Miami, FL, February 23, 2018 — Directly from Argentina and Uruguay, Tango Lovers Company arrives with a troupe of 24 world-class tango musicians, dancers and singers to bring â€œI Am Tangoâ€� to cities throughout the US starting April 14, 2018 for 15 days. The live music will be led by the young prodigy considered one of the four best bandoneons in the world, Lautaro Greco, and the 12 dancers will be directed by the first dancer Tere SÃ¡nchez Terraf, who graduated from the prestigious Juilliard in New York.
Uruguayan singer and founder of the company, Alfredo LÃ©rida, will lead the staging and production. With the aim of presenting new artistic proposals and to continuing its innovation and creativity objectives, “I Am Tango” is the third production of Tango Lovers Company which has received awards for “Best Show of the Year” by the Association of Critics of Entertainment of New York (ACE, 2015) and FOX Music USA (2017) and for “Best International Production” by the Association of Entertainment Producers of Uruguay (2016, 2017). The show has a unique perspective with an exquisite and glamorous balance of classical and stage tango.
The story, written by the executive director of the company, unfolds through a character called “Tango” who travels through different times and situations. “Tango” questions its essence that is represented by the bandoneon player, the musician who masters the instrument that identifies tango. “Tango” observes that over the years the genre evolved by making fusions with other rhythms such as jazz, ballet and contemporary music, but it proves that the essence of tango still remains as the same sensual and passionate music that has influenced people and cultures all over the world.
From the golden years to the present, “I Am Tango” by Tango Lovers creates the appropriate atmosphere through music, dance, costumes, lighting and multimedia. With a dynamic and versatile show, the audience cannot blink their eyes when enjoying this wonderful presentation and the talent of an extraordinary cast.
Copa Airlines is the Official Carrier of the Tango Loversâ€™ cast for the fourth consecutive year. â€œI Am Tangoâ€� will come to the main stages in New York; New Jersey; Charlotte; Miramar; West Palm Beach, Miami; Atlanta; Scottsdale, Arizona; Los Angeles and San Francisco in California and continue their tour in Latin America.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.tangolovers.com.
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A Bit of Tango History
Argentina and Uruguay have been exporting their talent to the world from the early 1900â€™s making tango universally known in all continents. Prominent names in the tango arena such as Villoldo, Francisco Canaro, Carlos Gardel, Gerardo Matos and Astor Piazzola are widely known around the globe. People from all over the world and different cultures are attracted by the genre and thousands of Milongas – or houses where tango is danced â€“ that exist in distant countries such as Russia, Japan, China, Australia, Turkey, Morocco, Germany, etc. In 2009, this deep-rooted tradition of dance and music from the Rio de la Plata basin was declared by the United Nations as part of the world's “intangible cultural heritage.”
About Tango Lovers
Tango Lovers is a non-profit organization created with the global vision and the objective to reach different cultures and generations. Tango Lovers puts together all the passion, sensuality and dynamism of the genre through a world class ensemble of award-winning and internationally renowned cast of 24 artists. Visit www.tangolovers.com for more information.