Passion takes the stage in ‘Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango’Tango lovers will find some exciting news: “Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango,” which has been a major hit on Broadway, will be performed at the newly opened ChungMu Art Hall from May 3 to 15.
The two-hour show will display the dance form in all its variety. Each piece, lasting between four and five minutes, evokes a sense of passion and sensuality with its exotic and rhythmic motions.
Originating in Argentina, the tango is characterized by a series of stunning, sharp head turns and provocative gestures. The dance became immensely popular in the 1910s and 1920s, when it spread from Buenos Aires to Paris and other major cities of Europe and later to North America, where it became a popular form of ballroom dancing.
A singer will perform tango scores accompanied by a 12-member orchestra, as 14 dancers (in seven pairs) display dynamic and sensual dance routines. Musical instruments include the violin, piano, guitar, flute and, most notably, the bandoneon, an accordion-like instrument.
About 20 dance pieces will be performed during the course of the show, including, “El suburbio,” a contemporary repertoire, “Derecho veigo,” which originated in Buenos Aires clubs in the early 1900s, and “Comme ill faut,” a French version of the tango that was later adopted back in Argentina.
A dance piece based on “El Dia que me quireras,” a song by Carlos Gardel, a hugely popular Argentine singer in the 1930s, will also be performed.
“Forever Tango” made its debut in Korea six years ago this month to sold-out performances.
by Choi Jie-ho
Performances are at 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 3 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call (02) 3444-9969.