Jan 15, 2013
REGENT THEATRE, ARLINGTON
TheaterIDENTIDAD will take the stage to captivate and mesmerize in ONLY ONE SHOW
JANUARY 24 @ 7:30 PM . Ticket prices are $25 general admission
THE DANCE COMPANY
Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo are shining stars on the illustrious firmament of Argentine Tango. Celebrated dancers and choreographers, winners of Tony Awards and World Championships, admired and beloved teachers, they travel the seven seas to show the world that – This Is Tango Now. Together with pianist and anthropologist Alfredo Minetti and light designerAníbal Rea they set out to create a stage extravaganza to showcase their combined talents and in the process they redefined the genre of Tango shows.
Alongside Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo the cast of IDENTIDAD features South Florida’s Tango sensation Mariela Barufaldi & Jeremias Massera as well as a special treat for Dallas/Fort Worth audiences local Tango stars Jairelbhi Furlong and George Furlong, who, in recent years, elevated the D/FW Tango scene to International acclaim with performances and workshops nationally and abroad.
- - - IDENTIDAD is to regular tango shows what Cirque du Soleil is to traditional circus. - - -
The stage of IDENTIDAD is filled with an overabundance of light and colors, movement and energy, passion and emotions and music from the most celebrated Tango masters – Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla – to bring the story to life in front of breathless audiences.
In genre-busting choreographies and costumes the all-star cast takes us on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster that is called Argentine Tango.
Midnight – the word alone conjures up images of excitement about endless possibilities as well as fear of the unknown that looms about. It takes a brave soul to face the darkness and venture out to where the Old ends and the New begins. The sound of midnight is the tortured wail of the bandoneón, the virgin voice of the violin, the thunderclap of the piano and the vibrant pulse of the double bass – the sound of midnight is Tango.
IDENTIDAD is a story about change, personal growth and search for identity.
The Marionette and her Puppeteer are trapped in a relationship of interdependent domination and submission of mind and spirit. The strings that connect their bodies bind their souls in a futile struggle for domination and power until – the zero hour brings the Duende, incarnate spirit of passion and change. He persuades the Marionette to undo her ties and leave behind a life of manipulation and second hand dreams. Her newfound courage and curiosity let her uncover her true identity and boldly venture out to claim the life of passion and freedom she desires.
Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo
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