November 2, 2016, 7:00 pmJesse Auditorium
The Buenos Aires Tango Company, Estampas Porteñas present their newest production, “Deseos…Stories of Longing and Desire told through Argentine Tango and Music.” “Deseos” is a celebration of the greatest artistic elements of Argentina including the indomitable tango, the athletic malambo of the gauchos, and musical styles that range from the melancholic to celebratory. This new creation of artistic director, Carolina Soler, will also include advanced technical elements such as projection mapping, a method of illumination and projection that will allow the stage to be transformed instantaneously from a train station in rural Argentina, to a milonga in an urban barrio, to an outdoor plaza in Buenos Aires. “Deseos” promises to be the height of technical production matched by flawless and emotive dancing, and ardent, soul-filled music.
Estampas Porteñas company was founded in Buenos Aires in 1997 by the distinguished dancer and choreographer Carolina Soler. Beginning her career in classical ballet, Ms. Soler was celebrated for her dazzling portrayals of traditional classical ballet roles. With Estampas Porteñas she turns to the dance form that is the heart and soul of Argentina.
In its first year, Estampas Porteñas toured China, performing over 60 successful shows. On its return to Argentina, the company performed at the Cultural Centre General San Martin, enjoying popular and critical acclaim being described by local press as “… dazzling the audience with talent, seduction and beauty”. To date, the company has performed in over 20 countries on five continents and presented various successful productions including “Tango Fire”, “Tango Feeling”, and “Entre Tangos y Firuletes”