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M¡longa – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

group of male and female dancers in hold dancing tango

M¡longa, the music of tango, the place where it is danced, a tango event. This evening is dedicated to one of the most vital genres of dance, from its roots in Argentina to a more contemporary flair. With seventeen performers, including live music, Dance Consortium seek to provide Tango for the 21st Century. No overarching narrative is present. Instead, performances ...

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Dance: Sampled – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The idea of Dance: Sampled originated a decade ago at Sadler’s Wells. The idea to present a diverse programme of short, distinct works in different styles in order to diversify and broaden dance audience: now being rolled out nationally by The Movement – a new partnership between Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome. As six of ...

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German Cornejo’s Tango Fire – Peacock Theatre, London

Director of Choreography: German Cornejo Reviewer: Scott Matthewman It’s now just over 10 years since the Argentine Tango came to the attention of the general population when Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace joined Strictly Come Dancing. Like the more familiar ballroom tango, the dance was one of passion – but with its rapid tempo, its intricate kicks and flicks, and ...

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The Last Tango – The Opera House, Manchester

Co-Choreographers Karen Bruce, Flavia Cacace, Vincent Simone Director: Karen Bruce Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard   No one could predict back in 2004 that Strictly Come Dancing would become such a stalwart of family TV entertainment. Nor would anyone imagine that the show would make household names of so many of the professional dancers and lead to any number of spin-off theatre ...

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Tangomotion – The Lowry, Manchester

Reviewer: Paul Jones Shows featuring the Argentine Tango have become a staple of the theatre year thanks to the success of Midnight Tango featuring the stars of Strictly Come Dancing. Tangomotion offers something entirely different. An incredible quartet of musicians guides us through the nuances of all tango styles aided by four of the world’s greatest tango dancers. Where shows ...

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Midnight Tango – The Grand Theatre, Leeds

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace Designer: Morgan Large Reviewer: Laura Stimpson [rating:4] Leeds’ Grand Theatre is the last stop on this year’s tour of Midnight Tango the latest venture of Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. A large scale show based around tango and only tango is a brave undertaking by producers Arlene ...

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Midnight Tango – Liverpool Empire

Director: Karen Bruce Choreographers: Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [Rating:4] “Tango born as a social dance – an improvised conversation created in the instant by two people, as a private moment in a crowded space.” This is the introduction to Midnight Tango in the program by Christine Denniston and so we prepare ourselves for a night of sizzling ...

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