Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Milonga

Opened 6 Nov 2013
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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)