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2013
November
Argentina's pain and passion choreographed in "Divino Tango"
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     Pasiones Company will perform "Divino Tango" in January, offering audiences fascinating choreographed dance scenes of a vibrant and passionate Argentina.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Divino Tango" is a masterly production with superb and imaginative staging, and boasts Erica Boaglio and Adri南 Arag罩 as the show's creators, choreographers, directors and indisputable stars. Sensuous and elegant, the performance delivers great emotional impact and takes the audience on a fascinating and breathtaking journey through Argentina.

     Superb lighting, choreography and music provide a lively and colourful backdrop for the artistry of the dancers. The score has been carefully selected for the show, with original music by Luis Corallini and pieces by Astor Piazzola, Osvaldo Pugliese and Francisco Canaro.

     Aside from being the founders and stars of the company, Boaglio and Arag罩 are the foundation of its refined and refreshing style.Throughout their careers as dancers and choreographers, they have created many world-class works which have charmed audiences and won the respect and recognition of the international press. Since 1994 they have appeared in over 2,000 performances on prestigious stages around the world, whether in their own productions or taking up major roles in premier tango companies. They have also created film choreographies for singers on the world stage, allowing for the expansion of Pasiones Company into new markets keen to share their wonderful vision of Argentinian energy and art.

     Hailed by members of the press as the indisputable reference point for tango in the new century, Pasiones Company has impressed critiques with its uniqueness as well as the brilliant structuring of its shows. But above all the company is acclaimed for its accurate reflection of Argentina today, with its flamboyant successes as well as its dramatic miseries.

     "Divino Tango" by Pasiones Company from Argentina will be staged at 8.15pm on January 23 and 24, 2014 (Thursday and Friday) at the Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall; and at 4pm on January 26, 2014 (Sunday) at the Auditorium, Tuen Mun Town Hall. Tickets priced from $140 to $300 are now available at all URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by telephone credit card booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). For group booking discount, please refer to the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries, call 2734 9009. For telephone credit card bookings, call 2111 5999. Internet bookings are available at www.urbtix.hk . For more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/dance/program_376.html .

     A tango workshop (conducted in English) will be held at 3pm on January 25, 2014 (Saturday) at the Black Box Theatre, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. Participants with tango experience are welcome (participants should wear suitable costumes and shoes). Tickets priced at $150 will be available from December 27, 2013 onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking.

Ends/Thursday, November 28, 2013
Issued at HKT 10:00

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