Pier Voulkos is a former professional modern dancer who started her dance career in San Francisco with Ed Mock and retired from the Mark Morris Dance Group in 1989. Through the 1980s in New York, she also worked with choreographers Daniel Peters, Diane Martel, Donald Byrd, and Rosalind Newman.
As a theatrical designer in 1986 she received two separate collaborative commissions for theatrical set and costume design, one funded through the Visual Art Program, New York, and the other funded through the New Works Program, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Since discovering Argentine Tango in 1997 along with her husband Daniel Peters she has become immersed in its rich social culture, its history, its music and its improvisation and creative possibilities. Dancing with Tango Con Fusion has added to her rich adventures in Tango.
She and her husband currently manage The Dome - A venue for music, arts and dance in Oakland, Ca.
"I love having been on this wonderful journey of friendship, and playful collaboration with this amazing group of strong and talented women.
We all love and respect Tango culture, music, and dance and even though we broke some rules, I’m positive we didn’t break it, we just stretched it a bit and learned a lot."
“Becoming” stories the journey of women struggling to find themselves within the confines of our dominant culture's image of the perfect woman. Tango Con*Fusión's vision is hopeful one, where each woman does indeed break free from ingrained, imaginary norms of "ideal" female beauty and, most importantly, value. We find peace and empowerment in who we really are. We see and celebrate a world where we women no longer hold constrain ourselves or hold our sisters back; rather we rejoice in our individuality and encourage each other to Become one with who we are, really.
Costumes by Pier Voulkos
Performing with Tango Con*Fusión at Fruto Dulce on International Women's Day March 8, 2017!
Presented at City College of San Francisco in November 2013, celebrating Tango Con* Fusión's 10th anniversary.
Performed at Dance Mission Feb, 2010 in evening length show "Voragine" by Tango Con*Fusión. Malena choreography by Carolina Rozensztroch.
Dancing to the live music of Trio Garufa in the production "Tango House" 2009