Jun 09 2024


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


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"Changing the World One Tango at a Time" book talk with Ray Sullivan

Ray Sullivan is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist who has performed works by more than 50 choreographers in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe and choreographed 52 world premieres in the USA and internationally. He danced 5 years with el Ballet Contemporáneo del Teatro San Martín in Argentina, where he now lives half the year and has formed strong ties over the last three decades.

He created Sullivan Technique of Contemporary Movement™ and holds a BFA in Dance from State University of New York at Purchase. He taught for 4 years on the faculty at Miami City Ballet School and was the artistic director of Miami Contemporary Dance Company for 15 years. In addition to concert dance, he is the artistic director and co-creator of Tango Out and has performed, taught or spoken at international queer tango festivals in the USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, Canada, Italy, France and Germany. He is the Artistic Director of CONEXION Miami’s International Queer Tango Festival, presented annually in April during Pride, Miami Beach.

He is the author of Changing the World One Tango at a Time. He speaks passionately about the philosophy in his book using Tango as a metaphor to focus on how we can consider ourselves and others in the world, how we are never alone, always creating, and how all 8 billion of us are connected. Mr. Sullivan is continually developing his body of work, receiving invitations to stage his pieces, choreograph, teach master classes, and lecture nationally and internationally. He believes in the connection of cultures for social change and his goal is to connect artists and cultural leaders globally through his art. He works internationally with a special focus on connections throughout the Americas while based in Miami, Santiago, and Buenos Aires.


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