WARWICK ARTS CENTRE
German Cornejo’s Tango Fire at Warwick Arts Centre
Thursday 23rd February at 7.30pm
“Spectacular. Scintillating steps set the stage alight” The Independent
Arriving direct from London’s West End, Argentine dance sensation German Cornejo’s Tango Fire returns to Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday 23 February 2017 to take audiences on an explosive journey through this seductive art form.
International tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi are joined by a cast of exceptionally talented couples, including several World Tango Champions and the best dancers from Buenos Aires’ famous tango houses, each chosen for their individual style and interpretation of the genre. Tango Fire encompasses all that defines Argentine tango: dancing which sizzles with sensuality, accompanied by the unforgettable music of the great tango masters including Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel, performed by live band Quarteto Fuego and vocalist Jesus Hidalgo.
German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi have been performing together since 2010. They have mastered the skills of Argentine tango passed on by Argentina’s most respected teachers, and have gone on to extend the boundaries of tango by incorporating classical dance, contemporary dance, jazz, ballet and acrobatics. German and Gisela became World Tango Champions in 2003 and 2005, and have collectively won forty gold medals at national tango competitions. Their performances have received critical acclaim all over the world including the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Since its formation in 2005, Tango Fire has become a global phenomenon and the world’s leading tango company. On its last visit to Britain, it won the 2015 Latin UK Award for Theatre Production of the Year for its run at London’s Peacock Theatre. With sell-out performances, a YouTube audience of over 20 million and a legion of fans across the globe, Tango Fire gives the audience Argentine tango at its best.