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Bloomsbury Festival:
Histoire du Tango

21st October 2023 · 7:30pm - 11:30pm

In person

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Bloomsbury Festival: Histoire du Tango

In 1985, Piazzolla composed Histoire du Tango – a piece which charts the history of Tango from its immigrant roots in Argentina and Uruguay. Beginning in the cultural melting pot of the ports of Rio de La Plata in the 1900’s and travelling to the 1930’s ballrooms and cafe culture of Paris then onwards to its fusion with jazz and popular culture in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Argentine tango is now a thriving and well-loved social dance, adored all over the world from Berlin to Istanbul to Tokyo to… Conway Hall, where there will be a special evening to celebrate the growth of the genre.

UK Tango Championship finalists Emma Lucia Reyes (UK) and Carlos Cisneros (Argentina) will breathe new life into Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango, reimagining his iconic arrangement with a performance of live dance and audio-visual effects re-telling the story of tango for a contemporary audience. The performance will be followed by a ‘Milonga’ – a social tango dancing evening in the spectacular surroundings of Conway Hall.

Prepare to be immersed in the joys of this beautiful art form and discover its development from the past to the present day.


This event is part of Bloomsbury Festival.

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Further Info

WARNING: This event contains some sudden loud noises towards the end of the performance, which may affect those who are sound sensitive.

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