Tango Buenos Aires: “The Spirit of Argentina”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Tango Buenos Aires is known around the world for their fiery, uncompromising performances of the dramatic South American dance form known as tango. The Spirit of Argentina pays loving tribute to the dashing French-Argentine singer, composer, and actor Carlos Gardel—tango’s first superstar. You’ll discover his passion for futbol, boxing, and gauchos and get glimpses into his life in Paris, his appearance on Broadway, and his friendship with the young Astor Piazzola, another tango legend.

Pre-show talk in the Concert Hall Lobby at 6:15 pm
Pre-show Tango Demonstration in the Concert Hall Lobby at 6:45 pm.

Ticket Prices: $35, $30, $20; Students $10

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5 Responses to Tango Buenos Aires: “The Spirit of Argentina”

  1. Mary Lavery says:

    Absolutely incredible! This performance was so vibrant and entertaining. It was a the first time I have seen a show at the Fine Arts Center and I was very impressed. The student tickets are a fantastic price for such a wonderful evening. I will certainly be back.

  2. Suzanne Rogers says:

    Beautiful, energetic, funny and uplifting.

  3. Richard Fein says:

    Especially loved the flamenco parts. For Tango liked it best when only one couple was dancing. Didn’t like horse race scene

  4. Glen Mahoney says:

    A display of beautiful, intricate dance. But the event was so much more than just that.
    The costumes, the music, the voice, the theatrical interaction of troupe members in the vignettes all combined to create a totally mesmerizing and spectacular performance. I was transported into another world. BRAVO to all the performers !

  5. I’ve been to Buenos Aires 6 times and to the International Festival of Tango there twice, and to a number of milongas (tango dance halls), concerts, and shows similar to this performance. Although not a dancer, I love to listen and watch, and I’ve learned quite a bit about the history of tango.

    I was extremely impressed with the quality of the choreography, dancing, and music — that was a heck of a lot of sound from what was basically half of a tango orquesta típica. All of the performers were among the best I’ve seen/ heard. And they even did some boleadora moves, something usually seen only at gaucho dance performances such as Che Malambo!

    In addition to enjoying a wonderful performance, those of us in the audience were also offered a quality pre-show talk by a tango instructor who knew his history, and a brief demonstration of milonga tango. As someone who travels to Boston for comparable shows, I can add that this was a tremendous bargain.

    My only complaint is that the audience was noisy — people around me talked and rattled food wrappers while I was trying to listen to Astor Piazzolla’s music. This was incredibly obnoxious from adults who should know better. Not the FAC’s fault, but when will people understand that they’re in a public place with people who paid hard-earned money for tickets and would like to HEAR the show?

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