Calling all tango lovers: The Fillmore Miami Beach is where you want to be Thursday to see the award- winning dance production, Tango Lovers.
The show was recognized with a Latin Ace Award 2015 for best musical show of the year, and now it’s back to showcase its unique styles of tango. The performance is divided into two parts: First, the audience sees the golden age of tango in the 1940s and 1950s, then comes the modern view of the Argentinian-born dance.
The audience “can expect to see a completely different performance than what they are used to seeing in the market and what is going around various countries currently,” said Pierina Asti-Schulz, producer and executive director of the show. “We try to give it a different touch. We try to tell stories within every topic.”
Tango Lovers came together five years ago in Florida. Asti-Schulz and artistic director and choreographer Marcos Ayala initially worked together and cultivated the project of a tango-based performance that reached all cultures, age groups and generations. To create the choreographies, he used the past and contemporary life as inspiration.
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Ayala wants to inspire younger crowds and emphasize that tango is for all age groups — and that anyone can watch and dance it.
“I think that tango is a very urban rhythm that fits into the cities and into many cultures,” he said. “Tango was born in the ports of the Rio de la Plata [River Plate] from a mix of immigrants, and that is what I want to bring to the public: the stories that they live, the mixes of culture. I feel like that is the message that tango inspires.”
Tango Lovers: 8 p.m. Thursday at The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater; tickets $23.75-$113.75; Live Nation