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Forever Tango at Miller Outdoor Theatre

November 4 @ 7:00 pm

Free
Forever Tango at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Forever Tango at Miller Outdoor Theatre

FOREVER TANGO tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), bars, and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels).

The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence. Originally shunned by Argentina society as indecent, the tango became an overnight craze in upper-class Paris when Argentine intellectuals taught it when traveling abroad. The tango quickly spread across Europe and to America and was eventually re-imported home to Argentina society, though not unchanged. Born in the brothels and bordellos of Buenos Aires, the tango may be Argentina’s best-known export.

FOREVER TANGO features fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist, and an on-stage eleven-piece orchestra, including the instrument of the tango, the bandoneon, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate, it’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody – but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama,
a culture, a way of life.”

All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE!

This performance will NOT be livestreamed. 


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Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/forever-tango/

Venue

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
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