T a n g o b i e n
A r g e n t i n o
October 18, 2012
Pasión de Tango is a show of tango music and dance; the music being the canvas on which dance is painted. Music and dance intertwine to show Tango’s complexity, depth, elegance, and sensuality. The rich heritage and variety of Tango music and dance are portrayed not only through different orchestral styles, but also through distinct rhythms within the tango umbrella: tango, vals, and milonga.
Pasión de Tango is based on the evolution of tango throughout the years. The show opens with two intense pieces as a mode of introduction. Then, the journey through time begins with Buenos Aires in 1882. This style is full of grace and liveliness, and paints a picture of the bordellos where tango was first played and accepted. The show continues with another age of tango: the 30's to the 50's. The tango from this period has undergone total transformation: it has become more romantic. The movements are slower, with melancholic Harmonies. This is the golden age of tango.
Pasión de Tango then changes to the most revolutionary age of tango: the 60's. In this period, Astor Piazzolla took tango music to nightclubs and tango became intertwined with modern music. Piazzolla’s compositions reflect the influence of Bartok, Stravinsky and other composers. Pasión de Tango closes with today's tango: Alejandro Ziegler's own compositions. The music that is played during the show is also explained by the musicians, so that the audience can understand the social context from which tango developed. Dancers’ choreographies and improvisations portray the different tango styles and their evolution through more than a century-long journey.
Producer: Graciela Cainelli (Argentina)
Music Director: Alejandro Ziegler (Argentina)
Artistic Directors: Alp Findikoglu – Paula Couselo-Findikoglu (Argentina)