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Press Release: World premiere of Germán Cornejo's IMMORTAL TANGO at The Peacock


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WORLD PREMIERE 

Immortal Tango 
The Peacock, WC2A 2HT
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 19 March 2016

Tue - Sat at 7.30pm; Sat at 2.30pm; Sun at 2pm & 6pm 
Tickets: £15 - £42
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or www.peacocktheatre.com


Sadler’s Wells welcomes international tango star Germán Cornejo back to London with his new company and the world premiere of their first dance spectacular Immortal Tango at The Peacock from Tuesday 1 - Saturday 19 March

The show features Cornejo and his outstanding cast of world-class tango superstars, including his long-term dance partner and collaborator Gisela Galeassi, bringing alive the glamour of vintage Hollywood mixed with the elegant costumes, magical atmosphere and intoxicating dance moves of Argentina.

 

The 14 smouldering dancers, including five World Tango Champions, are accompanied by a live band playing the sultry, sensual rhythms of Buenos Aires and the smooth, soulful vocals of renowned Argentine singerAntonela Cirillo.

The music covers some of the most revered tango composers, such as Matos Rodriguez and Piazzolla, interspersed with Hollywood blockbusters popularised by the likes of Celine DionMadonna and Adele, all with a tango twist. 

Artistic director and choreographer Germán Cornejo is widely acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world as one of the leading tango artists working today. He is the choreographer and lead dancer of the international sensation Tango Fire, whose smash hit show Flames of Desire won Best Theatre Production in the 2015 UK Latin Awards.

Cornejo and his dance partner Gisela Galeassi are both World Tango Champions and are widely known for their performances with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Antony. Both dancers feature in the Sadler’s Wells contemporary tango production m¡longa by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, which continues to tour internationally. 

Free post-show tango class for same day ticket holders: Tuesday 8 and Tuesday 15 March

NOTES TO EDITORS

Sadler’s Wells
Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance house, committed to producing, commissioning and presenting new works and to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London and worldwide audiences. Under the Artistic Directorship of Alistair Spalding, the theatre’s acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap. Since 2005 it has helped to bring over 90 new dance works to the stage and its award-winning commissions and collaborative productions regularly tour internationally. Sadler’s Wells supports 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and an Associate Company and nurtures the next generation of talent through hosting the National Youth Dance Company, its Summer University programme, Wild Card initiative and its New Wave Associates.

Located in Islington, north London, the current theatre is the sixth to have stood on the site since it was first built by Richard Sadler in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since, with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera all having started at Sadler’s Wells. 

Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and currently receives approximately 10% of its revenue from Arts Council England. 

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