THIS SPRING, TANGO TAKES OVER THE NAC
From the streets of Buenos Aires to the stage of Southam Hall: Social Tango Project lands at the NAC with its outstanding dancers, musicians and singers.
OTTAWA, Canada, April 12, 2023 – A warm Argentine breeze will blow through the NAC on April 22, when the Southam Hall stage welcomes Social Tango Project. Based in Buenos Aires, this unique interactive dance experience features a mix of narrative, performance, and documentary film. On stage, 12 professional dancers, 4 musicians and 2 singers deliver Social Tango Project’s mission and message: “Everyone can dance.”
Choreographer Agustina Videla, the originator of the concept, encourages the audience not only to try out some tango dance steps but also to fully understand its essence. It’s not often that people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds can come together in an “embrace” and create a new community that vibrates in unison.
“The passion and dynamism of tango is compelling: watching its sensuous yet precise footwork accompanied by music and song makes us want to move and revel in the rhythms. A feast for the eyes and the soul.” – Cathy Levy, NAC Dance Producer Emerita
Knowing that Social Tango Project is more than just a show, the NAC Dance team invites patrons to start off their evening with a pre-show talk. NAC Dance’s new Executive Producer, Caroline Ohrt, will welcome choreographer Agustina Videla, the creator of Social Tango Project, and give the audience the opportunity to learn more about the production.
Following the performance, the Canal Lobby will be transformed into a dance floor where spectators can watch or actively participate in a free milonga hosted by Siempre Tango Ottawa, with the support of the Argentine Embassy. Amateur and professional dancers will be on hand to explain, demonstrate and dance with members of the public. No previous experience required.
PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION
To purchase tickets, visit https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31886 or call 1-844-985-2787 (ARTS). To find out what you need to know before accessing the building and facilities, click: https://nac-cna.ca/en/visit
Visit the NAC website to learn more about the 2022–2023 NAC Dance season.
THANK YOU TO OUR NAC DANCE SPONSORS
NAC Dance and the NAC Foundation would like to thank the donors and partners who have made the season possible. Thank you to our Hotel Partner, the Lord Elgin Hotel. The role of Executive Producer, NAC Dance is generously supported by an anonymous donor.
ABOUT THE NAC
The National Arts Centre is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams — the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre in collaboration with Black Theatre Workshop, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety — and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. The NAC is located in the National Capital Region on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe.
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