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Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Presents TANGO PASIÓN, 2/18

Twenty-one years ago, Tango Argentino revitalized tango with its triumph on Broadway, and now the same producers, with choreographer Hector Zaraspe, current faculty member of The Juilliard School, proudly present their international tango spectacle, TANGO PASIÓN, on stage for one night only Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Born in the brothels of 1880s Buenos Aires, the tango began as a dance and evolved into an art form treasured by its nation. Artistic Directors Mel Howard and José Libertella, accompanied by choreographer Hector Zaraspe and painter Ricardo Carpani, spent months in the heart of Buenos Aires creating this production that weaves together a collection of tango stories uncovered by a cast of dexterous dancers representing the full range of Argentine society. With a successful Broadway run, and tours in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East, on its mantle, TANGO PASIÓN is an alluring Argentine dance musical that has made audiences wide-eyed on three continents since 1992.

Set in a quaint Buenos Aires café, TANGO PASIÓN features 10 intense dancers; five women full of
coquettish charm and five men of pure strength and charisma, backed live by the Tango Pasión
Sexteto Orchestra.

SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Toronto’s first performing arts centre, has played a
defining role in the cultural life of Toronto for more than 50 years. Today, the newly renovated Sony Centre is home to a roster of national and International Artists that reflect the diversity and
sophistication of 21st century Toronto. In addition, the Sony Centre is dedicated to developing
Toronto’s younger audiences through family programming, workshops targeted towards school-aged audiences, an under-30 membership program, and other community initiatives including an
international culinary experience.

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