Puro Tango: Song, Dance and Poetry from International Stars
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The last date listed for Puro Tango was Sunday April 29, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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This show was a pleasant blend of tango singing, music and dancing. If you have been to a tango show in Argentina or Uruguay, this is going to be more like a neighborhood show in a barrio rather than a high-scale tourist show. The musicians are wonderful, the singing superb. The male dancer was truly phenomenal.
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My wife and I loved this performance. The tango dancing was increadible, the music melodic, emotional and well played, and the singing was well delivered. I learned more about latin culture through this program than I could have in any classroom...continued
Puro Tango savors the sensuality and nostalgia of tango — its songs, music, dance and poetry — that has mesmerized the world for decades. The production spans the history of this musical genre from early in the 20th century with music from composers such as Carlos Gardel, Cátulo Castillo, and Enrique Santos Discepolo to modernist Eladia Blázquez, Aníbal Troilo, Edmundo Rivera and Astor Piazzola. The poetry and sketches by Mario Battisstella, Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Benedetti, and Homero Manzi bring to vivid life the ambience and characters in the rioplatense region of Argentina and Uruguay, as well as the love, longing and social criticism associated with this universal expression of passion and intensity.
Puro Tango_ is created and directed by Hugo Medrano, GALA’s founder and Producing Artistic Director, with musical direction by Alvaro Hagopian.
About the Ticket Supplier: GALA Hispanic Theatre
Founded in 1976, GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latino Americanos – Group of Latin American Artists) Hispanic Theatre has long been a groundbreaking and energetic “theater wiht a different accent,” presenting classical and contemporary plays in Spanish and English, plus an accompanying program of dance, music, poetry, spoken word, art and, more recently, film.