Tango Fire

When Cupid shoots his arrow for a romantic evening with that someone special in your life…Cupid is always looking for ways to make the event passionate, tender, and affectionate.  The phrase “It takes two to tango” might be your answer to a very special “date night” in Boerne!

Tango Fire portrays the dance form that is the heart and soul of Buenos Aires…and Champion Auditorium will be transformed into “Boerne Aires” when the prestigious company, Tango Fire, brings the heart and soul of tango dancing to the Texas hill country.

The tango evokes intrigue, fascination, and passion…the raw energy and knife-edge precision of one of the most powerful dances in the world.  The tango arrived on the dance scene in Argentina at the turn of the century and increased in popularity through the Roaring Twenties, to the world of contemporary ballroom, and to its present day popularity with the top-rated television shows “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance”.

The dancers feature several World Tango Champions and are considered the best dancers from Buenos Aires’ famous tango houses.  Choreographed by German Cornejo and dancing with his beautiful partner, Gisela Galeassi, this couple have collectively won 40 gold medals at national competitions and starred with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in the stage show “Q’Viva Live Show” at one of the major resorts in Las Vegas.  German & Gisela will be joined by Sebastian & Victoria, Marcos & Louise, Ezequiel & Camila, and Julio & Carla.

Accompanied by a 4-piece Quatrotango (orchestra), Tango Fire highlights ten dancers (5 couples) and a male vocalist.  The Quatrotango will feature four world-class musicians playing piano, violin, bandoneón (accordion) and Double Bass.

The first half of the program shows the nascent dance form emerging at the turn of the last century from a spirited and rhythmic dance that becomes the foundation for the contemporary version.  In the second half of the program, the mood switches to where the dance evolves to an art form.  Each couple’s focus reflects the elegance, emotion, intensity and fire!

As reviewed by a recent performance in Melbourne, Australia, “This tango company is hot!  It is precise, tight, well connected and supported by a band of exemplary musicians.  It has no smoke and mirrors, just incredible dancing, from playful milongas to smoother classic tango numbers.”

So, if you’re a fan of “So You Think You Can Dance?” on Fox network, or “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC, you now have your chance to see live and up close, the dance craze that has been sweeping our nation!  Tango Fire will be “burning it up” in Boerne!

So, put a romantic evening on your 2018 resolution list…and get your tickets for a tantalizing evening of tango on January 23rd.  Tickets ($20-$60) are available online at www.BoernePerformingArts.com; by phone at 830.331.9079; or in person at the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce (121 South Main Street in beautiful downtown Boerne).


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