7.30pm Saturday, 5 July 2008
Subitango - The Music and Dance of Tango Argentino
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).
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.
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