SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The TANGO can only be described by one word: “Sensuality”. The origin of the dance was the arrabal, where it was born in the Nineteenth Century in the bars, in the manufacturing factories, in the street corners and in the secluded rooms of the enrramadas (the Brothels) of Buenos Aires.
Because of the sensual character of the dance, the Argentine society rejected the TANGO, so it remained in hiding in the arrabals, until years later when the Argentinean intellectuals introduced it in Paris where it was immediately accepted by the Parisian society. A few years later the TANGO was re-introduced in Argentina again, and this time, it stayed.
And maybe, because of its history, in its instrumentation, each tango expresses a feeling. At times, the sadness of those who felt like outcasts in their new country. Other times, the frustration of being forced to leave their homes in a disintegrating Europe, with their families, with the hope of rebuilding their lives in Argentina. So, the TANGOS wail in the the sound of the Bandoleóns, or expressed their anger when the guitar player runs his hand over all the strings of hisguitar several times, and the TANGO sobs, in the melancholic sound of of a cello.
Those above described are the sounds we hear in “FOREVER TANGO.” And there are the dances in all theTANGO styles, starting with EL SUBURBIO in which we see various Pimps in a brothel, offering different girls to the male "customers" in a number in wich all the couples dance together at times doing the same steps and thene ach couple dances a different style of tango. And for those TANGO lovers, the show shows all the styles.
The members of the company are NATALIA TURELLI, ARIEL ALMIRON, DAVID LEGUIZAMON, BELEN BARTOLOME, ROMINA LEVIN, JUAN PAULO HORVATH, SEBASTIAN RIPOLL, MARIANA BOJANICH ALDANA SILVEYRA Y DIEGO ORTEGA. Each one of them a great dancer who execute the dance masterfully with rhythm and style. The show includes a “funny Tango” danced by ARIEL ALMIRON 7 NATALIA TURELLI and the “historical tango,” danced by Dancing with the Stars’ Russian Guest Dancers ANNA TREBUNSKAYA and DMITRY CHAPLIN, “Come I’all Faut” that was written by EDUARDO ARONA in Paris in the year l9l0, and was the first tango ever introduced to the Parisian society, in Paris. The dancing style of this tango, demonstrates to today's audience, the way the tango was danced in Europe at that time..
Presented as songs, the show includes the tango “UNO” and , "EL DIA QUE ME QUIERAS" interpreted by MARCELA RIOS, in a well modulated voice. It also included different number played by the orchestra of l0 musicians conducted by Argentine Bandoneonist, composer and Arranger HORACIO ROMO, former member of the Youth Orchestra of Tango, Grand Debut Orchestra, and Orquesta Color Tango for nine years performing in Italy, Holland, Spain, France, Brazil, Uruguay, Japan and Sweden, to name of few.
Among the Soloist on Opening Night, was also JORGE VERNIERI, recipient of many awards for excellence in performance. A master pianist with an admirable touch of the keyboard, and a sense of feeling for the music. The Pianist is also and a creative composer , arranger and orchestra leader. Before joining FOREVER TANGO in Toronto in l996, he toured extensively throughout Latin American playing recitals as a concert pianist and performing with bands and orchestras in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Bogot, y San Juan de Puerto Rico.
Playing with his orchestra, was the Director and Creator of “FOREVER TANGO” LUIS BRAVO. Maestro BRAVO is a world famous Classical Cellist born in Añatuya, Santiago del Estero who after studying in the Municipal Conservatory of Music"Manuel de Falla" and the University of Buenos Aires became a member of the Argentine National Symphony, a position he held until he moved to the United States to study with the celebrated teacher Ronald Leonard. As a Cellist, he received several awards around the World.
He created FOREVER TANGO with a group of Classical musicians in Argentina. The show debuted on November 23, l990 in the Cirque Nicole in Santiago, Chile, followed by a tour in eight cities of the United States and Canada. In l994 the show was presented in the Wilshire Theatre in Los Angeles and then in San Francisco where the show became a success. It stayed in the City for two years. With this new version at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, which follows four Seasons in Broadway, the birth of a second Company in Europe, and tours around the world, FOREVER TANGO. returns to the City that made it famous, better than ever.