Tango Buenos Aires Returns to Concert Hall this Weekend
Posted: February 7, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
After their appearance at George Mason in 1999–during the company’s first U.S. tour–Tango Buenos Aires was praised by The Washington Post as a “seasoned and authentic tango company,” noting that the dancing consisted of “dazzling footwork,” creating a “swirling, fast-paced tapestry of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings.” The Center for the Arts “Great Performances at Mason” series welcomes back this troupe in their program The Golden Age of the Tango, tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
This historically accurate overview of the dance of love combines live music, vocal performances, and the dance–with evocative pieces designed for couples, single men with the female dancers, solo dancers, and the entire company. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, is held 45-minutes prior to the performances on the Concert Hall’s Grand Tier.
Tango Buenos Aires founder Osvaldo Requena was succeeded in his role by renowned Argentine pianist Crisitan Zárate. The company’s six-piece orchestra features Pablo Mainetti, currently considered the world’s greatest bandonéon player.
Tickets are $40, $32, and $20. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.