Tango in the Dark | New dance film
Presented by Pointe Tango, in collaboration with Payadora Tango Ensemble
Access from April 5 at 2 pm EDT to April 10 at 9 pm EDT, 2021
Join us for the magic of tango brought to your screen, featuring the dancing of Erin Scott-Kafadar and Alexander Richardson. Using original music composed by Payadora Tango Ensemble, along with traditional and contemporary themes, director Richardson has choreographed a show that lights the way through the shadows and mysteries of Buenos Aires and tells a story of two dancers moving to the rhythms of the city night. Tickets include access to the film from April 5 at 2 pm EDT to April 10 at 9 pm EDT, and a virtual seat at the Special Zoom Artist Reception.
How the movie came to be:
The creation of Tango in the Dark began in Buenos Aires during the Autumn of 2019, with film production starting in mid-2020. Pandemic restrictions resulted in dancers Erin & Alexander spending several months in strict lockdown in Argentina. Upon their return to Canada, the duo continued to dance, adapting their work to a digital production. Partnering with the Payadora Tango Ensemble, (originally scheduled to perform at the Aurora Cultural Centre in April 2020), who created original music for the film, the resulting collaboration has created a masterful 1-hour film showcasing music and dance in new and innovation ways.
Show run time: Approx 60 minutes
Pointe Tango and the Payadora Tango Ensemble are being compensated by the Aurora Cultural Centre. This ticket is available by donation to the Centre’s Fortissimo! Classical Music Campaign. Your donation will be matched by Bonnie and Norbert Kraft, co-artistic directors of the Great Artist Music Series. A donation can be added at time of checkout. Thank you!
This presentation is made possible with the support of
Special Zoom Artist Reception
April 10 | 7:30 pm EDT
Join us in the Zoom Room as we welcome members of Pointe Tango and the Payadora Tango Ensemble for a relaxed and informative discussion/Q&A on the making of this film. It’s a fascinating journey from a planned live performance, to a digital event available to a world-wide audience. And in the midst of global pandemic! Tickets include access to the movie link, and a virtual seat at the Special Zoom Artist Reception on April 10 at 7:30 pm EDT.