Venue Details

Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
At the corner of Civic Dr. and Locust St. 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925-943-7469
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from Pauline H.
84 events 49 reviews

It was very good but I am glad there was a singer and some solo performances by the orchestra as the dancing, steamy hot and very athletic, would have become repetitious.

reviewed May 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mizzbe
49 events 33 reviews

Any aficionado of tango music and dancing would be thrilled by the musicianship and dance precision demonstrated in this fantastic show.

reviewed May 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from debra taylor johnson
33 events 13 reviews

Juat plain old fabulous.

reviewed May 06 2011 report as inappropriate
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Forever Tango features 12 world-class tango dancers, a nine-piece German Accordion Bandoneon and a string orchestra in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate, it’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody — but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life.”

Forever Tango tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th-century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), the bars and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels). The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence. Originally shunned by Argentina society as indecent, the tango became an overnight craze in upper-class Paris when Argentine intellectuals taught it when traveling abroad. The tango quickly spread across Europe and to America, and was eventually reimported home to Argentina society, though not unchanged. Born in the brothels and bordellos of Buenos Aires, the tango may be Argentina’s best-known export.

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