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Tango: A Spectacular Performance ( 200)
Starring: Geneva Grand Theatre Ballet
Director: Sandro Briner
Category: Music, , Documentary
Studio: View Video
57 mins



"Nothing can destroy the Tango." -Le Monde, Paris

From its birth in the 1880s along the docks and in the slums of Buenos Aires, the tango reached its height of international popularity between the two World Wars. After a resurgence in the 1950s, newer dances pushed it into temporary obscurity. With the raging success of Tango Argentino on Broadway in 1985, the tango is hot again "A new craze is not he horizon!" said Newhouse Newspaper.

The Origins
Its origin remains a mystery. The myth brings together the immigrants from Europe, together with the men of the port (portenos) and the gauchos. These blended with the Andalusian tango and the Cuban habanera, while borrowing the musical syncopation of the "milogna" gaucho dance, and the rhythms of the African "candombe" beat from the drums of the black slaves.

The stylized stories tell of solitude and longing, of lost love, unrequited love and tomorrow