Tango in Chicago. ‘Song of Eva Peron’ at The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. January 25, 2015.
Company’s Newest Creation, “Song of Eva Perón,” Stops at the Auditorium for One Performance Only.
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University continues its acclaimed 125th Anniversary Season and International Dance Series with Argentina’s Tango Buenos Aires on January 25, 2015. Led by Artistic Director Rosario Bauzá and Musical Director Fernando Marzán, the company brings its sensual passion to the Auditorium stage with “Song of Eva Perón,” a Tango dance and music performance inspired by the most important female figure in Argentinian history. Tango Buenos Aires crafts “swirling, fast-paced tapestries of movement, laced with proud postures and sensual couplings,” says “The Washington Post.” Tickets ($25 – $65) are on sale now and available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787) or at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy).
“This performance is an especially rare opportunity to present both a world-class dance company and world-class musicians together in the same evening,” said Auditorium Theatre Executive Director Brett Batterson. “We’re thrilled that Tango Buenos Aires will be bringing this beautiful and original journey to our stage for the first time, a tale that is sure to uplift and inspire.”
Featuring a 10-member dance ensemble, six musicians and a live vocalist, “Song of Eva Perón” chronicles the dramatic rise of fabled beauty and former First Lady of Argentina – Eva Perón. Perón, who was raised in an impoverished area of rural Argentina, became one of South America’s most important political and cultural figures of the 20th century. Her story has been the subject of critically-acclaimed adaptations for film, musical theater, and now dance. The epic two-part performance from Tango Buenos Aires is scripted by writer Lucrecia Laurel, choreographed by renowned Tango star Susana Rojo, and features a mixed score that includes music by the venerable Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.
The International Dance Series is sponsored by the NIB Foundation.
About Tango Buenos Aires:
Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Tango Buenos Aires was created for the “Jazmines Festival” at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret “Michelangelo” by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena. The company met with tremendous success and was immediately added to the season of the General San Martin Municipal Theatre.
The company traveled to the United States to represent Argentina at the Latin American Festival, which took place at the Delacorte Theatre in New York City’s Central Park. That was followed by an extensive tour throughout the United States, along with trips to Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador, followed by a return to the United States via Miami and San Francisco.
Tango Buenos Aires has participated in the International Festival in Adelaide, Australia, and in the New Zealand Festival. The company has traveled to Southeast Asia, giving performances in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Bangkok, Thailand. Under the patronage of the President of Argentina, the company introduced the Tango to Indonesia for the first time ever. The company has toured North America to great critical and popular acclaim, appearing in cities including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Cleveland, Louisville, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Lincoln, Toronto, Canada, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:
Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 3 p.m.
Tickets ($25 – $65) are available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787) or in-person at Auditorium Theatre’s Box Office (50 E. Congress Pkwy). Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are available at (312) 341-2357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tango Buenos Aires is part of the Auditorium’s International Dance Series, which also includes Grupo Corpo, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Eifman Ballet and The Royal Ballet. Subscriptions are available at a 30% discount at (312) 341-2357 or AuditoriumTheatre.org.