Check out “Feathers” A Tango Journey from Tango 21 Dance Theater


Posted on August 16th, by ladiesintheloop in Art, Culture, Music/ Dance. No Comments

Check out “Feathers” A Tango Journey from Tango 21 Dance Theater

Chicago, IL (August 15, 2016) — Tango 21 Dance Theater presents Feathers: A Tango Journey at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts on August 19, 20 and 21, 2016.

Like the birds in the sky, we are on a journey and sometimes it takes a storm to reveal one’s true nature. Feathers: A Tango Journey tells the story of three women who meet by chance in an airport and share their tales of love, loss and the search for a path home.

Full of entrancing tango music and dance … prepare to fall into tango’s embrace! With a cast of actors, dancers, singers and musicians, Feathers: A Tango Journey was created, written and choreographed by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung. It is the creative pair’s third original production using the uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell contemporary stories.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. To purchase tickets and for more information: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/9615

 

Jorge Niedas was born and raised in Buenos Aires and is the co-founder and artistic director of Tango 21 Dance Theater. He was professionally trained in classical ballet at the Instituto Superior del Arte del Teatro and left Argentina in the late 1980’s. For over two decades, he has been teaching, promoting and performing Argentine tango in Chicago. Mr. Niedas has performed and worked all over the Americas, including Teatro Colón and with the San Martín Official Ballet Company of Argentina, Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Teatro Teresa Carreño of Caracas, (Venezuela), and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is also co-founder of DanceArt, a not-for-profit dance education outreach program for Chicago Public Schools.

Liz Sung is the co-founder and assistant director of Tango 21 Dance Theater. Ms. Sung has been dancing, performing and teaching Argentine tango since 2010. She is also an independent video producer and operates Liz Sung Productions, LLC. Her work ranges from shooting, writing, editing and animating video to designing video projections for plays at Northlight Theatre. For over a decade, she has produced documentary video projects for museums and not-for-profits such as The Field Museum, LISC Chicago and The Art Institute of Chicago. Feathers: A Tango Journey is the third Tango 21 Dance Theater show she has written.

 

Tango 21 Dance Theater was established in 2014 by Jorge Niedas and Liz Sung and uses the uniquely expressive art and discipline of Argentine tango to tell contemporary stories. The company is comprised of Chicago artists who are passionate about tango and believe that dance is a lifelong avocation. For more information about Tango 21 Dance Theater, please visit us on FaceBook and our IndieGoGo campaign.

Our original productions have played to sold-out theaters in Chicago and on its 2015 Midwest tour. What other people are saying about us:

 

Cambalache was a blast! One of my family’s favorite events.”

– Julia Rhoads, Founder and Artistic Director, Lucky Plush Productions on Tango 21 Dance Theater’s holiday production of Cambalache.

 

“My wife Mary and I really enjoyed the show. It was written to introduce people to the unique aspects of Argentine tango with the rituals and passions involved in the dance. The show incorporated creative choreography and a wonderful solo singing performance. It was a show that made one wish that there was a vibrant (or any!) Argentine tango community in the South Bend/ Southwest Michigan area.”

– Jeffrey Haas, audience member at Tango 21 Dance Theater’s presentation of El Tango Café at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI.

 

For more information about Tango 21 Dance Theater:

https://www.facebook.com/tango21dancetheater/

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/tango-21-dance-theater-feathers-a-tango-journey






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