When: Thu., March 29, 8 p.m. and Fri., March 30, 8 p.m. 2012
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater proudly presents two nights of Argentinian Tango with This is Tango Now on Thursday, March 29 and Friday, March 30, 2012 at 8 PM. Tickets are $25 Reserved Seating and will be exclusively available through the BCT Box Office. Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo are shining stars in the world of Argentine Tango. Celebrated dancers and choreographers, winners of Tony Awards (1998 Choreography) and World championships (1998 - NDCA) , admired and beloved teachers, they travel to show performances with This Is Tango Now. Together with musician, anthropologist, and producer Alfredo Minetti they set out to create a stage extravaganza showcasing their combined talents and in the process they redefined the genre of Tango shows. The three teamed up with legendary light designer Aníbal Rea, who unites dance, music, and story line through the fluid magic of his superb lighting design. The Marionette and her Puppeteer are trapped in a relationship of interdependent domination and submission of mind and spirit. The strings that connect their bodies bind their souls in a futile struggle for domination and power until – the zero hour brings the Duende, incarnate spirit of passion and change. He persuades the Marionette to undo her ties and leave behind a life of manipulation and second hand dreams. Her newfound courage and curiosity let her uncover her true identity and boldly venture out to claim the life of passion and freedom she desires. The stage of IDENTIDAD is filled with light, colors, movement and energy, passion and emotions and music from the most celebrated Tango masters – Osvaldo Pugliese and Astor Piazzolla. In genre-busting choreography the all-star cast takes us on a journey through Argentine Tango. Alongside Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo the cast of IDENTIDAD features dancers Jairelbhi Furlong and George Furlong and Mariela Barufaldi & Jeremias Massera. The music is provided by Norberto Vogel (bandoneón), Daniel Stein (violin), Mark Sonksen (double bass) and Alfredo Minetti (piano).