From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance to the exquisite sounds of 1930’s Buenos Aires and the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, Tangomotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino. Tangomotion features four of the world’s leading tango dancers with live music from Tango Siempre.
The Tangomotion musicians and dancers have appeared in the hit West-End show Midnight Tango (with Strictly Stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace), BBC Strictly Come Dancing, Tango Por Dos, the Channel 4 film ‘Dance’, Sally Potter’s Covent Garden production of Carmen and Madonna’s film Evita. Tango Siempre productions have toured to major venues and festivals throughout the UK, including La Linea Festival (at the Queen Elizabeth Hall), The Lowry, Snape Maltings, Wales Millennium Centre, Sage Gateshead, Perth Festival, Northern Stage, Sadlers Wells, Royal Northern College of Music, Oxford Playhouse, the Purcell Room, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, St Georges Bristol, Newbury Spring Festival, Howard Assembly Room (Leeds), Winchester Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Theatre Royal, Norwich and Norfolk Festival, Salisbury Festival, Lichfield Festival (at Lichfield Garrick), New Hull Truck Theatre and Artsdepot.
Tango Siempre are the UK’s leading tango company and have been touring tango music and dance productions since 1998, as well as creating and performing the music of the Olivier-nominated “Midnight Tango” to a total audience of half a million people in three national tours and two West End runs.
Tango Siempre are unique in having three composer/arrangers within the band. Their critically acclaimed music combines authenticity and innovation, in original compositions and in classic works that they have transcribed and arranged from historical recordings of the great Argentinian orchestras and of Astor Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango ensembles.
Tangomotion is produced by Tango Siempre’s production company Tango Dance Productions Ltd.
“[Tango Siempre’s] playing has the verve and gut-wrenching rhythmic drive associated with the greatest Argentinian bands, and their account of the scores, especially marvels by Astor Piazzolla, has the earthy vitality, the urban chic, so central to tango’s music and steps… here is the tango, raw, intoxicating, speaking with its true voice. For the violinist Ros Stephen, the pianist Jonathan Taylor and their colleagues, much admiration…” – Financial Times
“a brilliant fusion of classical, tango, jazz and roots” – The Guardian
“A superb band…” – The Telegraph
“The band, the excellent Tango Siempre, play on stage, with taut rhythm and instrumentation.” –The Independent (review of Midnight Tango, 2012)
“simply electrifying… major virtuosity shines throughout” – The Scotsman
“intense, epic and beautiful” – Independent on Sunday