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Tango Siempre

RNCM Theatre, 3 May 2017

 Tango Siempre

It should suffice simply to describe this show.

There were four musicians, playing piano, double bass, violin and that fabulist instrument, the bandoneon. Julian Rowlands did the honours here.

They played tango tunes, which should come as no great surprise. These were mostly traditional or established tunes, with a few original compositions thrown in as well. Each tune was accompanied by dancing: there were four dancers, two couples, all told. All but one of the dances was choreographed. The sole exception, to a traditional dance-hall tune, was improvised; as it would be in real life. For all the tunes there was an introduction by Jonathan Taylor, the pianist, who had a diverting line in witty patter.

The show provided enjoyable entertainment, nothing less, and you would be hard pressed to improve upon it. It works.

Tour dates can be found here.

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