Transtango: Urban Encounters

Series Name School of Arts
Speaker Transtango Show
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 04 Apr 2019, 09:00PM - 10:30PM
Venue Athena
Open To Public
Ticket Price 10 and 7 concessions
For Bookings Contact Dr Clara Garavelli, cg226@le.ac.uk

The concert that sold out London venues such as King’s Place, British Library, Bloomsbury Theatre, as well as Aldeburgh Festival, Birmingham CBSO, Salisbury Festival, is coming to Leicester for a one night event!

Date: Thursday 4th April 2019

Time: 9-10 pm

Venue: Athena (https://www.athenacb.co.uk/)

Tickets: £10 and £7 concessions (students/unwaged/retired)

Transtango invites the public to celebrate the powerful cultural transformation that is possible through art forms evoking the tango’s continuing journey within the context of today’s major cities.

Today tango is recognised around the world for its dance and distinctive musical style. But for those who created it, it was more than that, it was a whole culture, a way for immigrant communities in Buenos Aires to create a new common identity within the emerging city.

Tango is the inspiration for the project, as it is a classic example of how diverse influences from Africa, Europe and South America were blended together in the maelstrom of late 19th century Buenos Aires to form a new hybrid musical form. It was raw music, full of energy and passion that came in from the outer margins of society and went on to capture the imagination of the world. Born out of diversity tango crossed boundaries of all kinds; ethnics, political and social class.

Based on artistic collaborations the Transtango project offers artists the possibility of stepping outside the normal boundaries of their work to share this space with artists from other disciplines and other cultures. It is a unique music, film and dance performance inspired by Urban Encounters.

Composers, leading musicians, visual artists, film makers and dancers include: Henry Singer, Sola Akingbola, Adam Finch, Patricia Bossio, Jorge Bosso, Marcelo Nisinman, Eduardo Vasallo, Ivana Zecca, Matias Gonzalez, John Turville, Mark Goodchild, Linda Pontoriero, and Kushna Salaman-Butt.

For further information please visit their webpage: http://www.transtango.org/

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