Tangueros del Sur to Play Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center
Tangueros del Sur, direct from Buenos Aires (Natalia Hills, Artistic Director / Choreographer), will play the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) onSaturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:00pm.
With intricate footwork, sensuality, and drama, this company from Buenos Aires takes Tango from its working-class roots to a modern ballroom interpretation led by dancer and choreographer Natalia Hills. A descendant of three generations of Tango artists, Hills is at home on stages throughout the world, including on Broadway, where she performed in the Tony Award- nominated Forever Tango. Master musicians on bandoneón, cello, guitar, piano, and percussion accompany the dancers onstage with the rhythms and melodies of composers from Astor Piazzolla to Juan D'Arienzo. This is "Tango, at its truest." - The New York Times
Single tickets beginning at $34 are now available. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TheSoraya.org or call 818-677-3000. Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts is located at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330. Ticket prices subject to change.
About Tangueros del Sur and Natalia Hills
Tango dancer and choreographer Natalia Hills comes from three generations of Tango dancers. Hills made her theatrical debut at the young age of 12 in the historic Corrientes theater district in Buenos Aires performing alongside Tango legends: dancer and choreographer Juan Carlos Copes, vocalist Roberto Goyeneche and Atilio Stampone (composer, pianist). Hills later went on to perform as one of the original members of the Broadway and London hit, Forever Tango which was nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk awards for best choreography. In 1995, after a successful theater season in London's West End, she was invited to perform at a British Embassy event in honor of Princess Diana Spencer. Over the course of her career, Hills has danced in the most prestigious theaters in the world: the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires, the Hollywood Bowl as a primary dancer accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in the Walther Kerr, Marquis, and Shubert Theaters on Broadway. Television appearances include NBC's Today Show, Evening at the Pops on PBS featuring the Boston Pops and hosted by Leslie Caron, and on the National Geographic channel among others. Founding her company in 2009, Tangueros del Sur made its US premiere at New York City Center that same year.
About Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya)
The 2018-19 Season marks the eighth year the award-winning Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts which has quickly become one of the cultural jewels of the greater Los Angeles region. Under the leadership of Executive Director Thor Steingraber, The Soraya continues to expand its programming and outstanding multidisciplinary performances. The mission of The Soraya is to present a wide variety of performances that not only includes new and original work from the Los Angeles region but also work from around the world that appeal to all of LA's rich and diverse communities.
Located on the campus of California State University, Northridge, The Soraya's season offers a vibrant performance program of nearly 50 classical and popular music, dance, theater, family, and international events that will serve to establish The Soraya as the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley, and further establish itself as one of the top arts companies in Southern California. The award-winning, 1,700-seat theatre was designed by HGA Architects and Engineers and was recently cited by the Los Angeles Times as "a growing hub for live music, dance, drama and other cultural events."