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Rachel
Evening dress recommended, although some dressed casually.
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Rachel
Free parking across the street at South Coast Plaza. Easy access to OC Performing Arts via bridge.
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Goldstar Member
Dress business casual for men and a nice blouse and dress pants for women
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Goldstar Member
Tango dancing outside the event for the public was a GREAT IDEA!!! FUN!
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Veronica
Tango dancing outside for public great idea - should have been for matinee show also though
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Charlotte D.
Sorry we missed this.......went to matinee.
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Reviews & Ratings

78 ratings
4.4 average rating
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57 events
18 reviews
7 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

I have seen tango troupes and enjoyed the excitement, artistry and sensuality. Technically, this group was adept, but we kept waiting for the "fire and passion" that... continued

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15 reviews
16 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

This performance was amazing! The dancers were wonderful! If I got invited again I would go!

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3 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 15 2011

This show was enjoyable, but does not compare to a Tango show in Buenos Aires....There it has more of a Cabaret style with singing as well as dancing.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Dazzling … the dancers boast skill and attitude in equal measure; and the musicians rock.”  —The Washington Post

Description

Tango Buenos Aires is the world’s most acclaimed and authentic tango company, and this highly lauded troupe returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Audiences will experience the true spirit of this evocative art form with the company’s fast-paced rhythms and flawless synchronization. Tango Buenos Aires is an ensemble of Argentina’s leading dancers and musicians who will perform Fire and Passion of Tango, a new program that gives an insider’s look at the evolution of this international dance sensation.

To celebrate Tango Buenos Aires’ engagement, free tango lessons will be available on the Arts Plaza beginning at 6 p.m. prior to the January 14 and 15, 2011 performances. The lessons are free to Tango Buenos Aires ticketholders. The dance parties are part of the Center’s Free for All Series, which offers the public opportunities to experience the Center in new and exciting ways – all free of charge. 

Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East as the most uncompromising representative of the tango. The company was created more than 20 years ago for the Jazmines festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret Michelangelo by renowned composer and Tango director Osvaldo Requena. Tango Buenos Aires was met with tremendous success and immediately added to the season of the General San Martín Municipal Theatre. Since then, the company has toured extensively around the world. Currently, the troupe is led by musical director Julian Vat and choreographer Lidia Segni.

The tango is a mesmerizing dance that began a century ago in the working class districts of Buenos Aires. In the beginning, the tango was known as a dance of the people. It was considered disreputable and was disdained by polite society. Today, it’s a part of the mainstream entertainment culture that appeals to audiences around the globe as a social dance and as a performance genre with its dramatic music, intricate steps and its fiery frisson of love and romance.