tango siempre


7.30pm Saturday, 5 July 2008


Subitango - The Music and Dance of Tango Argentino


  Ros Stephen violin

  Pete Rosser accordion

  Jonathan Taylor piano



Subitango is performed by the UK’s leading tango dancers Kicca and Giraldo and the musicians of Tango Siempre. The show combines live music with stunning choreographed dance, illustrating the history and development of this most sensual and passionate of art forms.


Kicca and Giraldo studied with the greatest tango maestros in Buenos Aires and have performed extensively throughout Europe and Latin America. Kicca’s previous work has included dancing with Take That in their 2006 sell-out Ultimate Tour, the 2004 tour of Maria de Buenos Aires and regular performances for Arte Latino Cultural Project. She also appeared in the recent BBC Tango Ident, and BBC Strictly Come Dancing.


Giraldo has performed with the acclaimed Bolivian music group Rumillajta, Arte Latino Cultural Project and Danza Colombia!. He has created choreography for the Channel Four film Dance, and appeared in Madonna's film Evita, Deborah Bull's BBC dance season programme Travels with my Tutu, and BBC Strictly Come Dancing. During autumn 2007 and spring 2008 Giraldo performed in Sally Potter’s Carmen in Covent Garden.


From classic tangos, milongas and valses to contemporary tango pieces, Kicca and Giraldo combine elegance with virtuosic athleticism to create a truly breathtaking performance.


Tango Siempre’s music is passionate, intense, soulful and unique on the British  musical scene, breathing new life into nuevo tango with fiery  improvisation, sparkling collective interplay and solid grooves. Their repertoire includes powerful new works by members of the group and innovative commissions from composers as diverse as Pablo Ziegler (pianist from Piazzolla’s quintet), Huw Warren (winner of Radio 3 Innovation in Jazz Award 2005), Gilad Atzmon (winner of BBC Jazz Award 2003) and Will Gregory (of Goldfrapp).

Tango Siempre have given over 1000 performances since their formation in 1998, including the Purcell Room, The Sage Gateshead, Dartington Arts, Fuse Festival, Oxford Contemporary Music, St Georges Bristol, Sadler’s Wells, RNCM, ArtsDepot, the Lowry, Wales Millennium Centre and at major arts festivals in Norwich, Cheltenham, Salisbury, Newbury and Exeter. In May 2006 Tango Siempre performed live for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

Tango Siempre have collaborated with internationally renowned artists including the London Mozart Players, virtuoso bandoneonist Victor Villena (of Gotan Project), saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, drummer/remixer Steve Arguelles, saxophonist Iain Ballamy, Arte Latino Cultural Project, Bedlam Dance and Diversions Dance. Two of their albums are distributed internationally by ARC Music Productions Ltd and their latest album Tangents featuring Steve Arguelles and Gilad Atzmon was released by Galileo-MC in June 2007. They will be touring their new music and dance production Tango:Nuevo in Autumn 2007 and Spring 2008.


Prior to this performance dancers from Tango Siempre will be leading an afternoon workshop on Tango dance. For more details on how to join the workshop click here.