“VIDA!” – a festival of the senses
Nicole Nau and Luis Pereyra right now toured in France, at the Folies Bergère in Paris, whrer they have been amazing. More than ever, their new program “Vida” is a tribute to the culture of their native country, Argentina. “Vida” portrays tango in all its melancholy, elegance and eroticism – but also takes the audience into rural Argentina, where the vidala, zamba and chacarera are danced, where gauchos compete at tap dancing and boleadoras swirl. A dazzling display of virtuoso dance and thrilling live music – a festival of the senses.
“Argentina is more than Tango” – say, of all people, two of the best and most renowned tango dancers in the world, Nicole Nau and Luis Pereyra, who see themselves as empathetic cultural ambassadors of Argentina. They do not bring a show to the stage, but rather a piece of Argentinean life – in which tango has a starring role, of course. Following the successful 2013 tour with 100,000 delighted spectators in Europe and America and nightly standing ovations, they are back on tour through Europe.
With “Vida” (Spanish for “Life”), Nicole Nau and Luis Pereyra are once again celebrating a festival of the senses with the dancers and musicians in their company. They dance the pain, hope, joy and power of their people. They dance the moment, they live in the moment – again and again, brimming with intensity, passion and vitality. “Vida” is a tribute to the culture of their homeland, Argentina: to tango in all its melancholia, its elegance and eroticism – but also its primal power, its playful lightness and joy that are too often masked by clichés. But “Vida” also takes the audience to rural Argentina, where the vidala, the zamba and the chacarera are danced. The powerful beat of the large bombo drums, the rapid Argentinean tap dance in which the gauchos compete and the breakneck whirling of the boleadoras are pure rhythm, bursting with energy. Music, song and dance are brought together in celebration: of the culture of their country, of life itself.
The Fred Astaire of Argentinina, Los Angeles Times
Excellence du Tango, Le Figaró
Ganz Argentinien in einem Tanz, VIDA macht es leicht, sich hinreißen zu lassen, bis man nicht mehr sitzen mag. Standing Ovations und immer wieder Zwischenapplaus, F.A.Z.
Feurige Leidenschaft. Tiefe Melancholie und pure Leidenschaft, Kölnische Rundschau
A masterful mix of dance and madness, Buenos Aires Herald
Auténtico y espéctacular, lo mejor de ese género The Herald
Fulminante Show. Emotion Pur, Badische Zeitung
Entretenimiento de lo mejor, La Nación
The best Tangodanzer, La Stampa
Märchen voller Leidenschaft, freundin DONNA
Steppsoli, die das Können Michael Jacksons in den Schatten stellen, Frankfurter Presse
Nur Pereyra vermag sich selbst zu übertreffen, RGA
Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra dance on best floor