Opened 6 Nov 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is one of Europe's most successful and inventive choreographers. His productions are like voluminous story books, full of quirky, wickedly observed characters, recognisable from real-life scenarios.
Internationally renowned for his ground breaking and critically revered productions with artists like Akram Khan and Maria Pag?s; for his award winning works, Sutra and Babel, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui now collaborates with an incredibly talented cast of Argentinean dancers and live musicians to create a show that brings his own unique style to tango. Taking the idea of a milonga as its starting point, those social dance-evenings held in intimate late night bars in Buenos Aires, Cherkaoui will draw on traditional influences and add a contemporary twist. This is the first time that an international large-scale production about tango will be directed by a non-Argentine artist, offering exciting opportunities to explore the traditional dance from another cultural perspective. This promises to be a fascinating exploration of both traditional and contemporary tango for the 21st century. Running time: 1hr 15mins (approx)