gifted dancers, soulful music and elegant costumes."THE GUARDIAN (London, UK) 2016
"Immortal Tango is a tango as you’ve never experienced it before."LONDON MUSICAL (London, UK) 2016
"En esta ocasión la propuesta se basa en capturar el espíritu vintage del tango mediante glamorosos trajes y coreografías esmeradas. Quienes hayan asistido el año pasado a Tango Fire, Flame of Desire, coinciden en que los espectáculos de Cornejo buscan la sensualidad y el estilismo."LA TUNDRA (London, UK) 2016
"An outstanding production with exceptional and unique dancers and musicians who bring tango to a new level. Certainly German Cornejo's Immortal Tango have something in the air for everyone that combines the great work of the latin american dancers and their hability to show their skills not only into Tango dance but also ballet, hip hop, rock and modern rhythms." "Amazing show and highly recommended!"LATINOS IN LONDON (London, UK) 2016
“The stars of the show were German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi who first became world tango champions in 2003 and the precision and effortless beauty of their choreography had the audience captivated from the moment the curtain rose.”LORD MICHAEL BATES BLOG (London, UK) 2016
"German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi then take to the stage to perform the first of two tango duets. Their first performance titled A Los Amigos has power, the chemistry between the two dancers is undeniable as each movement oozes sensuality. This is highlighted in their second performance SuSu, a piece inspired by Romeo and Juliet. It’s a lyrical duet that conveys forbidden love through compelling movement. The spectacular performance had the audience last night literally gasping aloud at the unbelievable lifts in the duet which are performed so effortlessly."SINCERELY AMY (Birmingham, UK) 2016
"Two tango duets from German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi provide the most show stopping moments in Dance: Sampled, provoking audible gasps and spontaneous, mid-performance applause from an admiring audience. Their first duet, A Los Amigos, reflects a dangerous game of sensuality and power between a man and woman. Although moving swiftly, the couple appear absolutely glued to the stage. The intricacy and speed of their leg kicks and flicks is breath-taking, and certainly adds an extra dimension of risk to the occasion. Cornejo and Galeassi's final piece, SuSu, is more narratorial, speaking of forbidden love and secret passion. Pulses are set racing by gravity defying lifts; in the blink of an eye Galeassi appears to flip in mid-air, or drop to the floor as quickly as if she had fallen - but of course she hasn't. These two dancers are so incredibly slick, passionate and charismatic; fully deserving of their standing ovation."BROADWAY WORLD (Birmingham, UK) 2016
"German and Gisela are an Argentinian Tango duo with enough sass in the leg to win worldwide stardom. Explosive, oozing in desire and the yearn for more, the duo’s danger and speed interweaving within effortless drama ensued a tempestuous stream of appreciation following their sophomore number. Risky aerial moves and ultimate precision, it’s not surprise as to why these two are so highly regarded."HISKIND (Birmingham, UK) 2016
"German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi provide the most show stopping moments in Dance: Sampled, provoking audible gasps and spontaneous, mid-performance applause from an admiring audience. These two dancers are so incredibly slick, passionate and charismatic; fully deserving of their standing ovation."E IS FOR EMMA (Birmingham, UK) 2016
“Argentinian Tango duo, German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are world champions, and from their two short performances, it is easy to see why. The first, A Los Amigos, was a fast-paced piece fuelled with fire and passion. Blink and you’ll miss it, because the footwork is so fast it is hard to believe someone is quite capable of that! The second, SuSu, was inspired by the forbidden love in Romeo and Juliet, and had more lyrical elements to it. In true Tango style, the slow, sensual rhythms were interrupted by incredible sharp movements from the dancers. Cornejo and Galeassi are the ideal partnership, gliding across the floor in complete unison with each other. They received the largest applause of all, and deservedly so."REDBRICK (Birmingham, UK) 2016
"Intensos intérpretes.” “(…) Un potente trío masculino."LA TERCERA, (Santiago de Chile, Chile) 2016
"Met enige vertraging liet het symfonisch orkest Casco Phil de musical op het publiek los. In een choreografie van Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui werden danseressen Gisela en Jennifer aan een razend tempo gelift en in het rond gedraaid door hun partners. "Ik dacht echt dat ze het water in ging liggen", was een veelgehoord commentaar."HLN NEWS (Ghent, Belgium) 2015
“What dancers!”BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE (London, UK) 2015
"The epitome of powerful show dance tango in a closing routine by former Tango World Champions, German Cornejo (known as “Nikito”) and Gisela Galeassi, topped off by a remarkable series of spins by Cornejo, holding his partner aloft in a presage lift, which had some audience members leaping to their feet, pumping their fists." "One sensational male threesome has Cornejo dancing in hold with Martin Epherra and Claudio González."LONDON DANCE (London, UK) 2015
"One speed-of-light exchange between German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi near the end is every bit as dazzlingly danced, not to mention as knee-weakeningly sexy."THE TELEGRAPH **** (London, UK) 2015
The acrobatic trio of three men is a breathtaking fusion of tango, contemporary dance and martial arts." "There are spectacular flourishes like the helicopter whirl of a girl above the head of her partner."THE STAGE *** (London, UK) 2015
"Milonga is notable for a stunning virtuoso tango dance by German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi."ROBERT TANITCH THEATRE REVIEWS (London, UK) 2015
"Milonga ends with an absolutely stunning virtuoso duet by German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi which gives the audience exactly what they want and expect to see in a tango show: the incredibly fast moving legs and those dazzling, lethal and fast kicks between the legs."MATURE TIMES (London, UK) 2015
"After a successful UK premiere at Sadler's Wells, m¡longa, which features tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, is now touring across the globe to great critical acclaim, offering audiences the chance to explore the traditional dance from another cultural perspective."LATINO LIFE (London, UK) 2015
"Otro artista argentino que recibió un premio fue Germán Cornejo, con su aclamado "Tango Fire". El joven bailarín y coreógrafo ya lo llevó de gira por todo el mundo, y ahora fue galardonado en Londres por darle vida a la música de maestros del tango como Carlos Gardel y Astor Piazzolla."GIRA BS AS (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2015
"Argentina destacó por el tango, Germán Cornejo ha ganado el LUKAS en “Producción de teatro” por su aclamado Tango Fire. El excepcional joven bailarín y coreógrafo Cornejo le da vida a la música de maestros del tango como Gardel y Piazzolla en Londres."EL IBERICO (London, UK) 2015
"Argentina’s Tango has also won a LUKAS with Tango Fire as “Theatre Production of the Year”. Tango Fire is led by the young choreographer and dancer Germán Cornejo."THE LUKAS (London, UK) 2015
"Later, the ensemble fissures into threes, leading to an electrifying trio for German Cornejo (...). The intimacy between Mr. Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, whose searing duet defied at least a few laws of physics."THE NEW YORK TIMES (New York, USA) 2015
“Another couple — Germán “Nikito” Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi — is incredibly virtuosic, acrobatic to the point where you can’t believe what you’re seeing."MONTREAL GAZETTE (Montreal, Canada) 2015
“The sexiest couple of the night was dancer Gisela Galeassi paired with choreographerGerman Cornejo. A truly enjoyable show with a finale that’s worth the wait.”THE UPCOMING **** (London, UK) 2015
“German Conejo’s choreography delivers a never-ending series of breathtaking acrobatic moves: legs fly in and out of each other, the ladies are swung around like so much taffeta and the guys combine speed, strength and poise to thrilling effect. This is a thrilling encounter with much to appeal to fans and dabblers of the terpsichorean arts alike.”“It’s quite possibly the sexiest night in London.” LONDONIST **** (London, UK) 2015
"The flickering legwork, the hands sliding up and down a back and the sheer intensity of desire that fuels the dance, are beautifully modulated. Take iced water. You’ll need it."DAILY EXPRESS **** (London, UK) 2015
“We see the tango as dance, as erotic game, as display both brazen and deliciously sophisticated. Hurrah for Tango Fire.”FINANCIAL TIMES **** (London, UK) 2015
"Cornejo and his partner Gisela Galeassi, win applause with their show-off lifts. But it is their emotional togetherness that thrills me. With a slight frown he uses his strength to support her elongated movements, they move as one in high speed sequences. Their bodies twist and legs fly but all profoundly synchronised and somehow moving together as a single unit. Breathtaking."SUNDAY EXPRESS **** (London, UK) 2015
"Hot and spicy."TIME OUT (London, UK) 2015
"I was totally enchanted. It was a remarkable performance of passionate Argentinian tango at its best. A fiery, sexy and energetic dance show."CHAMPAGNE GIRLS ABOUT TOWN (London, UK) 2015
“Choreographer German Cornejo and beautiful brunette Gisela Galeassi were sizzling additions to the cast, bringing some much needed interplay.” “One must applaud German Cornejo’s bravery for including so many challenging throws.”A YOUNG THEATRE (London, UK) 2015
“Cornejo partnered another world champion, Gisela Galeassi (she had won the title with another partner in 2003) and they make an extraordinarily handsome and acrobatic couple. Their two featured classical tangos – A Los Amigos in the first act and the breathtaking Susu towards the end of part 2 – were highlights from more than a dozen slick, rhythmic sensual dances, their work especially embellished by high lifts, fast turns, throws and whipping legs.” “This spectacular show is so consistently entertaining; I plan to get burnt again before it travels on to the next stop (Tokyo, in March).”LONDON DANCE (London, UK) 2015
"Featuring the unforgettable music of Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel, the choreography of lead dancer German Cornejo and the cream of Buenos Aires’ tango dancers, it’s great to have it back!"SOUNDS & COLOURS (London, UK) 2015
"German Cornejo: Talento latino por el mundo."PASION LATINA MONTREAL (Montreal, Canada) 2015
"Opening the program are World Tango Champions, German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, whose electric style has caught the attention of audiences across Argentina. Passion, talent, emotion: this is everything you’d expect and more from a fiery Argentinean duo."CITY ROAD ONLINE (London, UK) 2014
"On Thursday afternoon Sadler’s Wells also kicked off a wonderful weekend of dance performances with an electric pairing from the World Tango Champions on the Waterfront Stage."INDSCENE (Suffolk, UK) 2014
"Audiences will be further mesmerised by the sultry performance of German Cornejo & Gisela Galeassi in a contemporary rendition of the Argentinean Tango. Specially commissioned by the prestigious Sadler’s Wells, their critically acclaimed performance promises to be one of the highlights of Latitude’s dance programme."THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DANCE (London, UK) 2014
"An electric pairing from the World Tango Champions on the Waterfront Stage."POP SCOOP (London, UK) 2014
"And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there was a male trio and a climactic duet that took it to another level. Fabulous."SYDNEY MORNING HERALD ***** (Sydney, Australia) 2014
"Cherkaoui plays with expectations: in one majestic scene three men dance together, their grace over-laced with an undercurrent of brawny male competition."TIME OUT SYDNEY **** (Sydney, Australia) 2014
"Se trata de cinco parejas de expertos en tango."LA DISCUSION (Chillan, Chile) 2012
"Jennifer Lopez también se dio el gusto de interpretar en castellano la balada "Qué Hiciste" y dio lugar a una pareja que baila tango show, Gisela y Germán, seleccionados por ella para participar en su programa ¡Q' Viva! The Chosen en representación de Argentina."INFOBAE (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2012
"JLo vuelve ahora a Buenos Aires, para el show que ofrecerá el jueves 21 en el estadio de GEBA. Allí sí, se la verá en uno de sus roles preferidos, el de cantante. Aunque también entre nosotros promete un homenaje al tango."LA RAZON (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2012
"Lopez también dio un lugar en el show a dos bailarines de tango argentinos, Germán Cornejo y Gisella Galeassi, finalistas del ciclo ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen , que Lopez produjo y condujo junto a Marc Anthony."LA NACION (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2012
"Particular praise, however, must be given to the likes of Silvina Cortes for her aforementioned solo work which is stunningly dextrous, and German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi for their extraordinary penultimate denouement to the show; a blazing, triumphant duet that elicited the audience’s most audible and celebratory admiration.”THE SHUTTLE **** (Birmingham, UK) 2014
"The dynamism and power of German Cornejo (known as “Nikito”).”DANCETABS (Birmingham, UK) 2014
"So many outstanding performances, however German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi stole the show. Cornejo had Galeassi in a single armed full presage in which he spun Galeassi round for what seemed like minuets – spectacular. The energy, passion, creativity and delicate footwork accompanied by a live band onstage left the audience standing. They are not here for long, every choreographer in town must get tickets!”DANCETRAIN MAGAZINE (Sydney, Australia) 2014
"My favourite dance couple in Sidi Larbi Cherquoui's Milonga, amongst a superb and diverse cast, was Gisela Galeassi and German Cornejo. To say that this couple have a huge stage presence is an understatement. Their virtuosity and bravura is mind blowing. As stage tango goes, this is as good as it gets - the zenith of its expression.”SO TANGO (Sydney, Australia) 2014
"The meticulousness of the choreography by German Cornejo is hypnotic and typifies the punch of perfect poetry. This is the real thing. It is a true celebration of the rhythmic magnificence of Argentine dance."THE INDEPENDENT **** (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“Their dancing was superb!...”OPERA NICK BLOG (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2014
“The dances are choreographed by German Cornejo, who is also the lead performer along with his partner Gisela Galeassi. They produce some truly spectacular moves, highlighted by excellent lighting and the atmospheric use of spotlights.”DAILY MAVERICK (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“One of the Tango Fire couples – German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi– performed some staggering dance moves with their amazing gymnastic flexibility.”RENEÉ’S BLOG (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“The bevy of famed Argentinean tango exponents, led by popular choreographer and lead dancer German Cornejo, took audience members metaphorically by the hands and led them in a dance of passion they could not resist.”NEW STRAITS TIMES (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 2014
“In all, it was a night of sassy movement and passionate embraces that got pulses rising and drew gasps of astonishment (the man seated next to me kept exclaiming “wow” each time the dextrous dancers executed an aerial or acrobatic feat onstage).”
“(…) Cornejo and his nine dancers — of which five were world tango champions — had the audience eating out of the palms of their outstretched hands.”
“There were cheers throughout and it was no surprise that the show ended with a deservedly rousing standing ovation from the enraptured audience.”
“Again and again the audience cheered, whistled and applauded as yet another seemingly impossible feat was flawlessly performed.SATURDAY STAR (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
Solos, duos and trios swirled in and out culminating in a spinning ultra-fast game of musical chairs that never missed a beat, augmented by some spot-on lighting effects.
When they offered us an encore, the audience screamed for more … The Tango Fire Company from Argentina has toured the world – this is an all-new production led by director of choreography German Cornejo.”
"The moves that are performed leave one wondering how the hell does the body do that!"SPICED WEASEL (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
"Scenes leading into the next smoothly with the band filling in and showcasing the talent they posses it is a good night out."
“The skilled display of dexterity and craft seeps extravagantly from the stage. Tango Fire is an incredible show to watch.”TAME TIMES (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“The choreographer seems to have pre-empted the need for variety in style, creating an exciting spectacle of Argentinean creativity. The choreography becomes progressively elaborate and dramatic.”
"It’s sexy, spicy and one helluva good show!"GET IT (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“The international sensation Tango Fire will certainly get you hot under the collar!”LEISURE OPTIONS (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
"It is not to be missed."THE INDEPENDENT **** (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“The versatility of this most sensual of dances is conveyed in sublime choreography ranging from adagios to ensemble dances. This show is hot, hot, hot.”BD LIVE (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
"Joburg Theatre’s Mandela stage was transformed into an inferno of passion and dance when Tango Fire – Flames of desire opened on Wednesday night."CITY BUZZ (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“An absolutely breath-taking performance that will have you clenching to edge of your seat in anticipation and applauding hysterically at the startling choreography before your eyes. A perfect night out filled with passion and beautiful music.”STELLA-LOVES (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“Those various threads and influences all merge in Tango Fire, which isn’t only the exuberant ra-ra dance spectacular you might expect. At times it’s downright melancholy and moody, with music that my escort deemed fit to be played at a Russian funeral.DAILY MAVERICK (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
Tango Fire is presented by 10 young and flawless Argentinian professionals, in a series of dances that sometimes feature one stunning couple or another and sometimes the entire troupe, kicking, swirling, spinning and strutting in dances that range from sorrowful to seductive.”
"What a spellbinding performance! The Tango Fire company features Argentina’s new generation of tango dancers, including five recent world tango champions, in a sensational program choreographed by Argentina’s hottest young choreographer German Cornejo. The beautiful dancers completed a series of duo and group choreography."RENEÉ’S BLOG (Johannesburg, South Africa) 2014
“It is quite something when a sold out theater gasps in concert; it is even more rousing when the entire hall goes wild with applause stamping in tandem to demand an encore, as they would in Moscow. But this was the kind of frenzy that Tango Fire inspired in Toronto this afternoon. And I have no doubt that this show will rouse audiences around the world as it brings its own brand of fire to the stage.”PLAYS TO SEE ***** (Toronto, Canada) 2013
"FLAMES OF DESIRE, the new show from the Argentine sensation TANGO FIRE, is storming North America with Tango's newest generation of superstar dancers, including young, hot choreographer and dancer German Cornejo and his partner Gisela Galeassi."BROADWAY WORLD (Toronto, Canada) 2013
“When German Cornejo told me that every single time Tango Fire performed, audiences leapt to their feet to give the ensemble a standing ovation, that little voice in my head said, “Ah, German, I fear you are about to be disappointed.” Toronto audiences are very polite.(...) My little voice has now, officially, shut up. Five minutes into Tango Fire's spellbinding performance, the audience was gasping collectively in awe and delight. By the final bars of this afternoon's performance, all semblance of polite Canadian applause dissolved in a roar as a full house leapt to its feet, clapping, stamping, screaming, and wolf whistling for more. And at the end of the encore, we did it again!”PLAYS TO SEE ***** (Toronto, Canada) 2013
"Como bien remarcó German Cornejo en la entrevista que realizamos, tanto los músicos como los bailarines son profesionales de primera. Puedo decirles que eso se agradece enormemente y Montreal no fue la excepción; un público de pie ovacionando sin interrupción por casi 5 minutos y pidiendo más!"MONTREAL HISPANO (Montreal, Canada) 2013
“Argentina's hottest young choreographer German Cornejo, produced Tango Fire, a dynamic show.(…) More than just a dance or a show, Tango Fire is wonderful historical and all- round sensorial treat that gives you a taste of the sensuality of a nation with fire in their blood.”MOUNTAIN LAKE (Montreal, Canada) 2013
"No solo pudo apreciarse una técnica impecable en todo el show sino que la compañía logró transmitir pasiones que llegaron directamente al corazón de la platea."MONTREAL QUEBEC LATINO (Montreal, Canada) 2013
“At one point in the show, Cornejo lifts her leg in a side extension fully beyond 180 degrees. This is impressive and unsettling at once. Unsettling because as the women’s acrobatics grow ever more spectacular, the men grow ever more aggressive, and the combined energy ever more violent.”THINKING DANCE (Philadelphia, USA) 2013
"Once the show was over, the performers received a well-deserved standing ovation from the crowd."THE SPECTRUM (Buffalo, USA) 2013
“TANGO FIRE was a magnificent explosion of delight and grace! The tango rhythm hypnotized the dancers as they sway and move to the velvety music, the audience enthralled through each musical interlude. The end of the night conclude with an explosion of delightful audience as they cheered to a standing ovation.”FIESTA MAGAZINE (Washington, USA) 2013
"The internationally acclaimed company's new show, Tango Fire: Flames of Desire, traces the roots of tango from its origins in the dance halls of Buenos Aires to its rising popularity around the world, evoking all the sensuality, raw energy and quick-fire precision that is the heart and soul of Argentina. Tango Fire is led by director of choreography German Cornejo, known for his winning appearance on Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Q'Viva!"GOLD STAR ***** (Washington, USA) 2013
"But Flames of Desire is more than just a physical delight; it takes its audience on an intellectual journey through the history of tango."INDEPENDENT DANCE REVIEWS ***** (London, UK) 2013
"Tango Fire: We are well beyond the traditional now. This is extreme tango."THE STAGE (London, UK) 2013
"The best tango show I’d seen for years."LATINO LIFE, London (UK) 2013
"Flames of Desire at the Peacock Theatre was an outstanding production, cleverly choreographed and excellently performed. It mixed some evocative tango dancing with some astonishing acrobatics."ONE STOP ARTS (London, UK) 2013
"Dance couples perform in an impressive array of duets, trios and group numbers."LONDONIST (London, UK) 2013
"Tango Fire is a superb company on top form and Flames of Desire is filled with choreography at its dramatic and inspiring best."DANCING TIMES (London, UK) 2013
"Provocación y sensualidad."LA TUNDRA MAGAZINE (London, UK) 2013
"But Flames of Desire is more than just a physical delight; it takes its audience on an intellectual journey through the history of tango."IDR ***** (London, UK) 2013
"An outstanding production, cleverly choreographed, excellently performed and warmly accompanied by a live orchestra."BACHTRACK **** (London, UK) 2013
"The cast do what they do with most eager abandon and dizzying, slashing legs and feet. The five couples are gifted, seriously adept, and beguilingly able to involve themselves in the arbitrary confrontations, the sexually charged poses and lightning-flash dramas of the tango."FINANCIAL TIMES **** (London, UK) 2013
"This evening of authentic Argentinian dance leaves Strictly in the shade."THE LADY MAGAZINE (London, UK) 2013
"Flames of Desire is a blazing inferno of erotic charge, furiously scissoring limbs, and some spectacular aerials."THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (London, UK) 2013
"Al público en la Maag Event Hall le gustó mucho, hubo un aplauso enorme al final y mucha gente se levantó para felicitar a los artistas."PUNTO LATINO (Zurich, Switzerland) 2013
"Cornejo should be praised for the group choreography, as well as the show’s overall slickness, which allows it to run like a well-oiled machine – packing in shed-loads to the allotted two hours without feeling excessive."THE ARTS DESK (London, UK) 2013
"The highlights of the evening were the last few numbers of the second act, specifically a number performed by German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi titled Susu. This number used an incredible mix of classic tango and modern elements in order to create a show stopping eleven o'clock number. (…)BROADWAY WORLD (Toronto, Canada) 2013
Cornejo, also the shows choreographer, clearly knows how to entertain an audience. His solos with partner Galeassi were by far the most impressive routines of the evening - earning the duo thunderous applause. While all the other dancers were excellent, none brought the same passion and skill to their act as Cornejo and Galeassi."
"I would be hard pressed to say which of the five couples drew my singular attention as the entire company consists of exceptional dancers and several of them are world tango champions. However, my hat goes off to German and his partner Gisela Galeassi who stunned the audience with their, jaw dropping swirls, quicksilver steps and passionate sensuality."MOUNTAIN LAKE, (Montreal, Canada) 2013
"Tango Fire is choreographed by critically acclaimed Argentine choreographer & dancer German Cornejo. All of this graceful movement is directed once again by German Cornejo, a meticulous scholar and lover of classic and contemporary artistic ballet, jazz and acrobatic techniques."FIESTA MAGAZINE (Washington, USA) 2013
“All the performers are superb, but it is the dark and seductive Gisela Galeassi and partner German Cornejo who demand most attention. Their first duet is a lightning-quick one in close embrace, with feet crossing over and legs interweaving faster than I could keep up with. Their second dance is slower but equally exquisite, with showy choreography including Cornejo holding Galeassi spectacularly over his head with one arm. These two dancers are worth the ticket price alone.”DANCING TIMES (London, UK) 2013
"German and Gisela are clearly the stars of the 15-strong company."DAILY MAIL (London, UK) 2013
"Group choreography is by German Cornejo, with each couple being responsible for their individual dances. And while there isn’t a weak link among any of the couples, it was a dance in each act by Cornejo and his partner Gisela Galeassi (with whom he has been World Tango Champion twice) that really brought the audience to its feet."WEST END WILMA **** (London, UK) 2013
"Cornejo and Galeassi excel in the accelerated acrobatics of the duet, Susu, bringing the house down."THE STAGE (London, UK) 2013
“All performers are superb but it is Gisela Galeassi and German Cornejo who steal the show with their two exquisite and stylish duets."LONDONIST (London, UK) 2013
"Cornejo and Galeassi excel in the accelerated acrobatics of the duet, Susu, bringing the house down."THE STAGE (London, UK) 2013
"With superb choreography by the young, talented Germán Cornejo, also a remarkably fine dancer in the show, Flames of Desire offered two hours of sheer and intense entertainment."BACHTRACK **** (London, UK) 2013
"Jennifer Lopez favourites German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi’s early A Los Amigos routine was mind-bending in its flashy complexity and concluded with such a blast of bravura that many in the audience shot out of their seats with a roar of approval."DANCING REVIEW (London, UK) 2013
"Wow, qué sexies, y qué bien les va!(…) Germán Cornejo y Gisela Galeassi (participantes del reality que grabaron Jeniffer López y su ex marido, ¡Q´ viva! The Chosen) estrenan en Londres Tango Fire, un musical que tuvo su éxito en otras ciudades de Europa.”LA NACION (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 2013
"(...); when German Cornejo lifted Carolina Giannini into a full overhead in a box split and span umpteen times, to a chorus of ''wows'' from a very excitable audience, the content in tango extremes was a good as over."BALLET (London, UK) 2011
"But the stand-out dance of the evening was performed and coreographed by the company's lead dancers German Cornejo (also the Company's Assistant Coreographer) and his partner Carolina Giannini. On a top of multitude of gasp-inducing acrobatic moves, it was the sexiest thing ever seen on stage.”AUSTRALIAN STAGE (Melbourne, Australia) 2010
"''The stand-out couple by far were German Cornejo and Carolina Giannini. Giannini has the tightest technique of all the girls, her footwork is crisp and her flexibility is amazing to watch. Cornejo has the agility to make the lifts look seamless as he cuts Giannini into the air and sets her down like she is a feather, an amazing couple that you could watch for hours.”STAGE WHISPERS (Sydney, Australia) 2010
"A tempestuous love story plays out between assistant coreographer German Cornejo and partner Carolina Giannini, wirh umpeteen blink-and-you'll-miss-them flip, leaps and spins."TIME OUT (Sydney, Australia) 2010
"German Cornejo and Carolina Giannini provide an entirely different flavour, their turns, lifts and tosses executed as a tense power play of feisty precision, speed and sensuous extension.”THE AUSTRALIAN (Melbourne, Australia) 2010
"My favorite couple was Carolina Giannini and German Cornejo, a steamy partnership buoyed by her quicksilver agility."CHICAGO TRIBUNE (Chicago, USA) 2009
"In once scene German Cornejo holds Carolina Giannini aloft and twirls her around while she stretches her legs in an eye-popping split.”THE EVENING STANDAR (London, UK) 2009
"German Cornejo and Carolina Giannini set the tone, he with Desperate Dan five-o-clock shadow, she with a firecracker technique and flashing legs."BALLET (London, UK) 2009
"Cornejo and Giannini nearly caused a riot with a spectacular Apache style number to a racy Piazzolla number mysteriously entitled Zum, full of gravity defying lifts and heart stopping footwork.”BALLET (London, UK) 2009
"Carolina Giannini and German Cornejo are outstanding in several numbers."FINANCIAL TIMES (London, UK) 2009
"There’s an especially intricate and impressive duet for the petite but explosive Carolina Giannini and her excellent partner, German Conejo.(...) Cornejo and Giannini were again breathtaking in the second half.”OTTAWA CITIZEN (Ottawa, Canadá) 2008
"(...), Which build a spectacular climax in acrobatic partnership from German Cornejo and Carolina Giannini."THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (Sydney, Australia) 2008
"The contributions of award-winning couples German Cornejo and Carolina Giannini were especially popular.”THE ADVERTISER (Adelayde, Australia) 2008
"When world tango champion German Cornejo takes to the stage he does not just dance to the music, he lives it."THE SUN HERALD (Sydney, Australia) 2008
"When German Cornejo flips Carolina Giannini around him, it's anyone's guess wich position she'll land in-maybe draped over his shoulders like a boa.”VILLAGE VOICE (New York, USA) 2007
"Zum, tango de Piazzolla, fue la carta de triunfo de Germán y Carolina, por estar la coreografia plagada de acrobacias y caídas espectaculares, que si resultaron muy llamativas por parte de la bailarina, su compañero estuvo siempre atento a recibirla en brazos, igual que a lanzarla por los aires."DANZA BALLET (New York, USA) 2007
"Thought German Cornejo lifted, dropped and caught Carolina Giannini in sensational ways, they were better just in the way they walked backward slowly together, lingering with gorgeous suspense over each pace.”THE NEW YORK TIMES (New York, USA) 2007
"German Cornejo and Carolina Giannini ripping into Astor Piazzolla's Zum is true heart-in-mouth stuff."METRO (London, UK) 2007
"The duets in Act II pile up with a ''Top this!'' brashnes that smacks of circus stunts. I'm thinking particularly of tiny Carolina Giannini, clad in a purple velvet outfit that features one trousered limb and one that's bare. Swung in cricles by German Cornejo, she slides along the stage into a grip of the proscenium arch.”THE TIMES (London, UK) 2007
"German Cornejo and his diminute partner, Carolina Giannini, offer a particularly striking routine, as with effortless grace she's twisted around his body in unexpected moves.”SKY ARTS (London, UK) 2007
Germán Cornejo's Events Division offers a myriad of options to suit all kinds of tastes and preferences when searching for a show.
His over ten-year experience at both directing and producing tango shows of international standards, and his worldwide praise as “the current hot young choreographer” thanks to his sophistication, quality and exquisite taste for work, undoubtedly make German Cornejo’s Events Division the best choice.
The musical repertorie as well as the different high impact choreographic scenes are specially selected and tailored so as to meet the needs of each show and the tastes and preferences of clients.
It is thanks to the brilliant selection of tango couples whose variety of styles mirrors their solid international background, their superb technical skill and mature expression, the prestigious and talented band that interprets classics from the greatest Argentinean composers such as Gardel and Piazzolla with the finest flavor and authenticity, and also to the magnificent feather, crystal, and gemstone-embroidered 200-costume wardrobe of the greatest quality that German Cornejo’s Events Division is the present day leader in choreographic suites development. The idea of keeping a strict aesthetic in every aspect of the show by including all the modernity of the century is German’s Cornejo milestone in today’s world leading position.
What we offer
Depending on the size and magnitude of the event, there is a group of truly world-class artists, an "Argentinean Selection" ready to perform to the highest standards.
a total staff of 18 couples with wide international experience and even world champion awards feature the best Argentine tango.
»Musicians (Live concert):
a band of 8 masterfully skilled musicians shape and add warmth to each show. According to the specific occasion, formations range from Trio to Quartet, or even to Orchestra, that is quintet, sextet or octet.
four of the most talented singers from Argentina, with the best of classic and contemporary repertoire;
200 amazing costumes, made with excellent taste and design, including guipiure sequences, feathers, fringe, stones and crystals among others.
»Music-tracks edited and mastered;
»Choreographic sets of high impact.
For further information about our different show options in order to find which best fits your needs, please contact us.