To commemorate the 203rd anniversary of Argentina’s independence, Casa Argentina hosted its annual “Tango Celebration,” which made donations to benefit the Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Scholarship Fund, the Second Harvest Food Bank, Young Audiences and other local and international charities.

The Hyatt Regency Hotel hosted the program in the Celestin Ballroom, which offered a Patron Party preceding a three-course dinner. Wines were provided by Bizou Wines and Mi Terruno.

Resembling the Argentina flag, the dining tables were adorned with two bands of light blue tablecloths with white in the center and topped with sunflowers.

Julio y Cesar and band performed before, during and after dinner and the show.

Top-notch tango performers included: Celina Rotundo, Hugo Patyn, Giovanna Dan and Guillermo de Fazio, Tomas Galvan and Gimena Herrera. Their performances showed extraordinary artistry and a deep passion for dance that explores all ranges of human feelings.

Yakuelis Anzola, Dr. Juan Gershanik, Marla Donovan and Betty Speyrer served as Co-Chairs.

Generous donors included the Lupin Foundation, Haydee and Nicolas Bazan, Goldring Family Foundation and the Gershanik Family, the Patrick Taylor Foundation, the New Orleans Saints, Panamerican Life Insurance Group, Paul Leaman, Dr. Carlos Trujillo, Dr. Juan Villalta and many more.

Event at a Glance

What: “Tango Celebration,” benefiting Casa Argentina

When: Saturday, July 13

Where: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Philanthropic Fun: Dancing Deeply

Gustavo Duque, Dr. Margie Kahn and Raul Fonte

Philanthropic Fun: Dancing Deeply

Dr. Efrain Reisin, Luz Caputo and Nicolas Bazan