Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Forever Tango @ The Walter Kerr Theater


Forever Tango opens July 14th at the Walter Kerr Theatre for a limited ten week engagement. The show debuted at the Walter Kerr in 1997 and has now returned to add a little spice to the Broadway world. A two hour show that features spectacular partnered dance, gorgeous music, and 5 time Grammy winner Gilbert Santa Rosa delights audiences.

Directed and created by Luis Bravo(Malambo), this dance show captivates the emotional sense of the human psyche as the dancers reveal the inner workings of their souls through one of the most sensual forms of ballroom dance – the tango. Eight couples are featured while the headliners, Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars) show their skill with a dance in Act 1 and Act 2 and guest singer, Gilbert Santa Rosa shares his music.

Although, I do not speak Spanish and therefore could not understand a word being sung, I could not only enjoy the performance as a musician, but also understand the feeling of that which was being sung. Love and heartbreak are universal languages after all.

Juan Horvath(Tango Significo) and his partner Victora Galoto (Love Liza and Sweet Charity) thrill with technical footwork and gravity defying tricks while Natalia Turelli and Ariel Manzanares reveal the lighter side of tango with comedic relief and the use of flirtation. The group dances are a joy to watch and you can really tell the amount of trust and dedication to the art that these dancers possess.

Get to the Walter Kerr Theatre; enjoy the spiciness of Latin dance done as only the best can do it. The show runs until September 15th and will have Luis Enriquez joining as a guest singer for a limited time starting July 30th.

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