'It Takes Three to Tango' explores dance's history

The Art and Modern Language and Music department of Rock Valley College (RVC) will present the music and dance concert “It Takes Three to Tango—A History of Argentine Tango” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21 in the Performing Arts Room of the Educational Resource Center.

Pianist Victor Simon, flutist/dancer Jacques Saint-Cyr and dancer/choreographer Maria E. Castello will present a program dedicated to Argentine Tango. The artists have performed together since 2000 at numerous festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada.

This group has created a performance that mixes music, dance and theater in a potpourri of Argentine Tango’s history. From the Tango Duel on the streets of Buenos Aires where men gather to create new dance figures, through Milonga from which tango evolved to its form in the brothels, to the complexity of Astor Piazzolla’s music, the tango continues to change and perpetuate the history of its country. It is the history of a popular dance that has been transformed and has expanded all over the world.

For more information about “It Takes Three to Tango,” call Mike Beert at 921-3343, Elvira Ventimiglia at 921-3358 and Jacques Saint-Cyr at 962-0954.

From the Oct. 19-25, 2005, issue

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