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Tango Buenos Aires: The Spirit of Argentina

The dancers and musicians of Tango Buenos Aires weave their tango spell with “swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings” (The Washington Post). What began as an 1890s Argentinean dance hall craze has circled the world gathering sonic and stylistic influences while staying true to its heritage as a dramatic, at times playful, and always audacious expression. In this dazzling new program, the company pays tribute to Carlos Gardel, known as “the King of Tango,” a legendary singer, songwriter, composer, and actor in the tango scene at the turn of the 20th century.

Please join us for a pre-performance, Stage 5 Tango, in the Krannert Center Lobby! Musical selections will be offered by DJ Joe Grohens from CU-Tango. Free and open to the public. iVengan a bailar! Come dance with us!

Endowed Sponsors

  • James A. Farmer Jr. & Helen S. Farmer

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Erica McClure in memory of Malcolm McClure
  • Deborah & Stephen Rugg
  • Dena & Jim Vermette

Corporate Bronze Sponsor

  • Events at Refinery

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Event Details

We Oct 04, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10