Clayton Center presents Tango Buenos Aires: " Song of Eva Peron"

March 20, 2015
Event By: Clayton Center for the Arts Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN 37804 Email: info@claytonartscenter.com Phone: (865) 981-8590

The “Song of Eva Perón” is a Tango dance and music presentation inspired by the most important feminine character in Argentinian history, Eva Perón. Tracing her epic life – from her ascent to fame in the 1930s to her death in 1952 – this is a sparkling and poignant spectacle that is not to be missed. The “Song of Eva Perón” presents the flowering of a humble and beautiful woman. Starting from nothing but propelled by the influence of the Tango, which she first heard while growing up in the slums of Buenos Aires, Eva attains stardom and blooms to be Argentina‘s First Lady. Her story brought her worldwide acclaim and still resonates with her millions of admirers. The “Song of Eva Perón” is the tale of this mythical figure put into traditional Tango dance and music from Buenos Aires. The Argentine tango has a mixture of African and Spanish antecedents, and also a strong influence from the Argentine milonga which is sung by Gauchos, the Argentine "cowboys." In its beginnings, the tango was an ill-famed dance, being very fashionable in dance halls and cabarets, and also because the choreography called for the couple to hold each other very close. Tango choreography allows for a lot of creativity, requiring breaks in the rhythm and perfect coordination between the dancers.

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City: Maryville, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Knoxville & Middle East

Admission Rates:
$23 to $43

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