33 E Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
In August 2017 DANCEworks Santa Barbara will host Kate Weare and artistic director Esteban Moreno of Union Tanguera (FRANCE) as they begin their first collaboration, bringing contemporary dancers from New York and tango dancers from France to work on the first phase of Sin Salida / In Love I Broke Beyond. The residency will feature a tango master class on Aug 13th (details here), and two performances at the Lobero Theater on Sep 1-2. For tickets to those culminating performances click here.
This project charts new territory, bringing together artists from Argentinian tango and contemporary dance for a unique cross-pollination of disciplines, cultures and values. Revealing the formal strengths and fascinating differences between Argentine tango and contemporary dance partnering, Sin Salida / In Love I Broke Beyond examines the fundamental connection point of tango: the frame or "abrazo" (embrace) - a structure designed to connect, or perhaps bind, human beings to one another. Performed with music by Argentine composer Gustavo Beytelmann, the show explores multiple layers of desire among the five unique dancers, blending genders, personalities, and movement languages to unusual and scintillating effect.
Union Tanguera, founded in 2002, is a French/Argentinean contemporary tango company based in Lyon and Buenos Aires. The company's works are created and directed by the Co-Artistic Directors Esteban Moreno and Claudia Codega utilizing traditional tango music and dance as the foundation for their creative process. With deep respect to the purity and legacy of tango as a social dance, Union Tanguera seeks to reformulate tango?s theatrical expression by incorporating elements of contemporary dance and theater.
More info at www.sbdanceworks.com.