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4428 Star Starred
Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater
At the corner of Civic Dr. and Locust St. 1601 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from Rachael
23 events 6 reviews

The dancers and music were very ok. Our seats were pretty good too. WE didnt receive the video or additional material as mentioned in when you purchased the tickets. This was the whole reason I purchased the tickets as I took my mother for...continued

reviewed May 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Arline Patten
17 events 12 reviews

We both thought it was extemely entertaining. The dancers were 'over the top', and the musicians, especially the pianist and lead violinist, well worth listening to.

reviewed May 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

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

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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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