The Tango Fire dancers from Argentina will be back at the Joburg Theatre from February 4 for a limited season of sensual and sophisticated tango.
The success of Tango Fire has resulted in the company touring the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Asia and South Africa to high acclaim.
Led by director of choreography German Cornejo, known to American audiences from his recent winning appearance with partner Gisela Galeassi on Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s ‘Q’Viva!’, the company will bring an all-new production exclusively to the Joburg Theatre.
‘Tango Fire’ takes the audience on a journey through tango – tracing its roots from the barrios of Buenos Aires city into cabaret before moving through the decades to showcase Tango’s growing popularity as a contemporary dance form.
The Tango Fire company features Argentina’s new generation of tango dancers, including five recent world tango champions, in a programme choreographed by Cornejo, considered by many to be Argentina’s hottest young choreographer. The company’s ten dancers are accompanied on stage by four of Argentina’s most brilliant young musicians, Quarteto Fuego led by the sultry violin virtuoso Estefani Corsini.
As tango’s popularity on the contemporary entertainment scene increases, the Tango Fire company has cemented a reputation internationally as one of the most innovative and exciting practitioners of contemporary Tango in the world. Their exciting productions are all set against the musical backdrop of Astor Piazzolla, Mores, Gardel, Rodriguez and other tango masters.
Quarteto Fuego, the company’s quartet of musicians, provide the live music on the traditional instruments of tango, double bass, piano, violin and bandoneón. The band and dancers are accompanied by one of Argentina’s finest young singers, Jesus Hidalgo.
* Performances for Tango Fire begin in The Mandela at Joburg Theatre on Tuesday, February 4, and the limited season must close on Sunday, February 23.
Seat prices range from R100 to R250, and tickets are on sale by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com, or by calling the theatre’s ticketing line on 0861 670 670.