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WHITE BIRD PRESENTS PORTLAND DEBUT OF FRENCH-ARGENTINE COMPANY
UNION TANGUERA! 11 TANGO DANCERS AND MUSICIANS PERFORM THEIR NEWEST WORK NUIT BLANCHE, AN AFTERNOON OF SENSUOUS TANGO UNFOLDING DURING ONE SLEEPLESS NIGHT!
JOIN US FOR THE FINAL PERFORMANCE OF WHITE BIRD EXCLUSIVE UNION TANGUERA!!! THIS SUNDAY NOV. 23, 2013 WITH PPOA ZIZZLE OFIGINAL TANGO & FABULOUS PRE-THANKSGIVING BRUNCH AT GRACIE'S WITH US!
Gracie’s at The Hotel Deluxe with soaring ceilings and an abundance of elegance and style, Gracie’s exudes Hollywood glamour.
~ BRUNCH START AT 11:15 AM -1:15 PM ~
~UNION TANGUERA START AT 2:00 PM~
“Nuit Blanche makes tango universal and contemporary.”
–Ballet 2000 (France)
Running time-- approximately 60 minutes with no intermission
A night club - very early morning. Tango dancers and musicians together at the end of a milonga. Nuit Blanche, the newest work of the celebrated French/Argentinean company Union Tanguera, illuminates the desires, instincts, and fears that unfold in one sleepless night. Founded by two gifted dancers and choreographers Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno, Union Tanguera is an ensemble of extraordinary dancers and musicians who weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of pure Argentinean tango.
“Intelligently reinterprets the vocabulary of pure tango."
Our PPOA Sponsor, White Bird is proud to present the Portland debut of celebrated French/Argentine company Union Tanguera, November 21-24, 2013 at the Newmark Theatre. Founded by choreographers Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno (who also dance in their company), Union Tanguera, based in Lyon, France is an ensemble of 7 extraordinary dancers and 4 musicians from Argentina who share the stage and weave together sensuality and human emotion through the dance and music of pure Argentine tango.
Their newest acclaimed work, Nuit Blanche (sleepless night), is set in a night club in the very early morning, as tango dancers and musicians wrap up a long night of celebration at the end of a milonga (a tango gathering). Through the distinctive dance and music of tango, Nuit Blanche explores a broad range of emotions—desire, loneliness, hope, despair, friendship, passion, love, misapprehension, celebration and defeat. Tango becomes the supreme tool of expression for these individuals.
The fourth creation of Union Tanguera, Nuit Blanche (60 minute running time) was directed and choreographed by Co-Artistic Directors Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno in conjunction with direction by Jorge Crudo and Rolan Van Löor of Compagnie Modos Vivendi. It premiered in Lyon, France in 2010. A feast for the eyes and ears, music selections combine traditional tango recordings with live original compositions by Pedro Onetto (who performs on-stage). The live quartet is composed of musicians from Buenos Aires, and features tango’s ever-important bandoneon, as well as violin, piano and double bass. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO CLIP.
Union Tanguera was founded in 2002 by Claudia Codega and Esteban Moreno, who sought to bring authentic tango to the stage. The Argentinean contemporary tango company is based in Lyon, France, as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to Nuit Blanche, Union Tanguera created and toured Efecto Tango (2005), Tango Vivo (2006), and Buenos Aires hora 0 (2008). With deep respect to tradition and legacy, Union Tanguera seeks to reformulate the theatrical expression of tango by incorporating elements of contemporary dance while respecting the purity of the traditional social dance. The company has worked with renowned maestros such as Antonio Todaro, Pepito Avellaneda, Roberto Grassi, Alberto Villarraso, and Lampazo Vazquez, with whom they share a common love for this type of traditional tango.
Gracie’s at The Hotel Deluxe ~ BRUNCH START AT 11:15 AM -1:15 PM
With soaring ceilings and an abundance of elegance and style, Gracie’s exudes Hollywood glamour.
I have made reservations for our group at the elegance Gracie's restaurant for selections of: Gracie's Breakfast or the selection of house special pancakes or waffles
with tea and coffee included service charges. Your ticket for this event does not include additional drinks and bar drinks. Please bring cash to cover your upgrade and additional items.
After our relaxing pre-Thanksgiving Brunch we will drive over to the Newmark Theater for our special White Bird Exclusive dance performance of Union Tanguera. Welcome to put on your Sunday best and have fun with all of us! We have so much to thanks.
1 · November 9, 2013
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.