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GALA Hispanic Theatre
at Park Rd. NW 3333 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20010
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4 stars
If you want something to drink bring cash. They only accept cash
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It is best to take Metro. The Columbia Heights station is a 5 min walk.
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"Puro Tango"
14 ratings
4.4 average rating
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40 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

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

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6 reviews
15 stars
attended Apr 22 2012

A combination of music, singing, poetry, and dance--all in celebration of the elegance and beauty of the tango. I took my mom with me and we both absolutely loved it!

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myrtle washington
41 events
6 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

It was wonderful. The dancing, poetry and singing. They even had subtitles for non-Spanish speakers which was great. It was well worth the cost of the ticket.

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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.