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Forever Tango at Benaroya Hall, January 17

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DANCE SPECTACULAR
FOREVER TANGO IN SEATTLE!

Starring Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin as seen on “Dancing with the Stars,” FOREVER TANGO will perform an engagement at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall.

JANUARY 17, 2016
4 PM MATINEE
Tickets on sale now!

Seattle, WA – Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO, the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has been seen through out Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia, will beguile and ignite Seattle audiences at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall on January 17, 2016.

Starring Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin as seen on “Dancing with the Stars” – and featuring vocals by Marcela Rios – FOREVER TANGO features 12 worldclass tango dancers, traditional Argentine 1930s style vocalist, Marcela Ríos and a 10piece orchestra anchored by the bandoneón – the accordion-like instrument that is the mainstay of tango music – in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina.

Tickets for FOREVER TANGO start at $25. VIP tickets are available for $125 and include a post show meet & greet with Trebunskaya and Chaplin, preferred seating and a FOREVER TANGO CD. All tickets can be purchased now online at http://seattlesymphony.org/ , by phone at 207.215.4747 or in person at the Box Office [200 University Street].

ABOUT FOREVER TANGO
FOREVER TANGO tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), the bars and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels). The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence. Originally shunned by Argentina society as indecent, the tango became an overnight craze in upper-class Paris when Argentine intellectuals taught it when traveling abroad. The tango quickly spread across Europe and to America, and was eventually re- imported home to Argentina society, though not unchanged. Born in the brothels and bordellos of Buenos Aires, the tango may be Argentina’s best-known export.

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. Hailed as “a must-see!” by the New York Times, 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 performed on Broadway on three separate occasions.

ABOUT ARTBEAT
Artbeat is a nonprofit arts organization founded by David Shaw presenting world music, dance, theatre and jazz in over 41 states in the US. Artbeat is committed to bringing the very best in cultural entertainment to communities both large and off-the-beaten-track.

CONTACT:
Tara Shisler | Marketing Director
406.880.3199 | tara • artbeatshows.org