Nov. 04, 2022
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
WHAT: Forever Tango
WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2022 at 7 pm
WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
FOREVER TANGO tells the story of the birth of the tango in 19th century Argentina where thousands of men, having abandoned a disintegrating Europe to emigrate to South America, found themselves in the crowded abattoirs (packing houses), the bars and street corners of the arrabales (outlying barrios) and in the enramadas (brothels).
The tango was born of this lonely and violent existence. Originally shunned by Argentina society as indecent, the tango became an overnight craze in upper-class Paris when Argentine intellectuals taught it when traveling abroad. The tango quickly spread across Europe and to America, and was eventually re-imported home to Argentina society, though not unchanged. Born in the brothels and bordellos of Buenos Aires, the tango may be Argentina’s best known export.
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