Tango Buenos Aires Traveling Dance Troupe and Live Orchestra to perform in CFA

Tango lessons and demonstrations to be held in CFA Atrium at 6 p.m.

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: September 14, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Tango Buenos Aires at 8 p.m. on Oct. 4 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The Buffalo Tango Society will also give Tango lessons and demonstrations in the Center for the Arts Atrium starting at 6 p.m.

Comprised of a dance troupe and live tango orchestra, Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina's great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. The Argentine tango has a mixture of African and Spanish antecedents, and also a strong influence from the Argentine milonga which is sung by Gauchos, the Argentine "cowboys."

In the past 15 years, Tango Buenos Aires has traveled all over the United States and Europe, stopping in places like Greece, Chile, Indonesia, New York and San Francisco. In addition to their company of dancers, this traveling group includes a live orchestra, headed by renowned pianist Cristian Zárate. In addition to the excitement of the live tango orchestra, the choreography of Tango Buenos Aires allows for a lot of creativity, requiring breaks in the rhythm and perfect coordination between the dancers.

Tickets for Tango Buenos Aires are $18, students $10. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada, call 1-416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For more information, call 645-ARTS. The Center for the Arts is a Ticketfast location. Students (of any school) must present valid student ID at the Center Box Office to receive discount.