The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Tango Buenos Aires on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Tango lessons and demonstrations will also be offered in the lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the world as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango. The Washington Post calls it, "Dazzling ... the dancers boast skill and attitude equal in measure; and the musicians rock."
Tango Buenos Aires was created for the "Jazmines" festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret "Michelangelo" by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena. The company met with tremendous success. Since the company's U.S. premiere in 1986, they have toured extensively worldwide.
"Fire and Passion of Tango" presents the modern history of tango by introducing the audience to the ways tango has evolved into modern times. Love, fire, passion and seduction are key elements to this performance. Tango is a dance between two persons. But in tango, when two people embrace each other and dance, they become one. This union is not only physical but also symbolic of relationships.
Tickets for Tango Buenos Aires are $26.50 for the general public and $13 for students (any school). Tickets are available at the Center Box Office (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets call 1-800-745-3000, in Canada 416-870-8000. For more information call 645-2787. For group sales, call 645-6771.