Tango at Saffron Hall - to be the venue’s first fully staged dance show

PUBLISHED: 16:51 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:51 10 May 2017

The tango show Milonga will be Saffron Hall's first full-scale dance show

The tango show Milonga will be Saffron Hall's first full-scale dance show


A Sadler’s Wells production of tango will, Milonga, will be Saffron Hall’s first ever fully stage danced show on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3.

The show has been put together by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, the Sadler’s Wells choreographer who created Beyonce’s celebrated Grammys performance in February,

A Milonga is a tango dance party, which originated in Buenos Aires. During a milonga, three to five songs are played in a row followed by a short musical break to give dancers a chance to find new partners. The term milonga also refers to a distinct style of tango, which is a faster-paced and less complex form of tango, and can also refer to a musical genre.

For this production, Cherkaoui has worked with a cast of 17 performers, bringing together 10 Argentinean tango dancers, two contemporary dancers and five musicians to create a show that brings his own style to this highly charged form of dance.

Inspired by the late night tango scene in intimate bars across Buenos Aires, Cherkaoui draws on traditional tango influences and adds a contemporary twist while exploring the social and choreographic vocabulary of Argentinian tango and demonstrating his own unique choreographic style. The result is a seductive and fascinating exploration of tango for the 21st century.

He is internationally renowned for his ground-breaking and critically revered productions with artists including Akram Khan and Maria Pagès, and for his award winning works such as Sutra and Babel, he has created more than 20 productions and is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s most exciting choreographers,

The performance of M¡longa at Saffron Hall is part of a tour that opens at The Lowry, Salford Quays on May 16, then goes to Brighton, London, Birmingham, Southampton, Nottingham and Edinburgh, ending at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle on June 17.

7.30pm. Tickets, £40, £32, £25 and £18 and half-price for under 18s from 0845 548 7650 or www.saffronhall.com or Saffron Walden Tourist Information in the Market Square, 01799 524002.


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