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57 Star Starred
GALA Hispanic Theatre
at Park Rd. NW 3333 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20010
202-234-7174
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Susan Joseph
Red Velvet 52 events 38 reviews

A feast for connoisseurs and revelation for the uninitiated.

reviewed Apr 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from ER
40 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from myrtle washington
44 events 6 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 28 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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Puro Tango_ is created and directed by Hugo Medrano, GALA’s founder and Producing Artistic Director, with musical direction by Alvaro Hagopian.

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