Argentine Tango sets the mood in the Tze Chun Dance Company’s "Sunderland". Born in the barrios of Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, Tango quickly became a common language for the diverse working class. For over a century, gender, race and class politics have been negotiated through this dance form’s intricate and powerful steps. Inspired by Tango’s rich history, "Sunderland" uses modern dance to examine the Argentine spirit of speaking through movement.
Premiered September 2009 at the DUO Theater as part of the Dancenow NYC Festival.
Choreographed by: Tze Chun.
Performed by: Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, Tiffany Clarke, Elisa Davis, Eileen Farrell, Alison Schechter, and Matthew Westerby.
Music by Astor Piazzolla and Color Tango. Text written by Jorge Luis Borges, spoken by Arnoldo Foa.