TANGOS : from Gardel to Piazzolla
This show features the talent of two prominent figures in the history of tango: Gardel and Piazzolla. Their contributions to the foundation and modernization of the century-old international tradition are exceptional. Artistic Director Romulo Larrea offers a vibrant version of their work and that of their peers. He embraces the authentic expression of the traditional tango as well as the pulsating modernity of contemporary tango.
Gardel and Piazzolla: talent and passion that speak eloquently to the beauty of TANGO.
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« … Led by Mr. Larrea on bandoneón, the musicians consistently played up the wit and teased out the more ambiguous elements of their material, with the singer Verónica Larc joining them every few songs for an extra infusion of earthy sensuality. (…) The musicians' feeling and respect was woven into every note, while the pianist Louise-Andrée Baril was a particularly delightful presence. »
« … The dancing, meanwhile, built much of its erotic charge through restraint. This is, after all, an art in which two steps forward and one step back isn't progress but foreplay. The most severe and fiery of the three couples were Leah Barsky and Carlos Cañedo. (Who knew the man could smile till the final curtain call?) Their legs sliced wickedly through turns and kicks like whirring blades, and they maintained gorgeous control while plunging into deep, aggressive lunges. »
Claudia La Rocco, New York Times, USA
Photos: Archives Ensemble Romulo Larrea, Jean Laramée/Le Courrier du Sud, Marcel Dubois.