Bio

Silvio Grand was born in Buenos Aires. Since an early age theater and comedy strongly attracted his attention. At 12 years old he made his first small experiences in television.
Perhaps, as he is a Twins, he studied drama theater, humorous monologue, oratory speech, communication,
astrology, and several dances strongly consolidating in Tango Argentino,
  


Dancer, choreographer, actor, he starred in musicals and was choreographer in important theaters of Europe, Asia and Central America, acting in more than 20 countries. All these experiences are descripted in the Trajectory area of this page.

Silvio starred the Musical  "Dreams About Tango” in The State Comedy Theatre of St. Petersburg 2007/2009, and the musical "Piazzolla Passion of Tango" in the Krelmin Palace Theatre of Moscow and Oktiabrski Big Concert Hall (BKZ) of Saint Petersburg 2015/2019. 
Directed the dance team of the show “Tango por el Bicentenario Argentino” with Néstor Marconi and the Philharmonic orchestra of Jalisco, Teatro Degollado Guadalajara. Mexico.

He danced and cordinated the dance team of themusical "Esquina Carlos Gardel on Tour" in the theatre Metropolitan of Mexico, Ruben Dario National Theatre of Nicaragua, Teatro Municipal de Viña del Mar; Teletón de Santiago, Chile; Diana de Guadalajara, Teatro de La Paz de San Luis Potosi,  Teatro Santa Úrsula de Lima, Perú,  Teatro Melico Salazar Costa Rica, Teatro Nacional de Republica Dominicana, Teatro Nacional do Sao Paolo, among others, 2005/2008

Danced and made choreografies for the Rojo Tang's Erwin Schrott musical in the Museumsquartier vienna 2013.

Silvio is a dancer and choreographeer in the show "Piazzolla Tango - En Tus Ojos" prod. Naturalis Labor Company presented in the thetres Carlo Goldoni di Venezia, Mario del Monaco di Treviso,  Giuseppe Verdi de Padova, Teatro Nuovo di Verona, Teatro di Milano, Ermano Fabbri di Vignola, Masini di Faenza, among others. 


Toguether with the orchestras Color Tango (ARG), Solo Tango (RUS), Orquesta Silencio (CH) Beba Pugliese (ARG) Tango Spleen (ITA) Camera Da Vinci (CH) Concord Orchestra (RUS) Simphonica de Jalisco (MEX) perferomed in theatres as:   Capella Concert Hall  Saint Petersburgan, International House of Music,  andTchaikovsky Concert Hall, in Moscow, National Theatre Ryazan, National theatre of Odessa , Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk, Teatro Liceo Buenos Aires, Concert Hall of Riga, Neues Theater Linz, Centro de Artes de Figueira da Foz Portugal, among others. 


He was also dancer for the Juan Carlos Copes´ Company and Las Damas del Tango (ARG) Naturalis Labor (ITA) Erwin Schrott´s company (AUS). Besides dancing for the companies, he learned a lot from the experiences and collegues in there.

Beginning to dance: In 1995 he met his first teachers of Tango: Mimi and Francisco Santapá in the “Club Oeste” of Caballito, borning then a new horizon for his creativity and life. His vocation for the scene began in 1996 when he took part of the cast of “La Vigencia de Gardel” in the Astral Theater Avenida Corrientes, in where he met Alberto Podesta (the voice of Carlos di Sarli and Miguel Caló orchestras) and “La Convencion” Tango concert cafe in the neighborhood of San Telmo. In 1997 he received the 1st prize in the “Certamen Nacional Bailarines de Tango” in the ” 1st.  International Tango Exposition” and joining then the cast of the traditional “Bar Sur” in the neighborhood of San Telmo. He taught at the Club Fulgo de Villa Crespo, La Galeria del Tango and Salon Canning asistting to his first teacher Francisco Santapá. At 18 years old he made his first tours abroad: Japan and Europe. This way began his professional relation with Tango.

 

He settle a dance couple with the dancer Mayra Galante for exact 10 years, 2001/2011. Together they recorded the tv special “Especial Punta y Taco de Mayra y Silvio”  starting then a fructiferous period of their lives that is displayed in the Documentary “On Stage, 10 years together” The couple participated in the Film “Tango, Un Giro Extraño” dir. Mercedes Guevara.

As a guest teacher participated in several festivals, among them: Stockholm´s Tango Festival, Incontro Internazionale di Tango a Torino, Warsaw Tango Festival, Festival Internacional de Malaga, Riga´s Tango Festival, Oulu Winter Tango in Finland, White Nights Tango Festival St. Petersburg, Festivale di Tango di Barletta, Zurich Tango Woche, Festival ” La Gran Vía de Mayo” in Buenos Aires, Latino World Festival of Basel; Padova Tango Festival, Festival Baile Vida in Rostov, Tango Festival “Que Tango Lindo” Linz, Austria; Festival de Tango de Neuquen, Argentina.


 

Trajectory 

2018

CHOREOGRAPHER

- Italy -
En tus Ojos Piazzolla Tango -  Choreographer rol, Production  Cia. Naturalis Labor, Teatro Goldoni di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro Comunale di Vicenza,  Teatro Comunale di Lanciano, Teatro Comunale di Teramo, Auditorium San Niccolò Chioggia ,  Teatro Masini di Faenza

- Germany – Holland-  Astor Su Vida y su Musica.  Robert-Schumann-Saal im Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, Osnabrückhalle, Admiralspalast Theatre Berlin,  Stadttheatre Furth,  Spant Congrescentrum Bussum, Theatre de Oranjerie Roermond.

- Russia - Protagonist - musical "Tango Passion by Piazzolla" State Kremlin Theater Moscow and Oktiabrsky Big Concert Hall Saint Petersburg

 

DANCER

-Germany -  Tango Azul – Kulturzentrum Taufkirchen Munich
-Italia - Romeo y Julieta Tango (Cia. Naturalias Labor) Teatro Regina di Cattolica, Teatro Rossini di Lugo, Teatro Sanzio di Urbino, Teatro Morlacchi di Perugia.
- Tanguera – Alma de Tango – Prod.Naturalis Labor, Teatro Candiani di Venezia Mestre, Teatro Comunale di San Giovanni Lupatoto.

 

FESTIVAL SEMINAR
Padova Tango Festival,  and Helsinki, Oulu, Turku, Tallinn, Trento, San Dona di Piave, Local Organizations.

 

 
2017

CHOREOGRAPHER

- Italy -
En tus Ojos Piazzolla Tango -  Choreographer rol, Production  Cia. Naturalis Labor, Teatro Persiani di Recanati.
Abrazame  - (Cia. Naturalis Labor) Festival Estate Veronese, Verona; Polimi Festival Milano; Florence Dance Festival, Bergello Museum,

- Russia - Protagonist - musical "Tango Passion by Piazzolla" State Kremlin Theater Moscow and Oktiabrsky Big Concert Hall Saint Petersburg; Volhov's Culture Hall, Kinef Theater, Kirishi. 40 musicians, 10 dancers, 3 singers.

 

DANCER
-Switzerland – Tango Azul – Dancer. Kreuz Kultur Gastlichkeit,  Zurich Rappenswil
-Italia - Romeo y Julieta Tango (Cia. Naturalias Labor) Teatro Politeama di Genova, Teatro Curci di Barletta, Teatro Fabbri di Vignola Teatro Menotti di Spoleto, Teatro Rosetti Triestre, Teatro Concordia di Torino, Teatro Coccia di Novara, Teatro degli Industri di Grosseto, Castello di Romeo di Montecchio Maggiore; Teatro Gabbriele D'Anunzzio di Pescara, Teatro Menotti di Spoleto.

 

FESTIVAL
Argentinian Days in Saint Petersburg 9 -12.02.17 Saint Petersburg.
Padova Tango Festival

2016
 PERFORMANCE – THEATRE 
- Russia – Starring role,  musical “Tango by Piazzolla”    State Kremlin Theatre  Moscow   and   Oktiabrsky Big Concert Hall, Saint Petersburg. 40 musicians, 10 dancers, 3 singers video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k_-sx6__48 
- Italia:  Dancer interpreter :  “Romeo e Giulietta Tango”  Teatro Verdi di Padova, Teatro Goldoni di Venezia, Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Teatro Nuovo di Verona, Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro Team di Bari, Teatro Sociale di Cittadella,
Teatro Giuditta Pasta di Saronno, Teatro Chiabrera Savona, Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona, Teatro dei Rinnovati Siena.
2015

PERFORMANCES – THEATRE
Rusia: Tango in Concert – Tchaikovsky Concer Hall, Moscow.  Philarmonic Theatre of Kazan -
Rusia: Tango con las Estrellas – Oktiabrsky Big Concert Hall Saint Petersburg.
Italia: Romeo e Giulietta –  Teatro Cumunale di Pisa, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi di Padova, Teatro Comunale di Senigallia, Teatro Comunale Vicenza, Comunale di Bergamo,  Teatro la Versilliana.

FESTIVAL-EVENTS
Tandrago Festival tokyo, Osaka, Kobe in Japan
Padova Tango Festival
Festival La Versilliana

SEMINARS
Italia: Barletta, Reggio Emilia, Padova, and Castelfranco Veneto,
Rusia: Moscow, Saint Petersburg.
Argentina: Buenos Aires

2014

FESTIVALS EVENTS
Finland: Oulu Tango Festival
Italy: Padova Tango Festival
Greece: Tango Paradise Creta

PERFORMANCE 
Germany: Concert in “Hochmusik fur Musik und Theatre Muenchen” Turkish Orquestra of  Ahmet Rizeli
Italy: Concert in “Pallazzo Comunale Moroni” Padova
Russia: Tango in Concert, City Theatre of Voronehz and Saratov
Italy: Romeo e Giulietta. Teatro Comunale di Senigallia. Naturalis Labor Company.
Italy: Concert with Quinteto Porteño, Teatro Zoppola, Pordenone.

SEMINARS
Russia: Seminars in Voronehz, Orenburg, Saratov, Moscu, San Petersburgo.
Russia: Seminar for training of Teachers in International Federation Argentine Tango. Moscow
Italy: Padova, Pordenone, Torino, Vicenza, Castelfranco, Barletta
Germany: Munich

 
2013

CHOREOGRAPHIES AND ACTOR
Argentina: Actor in Monica Maffia´s “Tangos de Grapa y Champagne” Teatro Hasta Trilce.
Portugal: Actor and Choreographer of “El Dia que me Quieras, Malena…” Teatro C.A.E. Portugal
England: dancer in the event “Latin Franzy Annual Fundraiser” London 9.10.13
Austria: Actor and choreographer of “The day you will love me, Malena” Dance Theatre, Millstatt.
Austria: Festival “Que Tango Lindo” Linz Austria

 

FILMS
Argentina: Choreography and cast in “Tango Underpants” Australian Short Film. Direction: Miranda and Kurt Edmonds

SEMINARS
Russia, Germany, Italy: Seminars in Krasnodar, Voronehz, Saratov, Munich, and Padova.

 

 
2012

MUSICAL DANCE AND CHOREOGRAPHIES
-Austria: Dancer and choreographies. Musical “Rojo Tango” Museumsquartier Vienna Theatre. With Schrott, Rosalia Delfina and 15 artists on stage.
-Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany: Dancer and actor in “Estacion Tango” dance theatre. Plays in Amsterdam, Montana and Munich.
-Russia: Performance for the congress “Sakalin Oil and Gas” Island of Sakhalinsk, Russia.

 

SEMINARS
-Russia: Teacher of the “Second Methodology in Tango Course for Dance Teachers ” Moscow. “Federation of Argentine Tango”
-Switzerland, Russia: Seminars, in the cities of Zurich, Schaffhausen, Munich, Konstanz, Voronehz.
-Italy: Seminar “Meno male che Silvio c`e ” in the school Cochabamba 444, Padova, Italy.

 

 
2011

FESTIVALS
Argentina: Teacher at the “3rd. Neuquen Tango Festival” Patagonia.
Austria: Teacher and Performer guest in the Linz Tango Festival, “Que Tango Lingo”
Italy: Performing for the “Padova Tango Festival 2011″.
-Finland: Dancer. Guest of the “Winter Dance Festival” Oulu, Finland

SEMINARS
-Russia: Teacher of “Methodology in Tango Course for Dance Teachers” Moscow, “Federation of Argentine Tango” and Jury of the “National Tournament of Argentine Tango” and “Tango Cup 2011″ Moscow. -Germany: Teacher of Musicality and performance courses in Munich and Konstanz.
-Switzerland: February and October, Seminar and courses for “Tangoschule” Zurich, and “TangoSchafhausen”
-Italy: Seminars and courses for “VivaelTango” Ancona, “Union Tango” and “Club Almagro” in Torino, “Rossovermiglio” in Vicenza.

 

 
2010

DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHIES, DANCER
-Mexico: Director of “Tango por el Bicentenario” , Festival Cultural de Mayo. Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara.
-Russia: Protagonist Musical “Dreams about Tango”, The State Comedy Theatre of St. Petersburg.
-Russia: Concerts with Orchestra Soledad “Tango in Concert” Theatres: Moscow International House of Music, National Theatre of Rostov, and Krasnodar.
Italy: Invited dancer of the Company “Naturalis Labor” directed by Luciano Padovani. Theaters: Comunale di Vicenza, comunale di Piacenza, Maggiano and Maggiore.

 

FESTIVALS
-Sweden: Dancer and teacher, “Stockholm Tango Festival”
-Italy: Dancer, teacher of “Terzo Incontro Internazionale di Torino”
-Spain: Dancer for the “International Festival of Malaga” Teatro Cervantes. Malaga
-Russia: Performer and Teacher “White Nights Festival St. Petersburg”
-Russia: Special Guest of the Festival “Baile Vida” Rostov. Russia.
-Switzerland: Dancer and teacher for the Festival ¨Tango Woche ¨ Zurich.
-Italy: Dancer and teacher in the “Padova Tango Festival 11th. ” Padova.

 

 
2009

PROTAGONIC, COREOGRAPHIES, DANCER 
-Ukraine: Concerts with Orchestra Soledad “Tango in Concert” Theatres: National of Kiev, Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk.
-Russia: Protagonist of the Musical “Dreams about Tango”, The State Comedy Theatrer of St. Petersburg.
-Russia: Concerts with Orchestra Soledad “Tango in concert” Theatre: Moscow International House of Music, National Theatre of Ryazan, and Tula.
-Argentina: Cast of the “Esquina Carlos Gardel” tango company.

 

FESTIVALS
-Sweden: Dancer and teacher in “Stockholm`s Tango Festival”
- Italy: Dancer and teacher “Incontro Internazionale di Tango a Torino”.
-Italy: Protagonist “Festivale internazionale di Barletta” Castello Svevo. Puglia.
-Switzerland: Dancer at the festivaL “Tango Woche” Zurich.
-Russia: Dancer and teacher in “White Nights Festival of St. Petersburg
-Russia: Special guest of the “Vladivostosk Tango and Argentinian Cinema Festival”
-Latvia: Special guest of “Riga`s Tango Festival” Latvia
-Argentina: Festival “La Gran Via de Mayo” Government of Buenos Aires.
-Finland: Special Guest of “Winter dance Festival of Oulu” Finland

 

 
2008

PROTAGONIC, CHOREOGRAPHIES, DANCER
-Russia: Protagonist of the Musical “Dreams about Tango”, The State Comedy Theatre of St. Petersburg. January, February, October, November and December.
-Argentina: Dancer and Groups choreographies Director of “Esquina Carlos Gardel” Buenos Aires
-Italy: Concert and Performance with the orchestra Kantango, National Art Gallery of Umbria.
-Brazil: Dancer and artistic coordinator of the company “Esquina Carlos Gardel” National Theatre of Sao Paolo and Auditorium Pao do Azucar, Rio de Janeiro.
TV
Argentina-Russia: “Especial Mayra y Silvio en el Kremlin” TV for Canal A `s, “Destino Tango”. Recorded in Moscow’s Red Square. Russia.

 

FESTIVALS
-Sweden: Dancer and teacher of “Stockholms Tango Festival”
-Russia: Special guest for “ Argentinian films and Tango Festival” Maxim Gorki TheaterVladivostok.
-Poland: Teacher and dancer of “Warsaw Tango Festival”

 

SEMINAR
-Argentina: Seminar “Adaptation to the Style of the Orchestra” Torquato Tasso Cutural Center, Buenos Aires.
-Germany-Italy-Switzerland: Seminar “Adaptation to Style of the Orchestra” cities of Zurich, Vicenza, Perugia and Munich.
-Italy: Seminar “musicality and adaptation to the orchestra” cities of Perugia and Siena.
Italy: Special guest of “Primo Incontro Internazionale di Tango a Torino”

 

 
2007

ASSISTANT – DANCER
- Argentina: Dancer of the company “Esquina Carlos Gardel” Buenos Aires.
-Switzerland: March 23, Performance for “Museumnacht” Zemtrum Paul Klee Museum, Bern city.
-Central America: Group Direction and dancer of the company “ Esquina Carlos Gardel” Theatres: “Casa de la Cultura” of Ecuador, Melico Salazar of Costa Rica, Nacional of Dominican Republic, National of Guatemala, Fransico Saybe Honduras and National Ruben Dario of Nicaragua.

 

 
2006

PROTAGONIC, ASSISTANT, DANCER
-Russia: October / December. Protagonist of the Musical “Dreams about Tango”, The state Comedy Theatre of St. Petersburg.
-Chile, Peru, Mexico: Group direction and dancer “Esquina Carlos Gardel” Theatres: Municipal of Viña del Mar, Teleton of Santiago, Diana of Guadalajara, Santa Ursula of Lima, and Metropolitanof the DC Mexico.
- Russia: St. Petersburg, special guest of the concert “Tango with the Stars” in the Capella Concert Hall, the academy of art from the Hermitage museum.
-Latvia, Russia, Brazil, Peru, Honduras: Dancer of the compañy “Esquina Carlos Gardel” Moscow`s Kremlin Theatre, Latvias Nama Kongresu, Teatro Peruano Japones de Lima, Francisco Saibe of Honduras.
Central America: Dancer of the compañy Tour “Esquina Carlos Gardel” Theatres: Teatro Popular Melico Salazar of Costa Rica, Ruben Dario of Nicaragua, Nacional of Dominican Republic, National Theatre of Quito, and others in Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

 

SEMINAR
-Sweden, Switzerland: Seminars for “Argentinian Swedish Association of Stockholm” and IFT Tango Club Silbando” Zurich.

 

 

2005

TV
Spain: Protagonists of the commercial spot for TV. Product: Liquor Milonga. Direction: Jaime de la Peña.

 

FESTIVAL
-Switzerland: Performer and teacher “1st. Latino World Festival Basel Baila 05”
-Russia: guest of the festival “Buenos Aires Week in St. Petersburg”

 

DANCER
-Mexico: Tour “Mexico2005″ company “Esquina Carlos Gardel” Theaters: Diana in Guadalajara, Mexico City Auditorium XXI, National de Puebla, Manuel Doblado of Leon, National Theatre of Queretaro, and Teatro de la Paz in San Luis Potosi.
-Russia: Dancer of the cast “Solo Tango, The Show” Oktober Theatre in St. Petersburg.
-Argentina: Dancer of the cast “Solo Tango, the Show” Temporada Teatro Liceo Buenos Aires.

 

 
2004

DANCER
-Argentina: Dancer of the company “Las damas del Tango” directed by Sergio Natario, Alejandra Arrue.
-Argentina: Member of the cast of “Esquina Carlos Gardel”. Show in Buenos Aires. June to December.

 

SEMINAR
-Italy: Seminar of scenic elements, city of Torino and Cesena. Performance in Teatro Verdi Cesena

 

2003

 

DANCER
-Argentina: Estadio Luna Park of Buenos Aires, and Teatro de las Americas, of Cordoba. Dancer of the Juan Carlos Copes dance company
-Argentina: Cast of “Esquina Carlos Gardel” and dancer of “La Ventana” dinner show, San Telmo

 

TV
Argentina: Protagonist of institutional spots for TELEFE satelital Tv channel.

 

FESTIVAL
-Sweden: Dancer and teacher of “ Stockholm`s Tango Festival”
Argentina: Folcklore university Congress, Cordoba Province.

 

 
2002

FILM
Argentina:  Cinema – “Tango, A Strange Turn” Directed by Mercedez Guevara.
Argentina: Spot TV commercial Fattomano shoes.

 

DANCER
Argentina:  Member of the Cast of “Esquina Carlos Gardel” complete year.

 

FESTIVAL
-Argentina: Teacher of “Buenos Aires Tango”. Festival of the Government of Buenos Aires.

 

 
2001

DANCER
Argentina:  Cast of the show  “Esquina Homero Manzi”  and cast of “Esquina Carlos Gardel”.  Directed by Dolores de Amo
-Argentina:  dancer in the show opening  FIFA World Youth Championship – Directed by Doris Petroni. Argentina . Concert with Argentinian Army orquestra.  24 º  Feria de las Naciones

 

TV
-Argentina: TV, Protagonist for the Solo Tango program, “Especial de Mayra and Silvio”.

 

 
2000

SEMINAR
-Sweden and Austria: Seminar in Stockholm. Swedish Argentinian Tango Association and Innsbruck.
-Germany: Seminars in Nuremberg, Berlin, and Frankfurt Much.

DANCER
Argentina: cast of the traditional concert show “BAR SUR” San Telmo.

 

 
1999

VARIOUS
- Japan: Seminars in Kamakura, Tokyo, Yamanashi, and Kawaguchi, conference “El tango, su historia y su danza”
Argentina: Performance with the orchestras “Los Reyes del Tango” and orchestra “Jorge Dragone.” Torquato Tasso Cultural Center, Buenos Aires.

 

 
1997/2000

DANCER
Argentina: cast of the concert café “BAR SUR” San Telmo.

 

 
1998

Argentina: THEATRE, DANCER
Teatro Astral, show “Tangos y melodias inolvidables.”
Picadilli Theatre, show “Alas en el Alma”
“The convention” concert restaurant, San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
“Caminito Tango Show”, La Boca, Buenos Aires.
TV – Documentary about Buenos Aires and its Culture. ZDF German TV.

 

 
1997

VARIOUS
“First Prize” in competition: “1ra Feria exposicion internacional del Tango” – National Competition.
Dancer in “Palais de Glace “ exposition about tango and “Tango Mundo”
Teacher of the milongas “La galleria del Tango” and “ Salon Canning”
Distinction “ Pa que bailen los muchachos” a Nueva generacion milongueros Buenos Aires.

 

 
1996

Argentina: THEATRE
Teatro Astral: show “La vigencia de Gardel” Buenos Aires.
“La convención” concert restaurant San Telmo, Buenos Aires.
“La convención”, cena show,  San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

 

 
1992

TV
First appearances in TV and commercials: Canal 9 Sin Condena and commercial for Adidas Predator and Gatorade.