I AM TANGO by TANGO LOVERS – $26
This concert can be viewed and purchased On Demand after the premiere event on August 1st, 8 PM ET through August 20th, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. The PREMIERE & ON-DEMAND event can only be viewed one time.
Discover the magic of TANGO LOVERS with “I AM TANGO”, an experience you will never forget.
I AM TANGO by TANGO LOVERS brings from Argentina and Uruguay the most sensual and passionate music of the world. It has been successfully touring around the world since its premiere in 2018 in New York.
TANGO LOVERS, multiple times awarded “Best Show of the Year” and “Best International Production” presents the musical story of “I AM TANGO” through dance, songs, music, fashion styles, lighting and multimedia to engage your senses in the world of tango, from the Golden years to contemporary times.
With an ensemble of world-renowned professionals, World Tango Dance Champions, singers and acclaimed music prodigies, “I AM TANGO” by TANGO LOVERS presents in 1 hour and 40 minutes a distinctive perspective of tango by staging its artistic evolution over time.
The genre is represented by a central character named “Tango” who questions his essence represented by the bandoneon about the fusion of the tango genre with classical dance, jazz, folklore and contemporary dance.
The character will transit through different ages and cultures evolving with the passing of the years while maintaining the essence of the music that made its mark all over the world.
Iconic pieces of Tango mixed in a potpourri of songs are masterfully danced by TANGO LOVERS troupe and performed by the TANGO LOVERS orchestra showing in six minutes a flash evolution from the traditional to the contemporary tango.
Both Tango and his Essence enter into a time-warp which will take them to some years in the past, back to the ages where men danced with other men, where men and women met at dance salons and later on when tango music became a glamorous genre. Tango becomes part of the culture of Argentina and is embedded in different circles. The first part ends with the representation of an Argentinean woman who transcended in history and the people she loved is represented by malambo dancers and boleadoras giving way to a new era.
While Tango transits through new events, he takes the audience through different situations showing the dynamics of the cities and the fusions of the genre with classic and contemporary dance and jazz and the introduction of new instruments. Tango feels that all these events are killing him and are driving him to madness but he soon realizes that the genius of emerging musicians has revived the genre since they were able to reach other cultures and new generations. Talent such as Piazzola with deep formation in classical music and jazz was heavily criticized when he first introduced new tango music in the 60’s and 70’s but thanks to his creativity, the genre reached new horizons and his rich musical legacy is one of the most performed and celebrated in the planet and has opened doors to contemporary musicians who have done an extraordinary work in expanding to the world the most sensual and passionate music of all times.
At the end Tango comes up with the conclusion that his essence has touched lives of people from different generations and cultures and despite the worlds’ evolution, Tango will always be tango and its roots are intact. This is manifested through La Cumparsita, the most famous and recognizable tango of all times that is played nowadays in every single milonga around the world.
A cast of world class and extraordinarily talented dancers, musicians and singers perform the musical story of “I AM TANGO” by the multiple times awarded TANGO LOVERS company.
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CAST & CREATIVE
|General Director & Singer:||Alfredo Lerida|
|Executive Director, Producer & Stage Manager:||Pierina Asti-Schulz|
|Musical Director and Pianist:||Emiliano Greco|
|Julio Seffino||Carla Dominguez (singer)|
|Sebastian Alvarez||Victoria Saudelli|
|Ariel Leguizamon||Yesica Esquivel|
|Juan Pablo Bulich||Rocio Garcia Liendo|
|Guido Palacios||Florencia Zarate|
Production Assistant and Communications : Diego García / Visual and Graphic Arts : Juan Manuel Lerida / Costumes Coordinator: Lorena Diez / Lights and stage design: Daniel Burgos/ Sound Engineer: Fabian Vazquez/ Production Assistant: Rodrigo Cabeza