We all know what tango is about. Its that sultry Latin dance form thats all about seduction, jealousy and the tension between men and women, right?
Not so fast, say the dancers of TangoMujer, the witty, slightly subversive
all-women dance troupe that makes its Philadelphia debut at the Annenberg
Centers Harold Prince Theatre Oct. 24-28. Besides doing a little
gender-bending with traditional tango roles thats troupe
members Angelika Fisher (left) and Brigitte Winkler in the picture
they also tackle subjects usually not explored in the language of tango.
Imagine a tango set to the music of Edith Piaf, for instance. This troupe
did, and La Vie En Rose is one of the numbers it will perform
TANGO MUJER: Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 28 in Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St.; see day-by-day listings for performance times. Tickets $26; discounts for students, seniors and Penn affiliates available. Tickets/info: visit www.pennpresents.org or call 215-898-3900.
Originally published on October 12, 2000