Its miserable, cold and wet outside but thankfully the Tango Fire is on at London’s Peacock Theatre to warm up these bitter Winter evenings. Originating in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Tango Fire Company has danced across the iconic venues across the globe. If you are like me and cannot dance to save your life, Tango Fire will leave you astounded, amazed and perhaps ignite a passion you never knew you wanted to explore.
The show features individual couples perform their own solos whilst choreographer Germán Cornejo refines the steps, as is traditional in the world of Argentine tango. What is beautiful about this dance is the technique, the passion and the skill that goes into it. It almost feels like you shouldn’t be watching, given its sensuality, but the voyeur in you wants you to be fixated on the performance in front of your eyes.
Here are a few reasons why you should go and see it now:
Whatever I do, I always try and bring it back to travel. Tango Fire brings travel to you through the mode of dance and for 2 hours and 20 minutes you’re transported to the streets of Buenos Aires in the middle of a hot sticky summer. Whilst flights may be £500+ to the Argentinian capital, you can take yourself there for a fraction of the price with tickets ranging from £18 to £45 your mind will be stamped this time instead of your passport.
Check our the trailer here.
A little more about Sadler’s Wells, the company behind London’s dance performances
Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three centuries of theatrical heritage and a year-round programme of performances and learning activities, it is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where people of all backgrounds come to experience it – to take part, learn, experiment and be inspired.
Please note, my ticket was complimentary in exchange for a review however all views are my own.
All photos belong to Sadler’s Wells.