The first part first takes the audience to the beginnings of our Tango Argentino. In the vastness of the pampas begins the milonga of the south to the enchanting guitar sounds of the gauchos. Here, European, African and Indian cultures combine to form the Argentina of today. The tango is born. In dance, song and music Nicole Nau and Luis Pereyra present with their new company the fascinating often hidden musical world of Argentina, its virtuoso milongas and tangos of Buenos Aires. In its almost 150 years of existence, the tango often changes face and form. Classically strict, provocatively cheeky or even frivolous, always intense and full of passion. An intoxicating world of conquest and seduction, in which man and woman compete and find each other at eye level, constantly redefining themselves. The percussion of African music takes us to the roots of our tango, the rhythms of the Afro-Argentines who once came to Argentina as slaves.
Company: 10 dancers and Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra
Intermission about 20 minutes
In the second part Nicole Nau & Luis Pereyra and their company interpret modern compositions of Tango Argentino by Astor Piazolla and Osvaldo Berlinghieri. The cheeky poetry “Esta noche me emborracho bien” was written by Enrique Santos Discepolo when Tita Merello rejected his affections. The show widens the perspective to the Chamamé, a couple dance originated from the dances of the Guaraní Indians, the rhythms of the Africans and the polka music of the missionaries from Eastern Europe living in Argentina. The Cueca from the Saltas region shows us the pride of the Argentines and the colors of the ponchos. The Zamba reflects tenderness and pure love. Escondido, Gato and Chacarera become a celebration with drums, guitars and singing, dancing and stepping. We experience the finale with a homage to the displaced and extinct Indian tribes of Argentina, with the tap-dancing boots of the gauchos and their boleadoras whirring through the air.
In the encore, the dancers really turn up the heat….
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