Luis Bravo's FOREVER TANGO to Play Fred Kavli Theatre, 1/24
Fresh from the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway, the sizzling, Tony-nominated Forever Tango comes to the Fred Kavli Theatre on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Luis Bravo's Forever Tango, the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has played to great acclaim in Europe, Canada and throughout the United States, and most recently enjoyed its third run on Broadway, will ignite audiences imaginations.Sensuous and sophisticated, the tango inhabits a world where everything can be said with the flick of a leg, the tug of a hand, the tap of a foot and the arch of an eyebrow. Created and directed by Luis Bravo, Forever Tango was voted Best Touring Musical by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco where it played an unprecedented 92 weeks at the Theatre on the Square and has returned season after season. Truly an international event, Forever Tango was also awarded the coveted Simpatia Prize at the 1996 Spoleto Festival in Italy. Forever Tango opened on Broadway in June of 1997 for what was expected to be an eight-week engagement, ran for 14 months and has since been back to Broadway on two separate occasions. Forever Tango features 14 world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage 11 piece orchestra, including the instrument of the tango, the bandoneon, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and the director and creator, Bravo. The New York Times says Forever Tango is "A must see!" The New York Daily News says, "An evening of sheer pleasure! Sensual, elegant, dazzling!"
"The tango is a feeling that you dance," says Bravo, "a story you tell in three minutes. It's passionate, it's melancholic. It's tender, violent. You dance it with somebody - but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life."
Single tickets are priced at $79-$39 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.