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Opened Nov 15, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Showcasing ten torrid dancers accompanied by the fiery musicians of Quatrotango, Tango Fire offers a journey through the history of tango, from its origins in the red light district of Buenos Aires to the glamour of the Roaring Twenties and its evolution to the world of contemporary ballroom. The performance also features singer Javier "Cardenal" Dominguez, a regular performer in many of the most important tango houses in Buenos Aires, and showcases the music of Astor Piazzolla, Rodriguez, and others. The company has toured the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia and South Africa to high acclaim. Born in the brothels and taverns of Buenos Aires at the turn of the 20th century, tango was originally the dance of the working classes - immigrants and country people drawn to the Argentine capital by its economic promise. As elaborate as it looks, Argentine tango is actually an improvisational dance based on the four building blocks of walking, turning, stopping and embellishments. Even though dancers follow certain conventions, they never quite know how their partner will construct a dance, add an embellishment or interpret the music. Each partner brings his or her individual style and embellishments to the dance, contributing significantly to the excitement and unpredictability of the experience. Argentine tango is danced in a closed position, with the partners' chests in constant contact, adding a strong sensuality and passion to this unmistakable style.
2900 Campus Road and Hillel Place
New York, NY 11210
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