Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui — milonga

6 Nov - 10 Nov 2013

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty.

**** "m¡longa casts a magic spell"

Internationally renowned for his ground breaking and critically revered productions with artists like Akram Khan and Maria Pagès; 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.
**** "Mating rituals can never have looked more artfully sexy, nor, in the show as a whole, can tango ever been given a fonder or more imaginitive makeover. What a treat"

This promises to be a fascinating exploration of both traditional and contemporary tango for the 21st century.


 Watch Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Nelida Rodriguez de Aure talk about the making of milonga

Co-produced with Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne; Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps; Théâtre du Jorat, Mézières; deSingel international arts campus, Antwerp; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Les Nuits de Fourvière/Département du Rhône; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg; Festspielhaus St Pölten; Fondazione Musica per Roma; Eastman.

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells. This production is also supported by the Edwin Fox Foundation in memory of Michele Fox.

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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