M¡LONGA / SADLER'S WELLS - DANSE DANSE
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February 17, 2015 to February 21, 2015
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Sadler’s Wells (Royaume-Uni)
“Cherkaoui liberates the tango. With m¡longa, the Belgian choreographer reinvents with passion the dance of the backstreets of Buenos Aires.” (Le Figaro, Lyon)
“Mating rituals can never have looked more artfully sexy, nor, in the show as a whole, has tango ever been given a fonder or more imaginative makeover. What a treat.” (Daily Telegraph, London)
A beloved star of the European stage, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui charms spectators the world over with mosaic pieces that are a fusion of arts and cultures. He enthralled Montreal audiences with the Shaolin monks of Sutra and the powerful trilogy consisting of Foi, Myth and Babel(words). In m¡longa he transports us with his images of a Buenos Aires teeming with life, presenting 10 masters of Argentine tango, a duo of contemporary dancers and five musicians playing live. In a ballroom he eulogizes the essence of tango, revealing its hidden facets. Back to back – one man with two women, five couples as one, three men together – in the round and on the ground, each outdoes the other in dexterity, mastery and sensuality, performing complex figures and spectacular lifts. A contagious fever.
Length: 1 h 35
Post-performance talk with the artists: Friday, February 20, 2015.
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Youth Rate (age 30 and under) available from Section B: 20% off regular price of tickets (upon presentation of proof of age, in person only).
Prices for regular tickets are subject to changes without notice.
Photo © Tristram Kenton. Dancers: Gisela Galeassi, Germán Cornejo “Nikito”.