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A first-time collaboration between choreographer Kate Weare, artistic director of Kate Weare Company (USA), and artistic director Esteban Moreno of Union Tanguera (FRANCE), this project charts new territory, bringing together artists from Argentinian tango and contemporary dance for a unique cross-pollination of disciplines, cultures and values.
Sin Salida choreographically re-examines the fundamental connection point of tango: the frame or "abrazo" (embrace). Tango as a form nimbly suggests the extent to which we rely on others to percieve ourselves and our shifting desires, exploring individual freedom only through continuous connection between partners. As a result, a "solo" in tango refers to a dancing couple taking a turn on the floor, never to a solo dancer. In stark contrast, the individual is both a locus of meaning and generator of content in modern and contemporary dance, putting forward a long and rebellious tradition of the individual's unique consciousness made visible through form.
Kate Weare Company and Union Tanguera explore how these two differences speak to, wrestle with, and embrace each other, merging these respective forms toward a common human predicament: one needs the other to perceive oneself.