Tango at Center for the Arts

Posted: October 5, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tango Buenos Aires dance ensemble is considered Argentina’s greatest cultural export, as it traces the history of the Argentine tango from its origins in 19th century dance halls and brothels in Argentina to its status as a dance sensation in European high society.

Tango Buenos Aires returns to Mason’s Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Concert Hall’s Grand Tier III.

Tango Buenos Aires
Tango Buenos Aires

In “The Four Seasons,” Tango Buenos Aires illustrates the evolution of the tango from the streets of Buenos Aires to an international phenomenon. The performance, choreographed by Lidia Segni, begins with the men dancing among themselves, as is tango tradition, and the women soon thereafter partner up with them. While each couple brings its own interpretive style of the tango, all of the dancers exude a rhythm and passion that intensify as the performance progresses.

Six talented instrumentalists led by Musical Director Julian Vat accompany the vibrantly dressed tango dancers. Producer and Artistic Director Rosario Bauza, who leads the company, was named the cultural ambassador for tango by Argentina’s minister of culture in 1988.

Renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena created Tango Buenos Aires in 1986 for the “Jazmines” festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret, Michelangelo.

Tickets are $44, $36 and $22. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit tickets.com.

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