A emotional tango journey in Brixton

tango dancers

Brixton’s Effra Space hosts a contemporary Argentine tango show on Sunday 24 April.

Tango Limits will use the language of the dance to explore the journey of tango artists during the Covid pandemic.

Dancers Carlos Cisneros and Emma Lucia Reyes will showcase their artistic vision with visual and sound resources to evoke sensations caused by social isolation.

“The public will be able to get involved in an emotional journey through the reinterpretation of the circumstances experienced by many artists, through the elegant, passionate and connected movements of tango,” they say.

But this is not a show that highlights only the artistic frustration of this period.

“It is a work that revalues resilience and the desire to continue projecting art despite the difficulties,” says Emma Reyes, who is also a teacher and leads tango classes at Battersea Spanish.

To highlight the use of technology to communicate during the pandemic, the dancers will use audio-visual resources as part of their performance.

Carlos Cisneros, a member of the London Tango Academy, which is a sponsor of the event, says: “the styles of classical tango and electronic tango are very present in our work, as well as movements from classical dance and acting.”

The event begins at 7pm in Effra Space at 21 Effra Parade, SW2 1PX.

After the show, there will be a milonga – social space to listen to and dance tango – in the style of Buenos Aires.

You can enjoy Argentine empanadas and a good Malbec. Tickets, £22.15, from Eventbrite.

Order of events:
7pm doors
7.30 pm performance
7:45 pm empanadas (included in the price of admission)
8 to 11 Milonga!

There will be a pay bar from 7pm.