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Preview: m¡longa at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Dance Consortium presents a Sadler’s Wells Production
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa 

Newcastle Theatre Royal
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017

By celebrated contemporary dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, m¡longa, a Sadler’s Wells production, is a seductive and fascinating exploration of tango for the 21st century.

The UKtour opens at The Lowry, Salford Quays on 16 May 2017and heads to London, Birmingham, Southampton, Nottinghamand Edinburgh, concluding at Theatre Royal, Newcastle on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017.

Milonga – photo: Tristram Kenton
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist. 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.

Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty. Inspired by the late night tango scene in intimate bars across Buenos AiresCherkaoui draws on traditional tango influences and adds a contemporary twist in m¡longa. Created in 2013 for a cast of 17 performers - ten Argentinean tango dancers, two contemporary dancers and five musicians - Cherkaoui explores the social and choreographic vocabulary of Argentinian tango and brings his own unique choreographic style to m¡longa.

m¡longa features music from Argentinean composer Fernando Marzan. He continues the legacy of the Marzan family as a line of extremely reputable and well-known musicians in Buenos Airesand some of his many recordings include the soundtracks of Evita, starring Madonna, and The Impostors, starring Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci. For m¡longa, Cherkaoui reunites with long term collaborator, additional composer Szymon Brzóska. Video and set design by Eugenio Szwarcer, costumes by renowned fashion designer Tim Van Steenbergen, lighting by Adam Carrée and sound by Gaston Briski.

Tango superstar Nélida Rodriguez de Aure is artistic consultant for the production. An accomplished tango teacher, some of Nélida’s most well-known students include stars of stage and screen Rita Moreno, Sharon Stone, Ivan Vasiliev, Anthony Quinn and Robert Duvall.

m¡longa was originally co-produced with Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne; Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps; Théâtre du Jorat, Mėzières; deSingel, Antwerp; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg; Festspielhaus St Pölten; Fondazione Musica per Roma; and Eastman.

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Dance Consortium presents a Sadler’s Wells production
m¡longa - UK Tour 2017 dates & venues

Tue 16 & Wed 17 May at 7.30pm
Tickets: 0843 208 6000

Mon 22 – Wed 24 May at 7.30pm  
Sadler’s Wells, LONDON
Tickets: 020 7863 8000

Fri 26 & Sat 27 May at 7.30pm
Birmingham Hippodrome, BIRMINGHAM
Tickets: 0844 338 5000

Tue 30 & Wed 31 May at 7.30pm
Mayflower Theatre, SOUTHAMPTON
Tickets: 02380 711811
Fri 9 & Sat 10 June, 7.30pm
Royal Concert Hall, NOTTINGHAM
Tickets: 0115 989 5555

Tue 13 & Wed 14 June, 7.30pm
Festival Theatre, EDINBURGH
Tickets: 0131 529 6000

Fri 16 & Sat 17 June, 7.30pm
Theatre Royal, NEWCASTLE
Tickets: 08448 112121

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