Sadler Wells - Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui —— m¡longa

Arts Centre Melbourne - 1-5th April 2015 - Use the promo code ‘TANGO’ at checkout for a discount when purchasing four or more adult tickets.

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

Internationally renowned for his groundbreaking and critically revered productions with artists like Antony Gormley and María Pagés, and for his award-winning works such as Sutra and Babel(words), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with an incredibly talented cast of ten tango dancers from Buenos Aires, two contemporary dancers and a tango band of five musicians'.

"What attracts me most about tango is the eternal embrace of the dancers. When a tango couple dances, we sense the hypnotic dialogue between two bodies connecting intuitively, merging into one. If there is such a thing as my style of dance, it is rooted in touch, in physical contact and that is inherent in tango" Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

'Taking the idea of a milonga as its starting point, those social dance-evenings held in intimate late night bars in Buenos Aires, Cherkaoui applies his unique choreographic approach to the art of tango. Incorporating Eugenio Szwarcer's stunning projections, m¡longa features new music from Argentinian composer Fernando Marzan, Cherkaoui's long-term collaborator Szymon Brzóska and additional music by Olga Wojciechowska. This new work offers an exciting opportunity to explore this traditional dance from another cultural perspective'. Info from Sadler's Wells