Víctor Ayos

Real name: Ayos Hidalgo, Víctor José
Dancer and coreographer
(16 June 1937 - 22 April 2005)
Place of birth:
Córdoba Argentina
Horacio Ferrer

e was born in the city of Córdoba. «I started by dancing folk music at the Saint Lucy's School at age 12. My child partner was Gregorio Barrios’s daughter», he says.

In 1952, based in Buenos Aires, he joined the staff group of La Querencia when the figures there were Mario and Amalia García, Cabrera from Tucumán, the Barrientos brothers and Grillo Sayago. After two seasons, he switched to the group led by El Chúcaro with which he stayed for four years and managed to become first dancer by replacing Néstor Pérez Fernández.

In 1958 he began a tour of Mexico and the United States as first dancer of the Soler-Evans ballet. «By that time my idol was Alfredo Alaria —he tells us—, likewise in tango Juan Carlos Copes would later be. With the latter I keep a close friendship and with him we later shared many appearances».

In 1961, as first figure, he joined the cast of “Estrellas en el Avenida”, with Mariano Mores and Tita Merello, and under the direction of Madanes. That was his first work as choreographer, with María Antinea.

The following year he put together his own group of dancers: the Víctor Ayos Ballet, with Cristina, his partner, Nelson y Nélida and Oscar Benavídez. He appeared at the “Show de CAP” on TV Channels 13 and 7 and was awarded the “Martín Fierro” for the best choreography and for being the best dancer of the year.

He as well appeared in the seasons of “Buenas Noches, Buenos Aires” and in the shooting of the movie with the same name, with Julio Sosa and Susy Leiva. In 1963 he appeared at the Latin Quarter of New York at the show “Diamond Fair”, produced by Ed Rissman and with choreography by Jimmy Rogers and danced in six programs of the “Ed Sullivan Show”, two months at the Radio City and six in Quebec, Montreal and other cities of Canada.

Thereafter —in 1965— he appeared for a year in Mexico and later in the Puerto Rico Sheraton. He came back to the United States and with Juan Carlos Copes he shared the shows in the Roseland Dance City where, alongside the shoes of many celebrities, his dancing shoes are also there. Later, with Alfredo Gómez among his dancers, he presented in Buenos Aires his group “Argentina canta así” on TV Channel 13.

In the summer of 1968 he staged “Buenas Noches Mar del Plata”, at the Auditorio along again with Mariano Mores and, on TV, the “Sainetes del tiempo guapo”, directed by Marta Reguera. His following appearances included the Teatro Maipo, the Palladium and the Embassy night clubs, shows in Viña del Mar and Punta del Este.

In 1971 he included Mónica Cramer (porteña and until then actress with Adolfo Stray) as partner and opened the summer season at the café concert Amigo’s, with Alberto Marcó, Jovita Luna, María Vaner and Coco Martínez in a choreographic staging where he included contemporary tangos.

With a 21-piece company he returned to the Teatro Lírico of Mexico and to Mar del Plata (early 1972) with Hugo Del Carril, Tita Merello and Osvaldo Pacheco at the “Carpa del Pueblo”. He danced in 1973 at the “El portal de San Pedro” and at the “El patio de la Morocha” with Virginia Luque on TV Channel 7.

The shows for the celebration of the centennial of Mar del Plata, the opening of the El Bacán, by Dumas and Colomba, the tent of “Grandes valores del tango” were venues for his showcasing in the summers of 1975 and 1976. This latter year, with Mónica, they were the dancing partners that presented the billboard at the El Viejo Almacén.

He traveled to Central America and appeared from Colombia to Miami. In 1975 appeared in “Una noche en Buenos Aires”, a show that was a hit in Brazil and in 1978 he joined the opening cast of Laura (Independencia and Balcarce) in San Telmo.