QuinTango arrives at the Barter Theatre on March 21st with two sizzling tango dancers from Argentina and a new show, “Fatal Attraction.” Presented by ArtsArray with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, QuinTango will weave stories of lost loves, knife fights, and secret passions into an evening of tango favorites, including Carlos Gardel’s “Por una Cabeza” (familiar to audiences as the theme from “Scent of a Woman”) and Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” and “Libertango.” Abingdon holds special significance for QuinTango because the group’s first concert outside the D.C. area was for the Virginia Highlands Festival at the Barter.
QuinTango’s Argentine partners in “Fatal Attraction” are two stars of the tango world, Analia Centurion & Jeremias Fors. Analia has performed with the companies of Juan Carlos Copes, Mora Godoy and the great Mariano Mores, and danced in Buenos Aires’ premier tango shows, including Piazzolla Tango, Madero Tango, and La Ventana Tango. Her artistry was the subject of an article in The New Yorker and made headlines nine times in the New York Times. Jeremias recently choreographed and performed in the Piazzolla opera “Maria de Buenos Aires” (Atlanta Opera 2017, New Orleans Opera 2017, Nashville Opera 2017, Florida Grand Opera 2013), Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango (2016), and numerous U.S. tours of tango shows. Although both dancers have collaborated with QuinTango in the past, this will be their debut as a dance couple.
QuinTango has given Command Performances at the White House, in Buenos Aires for the U.S. Ambassador, and has appeared in concert at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center Plaza. Under the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, they have performed for hundreds of youth in SE Virginia and audiences in Big Stone Gap, Norton, Richlands, Grundy and Abingdon. They look forward to greeting their fans after the concert, a QuinTango tradition.
Tickets for the March 21st performance are $10 and may be purchased at the Barter Box Office or by calling 276-628-3991. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the best of Buenos Aires in Abingdon’s own Barter Theatre!