Venue Details

Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2787
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 79 members
Review from Ben W.
Red Velvet 146 events 128 reviews

This was a great performance. It had a story of sorts that connected the dances. The small orchestra was outstanding and the dancing was excellent. It was a very enjoyable time.

reviewed Jan 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marian H.
Red Velvet 62 events 23 reviews

This is the 2nd year I've attended "Tango". Having studied tango in Buenois Aires, I can honestly say it brought back fabulous memories of the Milonges. Wonderful choreography and entertainment. Seats were row "O" orchestra near center..fabulous!!

reviewed Jan 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from First Woman
Red Velvet 57 events 18 reviews

FABULOUS evening! The dancers were first class - highly competent, very passionate and extrememly talented! This will be a yearly event for us, given the opportunity. Please bring them back!

reviewed Jan 16 2011 report as inappropriate
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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.

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