Dance company from Argentina to perform at Phillips Nov. 20

Published: November 12th, 2013

Category: Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tango Fire, a dance company from Buenos Aires, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Tango Fire showcases five couples with individual dancing styles. The production takes the audience on a journey through tango – from its roots in Buenos Aires and through the decades, showcasing its growing popularity as a contemporary dance form.

The Boston Globe said, “Rarely has the tempestuous tango looked like so much exuberant, out-and-out fun as in Tango Fire.”

Tango Fire’s dancers are acclaimed world tango champions, Argentine dance television program stars and international performers in various tango companies. Led by choreographer and dancer German Cornejo, the dancers perform regularly in the world’s most prestigious venues.

The production also features live music from vocalist Jesus Hidalgo and the Quarteto Fuego band.

Formed in 2005, the Tango Fire Company premiered its electrifying show in Singapore that year. This was followed by presentations at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other internationally prominent venues.

Tickets are on sale and available for this performance. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Tickets are $25-40; UF students pay $10.

 

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