Forever Tango: Broadway's Long-Running Dance Spectacular
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The last date listed for Forever Tango was Tuesday January 14, 2014 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
- Full Price:
- $75 - $90
- Our Price:
- $45 - $54
Legend-in-the-making Audra McDonald graces the stage at Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts… More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Connie Muir
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If you saw Forever Tango 10+ years ago you might be a little disappointed. They scaled back the orchestra from 25 piece to about 7. Overall I only give it 7 out of 10. There is a lot less dancing and more performances by the orchestra and a solo vocalist. Still a phenomenal performance. I have to admit the dancers' athleticism and provocative style can leave you breathless.
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Although the Lesher Civic Center is a beautiful architectural design, I was sitting with my shoulder on the shoulder of the person next to me. The sound system was so bad as to have music cause no reaction within me as this is signpost of good...continued
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.