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   from the issue of September 20, 2007

Tango Buenos Aires to play Lied Sept. 21

The passion and emotion of tango will ignite the stage when Tango Buenos Aires performs at the Lied Center for Performing Arts 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Dancing "The Four Seasons," the program traces the evolution of tango from the streets of Buenos Aires to ballrooms around the world.

TANGO TIME - Tango Buenos Aires dancers will perform at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sept...
TANGO TIME - Tango Buenos Aires dancers will perform at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Guillermo Orti, a local tango instructor, will offer a pre-performance talk 30 minutes prior to curtain in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room. Seating is limited in the Steinhart. The pre-talk will begin at 7 p.m. or when the room is full.

Created for the Jazmines festival by renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena, Tango Buenos Aires enjoyed immediate success and was added to the performing season of a local theater. The following year the company traveled to the United States to represent Argentina at a Latin-American Festival. After the United States, the troupe traveled Latin and Central America extensively, gaining respect and prestige with each stop. Adding more countries to their tour each year, including China, Australia, and Spain, the company gained a reputation throughout the world for their authentic and uncompromising representation of tango.

Famous for its sensuous and dramatic flare, tango was created in the slums of Argentina representing the extreme emotions of the city's poor. Evoking lustful yearning and melancholic despair, the tango has become the ultimate cultural symbol of Buenos Aires. With its own codes, gestures, language, and clothes, tango includes influences from the original Argentine cowboys, gauchos, to Spanish and Italian immigrants.

Tickets for this performance are $36 and $26. Students with a valid NCard, as well as youth age 18 and younger, may purchase tickets for half price.

Call the Lied tickets office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 for ticket availability. Regular ticket office hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. For weekday evening performances, the Lied ticket office is open from 11 a.m. through intermission. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Lied Center ticket office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231. Tickets may also be purchased online at



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